Creating Pages

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You can create new pages quite easily in Wikked using one of the following methods:

  • Using the "New Page" menu item in the sidebar.
  • Using wiki links.
  • Using the URL.

New Page Creation

When you click on the "New Page" menu entry in the sidebar, you'll be taken to an interface where you can fill in the new page's title and initial contents. As usual with any change, there will also be an opportunity to fill in the author's name and a description for the revision (which will show up in the History).

If the page title contains a path separator (/), this will translate to creating the page inside a sub-folder whose name is what comes before the separator. So for example, creating a page called Villains/Flying Monkeys will create a page inside a Villains sub-folder, with the page itself being called Flying Monkeys.

An easy way to create a new page is to first reference it from another page, i.e. Editing a page, and Linking to an as-of-yet inexistent page. After saving the change, the new link should show up as red (to indicate a missing page), and you can click that to be offered the opportunity to create that page.

This avoids having to fill in the appropriate folder and title in the "New Page" interface, and makes sure the new page is already reachable from the rest of the wiki.

Creation via URL

This method is a bit more nerdy, but it works as well as the previous one. You just replace a page's title in your browser's URL bar with the title of the page you want to create. So for example, if you're on https://yourwiki.net/read/Whatever (a page titled "Whatever"), you can go to https://yourwiki.net/read/Something Else instead. Assuming a page titled "Something Else" doesn't exist already, you should get the standard "missing page" text which will let you create it right away.

Advanced Topics

  • There's nothing preventing you from using accented or non-latin characters for a new page name, except for characters that would be invalid for a file name. However, please note that most revision control systems are going to behave badly if you'll be working with your repository on mixed systems (i.e. Windows, Mac, Linux).