Help:Wiki Structure

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This page explains the methods used to maintain KDE's developer wiki.

Contents

Top pages

The most important pages on this wiki are the top or root pages (in alphabetical order):

Contribute
Development
Development/Architecture
Development/Books
Development/FAQs
Development/Guidelines
Development/Languages
Development/Tools
Development/Tutorials
Getting Started
ISV
Policies
Projects
Schedules

All other pages/articles belong to one of those pages (or their sub-pages) which means we heavily use sub-pages to maintain the structure and a hierarchy to not loose the overview.

Sub-pages

A sub-page is a parent-child relation. In the following example Development is the parent of Tutorials, or the other way round: The page Tutorials is a sub-page (or a child) of Development

Development/Tutorials

Using sub-pages has several advantages

  • they automatically provide us with a hierarchy which is reflected in the URL itself
  • automatically generated backlinks provide easy navigation

As an example, look at the page

Development/Architecture/KDE 3 Architecture/Library Structure

you can see following the links on the very top of the page:

< Development | Architecture | KDE 3 Architecture

Categories

In short, a category is a tag which appears at the very bottom of an article. As such, categories provide automatic indexes that are useful as tables of contents. Together with links and templates they help to structure a project.

Be sure to read the category page (e.g. Category:Documentation) before tagging a page with it to make sure you're using it correctly.

Important special pages

There are several special pages which help us to maintain a clean wiki:

Issues which should be fixed as soon as possible
Special:Lonelypages
Special:BrokenRedirects
Special:DoubleRedirects
Issues which should be fixed in time
Special:Wantedpages
Special:Wantedcategories

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