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Menus[edit]

Many users split their user page up into multiple pages and store the extra pages as subpages of their user page (like this: pagename/subpagename). Either their user page has grown too big to be a single page, or they like to keep their subjects more sectionalized. This creates a navigation problem, for typing the entire page name into the search box every time you want to go to a subpage is cumbersome, so one solution is to link the family of pages together with a common menu. The menu is stored in a subpage of its own, and is transcluded onto each page just like a template (that is, you just enclose the pagename inside of double curly brackets, {{like this}}. This affords the opportunity to add the talk page and special pages to the mix (like displaying the user's contributions and other display commands from Wikipedia's "special" menu). Some menus look just like navigation bars, others have icons, some are integrated into the page's border, and others are vertical lists (usually boxed).

Some examples are provided below.

To use one of these, press edit above, and copy the name of the menu you want to use (but without the curly brackets) and paste it into the search box to the left and press "Go". Then press edit again and select and copy the whole page (using ctrl-C). Then create a new page called User:USERNAME/Menu, and paste what you copied to there. Edit it to customize it to your purposes, and save. Then transcribe your menu page to your user and talk page (and/or to any of your other user subpages) by including it in curly brackets, like this: {{User:insert name here/Menu}}. Have fun.

Menu #1[edit]

User:Example
User talk:Example
Special:Contributions/Example
Special:Emailuser/Example
User:Example/Spanish
User:Example/About_me
User:Example/Contributions_/_History
Incident Management
Problem Management
Change Management
Release Management
Configuration Management


Menu #2[edit]

Me
User:Example Home User talk:Example Talk User:Example/Awards Awards User:Example/Sandbox Sandbox Wikipedia:Tools/Optimum tool set Toolbox User:Example/Workshop Subpages :es:Usuario: Español

Menu #3[edit]

User:Example
User talk:Example
User:Example/Workshop
User:Example/Current_favorit_subjects
Wikipedia:Research
User:Example/Contributions
User:I,Robot
Home
(en · es)
Talk

To do

Interests

Research

Contribs

I,Robot


Menu #4[edit]

Menu #5[edit]

User talk:Example Special:Watchlist Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines User:Example/Workshop Wikimedia User:Example/Sandbox User:Example/Gallery User:Example/Awards Wikipedia:Cleanup User:Example/Virtual classroom Wikipedia:Tip of the day Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost

Menu #6[edit]

User:Example User talk:Example User:Example/About me Special:Contributions/Example User:Example/Workshop Wikipedia:Tip of the day Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost Wikipedia:Department directory Wikipedia:List of guidelines Wikipedia:Navigational templates Wikipedia:Shortcuts

Menu #7[edit]

Menu #8[edit]

User:Example
User talk:Example
User:Example/Workshop
Special:Prefixindex/User:Example
User:Example/monobook.js
Special:Contributions/Example
Special:Emailuser/Example
User Page

Talk Page

Workshop

Site Map

Monobook.js

Contributions

Email

Menu #10[edit]

User:Agent Ph0enix
   
User talk:Example
   
User:Agent Ph0enix
   
User:Agent Ph0enix/Awards
   
Wikipedia:Directory
     
Main
   
Talk
   
Userboxes
   
Awards
   
Links
   

Menu #11[edit]

User:Example
   
User talk:Example
   
User:Example/About me
   
User:Example/Awards
   
User:Example/Bookmarks
   
User:Example/Places I've been
   
User talk:Example/Archive
   
User:Example/Gallery
   
Special:Emailuser/Example
 
Main
   
Talk
   
Userboxes
   
Awards
   
Bookmarks
   
Globetrotting
   
Archives
   
My Images
   
Email

Menu #12[edit]

Menu #13[edit]

Menu[edit]


User:Example
User talk:Example
User:Example/About me
User:Example/Awards
Special:Emailuser/Example
Special:Prefixindex/User:Example/
Special:Contributions/Example
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User:Example/Gotcha!
User:Example/Workshop
Home
Talk
About me
Awards
eMail
Subpages
Contributions
All edits
Guest Book
Workshop

Menu #15[edit]

Menu #16[edit]

Menu #16 has added the overlaid menu you can see in the very top-right corner of this page. It can also add an image behind the "puzzle-globe" logo in the top-left corner, but this component is currently commented out in order to preserve the look of the Wikipedia namespace. Please see the menu's subpage to see it in action.

