[TOS] wiki page naming reminder

Karsten Wade kwade at redhat.com
Tue Sep 1 20:37:03 UTC 2009

As some of you are probably new to this list, allow me to point out
some good procedures for naming pages:

http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/Help:Page_naming [1]


* MediaWiki likes certain ways of naming pages, and doesn't like others.

* Pseudo-nesting Pages/Like/This create elite codes that newbies have
  a hard time breaking.

* Natural-language and descriptive page names are search engine
  friendly, easier to understand what the page is about when viewing
  it in a search result, and easier to remember how to find the page

Also, don't forget to put your page in at least one category with the
helpful [[Category:Foo Bar]] markup in the page source.

It's not too late.  You can rename (move) pages in the wiki; a
redirect is automatically created.  Don't forget to include moving
sub-pages, and then rename those sub-pages.  (You can also use the
'What links here' page to find and fix incoming links.)

cheers - Karsten

[1] I created a new [[Help]] page for the wiki.  It has two sections:


    The second section has a link to the [[Help:Page naming]], which
    links out to:


Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
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