How to add contents?

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Create a new page

Note: Before creating a new page, check that it doesn't exist already. This is a very important step. Use the research engine and try a few synonyms. Check the main page to see the logic of the display of concepts.. If the page exists, you will need editing, see below.

To create a new page, go in "Search Solecopedia v2" at the top right of any page. Write the name of the new page. Be careful to write it correctly. For example, create a new page called "Aid". A new page appears called "Search results". Below you will find "Create the page "Aid" on this wiki! Click on "Aid" and a new page is created.

This new page will be part of "Main", the main pages.

To write in this new page and add your contents, you have to enter "Edit source "above. You enter a new page "Editing xxx (the name of the page)

Create contents

To insert your contents, there are several things to know. It is important to put {{Ebauche}} or something similar to say this page is an ongoing process. When we consider it relatively complete, we can take it away.

In order to add contents to a concept page in Solecopedia, lets'say the "CSA' page, we have to follow THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURE, in order to have a common display of the information on all pages.

  • an introduction
  • Equivalent concepts
  • History of the concept
  • Public policies associated with this theme
  • The concept in Europe or around the world
  • Main networks working on this issue
  • Links
    • With
    • With Ripess NL articles or position papers
    • Link with e-learning proposals
    • Link to pedagogical tools in
    • With existing mappings
    • With other wiki
  • Category if exists (see below)

All these titles should be written with the == on both sides. It means "Level 2 titles". Wiki offers automatically a "Contents" box,Italic text just after the intro, that lists those titles. If you put === on both sides, you will have a Level 3 title (for the 6.1, 6.2, etc)


  • Point 4: for the moment we will be working with the theme around Europe. Add below the title the name of your country.
  • Point 5: add the links to the networks, as well as a brief description.
  • The links section will be dealt with by the administrator of You can add an e-learning proposal or a link to a cartography, if you know some.

Create links

There are two types of links in Solecopedia. The usual one with an external page: when you want to put a link, highlight the name of the organisation for example, click on the symbol "link" and replace the name of the organization in the target page section by your external link. It will appear like this : example; Ripess Europe

But one of the main features of the wikimedia system is that you can create internal links, it is to say, links between pages that exist on Solecopedia. For this, let's imagine that you mention the CSA system in your new page. To establish a link with the CSA page, you must; - have the exact name of the page. Example here: Community Supported Agriculture - CSA. For this open a new tab in Solecopedia and search for the exact name of the page - highlight your "CSA" mention in your contents, click on "link" and in the "target page section", put the the exact name "Community Supported Agriculture - CSA", Solecopedia will find that "the page exists" and on clicking on "insert link", you will have created a relation between the two pages on Solecopdia.

This is very useful, the idea is to let the reader navigate between the different concepts. For this, it is useful to visit Solecopedia and make a little research on what does exist and what not.


You can also create a link manually:

  • To another existing wiki page:

by putting [[ on both sides of the exact name of the page. Example: [[Community Supported Agriculture - CSA]]. It will show as Community Supported Agriculture - CSA

  • as an external link

by putting a [ on both sides of the url and writing the title of the page the url is about. Example [ Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy]. It will show as Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy.

Create a category

If you have several concepts that you would like to be linked in a single category, do the following:

In the 'Local Solidarity-based Partnerships for Agroecology initiatives (LSPA)' that gathers CSA, AMAP, Reciproco, Gas, etc, we can see different schemes but on the same basis of partnership between producers and consumers. So we create the page, and when it was created, instead of putting it in "Main", we put it in "Category". To do so, see above the text "Move". You will appear on a new page, Move xxx (name of the page), instead of "Main", you click on "Category".

Note: once you have "saved changes", if you want to add some more information, click above on "Edit source" to edit your previous contents.

Include a page in a category

To include the page "Community Supported Agriculture - CSA" in "Local ...partnerships", you have to write at the bottom of the page CSA the following:

[[Category:xxx (name of the page)]]. the name of the page being here: Local Solidarity-based Partnerships for Agroecology initiatives (LSPA)

That's what we have done for the "AMAP", "GASAP - Groupes d'achat solidaire de l'Agriculture Paysanne", etc. The category is displayed at the end of each of these pages.

This Category scheme is useful not to overburden the main page that must be easy to read and to navigate.

Edit existing contents

The main feature of the wikimedia is the possibility to edit contents between several people, as a collective writing process. To do this, as was said before, go to the search engine and loook for the page you want to edit. You can edit the whole page or only one section of it, example: the section "Include a category".

Click on the name of the page and then on "Edit source". You will find yourselve in the "Editing xxx (name of the page)". Be careful to follow the display of titles (see above). You can correct, add, give examples, cite documentation, etc.

Once saved, the changes you have done will be visible in the section above the page: "View history" where appears the name of the person who mage the changes and the date. Click on "this is a minor edit" if your changes are of minor importance (a typo error or a wrong url, for example)