Not understanding how to edit a catagory to get it to stop being red.

+10 votes
I have read the help section for categorizing .   I don't understand how to edit to get it out of the red and where it should be. Please don't refer me to the help section. I don't understand it.
WikiTree profile: Augustine Honeycutt
in Policy and Style by Anonymous Roach G2G6 Pilot (201k points)
Well now I cat get it to enter anything.  I'm  going to the edit tab , in the bio I'm typing [[ Category: Unsourced Profiles ]]  .  I have done this before without a problem.  The link is in my Question Sir William. Thank You for weigh ing in.
Thank you all I'm going to quit for awhile.  I can't get it to show up in the red anymore. I did get it to show up as    Category: Maintenace Category once.

3 Answers

+3 votes
It's probably red because category is spelled incorrectly.
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (651k points)
Thank You Jaime.
What is the profile ID? Is the lower/ upper case the same? No of spaces?
Sir William the profile I'D is Honeycutt-402.  I'm trying to add the Unsourced Profiles Category.

Suggestion use the template {{Unsourced}} and as this is North Carolina write

{{Unsourced|North Carolina}}

see G2G below

+2 votes
Open it by clicking. Then scroll down to the entry space and enter a category that already exists for it to fit into. Click save.

e.g. If I create a category [[Category:Tavistock]], in the space I need to put in [[Categpry:Devon]].
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (285k points)
Martin , no spaces in between words when entering any category ?
e,g. [[Category:Tavistock, Devon]] is fine. It duplicates the Devon, but I like that because it shows more detail on the profile.

So, yes, you can have spaces after the first word.
+3 votes
Trudy, now I've seen what you are after:

Can't you just put in     {{Unsourced}}    ?

That is what appears in others I've seen.
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (285k points)
Martin , that worked. Very simple.  Thank You. I was very tired and had to work on it today. I did it on another profile. Thanks y'all.
Thank You Magnus.  I'll use What you added as an example for his other family.

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