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(Add your event page: removed the jump to links, they were broken and I couldn't figure out how to fix them easily.)
(I had a very difficult time understanding the original post on how to add an event so once I understood the process, I improved the instructions.)
 
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So you want to create a new event.  Great!  
 
So you want to create a new event.  Great!  
  
Here's some simple steps.
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Here are some simple steps.
  
== Decide on a page name ==
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== Log in or Create Account ==
To fit with the current formatting, each event needs its own unique "event page".
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Create an account with Portland Wiki by clicking on the "Log in/ Create account" link in the top right corner of your screen.
  
Event page names are requested in the following format:
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== Add your event ==
:Short_Event_Name_Day_MonthAsName_Year
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If your event is coming up within the next week, go to the [[OccupyPortlandEvents#Current Events|Current Events]] page.
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If your event is more than a week away, go to the [[OccupyPortlandEvents#Upcoming Events|Upcoming Events]] page.
  
( This is the same format the wiki itself uses by default when displaying dates. )
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Now click on the "Improve" tab near the search bar, this should make the page you are viewing editable.  
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Scroll down and find where your event listing fits. (Look for the dates). Using other event names as a template, you can now add your event name to the list.
  
 
For example:
 
For example:
* [[Local Banks Occupy 04 November 2011]]
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<pre>* [[Local Banks Occupy 04 November 2011]]
 
* [[Anti Coal Zombies 31 October 2011]]
 
* [[Anti Coal Zombies 31 October 2011]]
* [[Occupy Into Action 30 October 2011]]
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* [[Occupy Into Action 30 October 2011]]</pre>
  
== Decide where to put your event ==
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After you've typed in your event name onto the page in the correct format, including the date, scroll down and click "Save Page". Here, you can also add a short "summary" of what you have edited to help keep the site organized.
If your event is within the next week, consider adding your event to the section [[OccupyPortlandEvents#Current Events|Current Events]]
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After clicking save, your event will be added to the appropriate section of the [[Occupy Portland Events]] page. You should now see your event link colored in red. This link will take you to your new event page so that you can add details or edit it.
  
If your event is more than a week away, consider adding your event to the section [[OccupyPortlandEvents#Upcoming Events|Upcoming Events]]
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==Add details or edit your event page ==
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Now you can add the details to your event page.
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An easy way to add basic information is to "copy" and "paste" the entire template below into your page and then fill in your information. (More at  [[:Template:Occupy Portland Event]] )
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<pre>{{Occupy Portland Event
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| event name =  My Event! 30 August 2012
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| page = My event! 30 August 2012
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| date = August 30th, 2012
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| time = Midnight
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| location = 555 My Location Street, PDX
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| purpose =  Some details should be added here, but keep in mind, short and sweet works best!
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| image = Image add details below <nowiki>[[File:Join the revolution 2.jpg | thumb | right | Bank crime shouldn't pay.]]</nowiki>
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| other details = Here you can add more details for your event.
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| link to more info = add a link to your website or facebook event page
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| categories = Simply change the categories in this template <nowiki>[[Category:Bike Swarm]] [[Category:Occupy Portland Events]] [[Category:Protests]]</nowiki>
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}}</pre>
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Keep in mind that if you add the category "Occupy Portland Events", Occupy, Portland, and Events will all automatically be added as separate
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categories, so you don't have to add them twice.
  
== Add your event page ==
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==Add an image==
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To add an image, first  [[Special:Upload|upload it to PortlandWiki]]. Then, using the image template <nowiki>[[File:Join the revolution 2.jpg | thumb | right | Bank crime shouldn't pay.]]</nowiki>, you can now change the image name by erasing "Join the revolution 2.jpg" and replacing it with the file name given to you after upload.
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You can also add text under the photo by replacing "Bank crime shouldn't pay." with whatever text you would like to be displayed under your photo.
  
=== Adding current events ===
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Click "Save" and you're done!
 