Menu #17[edit]

User page
User page
   
Talk
Talk
   
Contributions
Contributions
   
Photo gallery
Photo gallery
   
Links
Links
   

Menu #18[edit]

The menu is located at the absolute top of this page, next to your user name.

Source

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Subpages[edit]

A subpage is a page "under" another page. Your userpage may be the parent page for as many subpages as you need.

How to make a subpage[edit]

  1. Start with your userpage.
    For example, User:Example User
  2. Add a forward slash (/) and text at the end of the name.
    For example User:Example User/Subpage
  3. Either link to it on your userpage or transclude it
    1. To link to it, type [[User:Example User/Subpage]]
    2. To transclude it (like a template) type {{User:Example User/Subpage}}
      The reason you would want to transclude it is if you want to put a header on every page, all you would need to put is {{User:Example User/Header}}, and you wouldn't need to put the code on each time.

Types of subpages[edit]

Here are some typical names for subpages of user pages:

  • Talk page
    • also known as
      • Forum
    • Archives
  • Work page
    • also known as
      • Office
      • Sandbox
      • Workshop
  • Toolbox
    • also known as
      • Tool shed
      • Tool cabinet
      • Utility room
      • Armory
  • Control room
    • also known as
      • Command console
      • Command center
    • Controls
      • Edit counter
      • Edit buttons
      • Purge buttons
      • Task buttons
      • Nav aids
      • Info boxes (templates)
  • Contacts
    • also known as
      • Hall of fame
      • Users
      • User list
      • Users I admire
    • Format
      • Simple links
      • Edit counters
      • Link arrays
  • Menu
    • Format
      • List
      • Icons
      • Icons with Click
    • Samples
      • ElAmericano

Note that subpages can have subpages under them as well, and so on. Like this: User:user name/subpage level one/subpage level two/etc.

Sandboxes[edit]

You can create subpages in userspace as private 'sandboxes'. You can use this space to experiment with Wiki syntax, or to work on articles without worrying about whether the article is ready to go public. Remember that:

  1. When moving articles to and from userspace it is easy to inadvertently break the terms of the GFDL by forgetting to leave a trail back to where the content came from. If you cut and paste content from an article into your userspace, remember to leave an edit summary such as "Content taken from Article", and do the same if you want to move content back into the main article.
  2. User subpages should not be included in any categories meant for articlespace. If you copy and paste an article containing categories, you can:
    1. Remove them
    2. Put <nowiki></nowiki> tags around them: <nowiki>[[Category:Australians]]</nowiki> produces [[Category:Australians]]
    3. Comment them out with <!-- -->: <!-- [[Category:Australians]]--> produces absolutely nothing
    4. Put [[:Category:Australians]] instead of [[Category:Australians]] (note the extra colon): this produces Category:Australians.
    Be especially aware of templates that include categories, such as {{POV}} or {{stub}}. Again, you can remove the template, nowiki it, comment it out, or subst it with {{subst:POV}} instead of {{POV}} to convert the template into its raw code, then remove the category manually as above (you will need to replace the template on moving it back into articlespace).
  3. User subpages can be stumbled across by users unfamiliar with Wikipedia via Google (though not by Wikipedia's built-in search unless the searcher chooses to search in userspace). To avoid people mistaking your work in progress as an actual article, add {{Userspace draft}} or the magic word __NOINDEX__ to the top of your userpage.


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