Create member profile

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This page explains how to create a member profile on the DHIB wiki. All members are asked to have a profile page and to maintain the page themselves, but assistance with editing is always available. These instructions presuppose that you have already created an account for yourself on this wiki. If you have not done so, please click now on "Create an account" in the top right corner of your screen, then come back to this page after your account is confirmed.


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Step 1. Upload an image

  • Choose a .jpg file which is at least 200 pixels wide.
  • Click on "Upload file" from the toolbox in the navigation bar on the left.
  • Navigate to the .jpg file you have chosen and remember the name it will have on the wiki.

Step 2. Copy the templates

  • From the navigation bar on the left, open the page entitled "List of members".
  • Click on the page for the DHumanWikiSysop.
  • You'll see tabs at the top of the page: click on "view source."
  • Place your cursor anywhere inside the box and type control-A, then control-C (Mac users Apple-A, Apple-C).
  • The text of the templates is now on your clipboard.

Step 3. Edit your own profile page

  • Click again on the "List of members"
  • Scroll down until you find your own name (or wiki username) and click on it.
  • If you had previously created a profile on this wiki, click on the "edit" tab. If you had never previously created a profile on this wiki, you will be automatically in the editing interface.
  • Put your cursor anywhere in the editing window and type control-V (Mac users Apple-V). You should see the templates then appear in your editing window.
  • Move through the templates line by line, and wherever you see anything in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, replace it with appropriate content. For example, where it says YOUR_IMAGE_FILENAME.jpg, replace YOUR_IMAGE_FILENAME with the actual name of the image file which you uploaded earlier.
  • When you see words inside square brackets, be sure not to erase the brackets -- these create links. Just type in the requested URI (= URL), and then a space, and then the word(s) which should be linked. For example, you'll see
[DEPARTMENT URI DEPARTMENT NAME]

and you'll replace DEPARTMENT URI with the URI of your department, and then replace DEPARTMENT NAME with your department name, like this:

[http://rll.buffalo.edu Department of Romance Languages & Literatures]

to produce the following result:Department of Romance Languages & Literatures

Step 4. Save and review

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