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To start a new page, enter the page name here:

You can also start a new page in any of the following ways:

  • Create a link to another page. When you're editing an existing page, you can put double square brackets around any phrase, [[like this]], to create a new link. After you save the page, that link is active -- and if it's not linking to an existing page, then it'll lead you to a form to create the new page.
  • Start from an existing link. As you read through the articles, you'll come across red links, which means those pages haven't been written yet. Clicking on a red link takes you to a page that says "You have followed a link to a page that doesn't exist yet." Just start typing in the edit box, and then click the save button.
  • Type out the URL. You can also go directly to a new page by changing a URL in the taskbar. Just create an address: http://dexter.wikia.com/wiki/Sample Title. If the article doesn't exist, then you'll get a chance to create a new page.
  • Start in the Sandbox. You can also start writing your new article in the sandbox, which is a testing area for new members. You can edit the sandbox, add your link, and then click the link to add your new page.

Starting a new page on Fandom takes only a couple of clicks and is an important part of contributing to a community. This page, starting with the video below, will walk you through the basics.

Step by step

  • Click on the Add button (it appears as Add New Page if you are an anonymous user) on the top right of your community header.
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  • The "Create a new article" box will open.
  • You can choose the article name by typing it in the box. This name will become the last part of the page's URL.
Create page dialog

 
  • Decide between a standard page layout or a blank page. The standard layout provides image and video placeholders as well as section headings. The preload contents for the "Standard layout" are stored at MediaWiki:Createpage-with-video on your community and can be edited by local admins. If VisualEditor is enabled and this pop-up opens when viewing a regular page, the layout option will not appear.
Create page template page

 
  • A second way to create a page is by clicking on any red link on your community (which is created by linking to a page that does not exist). You will then be brought into the editor where you can add your content.
  • A third way to create a page on some communities is using any inputboxes that exist on a community. A local community may have added inputboxes, possibly in Project namespace, to create a page with a preloaded layout. Local communities should direct users to these inputboxes if preferred.
  • A fourth way to create a page is to use a Special:CreatePage link which can be added to a community anywhere where wikitext works.

Options

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The choices in Special:Preferences

The "Editing" tab of Special:Preferences includes options for page creation:

  • Use a blank page as default for creating a new page. This makes the 'Blank page' option the default on the 'Create a new article' box.
  • Disable "Create a new article" flow . If checked, this disables the box for you.

Where to go now

Further help and feedback

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