How to add an organization to the wiki
From Service-Learning Wiki
These instructions will help you add a profile of your organization or school to the service-learning wiki. If your organization already is represented in the wiki, and you would like to make edits, you can skip down to the section "Editing your organization profile" below.
What kind of organization are you?
Looking at the Service-learning community section, determine what category of organization is the best fit for your organization.
Add an entry
Before you can create the page about your organization (an organization profile), you have to create a link to that page.
- Click on the category you have chosen as you best fit.
- Find the section that has a list of organizations listed alphabetically.
- Click the Edit button.
- Locate the appropriate place in the list.
- To create the link simply type: *[[Your Organization Name]]
- Click the Save page button.
Now you can simply click on your organization name to open the page about your organization.
NOTE: In some cases, for instance if your organization is a leading organization in the field, you might want to write a brief paragraph about your organizatioin in the organization section, and then create a separate page with more in-depth information about your organization.
Adding information about your organization
Adding plain text is very easy.
- Just type it into the edit box and click the Save page button.
- If you want to preview your change before saving it, press the Show preview button, and a draft of what the page will look like will appear. Remember to save your changes or Cancel.
Editing your organization profile
For a more advanced guide to editing, please consult the Service-Learning Wiki:Style Guide.
The naming of sections within the page about your organization is not that strict. Organization profiles with similar structures aid aid use, but they should be flexible enough to reflect differences between them. A good tip is to take look at other organization profiles. A hierarchical section structure will help to organize pages and create an easy-to-use table of contents on each page.
Sections that you might consider if you're an organization are:
- Purpose (about the organization's goals, vision, and mission)
- Your Organization and service-learning
- Current programs
- Partnerships (your organization's cooperation with other stakeholders in the field)
- External links
Sections that you might consider if you're a school are:
- School background, philosophy, and characteristics
- Your school and service-learning (why, how)
- Current service-learning programs (subject areas, grade levels)
- Partnerships (Who helps you/works with you? [parents, other schools, community organizations, etc.])
- External links
There are four levels of headings. Headings in wikis typically are not capitalized. The wikitext below renders the heading levels. Please use ==Heading 2==
(e.g. ==Purpose==) as your highest level heading. The table of contents is automatically rendered by the software, provided that headings are formatted as follows.
You probably want to add a link to your organization's website.
This is done by typing [YourOrganization'sURL YourOrganization'sName].
For example the link to Youth Service America, [http://www.ysa.org Youth Service America], will look like this:
In the wiki, there are two types of links: one to link to other wiki pages and another to link to outside webpages. Both look similar in the code.
Internal Links (also known as Piped Links)
To link to a another page, you simply place two brackets around the name of the page you want to link to, like:
The link will, by default, display the page name as a link. You can change this by adding a vertical line after the page name and different text to display, like:
[[Page Name | Display Text]]
If you're creating a new page in the wiki, simply use the name of the page you want to create. Please take care to spell correctly and capitalize appropriately.
To link directly to a section within a page, simply include #section name after the page name, like:
[[Page Name#section name]] or
[[Page Name#section name | Display Text]]
External Links (also known as hyperlinks)
External links looks similar to internal links. To link to a page outside of the wiki, you simply type the web address of the link, like:
[http://www.nylc.org]. This will look like: 
As with internal links, you can display different text by adding a space after the web address and typing the text you'd like displayed, like:
[http://www.nylc.org Display Text] This will look like: Display Text
To make something bold, place three apostrophes before and after the text, like '''Bold text''', which displays: Bold text.
To put something in italics, place two apostrophes before and after the text, like ''Italic text'', which displays: Italic text.
To make something bold and in italics, place five apostrophes before and after the text, like '''''Bold-Italic text''''', which displays: Bold-Italic text.