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Please note: If you are uncomfortable with wiki formatting, it is acceptable to create an unformatted wiki entry, as long as you notify an admin via their Talk page so the entry can be properly formatted. To find an admin, check the ActiveUsers list and look for any users with the administrators group after their user name.

When adding new pages to the wiki or editing existing pages, please use the following conventions:


All Pages

For very short entries, always use the stub template at the top of the page:


To created a bulleted list, use an asterisk as the first character on the line:

*Bullet point 1
*Bullet point 2
*Bullet point 3

Which will produce:

  • Bullet point 1
  • Bullet point 2
  • Bullet point 3

A link to a another page in the wiki can be produced by enclosing the exact page name in double square brackets:

This is a link to [[Zemira George Wilhelm]]

Which will produce:

This is a link to Zemira George Wilhelm

By using a pipe character, you can display text that is different from the name of the page. The name of the page goes to the left of the pipe, and the text you want to be displayed goes on the right:

This is a link to [[Zemira George Wilhelm|Z. George Wilhelm]]

Which will produce:

This is a link to Z. George Wilhelm

The Wilhelm Wiki uses the same formatting as Wikipedia, so their cheatsheet at may be of use.


Default Template

Default template for a person:

{{Infobox ancestor
| name = FirstName MiddleName LastName
| image =
| birthdate = 
| location = 
| deathdate = 
| deathplace = 
| father = 
| mother = 
| spouse =
'''FirstName MiddleName LastName''' (birthdate - deathdate)
[[Category:People|LastName, FirstName MiddleName]]

Living Persons

If the entry is for a living person, add:


The {{living}} tag accomplishes two things: One, it ensures that only a logged-in member of the KnownUser group can view the entry. Two, it adds the following text to the entry:

The person in this WilhelmWiki entry is currently living. Therefore, personal details should be kept to a minimum out of privacy concerns. Ideally, only the individual listed in this entry should add details beyond the initial page creation if more information is desired.

Naming Standard for Women

The standard for women is to always create the initial page using their maiden name, and then refer to any married names within the body of the article. If using their married name on another page, use the pipe symbol in the link back to her page like so:

This is a link to [[Clarissa Harden|Clarissa Wilhelm]]

This result will be formatted like so:

This is a link to Clarissa Wilhelm


When linking to days, use the format:

[[November 9]], [[1950]] 

This will produce links to both the specific day, and the year. Once you have saved the page, click on the link to the day. If it already exists, simply add the info for the event you were referencing as shown in the example below for the birth of Zemira Wilhelm. If the day does not exist, create it using the example below as a guide line.

'''November 9''' is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining.
*[[1872]] - [[Zemira George Wilhelm]] (d. [[1950]])

Consult Wikipedia to determine the day of year info. Once the day has been updated or create, go back and click the year and add the event to it as well. Again, if the year does not exist, add it using the default template for a year:

{{Year nav|yyyy}}
'''yyyy''' was a common year starting on dayofweek of the Gregorian Calendar.
*Event 1
*Event 2
*[[April 20]] - [[FirstName Lastname]] (d. [[1842]]) 
*[[May 3]] - [[FirstName Lastname]] (b. [[1856]]) 

Category example for 1953: [[Category:Year]][[Category:1950s]]


Places in the wiki should always be be named like so:

  • Cites: Rockville, Utah
  • Counties: Washington County, Utah
  • States: Utah

To maintain proper links to the pages, the pipe command should be used to force display of the short version of the name. For example, Rockville, Washington, Utah is produced using the following link:

[[Rockville, Utah|Rockville]], [[Washington County, Utah|Washington]], [[Utah]]

At the very bottom of the page, always remember to add the Places category tag:


Uploading Photos

In the "toolbox" section on the left panel there is a link to Upload a file. Click it to get to the Upload page.

Under Source file, click Choose File and pick the file you want to upload.

The Destination filename will automatically fill in, but you may want to change it to something more memorable, like "Andy Wilhelm Headstone.jpg" or similar.

Next fill in the Summary with a short blurb about the image, then click upload at the bottom.

Once it is uploaded, you'll see the media page for the file you uploaded, and right at the top you'll have the name you gave the file. This name it how you are going to link to it in articles you edit or create.

There are a couple of ways to embed the images you've uploaded. For the first example, here's the link for Clyde's horse that is on the Main Page:

[[image:ClydesHorse.jpg|300px|center|Toy horse made by Lydia Hannah Draper for her grandson Clyde Irving Wilhelm]] 

That specifies the image we want to use, how many pixels wide to display it at, the justification, and the text that appears when you hover over it.

On a person's bio page I usually set up a little gallery, and for Clyde I did the same thing, although his horse is the only image in it so far. The gallery is set up a bit different, it looks like this:

 <gallery widths="250px">
 File:ClydesHorse.jpg|Toy horse made by [[Lydia Hannah Draper]] for her grandson [[Clyde Irving Wilhelm]]

There's a couple of other ways to get your image on a page, but those are the two main ones I use. When in doubt, click "edit" on a couple of pages just to see how they are coded, and check the help page (or contact the Admin...)

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