How To Post on LaxWiki.com

Lax Wiki is a lacrosse wiki that provides free information on lacrosse drills, shooting, dodges, terminology & much more. It also provides lacrosse recruiting information such as upcoming prospect days & camps, recruiting tips, etc. This lacrosse wiki is aimed at helping middle school & high school boys lacrosse players. If you have played lacrosse or are a lacrosse enthusiast, we hope you will help by adding your knowledge to this free lacrosse wiki. Share your love of lacrosse!

How To Post on LaxWiki.com

This page will teach you how to add material to LaxWiki.com. FYI - Only members can edit… but remember membership is free! Click here to join in order to become a member.

Simple Posting Instructions

  • Find a page that you want to change, click on the "edit this page" button (on the top left of that page). You will then be taken to the editing tool (which will appear at the bottom of the page). In the editing box, you can type in new details or make edits to the page (i.e. add step-by-step shooting instructions). When you are done, click on the "save" button at the bottom of the editing box. Pretty simple! :)
  • Remember if you help build this wiki, you can add a link to your website in the reference section at the bottom of the page that you edit. For example, if you add passing instructions, you can link back to your site for some free promotion and drive visitors to your blog or lacrosse website.
  • If you add a significant amount of new material (i.e. a paragraph or more), please try to add an online reference source. We want to give credit where credit is due. :)
  • If you are having trouble, please contact us and we will provide you with any assistance that you need.

More Detailed Posting Instructions

  • If you want to add material to an existing page, just click on the "edit this page" at the top of the page. This will allow you to edit the underlying code and add text, YouTube video "code" and external links to your website (in the reference section at the bottom of most pages). Just try adding text to a page until you get comfortable with things. Click on the "preview" button at bottom of page to see if everything is correct before you click the final "save" button. Don't forget to click on the "save" button when you are done! :)
  • You can also create links to existing pages on this lacrosse wiki by highlighting the same words on a page (i.e. lacrosse dodges) and then click on the "page link" button on the edit menu (this button is located in the middle row of buttons and is fifth from the right). After you save your final edits (with the "save" button on the bottom of the page), you will see a blue-colored link on the finished page (this shows you that it is linking to an existing page). However, please click on the link to see if it is the right page.
  • If you create a new page then try to include the name of the name of the technique in the title (i.e. Lacrosse Face Dodge).
  • Or if things still look too complicated, you can email us the information and we will post it on the wiki for you or create a new page for you.

Read BEFORE Posting

  • Major Rewrites - For any major changes to a page (esp. if deleting sections), please contact the staff of LaxWiki.com first. Major rewrites significantly change the work done by other contributors and thus causes controversy. Brand new page creation (as you would be the first to contribute to that page) or additions to an existing page are okay but wholesale changes to existing pages should be reviewed first.
  • External Links - All page links should be focused on internal LaxWiki.com pages (as we are trying to build up this lacrosse "instructional" wiki versus just redirecting visitors to another site). External links (to contributor websites, Wikipedia, etc.) should only be added in the reference section (at the bottom of all pages).
  • Wikipedia - Small portions of Wikipedia can be used as reference material (i.e. a paragraph). However, please do not just cut and paste massive sections from Wikipedia as we are trying to develop our own unique technique/instruction-based wiki. Add your own unique content focused on helping beginners learn how to do a technique. There should be no external links to Wikipedia other than in the reference section of a page (located at the bottom of a page). If you need to copy a paragraph from Wikipedia, please enter the paragraph in this wiki in the following manner; According to Wikipedia, "Lacrosse face-offs are…". Please use quotation marks around the Wikipedia paragraph and add Wikipedia as a reference source (with direct link to the Wikipedia page where you copied the paragraph) in the reference section at the bottom of every LaxWiki.com page.
  • Copying Work From Another Website - Do not copy another website's work unless you have asked for and received permission to copy the material. Place copied section in quotes (i.e. According to XYZ website, "A swim dodge is…") and provide source details (i.e. name of website and website link) in the reference section at the bottom of the wiki page.
  • Quotes - If something is in quotes (i.e. According to US Lacrosse, "Lacrosse is…"), please do not edit this section/paragraph as you are changing someone else's work.

Reference Sections

  • All reference sections should be located at the bottom of a wiki page.
  • Please post only external links in the reference section. All other links on the main text sections should internal links to other LaxWiki.com pages. If a page is not available then create it! :)
  • If there is any existing reference, please post below it (i.e. post as number 2 if there is an existing number 1 reference). Let the creator (of the page) keep his number 1 spot. :) Please remember to add the website name, title of the page where reference material was found, link to the page (i.e. http://www.google.com) and the date that you added this reference material. Also please don't just post links to your website if you are not adding any material to that page (this is a quick way to get banned from this website - as it is just seen as spam).

How To Post A Video On LaxWiki.com

  • Please only use Youtube videos when posting on LaxWiki.com.
  • The easiest way to embed videos is to use Youtube's "embed" function (click on the share button under the Youtube video). Please choose a video width of 640.
  • When adding a video to the wiki, you would use the following code:
[[=]]
[[html]]
Insert any HTML code for Youtube video
[[/html]]
[[/=]]
  • You would just paste the Youtube code where you see the text ("Insert any HTML.."). You should leave the rest of the wiki code in place. FYI - The [[=]] portion centers the video and the [[html]] portion allows the Youtube code to function on the wiki.
  • If you do not want to copy this code (or you become more proficient with wiki editing), you can use the far right button on the wiki edit "tool bar" with the symbol </> in order to automate things and speed things up.

How To Post A Photo

  • The safest way to post a picture without any legal issues is to use Wikimedia Commons. This offers millions of pictures to the public for free.
  • The Wikimedia Commons images are easy to embed and have the appropriate "source" information already built into their html code. This helps to avoid potential copyright issues.
  • Search their site and find a picture that you like. Then click on the page's "Use this file on the web" link.
  • Then just copy the section called HTML/BBCode. You can adjust the size of the picture in this section - bigger is better.
  • Then paste the code into a wiki page. You will have to add html code on either side of the picture code for it to work. Below is a code example of what you need to add to a wiki page to get this picture type to work. Just copy & paste code below on to your wiki page. Place the Wikimedia picture code where it says "Insert…". Then click the preview or save buttons.
[[=]]
[[html]]
Insert HTML code for picture
[[/html]]
[[/=]]

Tips On Creating An Excellent Wiki Page

  • Add a helpful title (so outside readers can find and understand what the page is about). Sample titles include "How To Do A Split Dodge" or "Instructions for a Lacrosse Fake".
  • Add a short introductory sentence with the subject at the beginning of the sentence (i.e. Lacrosse middies need to…).
  • Add at least 1 or 2 videos to illustrate your topic or technique. Try to find high quality YouTube videos (they usually have many "likes" on YouTube). The video should have a width of 640 (you can select the width in the YouTube embed code).
  • Add the bulk of your topic below the video (i.e. written instruction on how to perform a lacrosse technique). Please do not copy Wikipedia. Use your own unique knowledge to expand on the topic.
  • Add references sources for external information (in the reference section at the bottom of every page). If you have a lacrosse website and are using material from your website, please feel free to link to your website in the reference section.
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