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Destination Template

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To keep the formatting of pages the same throughout the Field Guide, we've created this template to use for destination pages.

To create a new destination page, type the name of the place into the search bar from anywhere in the Field Guide. It should tell you that the page doesn't exist and it will give you a link to create the page. Click that link, then copy and paste all of this into your new blank destination to use as a template. You can save your page at any time, to see what it currently looks like.

[[Category:YOUR CATEGORY]]

[[Image:Sample.jpg|thumb|400px|Describe destination image here ''(Photographer name here)'']]
[[Image:Sample.jpg|thumb|250px|Describe destination image here ''(Photographer name here)'']]

* Hikes to this location:
* Hikes including this location:
{{Maplinkinfo|latitude=ENTER LATITUDE HERE|longitude=ENTER LONGITUDE HERE}}

=== Description ===
Write a description here

* [http://portlandhikers.org/forums/thread/THREAD NUMBER.aspx Subject of post (5/1/06)]

* [http://portlandhikers.org/forums/thread/THREAD NUMBER.aspx Subject of post (5/1/06)]

=== Guidebooks that cover this destination ===
* ''Title'' First edition, by Author

=== More Links ===
* See more information at [http://www.somewebsite.com Describe the link here] 

== Contributors ==
* [[User:YourUsernameHere|YourUsernameHere]] (creator)

We realize that this template can be confusing for first time users. Basically it's just a text file that you'll be changing from a generic "blank destination", to your finished page relating to a specific place.

Here's what all of this gibberish means:

The first section is the categories. Categories are basically searchable lists, so you'll want to enter every category that applies to your destination. At a minimum, each destination can use two categories, one that would be a geographic area like Northwest Portland or Mount Hood Area and one category describing what the place is, like "Waterfalls" or Campsites". You can add as many categories as fit your destination A complete list of categories is available here. Try to stick to this list, or the searches can become pretty useless.

Next come the pictures, here called images. The first field is the filename, which can be anything not already used on the Field Guide. Long names, like LatourellFallsSpring06Flowers.JPG are good. Spaces are OK. The next field is the word "thumb", just let that stay there. Next is the picture size. The first pic should be 400px if horizontal, 300px if vertical. Secondary pictures should be 250px horizontal or 188px vertical. The last field is the caption. Type in whatever you want it to say. If you want to add a photographer credit, put it in where specified. You can add more pictures than two by copying the second image line.

Next, we come to the hike rings. These are true wiki templates, and we've done most of the work for you. Each one of these rings represents a virtual hike. All of these fields show up as links on the finished page. For each hike, you'll need to enter the trailhead, the hike name, the log name (which should always be the hike name followed by /Log), the previous destination or trailhead in the chain and the next destination in the chain. If this page is the last destination on a hike, enter this page name as the "next".

The description section is yours to play with. Tell us about the place, what the views are like, why it's cool, any history you know, all of the reasons this destination is worth a page. It can be pretty context related; for trail junctions it might be good to tell where the trails go, for waterfalls we might want the name of the creek and the height of the waterfall, for a viewpoint, we'll want to know what we can see. This section is completely free-form.

Leave the line that says {{TripReports|{{PAGENAME}}}} alone. On the next line, if the hike is covered by a trip report, change the "thread number" and the description to match the real thread. If there are no existing trip reports, delete this line.

Do the same with the "Related Discussions" section.

"Guidebooks" and "more links" can be filled in, using the provided formats, if you have any.

Finally, put your Field Guide username in twice in the "Contributors" section. This is where you get your well-deserved praise. THANK YOU!!!

Once you finished with that big intimidating box, you're just about done. If you wish, you can type something in the Summary box. This is where you add a note about what you changed. This could be "New" for a new page, but it's not necessary. If you've just changed a typo or something click "This is a minor edit". In any event be sure to click "save page", otherwise all of your hard work goes away.

To add your pictures, just click on the links on your newly finished page. You'll get a link to upload and then you can browse to your pictures.

See sample finished page here: Angel's Rest

We realize that all of this is pretty technical, but the extra difficulty is necessary to keep the site looking halfway professional. Try to keep to the standards, but don't worry if your page is "less than perfect". What's most important is getting the information out there. If one of the more senior editors comes along and changes the formatting a bit to conform to standard, please take it in a friendly spirit. We're not being grouches grumpily fixing your screwups; we're happily reading and enjoying the information you've shared, as we make it a bit clearer for others.

Once again, THANK YOU!

Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

Hiking is a potentially risky activity, and the entire risk for users of this field guide is assumed by the user, and in no event shall Trailkeepers of Oregon be liable for any injury or damages suffered as a result of relying on content in this field guide. All content posted on the field guide becomes the property of Trailkeepers of Oregon, and may not be used without permission.