How to add to the atlas

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Getting started[edit]

(There is an illustrated guide on setting up a Wikimedia account here)


  1. Start by logging in to your Wikimedia account, 'Log in' can be found at the top right of the page. You will now be able to make edits across the site.
  2. To add to the Atlas, head to the 'Network' page. At the top of the page there are three tabs in a row - 'Read', 'Edit' and 'View History'. As a visitor to the site you automatically see the 'Read' section, but to make edits you need to click on the 'Edit' tab. This will take you to the editable section of the wiki.


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You can also make edits to specific areas of the atlas, by selecting localised 'Edit' buttons, like these:

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In this example you would select the 'edit' next to 'Glasgow' if you wanted to add something to the Glasgow section of the atlas - a section for 'workshops', for example. You would select the 'edit' next to 'Print Services' if you only wanted to add to the print services table.

Adding a new city, town, London borough:[edit]
  1. In the 'Read' section of the site, find the region you want to add to (for example 'East').
  2. select the localised 'Edit' button next to this region.
  3. This will take you from 'Read' to the 'Edit' section of the site. From here, you can add a new location to this region - add it alphabetically within the towns that are already there (e.g. Edinburgh before Glasgow).
  4. Use the following code to add the name of your city, town or London borough:

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The navigation of this site relies on each city, town or London borough being formatted in the same way, so make sure you use follow this template.

You can check how this looks using 'Show Preview' at the bottom, and make sure you 'Save Changes' when you're happy with it.


Adding a new category of service to a town, city, London borough:[edit]
  1. In the 'Read' section of the site, find the town you'd like to add to and select the 'Edit' button next to it. This will take you from 'Read' to the 'Edit' section of the site.
  2. Decide on a clear name for the category you want to add. Is it clearly distinct from what is already there?
  3. When you’ve decided on a name, add it alphabetically in the town’s section (print services will be below libraries and above workshops).

Use the following code to add a new category of service, and add a description underneath the header if you think it needs it

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The navigation of this site relies on each category of service being formatted in the same way, so make sure you use follow this template.

You can now add a table below using this code:

Table.png

Or copy and paste a table from elsewhere on the 'Edit' section of the wiki to get started.

The atlas uses the headers 'name', 'address', 'website' and 'description' for each service - only add new headers to your table if completely necessary or appropriate. You can add as many rows as you need - this example table has 2 rows.

You can check how this looks using 'Show Preview' at the bottom, and make sure you 'Save Changes' when you're happy with it.


Adding to an existing table:[edit]
  1. In the 'Read' section of the site, select 'Edit' next to the table you'd like to add to.
  2. This will take you to an editable version of the table in the 'Edit' section of the site, and will look something like this:

Table.png

If there are rows of the table, as above, filled with 'Example', just replace these with your own details and make sure you 'Save Changes' when you're happy with it.

If there are no 'Example' rows of the table, you will need to make a new row. The easiest way to do this is to copy the last filled row of the table and then paste it at the bottom. You can then fill it with your own details.

Make sure that each row of data is separated by this small piece of code:

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This produces the horizontal lines of the table.

You can check how this looks using 'Show Preview' at the bottom, and make sure you 'Save Changes' when you're happy with it.



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