Creating a new tipEdit

Please use the following link if you want to create a new Vim Tip.
You will see important guidelines for how tips are planned on the Vim Tips wiki.

Creating a user pageEdit

All contributors are encouraged to create a user account by clicking the "Create an account" link on the top of any page. It's best to provide a valid email address (which is not revealed to anyone, even if you enable receiving email from other logged-in users). After logging on, the "my preferences" link at the top of any page allows you to control whether you will receive email when a page you are watching has changed, or when another user wants to send you a private message.

After logging on with your new account, your name will be visible at the top of any page. Click your name to visit your user page. If your user page does not yet exist, you will be able to create it. Most user pages on this wiki are fairly simple – see Special:Listusers for some ideas. You are welcome to put any to-do or other notes related to Vim or the wiki under your user page.

Add a note on creating user subpages and creating archives.

Creating other pagesEdit

To create a page, you can:

  • Make a link (for example, [[Name of page to create]]) on another page (you don't have to save the other page, just edit it and click Show preview). The link will be red if the page "Name of page to create" does not exist. Click the link to create the new page.
  • Find the URL of a similar page, and edit the last part of the URL to identify the new page you want to create. For example, you might want to create a template, so you could take the URL of an existing template like, then change "Sandbox" to the name you want (replacing any spaces with underscores). Paste the resulting URL into the address bar of your web browser.
  • Search for a page by entering the exact title that you want in the search box on the home page. Assuming the page does not exist, you will see "Searched for Name of page you entered" at the top of the search results. Click the red link to create the page.

Please spend some time becoming familiar with the pages on the Vim Tips wiki before creating more. It is better to edit a related page that already exists, rather than to create a new page. See Special:Allpages, choose the Namespace you want, then click Go. Also study our guidelines.

Starting a new page on Fandom takes only a couple of clicks and is an important part of contributing to a community. This page, starting with the video below, will walk you through the basics.

Step by step

  • Click on the Add button (it appears as Add New Page if you are an anonymous user) on the top right of your community header.
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  • The "Create a new article" box will open.
  • You can choose the article name by typing it in the box. This name will become the last part of the page's URL.
Create page dialog

  • Decide between a standard page layout or a blank page. The standard layout provides image and video placeholders as well as section headings. The preload contents for the "Standard layout" are stored at MediaWiki:Createpage-with-video on your community and can be edited by local admins. If VisualEditor is enabled and this pop-up opens when viewing a regular page, the layout option will not appear.
Create page template page

  • A second way to create a page is by clicking on any red link on your community (which is created by linking to a page that does not exist). You will then be brought into the editor where you can add your content.
  • A third way to create a page on some communities is using any inputboxes that exist on a community. A local community may have added inputboxes, possibly in Project namespace, to create a page with a preloaded layout. Local communities should direct users to these inputboxes if preferred.
  • A fourth way to create a page is to use a Special:CreatePage link which can be added to a community anywhere where wikitext works.


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The choices in Special:Preferences

The "Editing" tab of Special:Preferences includes options for page creation:

  • Use a blank page as default for creating a new page. This makes the 'Blank page' option the default on the 'Create a new article' box.
  • Disable "Create a new article" flow . If checked, this disables the box for you.

Where to go now

Further help and feedback

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