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To start a new page, enter the page name here:

You can also start a new page in any of the following ways:

  • Create a link to another page. When you're editing an existing page, you can put double square brackets around any phrase, [[like this]], to create a new link. After you save the page, that link is active -- and if it's not linking to an existing page, then it'll lead you to a form to create the new page.
  • Start from an existing link. As you read through the articles, you'll come across red links, which means those pages haven't been written yet. Clicking on a red link takes you to a page that says "You have followed a link to a page that doesn't exist yet." Just start typing in the edit box, and then click the save button.
  • Type out the URL. You can also go directly to a new page by changing a URL in the taskbar. Just create an address: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sample Title. If the article doesn't exist, then you'll get a chance to create a new page.
  • Start in the Muppet Wiki:Sandbox. You can also start writing your new article in the sandbox, which is a testing area for new members. You can edit the sandbox, add your link, and then click the link to add your new page.
This help page references the classic editor. Note that the VisualEditor may behave differently.

Starting a new page on Wikia takes only a couple of clicks and is an important part of contributing to a community.

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Watch to learn how to create a new page


Step by step

  • Click on the "Contribute" button on top right of your wikia. Here you will be presented with a dropdown menu where you will see a link to "Add a Page".
Contribute menu

  • The "Create a new article" box will open.
  • You can choose the article name by typing it in the box. This name will become the last part of the page's URL.
Create page dialog

  • Decide between a standard page layout or a blank page. The standard layout provides image and video placeholders as well as section headings. The preload contents for the "Standard layout" are stored at MediaWiki:Createpage-with-video on your wikia and can be edited by local admins.
Create page template page

  • A second way to create a page is by clicking on any red link on your wikia (which can be created by linking to a page that does not exist). You will then be brought into the editor where you can add your content.

Options

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The choices in Special:Preferences

The "Editing" tab of Special:Preferences includes options for page creation:

  • Use a blank page as default for creating a new page - this makes the 'Blank page' option the default on the 'Create a new article' box.
  • Disable "Create a new article" flow - if checked, this disables the box for you.

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