Help:Uploading images or documents

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Uploading Documents or Images and Adding Them to Wiki Articles

How do I upload a document or image file?

In order for your documents or images to be included in wiki articles they first need to be uploaded to the wiki server.

1) Uploading files to the server

  1. Click "Upload file" in the toolbox located on the bottom - left navigation column (This is the navigation that is constantly present on all wiki pages.)
  2. Press "Browse" and find the file you want to upload from your computer (or type the exact location and name of the file you want to in the "Source filename" field.)
  3. You have the option of re-naming the file by entering the new name in the "Destination filename" field.
    (This is useful if the file you created has a generic name such as "PressRelease4521.pdf" and you would rather have the file name displayed as something more descriptive such as "MountainPineBeetleApril4NewsRelease.pdf".)
  4. Press the "Upload file" button.
  5. NOTE: the types of files you can upload is limited to image files (png, gif, and jpg), Microsoft Word (doc), PDFs (pdf), and Corel WordPerfect (wpd). You can also upload files with the extensions ogg, zip, and txt.
  6. A copy of the file has now been added to the wiki server. You can see a list of all uploaded files by going to the Special:imagelist section.


Now that the file you want to post is in "wikiland" you will be able to include it with an article. To add an image or document file to a wiki article, follow the instructions below.

2) Adding image files to wiki articles

  1. Navigate to the wiki article to which you would like to add a file.
  2. Click the edit tab of the wiki article you would like to link the file.
  3. If it is an image file enter [[Image:NameOfYourFile.extention]]. For example this would look like [[Image:Waterfall.jpg]].
    Make sure you enter the file name exactly as it appears in the list of uploaded files.
    1. Image files will appear as images within the wiki article.
  4. Remember to click the Save page button to save your changes.

3) Adding other file types to wiki articles

  1. Navigate to the wiki article to which you would like to add a file.
  2. Click the edit tab of the wiki article you would like to link the file.
  3. If your file is any other file type other than an image file enter [[Media:NameOfYourFile.extention]]. For example, this would look like [[Media:MountainPineBeetleApril4NewsRelease.pdf]].
    Make sure you enter the file name exactly as it appears in the list of uploaded files.
    1. Non image files will appear as a link to a read-only version on the file.
  4. Remember to click the Save page button to save your changes.

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