First Thing, Get a Password, then read this page again
PmWiki pages look and act like normal web pages, except they have an “Edit” link that makes it easy to modify existing pages and add new pages into the website. Editing uses simple text formatting rules. You do not need to know or use any HTML. Page editing can be left open to the public or restricted to small groups of authors.
PmWiki is written in PHP and distributed under the General Public License. It is designed to be simple to install, customize, and maintain for a variety of applications. This site is running pmwiki-2.0.beta54.
PmWiki is a registered trademark of Patrick R. Michaud (http://www.pmichaud.com).
How to Edit a Repeater Page
This is simple. Just click on the edit button. Now, most of the pages are password protected. So, email us and as for a password to get on the system.
Once you have the password, you will need to follow certain procedures.
1. FOLLOW THE FORMAT OF THE TABLE YOU ARE EDITING!
2. FOLLOW THE FORMAT OF THE TABLE YOU ARE EDITING!
3. FOLLOW THE FORMAT OF THE TABLE YOU ARE EDITING!
O.K., I know that is the same thing three times, but it is to make a point.
Let’s take a look at the table format used on the repeaters pages…
Here is how a repeater entry looks…
|Frequency||Location||Callsign||PLtone||Last Verified||Operational||Sponsor||show Map|
|441.100||Pinacle Peak||WØNWA||103.5||02/2011||O,PL,L,EL,IR,E||-||Show Location|
Here is what you will see when you edit the markup for just the repeater …
(:cell:) Pinacle Peak
(:cell:) -\\ (:cell:)[[http://k5ehx.net/repeaters/qrepeater.php?id=14687 | Show Location ]]
Look complicated? It is not all that complicated.
The tag (:cellnr:) starts a new row and entry. So the first entry is 441.100
The tag (:cell:) is for each horizontal cell entry afterwords.
Now, you can inadvertently create a new web page on this site by the use of what is called a wikiword. This means that there are at least two uppercase letters in the same word. Guess what that means? Yep, your ham radio license can create a new web page. So, take note that you can turn off formatting by enclosing text between special tags.
[= and =] are tags that isolate text and turns off formatting. In the example above, you will see that I have used those tags on WØNWA. Well, if I didn’t, it would look like this WØNWA. I just created a link to a page on this site and if you click on it, you will see the page.
So, after you update an entry, it is your job to verify that you have created no new links to another page on this site.
Well, that is as complicated as it gets. In order to update your repeater, you will have to go to each page that it is located on and change the figures. Of course, you can delete the repeater, but before you do so, select and copy the text and add that information to the inactive repeaters list.
That’s it. Hope you like this new method of keeping up the site.