Help:Converting Pages

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Please help us convert pages from the old wiki.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Create a link to the new article on this wiki by editing a portal page or the article that you want to be the parent of the new article. For example, [[Article Name|Link Text]] yields Link Text.
  2. Please name your pages in TitleCase, with underscores between words, for instance, "Tutorial_Linux_Getting_Started". You can not put spaces in page names.
  3. Click on that link to bring up the edit page. Type a title and save it.
  4. Note the url of this new page.
  5. In another window, go to the old page.
  6. Choose edit.
  7. Copy all the source off the old page, and paste it into your favorite editor.
at the top of the old page, type the following line:
[[module Redirect destination=""]]
replacing the url with the url of your new page you noted in step 4.
  1. Go back to your editor.
  2. Replace all [[[ with [[
  3. Replace all ]]] with ]]
  4. Replace all ** with '''
  5. Replace all // with ''
  6. Find all lines that start with + or ++ or +++ or ++++
  7. Edit them so that the line is enclosed in the same number of = signs == This is header 2 == (note that spaces are required.)
  8. Paste the result into the new-page window in the new wiki
  9. Save.
  10. Perform any clean-up editing required. In particular you may need to edit links to other pages.

A list of existing pages that need to be converted can be found here