Help:Creating a new ship

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To add a new ship, first ensure you have created an account and are logged in.

Add New Ship

Click the Add New Ship link on the left hand navigation bar, underneath the WikiSwire logo.

You are taken to the Create New Ship Page, enter the name of the ship in the textbox in the centre of the page and click Create new ship article.

Edit New Ship details

You are taken to the Edit test ship page, where you are able to enter all the relevant information about the ship.

The first section in the textbox available to edit is the infoxbox. To edit this, simply type the information on the right hand side of the corresponding equals sign (‘=’) Ensure you leave a space after the equals sign (‘=’) before entering your information, for example:

| length = 295.0 ft. F'c'sle 42.0 ft. Bridge 72.0 ft

Underneath the infobox are the other sections describing the ship, the History, Service and Events/Stories.

To add descriptions to each of these, simply add your text underneath each of the titles (which are the titles surrounded by two equal signs for example == History == ).

See the Style Guide for tips on how to format your text.

Previewing the new ship

Before saving your changes, you can preview the modification by clicking the Preview tab, which is the second tab in underneath the title.

By clicking the Changes tab, you are able to see the changes you have made to the text (on the right hand side) compared with the current, unedited version (on the left).

Saving the new ship

Before saving the page, enter a short description of what you have done in the summary box for future reference for the page, and administrators.

Click Save page to add these new details and finalise the page creation.