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Notes to Administrators

Adding Resources

To add a resource page, go to Special pages:Forms and select the Lecture Page or Reading Page form. Simply enter the title of the resource (and therefore resource page name) in the box and select "add or edit". You will then be directed to the form for this blog. Fill in the information and save.

This link takes you directly




In the interface to the search database you will see a set of human-interface categories (as opposed to Mediawiki definition of category) for example, "Topics Covered." Within "Topics Covered" there is the name of many topics - "Adaptation," "Business," etc. In the language of the Mediawiki drilldown, "Topics Covered" is a "Filter" or a "Property." The name of the particular Topics Covered are "values." We call these values "attributes" in the following instructions.

In the Mediawiki definition, the category is "Lecture_Page" or "Reading_Page," and the "Filters" and "values" belong to this category. Therefore, on the "Category" page you define the "Filter," and on the "Filter" page you define the "Value."

Creating New Attributes

If you want to add an attribute to the form to an already existing field (a field is the property - example:Natural Variability) find the correct field and add the attribute to the "values=" list (this can be added in any order).

Go to Special Pages, Forms, Lecture_Page AND Reading_Page and edit these pages and add in "values" in correct field.

Go directly to Lecture_Page

Go Directly to Reading_Page

Creating New Fields & Attributes

This is an algorithm that seems to work.

Under the Special Pages there is a section "Semantic Drilldown"

There are three pages,

"Browse Data"

"Create a Filter"


I wanted to add a new filter, to appear in the "Browse Data." I gave the filter the name "Basic Dynamics"

Then in "Filters", I edited the page and added the line

This filter covers the property Basic Dynamics.

There will then be a Property:Basic Dynamics, which I edited and added

This is a property of type Page.

(There is a "Types" page in the Lists of Pages and Types is one of the types.)

Under the Special Pages there is a section "Lists of pages."

Select "Categories" There are 3 Categories

Climate Change the Move to Action



"Lecture" and "Reading" are really Sub-categories of Climate Change the Move to Action

I selected Climate Change the Move to Action

edited and added

Filter:Basic Dynamics

I then went back to the Reading Category and edited the "Form" "Reading Page" and added

! Basic Dynamics: | Basic Dynamics

(You can get directly to these forms at the Forms page under "Lists of pages."

This is not a logical flow ... I think I got all of the steps. But if you try it, and it doesn't work, then keep hacking around.