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Migration Procedure[edit]

Phase 1 - Text Migration:[edit]

Make sure all pages on the calontiri wikispace have been successfully migrated to this new wiki. I'm just worrying about text content at this point. Broken images and Categories will be dealt with in Phase 2.

Pages that didn't migrate sucessfully[edit]

Find old unmoved page on scaheraldry wikispace

  • Right-click on any images and save to a folder on your computer to be uploaded to the new wiki in Phase 2.
  • Open the old page for editing.
  • Convert view to Wikitext Editor using the menu "down arrow" on the right side of the edit bar
  • Copy the encoding.

Create the new page on scaheraldry.info

  • Put the new page name in the search bar
  • Click on the name in the search results where it prompts to Create the page "_____" on this wiki!
  • Paste the encoding from the old page into the edit box.
  • Correct the formatting problems as above.
  • Deal with images as below.
  • Add categories to the bottom of the new page - Category:Names, Category:Russian Names, Category:Charges, etc.
  • Save the new page.

Upload the images you saved above:

  • You have to be logged into your account to upload images
  • Click on the "Upload File" button in the left toolbar in a separate tab and follow the instructions
  • Cut and Paste the image file name (Image.gif, etc. ) into the appropriate command [[File:Image.gif|right|Description]]
  • Label images as appropriate

Click on any new categories you just created and make sure their parent categories are correct.

Go back to old wikispace page

  • Change tag from "names" to "names moved", etc.
  • Add note at top of old page, "This page has been moved to scaheraldry.info"
  • Lock the old page (under the ... button)


Phase 2: Prettification[edit]

Make sure the new pages are pretty.

  • Fix formatting problems. Mostly commonly damaged:
    • Bullet lists (* code), and
    • italics (' ' code)
  • Make sure images are okay (if not, see instructions above)
  • Add categories to the bottom of the new page - Category:Names, Category:Armory, Category:English Names, etc.
    • The full command is [[Category:Names]], etc.
    • Don't have to put in all possible categories to begin with, but the main category such as Names or Armory at least
  • Save the changes.

Click on any new categories you just created and make sure their parent categories are correct. Go back to old wikispace page

  • Change tag from "people" to "people moved" or from "event" to "event moved"
  • Add note at top of old page, "This page has been moved to scaheraldry.info"
  • Lock the old page (under the ... button)

Creating New Accounts[edit]

New users can be created by sysops ("bureaucrats"), in the following manner:

  1. Go to Special:Userlogin, when logged in as a sysop.
  2. Click on "Create an account" link to get to the account creation form.
  3. Enter the username and the new user's email address, and click the "by email" button.
  4. The account will be created with a random password which is then emailed to the given address (as with the "forgot password" feature). The user will be requested to change password at first login; this is done, the e-mail address will be marked as confirmed.
    When you click the "create account" button instead, you have to manually send the user his password. If you've set $wgMinimalPasswordLength=0 (default configuration up to version 1.15) and you've left the password field blank, the user will be emailed an e-mail address confirmation request but will be unable to access Special:Confirmemail to perform the confirmation. Instead, the user will get an error (unless you've added it to $wgWhitelistRead); the user will be able to login with a blank password and then confirm email, but their password will not have been reset (it will have to be reset manually).


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Templates:[edit]


To use a template:

  • Open a new page like you normally would.
    • (Search for "Jane Doe" and click on the name in the "Create the page "Jane Doe" on this wiki!" link.)
  • In the edit box, put the code {{subst:Names}}, or other Template name as appropriate.
  • Save the page without any other coding
  • This will substitute in the Template text.
  • Re-open the article for editing to fill in the blanks.

Categories/Subcategories:[edit]

  • Categories and subcategories are used in MediaWiki to organize pages together much like tags were used on wikispaces.
  • Categories are case-sensitive.

Major categories are:[edit]

  • Names - information on documenting and submitting names in the SCA. Subcategories for:
    • Type (Personal Names, Given Names, Bynames, Branch Names, Order Names, Locative Bynames...)
    • Culture (English Names, French Names...),
    • Theme/Meaning (flower names, water, battle...),
    • Lingual Mixes (?)
    • Others?
  • Armory - information related to arms, devices, badges. Subcategories include:
    • Tinctures - colors, metals, furs and their combinations/contrasts
    • Fields - field divisions, field treatments
    • Charges - ordinaries, animate charges, inanimate charges (use categories as defined in the SCA Ordinary)
    • Culture (English Armory, French Armory, etc.),
  • References - tools and standard SCA heraldry references. Subcategories:
    • Consulting Tools - information on conflict checking, searches, etc. (Category:Consulting Tools)
    • Administrative Handbook
    • Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory (SENA)
    • Heraldic Primers/Articles (Primers)
    • Rules Articles (Rules)
    • Kingdom - information about SCA Kingdoms: contacts, principal heralds, heraldry
    • Awards - cross-reference under relevant Kingdom
    • History - ?

A few subcategories may fall under more than one category/subcategory. For example, Golden Calon Swan is a subcategory of Awards, but also a subcategory of Calontir.

MediaWiki automatically makes a Category page for any category assigned to a page.

Categories are assigned by putting the relevant code at the bottom of the page:

  • Using the text editor, [[Category:Name]]

Many pages will belong to multiple categories, and each category needs it's own bracketed command.

  • For example, Golden Calon Swan is Category:Awards, Category:Calontir

The same code is use to create category trees.

  • So the page Category:Awards would have the code for Category:References at the bottom.