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Migration Procedure[edit | edit source]

Phase 1:[edit | edit source]

Make sure all pages on the calontiri wikispace have been successfully migrated to this new wiki. I'm just worrying about text content at this point. Broken images and Categories will be dealt with in Phase 2.

  • See below: Pages that didn't migrate successfully for for more details on how to move pages.

Phase 2:[edit | edit source]

Make sure the new pages are pretty.

  • Fix formatting problems, mostly commonly damaged:
    • Bullet lists (* code or use bullet icon on VisualEditor Bar), and
    • italics (' ' code or Ctrl-I or under A on VisualEditor Bar)
  • Make sure images are okay (if not, see instructions below)
  • Add categories to the bottom of the new page - Category:People, Category:Vatavian, Category:Scribe, etc.
    • on VisualEditor, the Category tool is found under the stacked triple - icon on the right side between the ? icon and the pencil icon
  • Save the changes.

Click on any new categories you just created and make sure their parent categories are correct.


Pages that didn't migrate sucessfully[edit | edit source]

Find old unmoved page on calontiri wikispace

  • Right-click on any images and save to a folder on your computer to be uploaded to the new wiki in Phase 2.
  • Open the old page for editing.
  • Convert view to Wikitext Editor using the menu "down arrow" on the right side of the edit bar
  • Copy the encoding.

Create the new page on calontiri.info

  • Put the new page name in the search bar
  • Click on the name in the search results where it prompts to Create the page "_____" on this wiki!
  • Paste the encoding from the old page into the edit box.
  • Correct the formatting problems as above.
  • Deal with images as below.
  • Add categories to the bottom of the new page - Category:People, Category:Vatavian, Category:Scribe, etc.
  • Save the new page.

Upload the images you saved above:

  • You have to be logged into your account to upload images
  • Click on Insert -> Media on the VisualEditor Toolbar (or the "Upload File" button in the left toolbar in a separate tab)
  • Follow the instructions on the Media edit window or Cut and Paste the image file name (Image.gif, etc. ) into the appropriate area (if not using the VisualEditor)
  • Label images as appropriate

Click on any new categories you just created and make sure their parent categories are correct.

Go back to old wikispace page

  • Change tag from "people" to "people moved", etc.
  • Add note at top of old page, "This page has been moved to calontiri.info"
  • Lock the old page (under the ... button)
Person Placeholder
Blank Device Placeholder

Pages that migrated sucessfully[edit | edit source]

Find new migrated page on calontiri.info

  • Fix formatting problems. Bullet lists (* or use icon on VisualEditor Bar), and italics (' ' or Ctrl-I) often don't convert properly.
  • Make sure images are okay (if not, see instructions below)
  • Add categories to the bottom of the new page - Category:People, Category:Vatavian, Category:Scribe, etc.
    • on VisualEditor, the Category tool is found under the triple - icon on the right side between the ? icon and the pencil icon
    • Don't have to put in all possible categories to begin with, but the main category such as People or Events at least
  • Save the changes.

Click on any new categories you just created and make sure their parent categories are correct.

Go back to old wikispace page

  • Change tag from "people" to "people moved" or from "event" to "event moved"
  • Add note at top of old page, "This page has been moved to calontiri.info"
  • Lock the old page (under the ... button)

Creating New Accounts[edit | edit source]

New users can be created by sysops ("bureaucrats"), in the following manner:

  1. Go to Special:Userlogin, when logged in as a sysop.
  2. Click on "Create an account" link to get to the account creation form.
  3. Enter the username and the new user's email address, and click the "by email" button.
  4. The account will be created with a random password which is then emailed to the given address (as with the "forgot password" feature). The user will be requested to change password at first login; this is done, the e-mail address will be marked as confirmed.
    When you click the "create account" button instead, you have to manually send the user his password. If you've set $wgMinimalPasswordLength=0 (default configuration up to version 1.15) and you've left the password field blank, the user will be emailed an e-mail address confirmation request but will be unable to access Special:Confirmemail to perform the confirmation. Instead, the user will get an error (unless you've added it to $wgWhitelistRead); the user will be able to login with a blank password and then confirm email, but their password will not have been reset (it will have to be reset manually).

Templates:[edit | edit source]

To use a template:

  • Open a new page like you normally would. (Search for "Jane Doe" and click on the name in the "Create the page "Jane Doe" on this wiki!" link.)
  • In the edit box, put the code {{subst:People}}, or other Template name as appropriate.
  • Save the page without any other coding
  • This will substitute in the Template text.
  • Re-open the article for editing to personalize it and fill in the blanks.

Categories/Subcategories:[edit | edit source]

  • Categories and subcategories are used in MediaWiki to organize pages together much like tags were used on wikispaces.
  • Categories are case-sensitive.

Major categories are:[edit | edit source]

  • People - citizens and friends of Calontir. Subcategories for:
    • group membership (Vatavians or Coeur d'Ennui),
    • personas (Russians),
    • service (Waterbearers), etc.
  • Groups - branches, guilds, colleges, and households of Calontir. Subcategories include:
    • Branches - official groups of the SCA, subcategories Vatavia, Coeur d'Ennui, etc.
    • Guilds - official guilds and colleges of Calontir, subcategories - Scribe's Guild, Brewer's Guild, etc.
    • Households - unofficial, loosely defined groups of people based on a common interest, noble family, etc.
  • Activities - martial, Art & Science, service
  • Events - official events in Calontir. Also should be cross-categorized:
    • Branch hosting (eg. Vatavia) and/or
    • History (for major kingdom events like coronations)
  • Resources - kingdom information. Subcategories:
    • Awards
    • History
    • Royal Lineage
    • Songs
    • Stories

Some subcategories fall under more than one category/subcategory. For example, Vatavians is a subcategory of People, but also a subcategory of Vatavia.

MediaWiki automatically makes a Category page for any category assigned to a page.

Categories are assigned by putting the relevant code at the bottom of the page:

  • If using VisualEditor, the Category tool is found with the triple - icon on the right side between the ? icon and the pencil icon
  • If using the text editor, double-square brackets [[ around the Category:Name command, then closed-double-square brackets.

Many pages will belong to multiple categories, and each category needs it's own bracketed command.

  • For example, Sofya la Rus is Category:Hillians (Heraldshill), Category:Russians, Category:Heralds, etc.

The same code is use to create category trees.

  • So the page Category:Vatavians would have the code for Category:Vatavia at the bottom (along with the code for Category:People).
  • Then the Category:Vatavia, would have the code for its parent, Category:Branches.
  • In turn, Category:Branches would have the code for its parent, Category:Groups .