Hi Robin, welcome. What form is your tree in? If you already have it in genealogy software or on another web site, you can upload a GEDCOM file:
Many experienced members recommend against that in most cases, because it usually requires a lot of cleanup, which can take longer than entering manually. Otherwise, I think you'll need to retype the basic genealogy data that goes at the top of the profile. If you have biographical material and source citations already in electronic form, you may be able to just copy and paste that info into the appropriate sections here. If you encounter problems or have more questions, just post here again.
I don't know what context you have in mind for "pipe." I think the standard keyboard character that is a straight vertical line (the upper case of the back slash key on my keyboard) is a pipe. Or are you thinking about doing some plumbing or having a smoke?