How to Create a Space Page

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WHAT or WHY do you want to use a space page?

A) Many people use a space page for a reminder list of things they want to work with or notes
B) Most of the Projects use space pages for the pages of information along with sources recommended by the project. Examples are <United States History>, <Disasters>, <Adoption Angels>, and many more.
C) Look at the Greeter's Sign-in Page: A page which starts with the word. "Space" in the url means it is a Space page.
D) Most Projects have space pages.
E) You may have the messages you use to post as Greeters on a space page. (I have my greeter messages on one), but the Greeter messages are set to privacy red.
F This is a space page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:How_To_Greet_Guests_On_WikiTree

Discussion of the title --- Before you enter a title for your page, TRY NOT to pick a title containing a comma or apostrophe, or other characters such as hyphen, parentheses.
Reason----If you use graphics, Wikitree encourages us to avoid uploading an image which has already been uploaded. If commas, etc are used in your title, it becomes harder to properly "share a previously used graphic".

1) LOOK at the very top Right of your own page where there are five (5) roll down topics with many pages listed there..
2) The FIVE topics are:
2A) My WikiTREE - your Watchlist is second from the bottom of the dropdown box.
2B) Your last name- WikiTree number is the 2nd topic
2C) ADD - from this you may add a person you want to write about, who is not one of your ancestors.
2E ) HELP --- here are Categories, help categories, a lot of topics and help items
3) Click the3rd topic, called ADD
4) Scroll down to the 8th topic (lowest in the ADD list), which is NEW THING
4A) DO NOT ADD a Category Page
5) Type in the title you have chosen, if it is a project page, then add a tag for the project, and two more tags.
6) Depending on what you want to use the free-space page for, add when it started, if it is history, and tags. If this is for yourself, you can add tags pertaining to the type of page for which you intend to use it. Tags help other WikiTreers find your pages.
7) If you plan to use the free space page for notes or to do lists, then you do not have to add structure or headers. But you will probably want to raise the privacy level. See #12 PRIVACY below.
8) if the page is to belong to a project such a history project, you may want the standard WikiTree headers added similar as these.

=== Geography ===

=== Cities===

=== Sources===
<references />

  • first source
  • second source
9) Click the LARGE Dark Green rectangle which is Labeled..CREATE THIS NEW PROFILE
10) Click that GREEN button, then SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Then look at the page in the Profile Public View mode. You can edit any of this except the name. YOU have saved that name. and thus it is in WikiTree .
11) As soon as you save this page, click on the Public Profile so that you can copy the url to paste it where you can find it again, such as where you post notes for access or a project page.
12) NOTE Use Privacy Red for Greeter messages , if on space pages. This prevents other people from being able to read the messages.
12A HOW to SET PRIVACY : Look at your SPACE PAGE. In the top 1/3 of your page are some pale green divisions that resemble file folder tops. Many project space pages are set to privacy Green (can be read, but cannot be edited )
First (1) First on Left is labeled Profile Public view
Next (2) Next on right is labeled Edit"'
Next (3) Next is labeled Images
Next (4) is labeled Changes
Next (5) is labeled P R I V A C Y
Last (6) is labeled Profile Private view
12B) Click on P R I V A C Y which opens to a different view.
Unlisted (PRIVACY BLACK) No public information. Page won't appear in search results or directories. Not an option for non-living people.
Private RED <<---- USE FOR Greeter messages Strictly limited public information. Only the Trusted List can view or edit the full profile
Public GREEN < --- can be used for Project pages Anyone can view the full profile but only the Trusted List can edit it.
Open White can be viewed and edited..
There are small dots to select the privacy
after selecting Privacy click on the Large GREEN Rectangle SET NEW PRIVACY LEVEL to save the privacy setting.
Note since you created the page, you are the manager. If you want someone else to work on the free space page with you, you will then have to add their email address that WikiTree recognizes in the same privacy area, and SET NEW PRIVACY LEVEL' to save the privacy setting..
13) For Projects some of the topics are either using the WikiTree headers or created by bolding the topic in Capital letters
  • Be sure to post your link for this new space page either on a project page or another page and <SAVE>. Or you can bookmark the space page.
  • If you use a page to hold the Greeter messages saved as another Greeter Bookmark, save in in your Greeter folder, but privatize it to the setting of privacy red
  • Consider whether the Project should be added as a manager or member of the trusted list. If in doubt or unsure how to do this, discuss with the project leaders.
NOTE the space page will also automatically be stored in your watchlist. The watchlist holds space pages on the left side. This includes pages which you have been given access to. The right side holds your profiles..
14) When using Space pages, Save them Frequently to avoid losing data.
15) CAUTION Be AWARE that Space pages are not infinite in length. Their length depends on characters and images..
16) SOURCES If you are creating a Space page for a project, this should have good sources, just as profiles need sources. These sources are the basis for the information you have entered on the Space page, such as a history page or a project space page. See Sources, on WikiTree Help page. When in doubt, post a source.
17) IMAGES If you want to use images on the space page. Check to see if the project wants images used. If so, google search: "images, and the title of the subject", then add these words: "Wikimedia, Commons" to your search.
This will help you find sources for images which are free to use as recommended by Wikimedia commons. You do not want to use an image which is protected. Follow the Wikitree method of uploading the images. Note the location and attribute ( the source where the image was found) after you upload the image and SAVE.

  • Login to edit this profile and add images.
  • Private Messages: Send a private message to the Profile Manager. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)

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