To submit an article to Wikireadia please email your article or edits to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post or change your article for you. The rest of this page contains information relevant to administrators only.
Log in or create an account
NOTE: Before you start to add articles you need to log in or create an account. To log in click the log in link in the top right hand corner of this page and use the same username and password as those you used to log onto the NYR website.
Start an article
It is best to write your article first before posting it online. When you are ready to publish your work. Type the name of your proposed good practice article, project or reading organisation into the create box below and click 'Create article'. Your title should be as descriptive as possible eg. A school approach to reading for pleasure - Loxford School of Science and Technology, Ilford
The title is created automatically for you, and our suggested headings are put in place all you need to do now is type in your content or copy it from a document. Once you have entered in your content scroll to the bottom of the page and press save to make your article live.
Lock your page
After you've finished saving your new page, select the option 'Author Protect' from the dropdown menu at the top of the page to prevent other users from editing your page.
Write a literacy good practice blog on Wikireadia
To start or edit your blog page, click on your username in the top right hand corner of the page. Recently added and changed blogs are listed on the latest pages / blogs page.
Select 'Upload file' from the sidebar and upload your document to the wiki first. Then edit your article page and use the image button on the plain text editor to add your picture to the article you are writing. Documents are uploaded just like images. To place a link to a document in your article use the image button as if you were inserting an image but instead type in the name of the file you want to link to. You will create a link like this. File:Test doc.doc
Edit a page
- Choose the edit tab at the top of the page you want to edit. The view changes to an edit screen, and you can see there are some new options.
- Use the markup guide to remind you how to make links and add features to your article to make it more readable.
- Press Save Page (at the bottom of the page)
- Once you've saved you can go back in and do some more editing later, and not have to worry about losing or damaging information, as all previous versions are saved.
What makes a good Wikireadia article?
In short, evidence. Evidence of the success of your project is what makes Wikireadia articles useful to other reading professionals. For an example of a good Wikireadia article click here.
Name of the project or organisation:
- Key audiences
- Qualitative and/or quantitative evidence of impact
- Who runs this project?
- Contact details for the project
- Website links for more information
Of course, you aren't constrained by these guidelines, but the clearer you can be and the more you can split your article into sections, the more useful it will be.
How do I view the printable form of a page?
MediaWiki includes stylesheets which automatically style a page appropriately when it is printed; using the print or print preview function within your browser ought to render the page in a printable form.
You can also view this printable form using the printable version link in the toolbox.
Are there any editing tutorials available?
There are several editing tutorials available, mostly on Wikimedia sister projects, such as Wikipedia.