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Chonisa Foster Lowery April 5 Married to Mickell Lowery March 13 Children Channise and Myla Lowery
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There are several ways to start a new page. These can vary based on the type of page started, as well as the wiki and namespace.
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<br> Chonisa Foster was a former Russian mother, who came with the intend to see their children in hospitality and as such, we found the reason, that we do see in order to collect all the respective orphan children in Russia. As, we come to see all the different ancestors, as we hold with for, we come to see all the different things, we need to see and hold in Russia. In the coming of the services, we are no longer in the need that we do see a book that represent us in all decade of the history of the family. The Lowery family, was in the need that we do see things, in a former action that we do come with on the social level event of the capability of the family. In the need that we do see the things, that we would represent is a need that we would entitle in a former situation than that we have done to the faily. In the senses, that we are coming together, is a need that this Jewish family, would represent a good co - ordination of the different phasets that we do coe with on the social and international level, that we do see here the need to force the respective actions that we do see and hold with on the general apostes action of this family. We do see things, that we hold and respect in all the international levels, that we do come with in the issues that we have seen in the family. On the surrounding of the issues, we should not recommend all the different feelings that we have in accordance with the lines that we come with on the tradition of this family. As, so we recommend that the different recommendations that we do see is in a need to convince the family that all respective theatres are in the need to succeed in the different dependants action that we do see and hold on the different finances that we have seen and have received from this family. The family ancestors, are in the need of executing issues, that we do see here in the need of all that we recommend on the different issues that we have seen in the world.
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== Using Wikilinks ==
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MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see [[Help:Links|Links]]). If you (or anyone else) create a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be coloured red, <span style="color: #ba0000">like this</span>.
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Clicking a red link will take you to the edit page for the new article.  Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.
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Once the page has been created, the link will change from <span style="color: #ba0000">red</span> to <span style="color: #002bb8;">blue</span> (<span style="color: #5a3696;">purple</span> for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.
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Usually this is the best way to create a new page, because it means that right from the start, the page will be linked from at least one other place on the wiki (and typically you will want to mesh it into other related pages later). If you are creating a new page without creating any link to it, you may need to ask yourself: Does this page really fit in with the topics already covered in the wiki? Also, how are you expecting visitors to find this page? Normally there is no reason to create a page without first creating a red link to it.
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== From the search page ==
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If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and “{{int:go}}” button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.  
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== Using the URL ==
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You can use the wiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this:
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*<code><nowiki>http://www.example.net/index.php/</nowiki>'''ARTICLE'''</code> &nbsp;&nbsp; or
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*<code><nowiki>http://www.example.net/wiki/</nowiki>'''ARTICLE'''</code>
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If you replace <code>'''ARTICLE'''</code> with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "{{int:edit}}" [[Help:Navigation#Page Tabs|page tab]] at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.
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== Create redirects to your new page ==
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Don't forget to setup redirects when you create a page. If you think another person may search for the page you've created by using a different name or spelling, please create the proper redirect(s). See [[Help:Redirects]]
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== Protecting your new page ==
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Normally a new wiki page can be edited by other people (that is one of the main ideas of a wiki!) However, a sysop could '[[Help:Protected pages|protect]]' the page, if desired, to prevent normal users from editing it.
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{{Admin tip|tip=The "[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:InputBox inputbox extension]" allows you to provide an even easier way for your users to create new pages}}
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There are several ways to start a new page. These can vary based on the type of page started, as well as the wiki and namespace.

Contents

Using Wikilinks

MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see Links). If you (or anyone else) create a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be coloured red, like this.

Clicking a red link will take you to the edit page for the new article. Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.

Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.

Usually this is the best way to create a new page, because it means that right from the start, the page will be linked from at least one other place on the wiki (and typically you will want to mesh it into other related pages later). If you are creating a new page without creating any link to it, you may need to ask yourself: Does this page really fit in with the topics already covered in the wiki? Also, how are you expecting visitors to find this page? Normally there is no reason to create a page without first creating a red link to it.

From the search page

If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and “Go” button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.

Using the URL

You can use the wiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this:

  • http://www.example.net/index.php/ARTICLE    or
  • http://www.example.net/wiki/ARTICLE

If you replace ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "Edit" page tab at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.

Create redirects to your new page

Don't forget to setup redirects when you create a page. If you think another person may search for the page you've created by using a different name or spelling, please create the proper redirect(s). See Help:Redirects

Protecting your new page

Normally a new wiki page can be edited by other people (that is one of the main ideas of a wiki!) However, a sysop could 'protect' the page, if desired, to prevent normal users from editing it.

Tip for wiki admins: The "inputbox extension" allows you to provide an even easier way for your users to create new pages
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