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Help:Simplified Instructions for Creating a Feature Directory Page

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This is simplified instruction page. For the regular instruction page, Help:How to Build a Profile Page for a Company or Technology.


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PESWiki focuses on renewable, affordable energy technology. If you know of a company or technology that should be listed here, including your own, we welcome you to build a page about it.

Below are some simplified instructions and guidelines for creating and maintaining a feature page. If these are intimidating to you, or if you do not have time at present to build such a page, feel free to make a page recommendation to us through our submit link.

Please glance through the content on this instruction page before proceeding, so you can get the lay of the land.

Building a Page

Make Sure There Isn't Already a Page About It

Use the "search" button in the upper left-hand corner of each page of this site to see if there is already a page about the company or technology.

Page Ownership and Control

Even though you might be the one who first creates a page, and who watches it closely and maintains it, that does not mean you "own" its content. This is a public website, with a "copyleft" philosophy.

Others may edit the page and may even post skeptical remarks about the company or technology. Rather than delete them, just post your rebuttal to them, providing documentation to support your response if possible. Sometimes it is appropriate to move the comment to a more suitable place, if it has been positioned obnoxiously.

In some cases, where a page is being abused, we will temporarily protect the page from being edited except by those with Sysop privileges. Such instances are very rare.


You will need to be There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] to make changes to the site.

Starting the Page

If the name of the company you want to feature is "Widgets LLC", then enter the following into your browser address bar:

Note that the name of the company or technology follows the deparment word "Directory:"

Naming Guidelines

It is preferable to use the legal name of the company.

If it is a general technology, try to be as concise and descriptive as possible.

periods (.), commas (,), parenthesis (), and other symbols are usually permitted

Initial Caps is the Preferred Format for Page Names

See also Help:File Naming Guidelines

After you enter the name you want in the address bar, hit "enter", and you will be taken to a new page that says "(There is currently no text in this page)"

Click on the "edit" tab at the top of the page, and a box will open for you to enter content. You are ready to create your page.

When you are ready to save it, click on the "Show preview" button at the bottom of the box to see what it will look like. If it is acceptable, then click on "Save". Your page has now been created, and will be the newest entry on the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3] page.

See also: Help:Starting a new page


We have a Directory:Template:Simple you can use as a guide for building the new feature page.

Just click on the "edit" tab at the top of the page, copy that content (select then click ctrl-c), then paste (ctrl-v) it into your page.

(We also have a Directory:Template for more advanced users.)

Content Suggestions

Here is a list of contents that would be good to include in the feature page. (These are included in the Directory:Template:Simple)

Brief introduction/overview at the opening, sumarizing what the company or technology is about, how far along it is, what its applications are, and any major drawbacks. This can be anywhere from one sentence to 3-4 short paraphraphs.

Link to the official website, and key pages on the site

Description of how it works

Expected Costs of the technology in the marketplace

List of Key Advantages

List of Primary Applications

Indepdendent Testing status

Patent(s) status

Profiles of the company and inventor

Coverage in the News, other websites

comments section, including link to the discussion page

Contact information, of the company

"See also" section that links to other PESWiki index pages of relevance.

Example Pages

Here are a few sample Technology/Company directory pages that you might want to review to see their layout and organization.

Directory:Zotloterer Gravitational Vortex Power Plant

Directory:Perendev Power Developments Pty (Ltd) - long "latest" section

Directory:PICC Pre-Ignition Catalytic Converter

Directory:Ecowatts Thermal Energy Cell

Directory:Cool Earth Solar

Directory:Magnetic Power Inc

Page Management

Monitoring the Page

Each page at PESWiki has a "history" tab at the top of the page, which shows every change made to the page. You can view the page as it existed at any given time. You can also compare between any two revision versions. This is a good way to see who has done what on the page, and when.

Every page at PESWiki also has a "watch" option among the top tabs. Once you add a page to your watch list, all you need to do is click on the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2] link at the top of the site to be taken to a listing of a history of the pages you are watching. It will show you those pages that have been changed, by date.

As the company or technology has significant developments, feel free to update the page.

News Items

If the company or technology hits the news out there in the world, feel free to add links to the news coverage from the "In the News" section of the page.

Contact Us

As you are building the page, if you have questions for which you can't find an answer in our Help:Contents pages, or if you need some help on fine-tuning the page, feel free to PESWiki:Contact.

Company/Technology Feature Page Creation Specialist:

for now, User:SilverThunder is serving in this capacity