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Right now, lots of help documents are being copied from the old online manual to this wiki.  That means there are a lot of simple ways you can help, even if you have just a few minutes to spare. Every little bit helps your fellow SMF users.  Thanks!
 
Right now, lots of help documents are being copied from the old online manual to this wiki.  That means there are a lot of simple ways you can help, even if you have just a few minutes to spare. Every little bit helps your fellow SMF users.  Thanks!
  
{{Help:Todo}}
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===Top priorities===
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# Organize information about Customizations (mods and themes) and writing code
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#*Recategorize stuff in [[:Category:Developing SMF]] and [[:Category:Developing_SMF]] and related categories to do with mods and themes. Some documents are over-categorized. Some are under-categorized.
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#* It might make sense to use the categories and boards at [http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=1#c4 Into the Depths of SMF] as guides to categorization.
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#* Finally, we might have some navigation tools like we've used in the Main Page, and a "Developers Main Page", too.
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#<s>Participate in the [[Online Manual:List of All Documents to be Moved to Wiki|List of all documents to be moved to wiki]]</s>
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#<s> Fix up the articles in [[Online Manual:List of BBC articles to be converted]]. Cross them off when you are done fixing them.</s> Done!
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===Other stuff that will need to be done eventually===
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* Check [[:Category:Needs_HTML_cleanup]] for articles with ugly HTML messes. Clean them up
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* Find articles that need HTML cleanup, and give them the <nowiki>{{Cleanup html}}</nowiki> tag. That will make it easier to find them and clean them up.
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* Help improve documents that are already here -- making them easier to read, and adding the new features information that is not there yet.
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* Help write help for people who want to help write documentation
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**Whenever you write documentation, follow the [[Help:Documentation Guidelines|Documentation Guidelines]].
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* See the list of files that need to be created at [[:Category:Please_Create]]
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* See the list of all pages at [[Special:AllPages]], or choose a random page. See if it needs any work.
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*<s>Right now, some doc helpers have made it a project to move and check[[Online_Manual:Doc_Links_documents_to_be_moved|all the doclinks FAQs.]]</s> Done! Thanks!
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===Advanced Wiki Users===
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* <s>Develop a template for individual BBCode tags, using the format of the [[Integration hooks]] page as an example (see http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=412543.msg2880458#msg2880458)</s> -- [[User:AngelinaBelle]] 07:30, 16 December 2010 (EST) Result: [[:Template:Wordy Bbc]]  --[[User:AngelinaBelle|AngelinaBelle]] 10:56, 5 January 2011 (EST)
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* <s> Figure out the problem with the [[:Template:mbox]].  It seems as though an image is missing for |type=caution. Figure out the problem and fix it, or post the solution so an admin can take care of it. </s> --[[User:AngelinaBelle|AngelinaBelle]] 12:08, 19 January 2011 (EST) replaced those pesky svg files with png files to avoid image converter problems.
  
 
==New Tools==
 
==New Tools==

Revision as of 07:27, 13 May 2011

The SimpleMachines Online Manual wiki is the SMF Online Manual that anyone can edit. Please see the Official Announcement from Doc Coordinator groundup.

You can join the Doc Helpers Group! Go to The Group Membership Page of your profile and select "Join Group"

How You Can Help

Right now, lots of help documents are being copied from the old online manual to this wiki. That means there are a lot of simple ways you can help, even if you have just a few minutes to spare. Every little bit helps your fellow SMF users. Thanks!

Top priorities

  1. Organize information about Customizations (mods and themes) and writing code
    • Recategorize stuff in Category:Developing SMF and Category:Developing_SMF and related categories to do with mods and themes. Some documents are over-categorized. Some are under-categorized.
    • It might make sense to use the categories and boards at Into the Depths of SMF as guides to categorization.
    • Finally, we might have some navigation tools like we've used in the Main Page, and a "Developers Main Page", too.
  2. Participate in the List of all documents to be moved to wiki
  3. Fix up the articles in Online Manual:List of BBC articles to be converted. Cross them off when you are done fixing them. Done!

Other stuff that will need to be done eventually

  • Check Category:Needs_HTML_cleanup for articles with ugly HTML messes. Clean them up
  • Find articles that need HTML cleanup, and give them the {{Cleanup html}} tag. That will make it easier to find them and clean them up.
  • Help improve documents that are already here -- making them easier to read, and adding the new features information that is not there yet.
  • Help write help for people who want to help write documentation
  • See the list of files that need to be created at Category:Please_Create
  • See the list of all pages at Special:AllPages, or choose a random page. See if it needs any work.
  • Right now, some doc helpers have made it a project to move and checkall the doclinks FAQs. Done! Thanks!

Advanced Wiki Users

New Tools

Search-and-Replace Tools -- while editing an article, find Custom regex below the Scripts heading at the bottom of the left side bar. You can do multiple search-and-replace, and use regex if you want.

Did you know that the Semantic MediaWiki extension is in use here? It was used to create the Alphabetical list of all bulletin board codes, as well as the Glossary of SMF Terminology. Much more could be done with the Semantic MediaWiki, once we figure it out

New Templates


Translation Help Needed

Use the Online_Manual:Translation Portal to post and view information about translation priorities.

For Discussion

How should we name translated pages?

What is the status of the translate extension?

Administrators

Online Manual:Administrator Portal