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Welcome to the help page for cvillepedia.

There is a need to organize these pages better to make it easier for people to learn how to update this community resource and fix items that need to be addressed. Please ask questions on the discussion page and give us feedback so we can do a better job of helping you learn how to become fluent in making changes.

Many of the help pages currently are geared toward the wikitext editor. There was no visual editor installed until sometime in late 2018.

For more on the VisualEditor, please visit here for documentation. and here for the help guide. We are excited to get more people used to the site through the visual editor.

Questions? Visit the FAQ page and add one!

Cvillepedia Formatting Guide

There is a cheatsheet to help you with some of the finer points of wikitext editing. Please suggest changes and additions, but please know there is also a visual editor you can use as well.

Cvillepedia Guidelines

It has been the intent of cvillepedia to sound a neutral tone. That policy is encapsulated at this page.

Cvillepedia Citation Information

The integrity of cvillepedia depends on the accuracy of citations and references. There is a full guide on this topic for your review.

Style Guide

While cvillepedia is designed to be a community resource, the readability is improved if the language conforms to a shared style. Unless otherwise specified below, please use Wikipedia style.

There is a cvillepedia Style Guide, which includes help with footnotes, references, and citations with items specific to this particular site.

Information about dates

Chronology is an interesting component of cvillepedia and there are specific guidelines for this aspect of the site.

Creating a new page

Creating a new page in cvillepedia in the line editor is as simple as searching for a person, place or event in the community. If the item you are searching for doesn't turn up in the results, you may create a new article by clicking the red link that appears above the results and looks like this: Create the page <your search term> on this wiki!

When creating a new page, to ensure conformity with cvillepedia's style guide, you can cut and paste this block of text into a new article:

Insert article text here. It should begin with a brief definition of the article's subject.



Cvillepedia requires citations; see cvillepedia:Citing sources. That's all you need for a new page!

Optional components of a new page continue below, and can also be pasted into new articles, below the information above, as needed.

==External Links==
<!--Use this line if there are links that are not references -->

<!--ONLY USE for personal names for sorting purposes. Otherwise remove this line-->

[[Category: ]]
<!--Enter categories to right of colon and repeat as needed. See Special:Categories for ideas. If you can't think of a category, remove this line.-->

See wikipedia's how-to for help on external links.

Optional features of a new page

Cvillepedia uses "templates" to provide shortcuts for useful text. On new pages, some frequently-used templates are:

  • {{stub}} Use to flag an article that requires more information to be complete.
    • {{bio-stub}} Use to flag a biographical article that requires more information to be complete.
    • {{Neighborhood-stub}} Use to flag a neighborhood article that requires more information to be complete.
    • {{School-stub}} Use to flag an education-related article that requires more information to be complete.
    • {{Transport-stub}} Use to flag a transportation-related article that requires more information to be complete.
  • {{fact}} Use to flag a single fact in an article that needs a citation.
  • {{unreferenced}} Use to flag an article that has no citations

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Types of pages

There are over 6,000 pages on cvillepedia and you may be wondering what our criteria is for what makes an article a stub. What makes up a good article? Why are some articles featured?

An older article created in the earlier days of the website have much more information if you are interested in learning here.

Using Templates

cvillepedia has a few templates that are useful for formatting text and building infoboxes in this wiki. Infoboxes can be used to summarize standardized information for companies, neighborhoods, officeholders, and candidates.
See the Templates guide for examples and the code behind our infoboxes and other templates.

Protecting pages

There is a mechanism in MediaWiki to request to have pages protected. Visit [[Cvillepedia:Requests|this page}} for to learn more.

Organizing pages and cvillepedia

Every page can be added to a category.

One useful tool to help with this is the HotCat widget which you can learn more about at that link.

Sometimes several articles may share the same title. If so, there are special pages that can disambiguate the information.

Communicating about content in talk pages

Every single page on cvillepedia has a companion page in which you can explain changes you have made, discuss changes you would like to make, or ask questions. For more information, visit this page on talk pages.

Video Tutorials

2009 era video

This cvillepedia 101 Training Video #1 shows how to create an account and login, create an article for a person, create an article for an event, and link to other articles and external website resources.




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Photos can be UPLOADED to the cvillepedia mediawiki server using the 'Upload File' command in the toolbox. Once an image is uploaded, it can be referenced within an article like this:

Thumbnail images are supported by an installation of ImageMagick (installed by BNSI on the webserver on January 2, 2008).

External links

MediaWiki's home page