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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.

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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 several conferences. 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

Look at Blog Data Base Instructions and Adapt for here.