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AHA Archives Wiki Help

Editing a wiki is similar to editing html code, except (hopefully) a little simplier. When you add an archival institution you are creating a new page on this wiki. In the form for adding text, you will see a standard boilerplate listing. All you need to do is to fill in the particulars for your archival institution.

Signing Up for an Account

In order to add an institution, or to make changes to a current one, you will need to sign up for an account, and verify your email address. Once you have done this, you will be able to login.

User page

As a registered user with account, you have an user page - see the red link with your user name in the line above. Clicking on that link, you create your user page. Please inform basically about you, if you wish, and add categories with the languages you can communicate in, like [[Category:User en]] for English.

Creating a New Page

To create a new page, first please create an account and login. (See above.) Then, use the search box on the left and enter the full name of the archival institution you wish to add or edit. (The search term that you enter will eventually become the page title, so, please don't abbreviate.)

Headings

When editing the wiki, text enclosed in == is a heading.

Comments

Text that appears between an opening "<!-- and a closing --> is comment text meant to assist you. (Example: <!-- This is comment text that will not appear when viewing the wiki -->). This text will not appear to those who are viewing the page; it only appears to those editing it.

Categories

At the end of the listing under the "Categories" heading are a number of categories. Please update these appropriately.

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