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[yast-devel] Tips for adding YaST pages to opensuse wiki
Hi all,

this is about creating new pages for either by copying a page from or writing a totally new page.

The namespace is in front of the page name and is separated by ':'.

Namespaces used for YaST pages are:
openSUSE: all articles concerning openSUSE projects and teams,
e.g. openSUSE:YaST_development, openSUSE:YaST_team
SDB: help, Howtos, support, e.g. SDB:YaST_tricks,
User: for the YaST teams members
Portal: overview over a topic, entry point, e.g. Portal:YaST,
Portal:Libzypp, Portal:Libstorage


Name of a the page
The name of the page should be readable like a headline/a short description of the content (words seperated by '_' and lower case writing). Not all YaST pages respect this, good examples are openSUSE:YaST_development, openSUSE:Report_a_YaST_bug, SDB:YaST_remote_logging_during_installation

Categories should be added to the pages to be able to find/list the pages more easily.

Should be added to all YaST pages (got listed in 'All of YaST' on
right side on

YaST related SDB articles (got listed when selecting 'SDB:YaST' on


Hints if old pages are copied

1. Adding a TransferNote to the old wiki page

To add a transfer note is recommended for important pages or if you have found recent contributions/changes in the page history. The note points to the new page, like:
This article has been transferred to the
/openSUSE:YaST_style_guide .
Please use new location for your contributions.

In first line add {{TransferNote|<new page>}}.

2. Adding an Info to new wiki page

If you are unsure whether the content of an old wiki page is still valid, add an info to the page on new wiki, like:
This page is NOT up to date. Some information might not be valid any

Add {{Info|<the information>}} at the beginning.

Ideally find someone who takes care and checks/updates the page.


Gabriele Mohr
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