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Getting started


  • Currently reference tags work, but not the cite news, cite web templates as used on wikipedia.


  • We have installed the Instant Commons extension. Thus any media file on Wikimedia Commons can be included in a wiki page like a locally uploaded file by specifying its name. Local filenames take precedence over Commons filenames.

Uploading files

  • The following file extensions are acceptable for upload: png, gif, jpg, jpeg, doc, xls, mpp, pdf, ppt, tiff, bmp, docx, xlsx, pptx, and ps. Other files e.g. video, should be uploaded to wikipedia commons and included using Instant Commons, as above.
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  • The maps extension is installed. Example usage: {{#display_map:New York City|width=400|height=200}}
  • To display the map floated right:

<div style="float:right;margin: 0 0 10px 10px; padding: 10 px; clear: right;">
{{#display_map:New York City|width=400|height=200}}

  • (Make sure the </div> is on a separate line)

Linking to Wikipedia

  • To link to Wikipedia page just prefix the link with wikipedia: : Example: [[wikipedia:New York City|New York City]] goes to New York City on Wikipedia.
  • Update : Now [[w:New York City|New York City]] will work as well.

Wikipedia Template

  • Including {{wikipedia|pagename}} at the end of an article will add a credit of the form: 25px This article incorporates text from Wikipedia, a project that shares NYCwiki's Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 License.
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