Editing Other US Navy Index Pages

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This index lists various categories for Naval Covers that are not related to U.S. Navy ships.
 
Basic Page Structure
 

An entry for the Other U.S. Navy category index page is contained on a single line starting with "...". There are two types of entries:

  1. Entries with an active link
    The category's name is a link that takes you to the page for that category. An entry should only provide an active link if there is an actual page already created for that category or if the 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 | CATEGORY NAME ]] </td></tr>
    
  2. Entries with an inactive link
    The 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 | --> CATEGORY NAME <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>
    

Where:

"[[PAGE_NAME | CATEGORY NAME]]" is a link to the page that contains the information for the category. "PAGE_NAME" is the name of the page for the given category and should have the form: "OtherUS_Category_<Category Name>". For example, the page name for Receiving Ships is "OtherUS_Category_Receiving_Ships".

"CATEGORY NAME" is the name of the category and will be used as the link's label (ie, how the link will appear when displayed on the page). For example, [[OtherUS_Category_Receiving_Ships | Receiving Ships]] is a link to a page named OtherUS_Category_Receiving_Ships but in the index page the link looks like "Receiving Ships".
 
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><!-- [[OtherUS_Category_Receiving_Ships | --> Receiving Ships <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>

to:

<tr><td> [[OtherUS_Category_Receiving_Ships | Receiving Ships ]] </td></tr>
 
If you need to create the page for a new category, copy the Other U.S. Navy Category Page Template.
 
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 USS Macon".
 
How to add a new "inactive link" entry
 
If you just want to add a category's name but not create the actual page for that 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 "CATEGORY NAME" with appropriate values. For example:
 
<tr><td><!-- [[OtherUS_Category_Receiving_Ships | --> Receiving Ships <!-- ]] --> </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 Airship category".
 
How to add a new "active link" entry
 
If you want to add the name of a category that already has its own page or if you want to add a new 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 "CATEGORY NAME" with appropriate values. For example:
 
<tr><td> [[OtherUS_Category_Receiving_Ships | Receiving Ships ]] </td></tr>
 
If you need to create the page for a new category, copy the Other U.S. Navy Category Page Template.
 
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 Airship category".
 
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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