Help:Starting a new page

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There are several ways to start a new page. These can vary based on the type of page started, as well as the wiki and namespace.

Using preformatted forms

So far this wiki have 3 main page types. Typing in a name in one of the three boxes will forward into an edit page with preformatted information. All you'll need is to plug in the new information and remove the guidelines.

New route page title:

New dial-a-ride page title:

New destination page title:

New bus transit center page title:

New city page title:

Using Wikilinks

It is very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see Links). If you (or anyone else) creates a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be coloured red, like this.

Clicking a red link will take you to the edit page for the new article. Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.

Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.

It is generally a good way to create a new page, because it means that right from the start, the page will be linked from at least one other place on the wiki (and typically you will want to mesh it into other related pages later). If you are creating a new page without creating any link to it, you may need to ask yourself: Does this page really fit in with the topics already covered in the wiki? Also, how are you expecting visitors to find this page? Normally there is no reason to create a page without first creating a red link to it.

Using the URL

You can use the wiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this:


If you replace ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "Edit" page tab at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.

From the search page

If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and “Go” button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page. (Note that this technique doesn't work if you use the “Search” button).

CSV file

Pages can be created by importing a CSV file, which is useful when adding a new transit agency into the Wiki (All the routes can be saved on a single file). Pages for points of interest are geocoded on Google's MyMaps. Information is downloaded from MyMaps as KML and uploaded into the wiki as CSV files.