How to Create Pages

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How to Create Pages

Take a deep breath and read this entire will really only take you three minutes, and will save you time and headaches.

Creating Pages

Create pages by:

  • Logging in with your WPI username
  • Clicking the "Create page" link at the left menu
  • Suggestion: copy the contents of this page as a template starting point for your page
  • Choose one or more categories (shown on the main page) that you feel your project falls into and create a category tags such as [[Category:Algorithmic Composition]] or [[Category:Interactive Systems]]. You can see all of the categories from the main page.
  • Add a description and links to the content you're submitting by formatting them as [// The Thing My Link Goes To].
  • See steps below for uploading and linking to content
  • Once your page is complete, click save and review it. Go to the main page and ensure that your page shows up in the proper categories.

Adding Category Tags

Complete List of Categories

Projects & Systems

[[Category:Interactive Systems]]



[[Category:Pedagogy, Theory, and Research Resources]]

[[Category:Development Toolkits]]

Compositions & Works

[[Category:Music (classical)]]

[[Category:Music (popular, contemporary, non-classical)]]

[[Category:Algorithmic, Interactive, & Electro-acoustic Compositions]]

[[Category:Sound Design]]

[[Category:Film, Video, and Related Scores]]

[[Category:Scores and Arrangements]]


[[Category:Writings, Papers, Tutorials,and Documentation]]

Course Projects

[[Category:Electronic Music Composition (3620)]]

[[Category:Foundations of Music Technology (2300)]]

Important: include an Advisor category tag depending on who you worked on the project with. For classes with Dr. Manzo, include the tag [[Category: Advisor:Manzo]]. If you worked on the project Dr. Bianchi, [[Category: Advisor:Bianchi]]; Dr. Barton, [[Category: Advisor:Barton]] and so on.

How to Upload & Embed to Video, Audio, and Pictures

Upload content to the Wiki in two ways:

Uploading Files Through the Wiki (for small files)

Using "Upload file" feature (for files smaller than 24mb)

  • Click the Upload file link at the left and upload a file
  • Link to the files within your page using the tag:


Uploading Files Through the Media Server (for large files)

Using WPI Storage (for files larger than 24mb) To upload large files, log in at the page below:

Video Encoding Requirements

Encode videos as MP4 files when possible. If you encounter issues with the video not displaying on the Wiki, you may need to change your video encoding settings. Click here for more information.

Uploading and Embedding a Document

Upload a document through by clicking the Upload file link at the leftside menu.
When you upload a file, the filename will be shown as shown below:
Determine filename.png

The document can then be embedded in a page with that same filename using the following code:
[[File:FlyClone Fretboard to Neck Jig.pdf|Document]]

Embedding Video Uploaded Through the Media Server

After adding media, grab the embed code, modify it, and add to your wiki page as described here.

Embedding Video and Audio Uploaded Through the Wiki

  • Upload the video or audio using the above steps
  • Copy the link to your audio or video file
  • Embed the video or audio in your page with the following code:

Code: <mediaplayer></mediaplayer>



Embedding Images Uploaded Through the Wiki

  • Uploading the image using the "Upload file" link at the left
  • You may embed the image in your page with the following code:

Code: [[File:image_name.png]]

Help Connecting to Git Repository

Click here for help connecting to the GIT Repositories for projects.

Help Connecting to Alden B30 Remotely Through Splashtop

Click here for help connecting to to Alden B30 Remotely Through Splashtop.

Adding Your Name to the WPI Student Contributors section of Project pages

For pages associated with ongoing research projects (for HU3910 or other), click the edit button next to the top heading "WPI Student Contributors" and add a year and your name with the formatting and syntax shown here:
Student contributors.jpg

Uploading and Embedding Documents on Project pages

  • Upload the file using the information above.
    • Copy the filename as noted above.
  • For pages associated with ongoing research projects (for HU3910 or other), click the edit button next to "Documentation" of the relevant "Project Files & Resources" instance(s) on that page.

Your document linked on the project page should ultimately look like this:
Embedding reports.png

See an example here.

  • Use this code on the project's Wiki page as an example:

*See [[:File:My_Report.pdf| this report]] from D 2020