Editing Cachet Category Index Pages

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This index lists categories for grouping Naval Cover cachets.
 
Basic Page Structure
 

The entry for a cachet category index page is contained on a single line starting with "...". There are two types of entries:

  1. Entries with an active link
    The cachet category's name is a link that takes you to the page for that cachet category. An entry should only provide an active link if there is an actual page already created for that cachet category or if the cachet category's page will be created immediately after the entry is added to the index page. Entries with an active link use the following template:
    <tr><td> [[PAGE_NAME | CACHET CATEGORY NAME ]] </td></tr>
    
  2. Entries with an inactive link
    The cachet category's name is not a link (ie, it is not clickable). Entries with an inactive link use the following template:
    <tr><td><!-- [[PAGE_NAME | --> CACHET CATEGORY NAME <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>
    

Where:

"[[PAGE_NAME | CACHET CATEGORY NAME]]" is a link to the page that contains the information for the cachet category (either a list of sub-categories or images of covers with cachets relevant to the given category). "PAGE_NAME" is the name of the page for the given cachet category and should have the form: "Cachet_Category_<Cachet Category Name>". For example, the page name for Fleet War Games is "Cachet_Category_Fleet_War_Games".

"CACHET CATEGORY NAME" is the name of the cachet category and will be used as the link's label (ie, how the link will appear when displayed on the page). For example, [[Cachet_Category_Fleet_War_Games | Fleet War Games]] is a link to a page named Cachet_Category_Fleet_War_Games but in the cachet category index page the link looks like "Fleet War Games".
 
Notice the difference between the two templates. The "inactive link" template has portions commented out using HTML comments (starts with a "<!--" and ends with a "-->"). There are two sections within the template that are commented out: "[[PAGE_NAME |" and "]]".
 
How to convert an existing inactive link entry into an active link entry
 
All you have to do is remove the HTML comment tags.

  1. Remove the comment start tag ("<!--") before "[[PAGE_NAME |"
  2. Remove the comment end tag ("-->") after "[[PAGE_NAME |"
  3. Remove the comment start tag ("<!--") before "]]"
  4. Remove the comment end tag ("-->") after "]]"

For example, convert:
 
<tr><td><!-- [[Cachet_Category_Fleet_War_Games | --> Fleet War Games <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>

to:

<tr><td> [[Cachet_Category_Fleet_War_Games | Fleet War Games ]] </td></tr>
 
If you need to create the page for a new cachet category, copy the Cachet Category Page Template. If the new page will only list sub-categories, then copy the Cachet Category Index Page Template instead.
 
Don't forget to preview the page before saving it and please add a short description of the change in the Summary text box just above the Save / Show buttons at the bottom of the page. A short description would be something like "activated link for Fleet War Games".
 
How to add a new "inactive link" entry
 
If you just want to add a cachet category's name but not create the actual page for that cachet category, then you need to use the "inactive link" template (see above) to create an entry with an inactive link. Copy the template and paste it in the correct location. Then replace "PAGE_NAME" and "CACHET CATEGORY NAME" with appropriate values. For example:
 
<tr><td><!-- [[Cachet_Category_Fleet_War_Games | --> Fleet War Games <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>
 
Don't forget to preview the page before saving it and please add a short description of the change in the Summary text box just above the Save / Show buttons at the bottom of the page. A short description would be something like "added entry for Fleet War Games".
 
How to add a new "active link" entry
 
If you want to add the name of a cachet category that already has its own page or if you want to add a new cachet category and then create its page immediately after, then you need to use the "active link" template (see above) to create an entry with an active link. Copy the template and paste it in the correct location. Then replace "PAGE_NAME" and "CACHET CATEGORY NAME" with appropriate values. For example:
 
<tr><td>[[Cachet_Category_Fleet_War_Games | Fleet War Games]]</td></tr>
 
If you need to create the page for a new cachet category entry, copy the Cachet Category Page Template. If the new page will only list sub-categories, then copy the Cachet Category Index Page Template instead.
 
Finally...
 
Don't forget to preview the page before saving it and please add a short description of the change in the Summary text box just above the Save / Show buttons at the bottom of the page. A short description would be something like "added entry for Fleet War Games".
 
To see some examples, just look at how the current entries are coded. If you have questions or run into trouble, contact the Curator for help. You can always Cancel an editing session using the "Cancel" link just to the right of the "Show changes" button at the bottom of the editor screen. For general editing help, see the article on How To Edit Pages.

 


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