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Add details about your center

  1. Click on Edit This Page at the top of your Family History Center page.
  2. Delete the information in italics and add your own information.
  3. Remove the italics by selecting the text, then clicking on the "I" in the toolbar above.
  4. Remove the headings that you will not be using. This will help your page look complete. You may however want to add it back in again in the future. To see what was there before, you can click on the "History" tab at the top and click on a date to view what the page looked like at that point in time.

Bullets, numbered lists and indents

These pages were created with the idea of having "section headings," with information about each topic under each section heading. Most of the sections already include bullets underneath, but some do not. To add information below a heading, put your cursor on the end of the row and hit enter. To add bullets, numbered lists, or indented paragraphs, you can use the number/bullet options in the toolbar above, or click on Wikitext and use the following code:

  1. Bullets. Type a * at the beginning of a line.
  2. Numbered lists.. Type a # at the beginning of a line.
  3. Indented paragraphs. Type a : at the beginning of a line. if you want to indent two times, type::. You can also type: in front of * or # to indent bullets or numbered lists.
  4. Useful Wiki Code. For other useful wiki codes to spice up your FHC page see Help:Formatting

Remove the "Stub template"

Now that you have information on your page, it is no longer a "stub" article, or an article with very little information in it, so you can now remove the "stub template". You don't have to have the page 100% complete to do so.

  1. To remove the stub template: Click on the Edit link at the top of the page.
  2. Click on Wikitext in the editing toolbar.
  3. Find the {{FHC-stub}} at the top of the text and delete it.
  4. At the bottom of the page, add {{FHC-expand}} under the "Additional helps" heading so future FHC directors will know how to link to this page.
  5. Save the page. Add to the Summary box "deleted stub template."

Placing Images

You are welcome to take a photograph of your building or the inside of your center to add to your page. To place the image on your page do the following:

  1. Submit the photograph to FamilySearch Wiki for approval. See Image for the process of getting approval of images and photographs.
  2. Add your image under the introduction statement by typing in the following code in Wikitext: [[Image:Name of your FHC.jpg|right|300px]]. This should place the image to the right of the Contents box. The "300px" restricts the size of the image so as to not push other things out of the way. You can change the number if you think the image needs to be enlarged or decreased in size.

How to install Google Map link to the FHC page

  1. Click on the Google link on your page on #3 under the Location & Map section.
  2. Click on “Maps” link at top of Google page.
  3. Type in address of FHC in Search box and click “Search Maps” button.
  4. Click on “Link” at the top of the map to the FHC.
  5. A drop down menu will appear. Click on “Paste link in email or IM”.
  6. With a right click of the mouse, choose “Copy” from the drop down menu.
  7. Sign in to FamilySearch Wiki if you have not done it already.
  8. Click on the “Edit This Page” next to the name of the Family History Center.
  9. Click on “Wikitext” on the tool bar above edit box.
  10. Near the top of the edit box you will see the link "[http://maps.google.com Google].”
  11. Select the link between the [ ]’s and paste the link to the map for your FHC from Google. The new link will be a long string of characters.
  12. At the end of the copied link, insert a space and type in the name of your FHC.
  13. It should look something like: [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1.%092195+Jackson+Highway,+Chehalis,+W ashington&aq=&sll=37.09024,-95.712891&sspn=49.757664,60.732422&ie=UTF8 &hq=&hnear=2 195+Jackson+Hwy,+Chehalis,+Washington+98532&z=16Centralia Washington Family History Center].
  14. Click “Show preview” button at the bottom of the page and if it looks ok, then type in “Inserted Google map” in "Summary" box and click on “Save page.”
  15. Click link on saved page to make sure the Google map appears when you click on the newly created Google map link. You are done.

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