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Contents 1 What are portals? 2 How to find portals 3 How to add portal links to articles 4 How to create a portal 5 How to make a good portal 6 How to categorize a portal 7 How to get involved 8 See also The idea of a portal is to help readers and/or editors navigate their way through Wikipedia topic areas through pages similar to the Main Page. In essence, portals are useful entry-points to Wikipedia content. Portals originated in the Polish and German Wikipedias. In early 2005, the concept was imported to the English Wikipedia and the first Wikiportals were established. Later that year, a special namespace (Portal:) was created for portals. Portals are subject to the Wikipedia's five pillars and must comply with Wikipedia's core content policies (neutral point of view, no original research, verifiability, etc.). Currently, this Wikipedia, the English Wikipedia, has 1515 registered portals. The Featured portals process ceased operation in 2017, and at that time there were 176 featured portals.

How to find portals[edit] Main pages: Wikipedia:Portal/Directory and Portal:Contents/Portals All portals should be listed at the directory of portals, which also details their founding dates and whom you can contact with regard to a particular portal. If you have created a portal, you must list it here. Portal:Contents/Portals lists all portals of reader-ready quality. Portals are also largely inter-accessible with users able to navigate from one portal to another. Universal features, such as the browsebar (which links to top-level portals), and the portals template (which links to Portal:Contents/Portals), allow for convenient browsing. Moreover, portals are also categorised according to hierarchy. Portals, in most instances, also link to their Related portals (those lateral to them) and their Subportals (those that descend from them). Links to portals are often found in the "See also" section of relevant articles. Links to portals may also be found at the top of an article's talk page (as part of WikiProject banner templates). Portals for top-level subjects are also linked from the Main Page. You can also use the Special:Search box below to locate Portals and sub-pages.

How to add portal links to articles[edit] Energy portal Cycling portal Within articles, this template is meant to be placed at the bottom of the article in the See also section. If there is no See also section, you can put it in the External links section instead; there is no need to create a new section just to house this template. If there is no External links section either, just put it below the article text in the place that seems most appropriate. There are no particular rules about the placement of portals on other kinds of page. Entering the link at the top of the section will allow it to sit on the top right. Add a portal link by typing {{Portal|<portal name>}} for example {{Portal|Energy}}. If more than one portal is to be linked use a second parameter, for example {{Portal|Energy|Cycling}} (illustrated on right). If there are problems with the regular {{Portal}} causing undesired layout effects use {{Clear}}, {{Portal bar}} (example shown below), {{Portal-inline}}, or an icon-free text link * [[Portal:Energy|Energy portal]], Energy portal Energy portal Cycling portal You can float{{Portal}} to the left by preceding it with a ":" Energy portal

How to create a portal[edit] Main page: Wikipedia:Portal/Instructions There is no single standard design for portals, but the most widely used layout is the "box portal". The use of this design is recommended due to the ease with which it can be created and maintained. For further ideas on portal design, browse existing portals. For step-by-step instructions on how to set up a new portal, refer to the instructions page. Unlike WikiProjects, portals should not be created for article maintenance category, but only for encyclopedic topics. Once you have created the portal, please update the {{number of portals}} template.

How to make a good portal[edit] Main page: Wikipedia:Portal guidelines Most portals present the following: A selected article and/or picture; Links into the main category for the topic and possibly subcategories (some portals actually appear in the description page for the main category); General info about the subject, or links thereto; Links to other portals (using templates) and for editors; Links to related WikiProjects ({{Sister project links}} can be used to add Wikimedia sister-project links to a portal); Links to specific articles or tasks; Collaboration of the week, month, etc. You may want to embark on an effort to fill the related categories with appropriate articles if this has not been done already (or add it to the portal's "to do" list so visitors can help out).

How to categorize a portal[edit] Main page: Wikipedia:Portal/Categorizing For a simple portal, simply add a specific subcategory of Category:Portals to the bottom of the portal page. For a complex, multi-page portal, a portal category is needed. Portal categories are generally named [[Category:TOPIC portal]] where the portal itself is named [[Portal:TOPIC]]. Portal categories are categorized under Category:Portals subcategories just like portals. Portals with their own categories are only categorized in that category, which in turn is put into the other categories that the portal would have been in.

How to get involved[edit] Main page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals Just as with Wikipedia at large, portals can be edited by anyone. However, it is important to pay due regard to the established work of others. Editors are always needed to maintain individual portals; if you would like to participate in the upkeep of a particular portal, note your intention on its talk page, list yourself as a maintainer in the directory of portals, then get to work – thank you! A WikiProject on Portals has been founded to coordinate portal activity. The current objectives are to develop standards for all portals and to ensure maintenance. Other tasks include the integration and categorisation of portals. Immediate attention is needed at portals listed in Category:Portals under construction and Category:Portals needing attention.

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