Opening a new tab or window is helpful to be able to refer to these instructions while creating your page.
Step 1: Select a Title for the page
Choose a name that best suits the page you want to make. Enter it in the Search field.
The Search Results page will come up with related or similar pages. Please scan this list to make sure a similar page does not exist. (If one does, and it can be edited or added to, try this option first!) We are looking for multiple perspectives on events, times, and locations, so feel free to create a new page.
Step Two: Create your page
For general page formatting guidelines, see our Style Sheet, and browse the archive to get a sense of how the pages are formatted. Please always aim to improve the overall contents of the wiki with your edits.
Step Three: Choose a PAGE CONTENT TYPE for your page.
You can cut and paste the code to place the correct Content Type in your page. You must be logged in to copy and paste the code. Please log in before following the link to the Style Sheet.
If you invite further writing and photos then choose "Unfinished History".
Step Four: Add an image
A screen with your image will come up. Copy the name (i.e. Image:nameoffile.jpg).
Paste it below the PAGE CONTENT TYPE in your page inside double brackets.
Follow the Style Sheet instructions on photo caption and credit.
Step Five: Write or paste in your text
Step Six: Choose Categories
You can add links from your page to a Category page. This is useful because you can relate your page to the primary topic it relates to.
The following examples will make this clear. Type them in this format:
Step Seven: Preview your page
Step Eight: Save your page
If you are happy with your page, click Save Page.
You're finished! Your page is now part of San Francisco's living history!
If you are having trouble with Found San Francisco, or have any questions or feedback about the project, please get in contact with us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
The administrators of Found San Francisco reserve the right to remove unsuitable content at any time.