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You are welcome to contribute to the KDE Community's UserBase wiki. To maintain high quality content and articles there are a few guidelines you should follow. This is a brief introduction to editing and contributing.
 
  
== How to contribute ==
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== Overview ==
  
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UserBase is a free wiki for KDE Software, which means that anyone can add and improve the content here.
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There are many ways to contribute to UserBase.
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== Quick Start ==
 
* [[Special:UserLogin|Get an account]] and [[Special:UserLogin|log in]]
 
* [[Special:UserLogin|Get an account]] and [[Special:UserLogin|log in]]
 
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|[[Image:help-hint.png]]||'''Tip'''||||||||||||||If you already have an OpenID account it may well work with UserBase.  You should try that first.
 
|[[Image:help-hint.png]]||'''Tip'''||||||||||||||If you already have an OpenID account it may well work with UserBase.  You should try that first.
 
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* Surf to a page that you want to improve, e.g. [[ktimetracker|KTimetracker]]
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* Go to a page that you want to improve, e.g. [[ktimetracker|KTimetracker]]. For starters you can experiment in the [[Sandbox]]
 
* Click on '''Edit'''
 
* Click on '''Edit'''
* Do your changes, here is some [[Toolbox|help with formatting]] and [[PageLayout|with page layout]]
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* Do your changes, here is some [[Toolbox|help with formatting]] and [[PageLayout|with page layout]].
 
* Preview your page - links are already live, so you can check them at the same time (by hovering)
 
* Preview your page - links are already live, so you can check them at the same time (by hovering)
 
* Click on '''Save page'''
 
* Click on '''Save page'''
  
== What Content belongs in the KDE Community UserBase ==
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== Guidelines ==
 
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=== What belongs on UserBase ===
''KDE UserBase is the home for users and enthusiasts of KDE software. It provides high quality information for end users on how to use KDE applications.''
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=== Style ===
 
 
UserBase is the central point of contact for end users looking for help using KDE applications or for any other user-oriented information about KDE-related issues. It provides task-oriented help how to achieve user's goals, application-oriented info to learn more about the applications a user uses or tips and tricks to make user's life easier and more pleasant. Information on userbase should be polished and stable. It should not require deep technical knowledge or being familiar with the community. Contributions by users are very welcome.
 
 
 
For technical documentation use [http://techbase.kde.org KDE TechBase]. For community info use the [http://community.kde.org KDE Community Wiki]. See the [http://wiki.kde.org Wiki Landing Page] for an overview.
 
 
 
=== Where to put new Articles ===
 
 
 
The UserBase wiki uses ''subpages''. Take a quick look at the article about the [[Help:Wiki Structure]]. In short: Do not randomly add toplevel pages.
 
 
 
For instance, you read the page ''<nowiki>http://userbase.kde.org/KWord</nowiki>'', and realise that a page about using Shapes would be very useful.  You should then create your new page as ''<nowiki>http://userbase.kde.org/KWord/Using_Shapes</nowiki>''.
 
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It is possible to translate KDE UserBase articles into other languages. Read the article about [[Help:Wiki Translation]] for further details.
 
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=== The Procedure ===
 
 
 
You want to add new content. To keep high quality, please create the article in your ''userpage'' first (e.g. User:foo/My Article). Once it is ready, discuss the article with other developers and proof-read it. Finally, if a location is found, move the page.
 
 
 
After moving the page please ''add yourself to the watch list'' by clicking the '''Watch''' register. You will get a notice by mail whenever the page changes.
 
 
 
== Editing Basics ==
 
 
 
In the KDE UserBase wiki only registered users are allowed to edit content and structure.  You can create your account ''[[Special:UserLogin|here]]''. If any problem or question arises, we are able to leave you messages on your ''User:Talk'' page and you will receive a notification.  You can respond at the same place, or on the ''Talk page'' of the user that contacted you. All logged in users are allowed to upload files.
 
 
=== Review Policy and Conventions ===
 
 
 
Make sure that you submit information which is relevant to the specific purpose of the wiki, or your content might get deleted. You can always use the [[Help:Talk page|''Discussion'' or ''talk'' pages]] to ask questions or to check if your idea will be accepted. Please make sure your contributions are not violating any licenses.
 
 
 
=== Start Editing ===
 
 
 
To start editing a [[Main Page|UserBase]] page, click the '''Edit''' link at the tab on the top. This brings you to the edit page: a page with a text box containing the ''wikitext'' - the editable code from which the server produces the finished page. If you just want to experiment, ''please do so in your own user page'', as listed under Personal tools, not here. You can copy and paste code from any page there for experimentation, and it's also a good place to keep your notes or develop any new pages.
 
 
 
=== Type your Changes ===
 
 
 
You can just type your text. However, also using basic wiki markup to make links and do simple formatting increases the value of your contribution. Please follow the style used in other wiki articles. You can find guidance in [[PageLayout|PageLayout]]. Additionally, we'll appreciate if you abide by the [[Typographical_Guidelines|Typographical Guidelines]] in your articles. If you follow these, your contributions will be more valuable as they won't need to be cleaned up later. You can find lots of examples of code markup in the [[Toolbox|Toolbox]].
 
 
 
=== Summarize your Changes ===
 
 
 
Write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box.
 
 
 
Example: ''Fixed a typo''
 
 
 
=== Preview before Saving ===
 
 
 
When you have finished, click '''Show preview''' to see how your changes will look ''before'' you make them permanent.  Repeat the edit/preview process until you are satisfied, then click '''Save page''' and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.
 
  
''You can see a list of all the pages in this 'Getting Started' category by clicking on the link below.''
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== Editing Content ==
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=== Talk pages ===
  
== Working with TranslateWiki ==
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== Adding New Pages ==
  
If you want to get started in translating documents, you will find information on the [[Translation Workflow|Translation Workflow]] page.  You may also find ''[http://lydgate.org/blogs/?p=165 this blog]'' helpful.
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== Translating Pages ==
  
[[Category:Contributing]]
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== Writing Manuals ==

Revision as of 16:17, 5 July 2010

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Overview

UserBase is a free wiki for KDE Software, which means that anyone can add and improve the content here.

There are many ways to contribute to UserBase.

Quick Start

Help-hint.png Tip If you already have an OpenID account it may well work with UserBase. You should try that first.
  • Go to a page that you want to improve, e.g. KTimetracker. For starters you can experiment in the Sandbox
  • Click on Edit
  • Do your changes, here is some help with formatting and with page layout.
  • Preview your page - links are already live, so you can check them at the same time (by hovering)
  • Click on Save page

Guidelines

What belongs on UserBase

Style

Editing Content

Talk pages

Adding New Pages

Translating Pages

Writing Manuals


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