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You can quickly create a new page at the getting started section on the Kumu main page. Please note that you will have to log-in to the wiki with your CWL before you can create or edit the Kumu Wiki.

Before You Begin

Make sure that any pages you create are in the right space of the wiki. For example, course related material should go in the Course space. If you're not sure what space your page belongs in, you might want to check out this helpful chart. The Notepad is a good place to begin and you can always move or rename your page later. The namespace prefix (such as Course:) should be left in the input form. Please see Help:Namespaces for more information on how the UBC Wiki is organized.

To create a subpage using the below forms, write the name of the parent page, add a forward slash, and then the name of the child page (the proper syntax is Prefix:Parent Page/Child page). Please note the page titles are case sensitive. Please see Help:Subpages for more info.

How to Use The Notepad Space

The Kumu Wiki is organized into different content areas to accommodate different needs and the Notepad is a place to work, experiment, collaborate, and play using the wiki. To add pages to the Notepad, simply add the prefix Notepad: before your page title.

Create a New Notepad Page


How the Notepad can be used

  • Create your own test pages
  • Create a meeting agenda
  • Collaborate with colleagues on a presentation
  • Play with formatting a page
  • Create a page to coordinate or start a conversation about a project
  • Write an essay or assignment
  • Take meeting notes
  • Plan a party
  • Develop a thesis
  • Use it as a space to brainstorm your ideas
  • The sandbox is your playground - use it however you want

Create a New Mainspace Page

Create a New Main Space Page
  • Unlike the other spaces on the Kumu Wiki, content in the root of the wiki does not require a prefix. Simply add the title of your new page to the form below and click on the create page button.

  • To add an already existing page to the mainspace, use the move function and rename the page without a prefix.

Create a New Course Page

Create a New Course Page
  • Simply add the title of your new page after the prefix Course: in the form below and click on the create page button. Then follow the directions on the editing page. While you may use this space the way it suites you the best, we require users to at least use the following format for creating new course page: Course:MATH1011, where Course: is the namespace prefix, MATH is the subject code and 1011 is the course number.

  • This form loads an infobox template to help organize your course page. You can delete the infobox code if you do not wish to use it.
  • To add an already existing page to the course space, use the move function and rename the page with the "Course:" prefix. For example, a page named ABCD1234 would be renamed Course:ABCD1234. See Help:Moving a page for more information.

Wikis are widely used for documentation as they allow colleagues to collaborate, update, and centrally store manuals and guides. Wikis work well for this purpose as there is no need to continually send out updated files to individual colleagues. As soon as you update your wiki pages, everyone who accesses those pages will have access to the most current information. Likewise, the open nature of wikis allow anyone who has new information to update the documentation. Just remember, this space is, like the rest of TRU Kumu wiki, wide open to anyone at TRU to write and to anyone else in the world to read. Please see Help:Contents for more information on using the Kumu Wiki.

Create a New Documentation Page


Create a page from a link

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MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see Links). If you (or anyone else) create a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be colored red, like this.

Clicking a red link will take you to the edit page for the new article. Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.

Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.

Usually this is the best way to create a new page, because it means that right from the start, the page will be linked from at least one other place on the wiki (and typically you will want to mesh it into other related pages later). If you are creating a new page without creating any link to it, you may need to ask yourself: Does this page really fit in with the topics already covered in the wiki? Also, how are you expecting visitors to find this page? Normally there is no reason to create a page without first creating a red link to it.

Create from the search page

If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and “Go” button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.

Using the URL

You can use the wiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this:


If you replace ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create in the URL field of your browser, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "Edit" page tab at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.

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