wiki:HowTo

Howto guide to cinemaofindia.org

The website uses a Wiki structure which means that people can add/ edit or change the content. The Wiki essentially works on the principle of internal linking which means that any entry that is created can be linked internally with the use of a simple square bracket command.

If you register as a user you may start adding or editing entries

For instance if there is an entry for Awara then any place you find a reference if you place it within brackets it automatically links to the page Awara

[[Awara]]

Structure

On the home page you will find a list of categories such as Chronicle, Films, Directors, Actors, Studios, Producers etc.

Whenever you create a new entry you can classify it under one of these by simply placing a link at the bottom of your entry to one of them

For instance if you create an entry for

Omkara, then at the bottom of the page you add [[Films]] and it will be added to the list of films

You may place as many categories as you want

For Vishal Bharadwaj for instance you could place him under

[[Director]]
[[Music]]
[[Writer]]

1. How to create a new entry

On the address bar cinemaofindia.org/wiki just add the name of an entry you want to make. For instance if you want to create an entry for Helen you add

cinemaofindia.org/wiki/Helen

You will get a prompt which says

The page Helen does not exist. You can create it here. Click on Create this page and a new page for Helen will be created which you can then start adding content

2. Editing and existing entry

There is a complete list of commands that may be used here

http://cinemaofindia.org/wiki/WikiFormatting

Once you go to a page you may start editing the page

3. Adding a picture

To add a picture to the Wiki you need to do the following

  1. At the bottom of any page you will find an option which says Attach File
  2. Click on this and attach a picture in .jpg format not exceeding 2 MB. For instance you have added a picture of Nargis
  3. Then in the content section use the following command [[Image(Nargis.jpg)]]
  4. Please note that the name in the link should be the same a the file name that you have attached

4. Embedding a youtube Video

Youtube uses a distinct file name for every video it hosts. A typical youtube video will have the following name

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHx2tPnkkYA

The name of the video in this case is aHx2tPnkkYA

To embed a youtube video just use the following command

[[Embed(youtube=aHx2tPnkkYA)]]

Basically fill in the name of the youtube video after the equals sign

5. Creating Footnotes

If you want to cite an article, use the create footnote command which s basically this

[[FootNote( Content of the footnote comes here )]]

It will automatically be added

6. Embedding a video from pad.ma

www.pad.ma is a public access digital archive which allows you to link to a particular section of a video

On pad.ma you can choose a segment of a video by marking an in and an out point (Use the editor view)

On the menu button (Wheel) select embed this video and you will get an address such as

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://pad.ma/CGF/embed?in=0.000&out=261.000&view=player" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

You need to copy a segment of the address namely the portion within quotes https://pad.ma/CGF/embed?in=0.000&out=261.000&view=player

and add it to the following command

[[Embed(iframe=Add the segment you have copied here)]]

For instance the film Kalpana is available on pad.ma

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