Contribute to the Wiki

We are a growing community of contributors. It would be an honor to have your help with creating the Revival Wiki.

This page is used to help you with adding your content to the site. As you make your additions, changes and corrrections, please keep the following in mind:

  • The Revival Wiki is created to inspire people by showcasing God's goodness. Pages on the website are not to be stoic, unemotional articles, but are meant to tell historically accurate stories that people can relate to. Feel free to include your personal flair in the articles while making sure they are historically accurate.
  • Be honest and accurate and use footnotes to cite the sources.
  • Be sure to comply with our community guidelines as you create your entry.
  • Have fun!

Dokuwiki

The platform used to create the Revival Wiki is called Dokuwiki. It is an open source wiki software that is similar to the software used on Wikipedia. If you are familiar with editing and creating pages in Wikipedia or other wiki sites, than you should be well on your way to understanding how Dokuwiki works.

A Word about Namespaces (Categories)

The Revival Wiki uses Namespaces to help organize pages. In Dokuwiki, name spaces are used to organize files. Below is a partial list of name spaces that we use, but you can view the Sitemap for a full list of namespaces.

  • Community: This namespace contains pages related to the community, and helpful information to help you with building the Revival Wiki
  • Revivals: This section houses articles on various movements of God throughout the world. If there is an revivalist who wasn't part of a particular revival, the person's page can be listed as a revival (for example, Smith Wigglesworth, John G Lake, David Hogan)
  • People: These are people on the website. Within the people category, there are sub namespaces (e.g. revivalists, historians).

When creating pages, please label them with the appropriate namespace.

Edit a Page

Editing a page on the Revival Wiki is a simple process. When you are on any page, you can click the edit button and start editing or adding your content.

Pages are written in plain text, using code to format the text. Fortunarly, the toolbar at the top of the edit screen can help you as you edit.

In addition to the toolbar, our best friend while editing pages will be the syntax page, which is always linked at the top of the edit screen.

In the syntax page you can learn how do edit and add a variety of things, including:

  • Links: Internal and External
  • Backlink list: Showing pages linked to a certain page
  • Page Redirects
  • Footnotes
  • Sectioning: Titles and Headlines
  • Folding: Hiding sections of a page
  • Media Files: Images, Image Sliders, Video, Audio
  • Lists
  • Quoting
  • Tables
  • New Page: Create a block that lets users add a page
  • Code Blocks
  • Embedding HTML and PHP

Create a New Page

You are also invited to create pages in the Revival wiki. When creating pages in the Revival Wiki, please be mindful of a few things:

  • Please create pages in the relevant namespaces (as listed above). If you have a page that doesn't fit in an existing namespace, feel free to create a new namespace for the page, and other pages related to it.
  • Pages use templates so that they appear similar. Please follow the templates given, but feel free to add or remove any information depending what is relevant to your article.

Here are a few ways to create a new page:

  • To create a new page simply create a link from an existing page to a non-existing page. After the page is saved, click on the link to go to your new page, and click on Create this page (on the right).
    • This is the most common and recommended way. It ensures all your pages are linked together correctly and you don't create orphans anywhere.
  • Click the Add New Page button in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
  • You can also open a non-existing page by manually manipulating the URL in your Browser. For example:
  • Use the form below to create a new page.
You are not allowed to add pages

NOTE: Make sure you properly link your newly created page from other pages, when using one of the alternative methods. Otherwise no one may find your page. (Though these pages may still be found by the index feature or through the search engine.)