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Within the [[OccupyPortlandEvents#Current Events|Current Events]] section you will see links that look like:
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:<nowiki>
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{{:Local Banks Occupy 04 November 2011}}
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</nowiki>
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That syntax expands/includes your event directly onto the main page.
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:( Note: there are two curly braces '{', followed by a colon ':' )
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=== Adding upcoming events ===
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Within the [[OccupyPortlandEvents#Upcoming_Events|Upcoming Events]] section you will see links that look like:
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:<nowiki>
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* [[Local Banks Occupy 04 November 2011]]
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</nowiki>
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That syntax will create a bulleted list of links, and your event will be one of those events.
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: ( Note: there is an asterisk followed by two square braces '[' )
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== Edit your event page ==
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After you add your event page to the appropriate section of the [[Occupy Portland Events]] page, all you have to do is save the page.
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You will get a link colored in red that will take you to your new event page so that you can edit it.
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Example:
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* [[This Upcoming Event Does Not Exist]]
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* {{:This Current Event Doesn't Either}}
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If you edit an existing event, you can see how they are formatted. 
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For example:
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[{{fullurl:Local Banks Occupy 04 November 2011|action=edit}} Edit Local Banks Occupy]
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The [[:Template:Occupy Portland Event]] has more information on the standard formatting used.
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[[Category:Occupy Portland Events|*]]
 
[[Category:Occupy Portland Events|*]]

Latest revision as of 17:24, 7 January 2012

< Occupy Portland

So you want to create a new event. Great!

Here are some simple steps.

Log in or Create Account

Create an account with Portland Wiki by clicking on the "Log in/ Create account" link in the top right corner of your screen.

Add your event

If your event is coming up within the next week, go to the Current Events page. If your event is more than a week away, go to the Upcoming Events page.

Now click on the "Improve" tab near the search bar, this should make the page you are viewing editable. Scroll down and find where your event listing fits. (Look for the dates). Using other event names as a template, you can now add your event name to the list.

For example:

* [[Local Banks Occupy 04 November 2011]]
* [[Anti Coal Zombies 31 October 2011]]
* [[Occupy Into Action 30 October 2011]]

After you've typed in your event name onto the page in the correct format, including the date, scroll down and click "Save Page". Here, you can also add a short "summary" of what you have edited to help keep the site organized. After clicking save, your event will be added to the appropriate section of the Occupy Portland Events page. You should now see your event link colored in red. This link will take you to your new event page so that you can add details or edit it.

Add details or edit your event page

Now you can add the details to your event page. An easy way to add basic information is to "copy" and "paste" the entire template below into your page and then fill in your information. (More at Template:Occupy Portland Event )

{{Occupy Portland Event
| event name =  My Event! 30 August 2012
| page = My event! 30 August 2012
| date = August 30th, 2012
| time = Midnight
| location = 555 My Location Street, PDX
| purpose =  Some details should be added here, but keep in mind, short and sweet works best!
| image = Image add details below [[File:Join the revolution 2.jpg | thumb | right | Bank crime shouldn't pay.]] 
| other details = Here you can add more details for your event.
| link to more info = add a link to your website or facebook event page
| categories = Simply change the categories in this template [[Category:Bike Swarm]] [[Category:Occupy Portland Events]] [[Category:Protests]] 
}}

Keep in mind that if you add the category "Occupy Portland Events", Occupy, Portland, and Events will all automatically be added as separate categories, so you don't have to add them twice.

Add an image

To add an image, first upload it to PortlandWiki. Then, using the image template [[File:Join the revolution 2.jpg | thumb | right | Bank crime shouldn't pay.]], you can now change the image name by erasing "Join the revolution 2.jpg" and replacing it with the file name given to you after upload. You can also add text under the photo by replacing "Bank crime shouldn't pay." with whatever text you would like to be displayed under your photo.

Click "Save" and you're done!