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The "cookie jar" is a container for a collection of small, well-defined tasks.  Each could be completed by someone with appropriate subject knowledge and a modest time commitment.
 
The "cookie jar" is a container for a collection of small, well-defined tasks.  Each could be completed by someone with appropriate subject knowledge and a modest time commitment.
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This page merely explains the concept.  Go to the [[:Category:Cookie jar|real cookie jar]] for the actual task list.  Before you start writing a page from the cookie jar remember to check the Talk (discussion) page to see if there is any additional information that will make your life easier!
  
 
Maintaining the list of items in the cookie jar is now largely automatic.  An article (or rather an empty page where the article will be) can be added to the cookie jar by simply including {{tl|cookiejar}} in the page.  Once the page has been written it can be removed from the cookie jar by removing the {{tl|cookiejar}} again.
 
Maintaining the list of items in the cookie jar is now largely automatic.  An article (or rather an empty page where the article will be) can be added to the cookie jar by simply including {{tl|cookiejar}} in the page.  Once the page has been written it can be removed from the cookie jar by removing the {{tl|cookiejar}} again.
  
This page merely explains the conceptGo to the [[:Category:Cookie jar|real cookie jar]] for the actual task list.
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==Articles that could be improved==
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<categorytree style="float:right; clear:right; margin-left:1ex; border:1px solid gray; padding:0.7ex; background-color:cornsilk; width:400px;" mode=pages onlyroot=on>Needs improvement</categorytree>
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There are also a number of articles that have been flagged as in need of improvement.  These have {{tl|stub}} in the page, which means the articles have content but they are in need of improvement or more contentIf you update one of these pages, please change the {{tl|stub}} entry to {{tl|review}} so it can be reviewed by someone else.
  
The list below comprises the old manually-maintained cookie jar and will be gradually removed.
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== Proofreading and copy editing ==
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<categorytree style="float:right; clear:right; margin-left:1ex; border:1px solid gray; padding:0.7ex; background-color:cornsilk; width:400px;" mode=pages onlyroot=on>Needs review</categorytree>
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If you don't feel comfortable writing contents ''from scratch'', we always need people to [[wikipedia:Proofreading|proofread]] and [[wikipedia:Copy_editing|copy edit]]. These articles can be found in the Category [[:Category:Needs review|Needs review]]. You can click the + to the right to expand the list.
  
== Information pages ==
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== Adding articles to the Wiki==
We need some basic information on the following pages.  Looking for a simple definition of the term with links to further information if required.
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To add a new article to the Wiki, enter the title of the article as part of the URL. For example, if the article is called "My new article", enter the <code><nowiki>URL http://docs.joomla.org/My new article</nowiki></code>. A page will display saying that there is no existing article with that name, and a link called "Edit this page" will show. Click this link to begin editing the page. Once you have saved the article, you can rename it using the "move" tab at the top of the Wiki page. To add a "?" to an article, use "%3F", for example, <code><nowiki>URL http://docs.joomla.org/How does this work%3F</nowiki></code>.
* [[Access Control List]] (ACL)
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* [[Configuration]] (redirect to [[Screen.config.15|Screen.config.15]])
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* [[CSS]]
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* [[Global configuration]] (redirect to [[Screen.config.15|Screen.config.15]])
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* [[Languages]]
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* [[Requirements]] (to install + run a Joomla! website)
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== Proofreading and copy editing ==
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=== Wiki Categories ===
If you don't feel comfortable writing contents ''from scratch'': we always need people to [[wikipedia:Proofreading|proofread]] and [[wikipedia:Copy_editing|copy edit]].  
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Most Wiki articles will belong to one or more categories. Categories show at the bottom of the article as links, for example, "Categories: Tips and tricks | Tips and tricks 1.5". To add a Category to an article, at the bottom of the article enter <code><nowiki>[[Category:<category name>]]</nowiki></code> for each desired Category. For example, to put an article in the Category "Tips and tricks", add the text <code><nowiki>[[Category:Tips and tricks]]</nowiki></code> to the end of the article. Note that Category names are case-sensitive, so they must match exactly. If a Category link shows in red, this means the Category does not exist (probably because it is misspelled).
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Many times, you will add an article to two or more categories. For example, if an article is an FAQ that is for version 1.5 and also for Joomla! beginners, you would add three categories: "FAQ" (for all FAQ articles), "Version 1.5 FAQ" (because it is for version 1.5), and "Getting Started FAQ" (because it is for newcomers).
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=== Wiki Help ===
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If you are not familiar with Wiki editing, check out the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents#For_editors Wikimedia help for editors].
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Latest revision as of 13:10, 26 April 2013

Cookie jar.png

The "cookie jar" is a container for a collection of small, well-defined tasks. Each could be completed by someone with appropriate subject knowledge and a modest time commitment.

This page merely explains the concept. Go to the real cookie jar for the actual task list. Before you start writing a page from the cookie jar remember to check the Talk (discussion) page to see if there is any additional information that will make your life easier!

Maintaining the list of items in the cookie jar is now largely automatic. An article (or rather an empty page where the article will be) can be added to the cookie jar by simply including {{cookiejar}} in the page. Once the page has been written it can be removed from the cookie jar by removing the {{cookiejar}} again.

Contents

Articles that could be improved

There are also a number of articles that have been flagged as in need of improvement. These have {{stub}} in the page, which means the articles have content but they are in need of improvement or more content. If you update one of these pages, please change the {{stub}} entry to {{review}} so it can be reviewed by someone else.

Proofreading and copy editing

If you don't feel comfortable writing contents from scratch, we always need people to proofread and copy edit. These articles can be found in the Category Needs review. You can click the + to the right to expand the list.

Adding articles to the Wiki

To add a new article to the Wiki, enter the title of the article as part of the URL. For example, if the article is called "My new article", enter the URL http://docs.joomla.org/My new article. A page will display saying that there is no existing article with that name, and a link called "Edit this page" will show. Click this link to begin editing the page. Once you have saved the article, you can rename it using the "move" tab at the top of the Wiki page. To add a "?" to an article, use "%3F", for example, URL http://docs.joomla.org/How does this work%3F.

Wiki Categories

Most Wiki articles will belong to one or more categories. Categories show at the bottom of the article as links, for example, "Categories: Tips and tricks | Tips and tricks 1.5". To add a Category to an article, at the bottom of the article enter [[Category:<category name>]] for each desired Category. For example, to put an article in the Category "Tips and tricks", add the text [[Category:Tips and tricks]] to the end of the article. Note that Category names are case-sensitive, so they must match exactly. If a Category link shows in red, this means the Category does not exist (probably because it is misspelled).

Many times, you will add an article to two or more categories. For example, if an article is an FAQ that is for version 1.5 and also for Joomla! beginners, you would add three categories: "FAQ" (for all FAQ articles), "Version 1.5 FAQ" (because it is for version 1.5), and "Getting Started FAQ" (because it is for newcomers).

Wiki Help

If you are not familiar with Wiki editing, check out the Wikimedia help for editors.