User:Chris Day/Test article not approved

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This Test article not approved is a test for the {{subpages2}} template. It is currently categorised as an external article that is up for approval. See Test article for an example of an approved version with EVERY subpage.

For both Test article and Test article not approved I have instigated the approval process by adding my name to the metadata template as an editor wanting to approve the representative articles. Please take a look at the placement of the ToApprove templates. Only the Approval subpage is in the ToApprove category.

Geography of an article

One can use the subpages template on the right to browse through the various subpages.

Relating to other articles

One can use the categories at the bottom of the article to identify other approved articles in this workgroup, among other things.

Key pages that are required for a new article

There are three key pages that should be created with each new article. The approval page, the metadata page and the unused subpages page. The only critical page is the metadata page since it provides ALL the information for the {{subpages2}} template to function correctly.

The buttons at the bottom of the navigation template include links to these key pages. In addition there is a print option (only on relevant pages) and a link to the general CZ:Subpage_Pilot page that explains the concept of subpages. I also plan to add a feature to allow the comparison of the current draft version with the approved version that will be active on all approved articles.

Colour scheme

The colour of the template reflects that status of the article. Green is approved. Blue is not approved.

How to use the {{subpages2}} template

1) Place {{subpages2}} at the top of every page in a cluster, including all talk pages and subpages.

2) For the subpages2 template to function correctly it is important to set up an additional Metadata template for each article. This is easily done by cutting and pasting the following code to a generic template named Template:ARTICLENAME/Metadata.

{{#switch: {{{info}}}
<!--Pagename must be filled out for template to work correctly-->
|       pagename =
|        dialect =
<!--required for checklist -->
|            abc = 
|           cat1 = 
|           cat2 = 
|           cat3 = 
|      cat_check = 
|         status = 
|    underlinked = 
|        cleanup = 
|             by = 
<!--required for Approved template-->
|       A editor = 
|      A editor2 = 
|      A editor3 =
<!--required for ToApprove template-->
|    article url =
|    subpage url = 
|        cluster =
|            now =
|     ToA editor = 
|    ToA editor2 =
|    ToA editor3 =
|           date =

The checklist parameters should be filled out in the usual way (see instructions below for a description of usage for all the fields in the metadata template.) Converting a current article is easily achived by cutting and pasting the parameters from the current checklist, that already exists on the talk page, to the new Metadata template for the article.

3) In addition to the checklist parameters it is also important to complete the pagename parameter. A warning note will pop up on the navigation template if this is not done.

4) Two other pages need to be created to complete the new cluster. An approval subpage and a Unused subpages list. A {{subpages2}} template should be placed at the top of both these pages. Neither of these pages are as important as the metadata template page and they could be created at a later date.


General parameters

pagename = The exact pagename is used. It is required for navigation back to the home page on subpages.
dialect = will be used to designate the spelling and grammar, primarily whether the article is written in American or English English.

Checklist parameters

abc = used to categorise based on last names. For example, the Barbara McClintock approval template is written as abc = McClintock, Barbara so she is categorised under M, or List of Biologists would be abc = Biologists, List of so it is categorised under B.
cat1 = must be an existing workgroup
cat2 = second workgroup (optional but must use before group3 if only two workgroups)
cat3 = third workgroup (optional)
cat_check = put "yes" if you want someone to check over the categories
status = 0 for approved articles; 1 developed, 2 developing, 3 stub, 4 external
underlinked = put "yes" if not enough other articles link to it (click "What links here" at left)
cleanup = put "yes" if basic cleanup has been done.
by = Names of anyone editing the checklist, in reverse chronological order.

Approved parameters

A editor = the username of the person who did the approval (or who nominated the article on behalf of a group of people)
A editor2 = second editor (optional but must use before editor3 if only two editors approved)
A editor3 = third editor if a triumvirate of editors is involved in approval

ToApprove parameters

Type of approvel:
Whole cluster use the article url and the cluster field.
Article only use the article url and leave the cluster field blank.
Subpage only us the subpage url field and leave the cluster field blank.
Article and ONE subpage use both the article and subpage url fields but leave the cluster field blank.
article url = the location in the page history where the version-to-approve lives.
subpage url = the location in the page history where the version-to-approve lives.
cluster = add text here if the whole cluster needs to be approved, otherwise leave blank.
now = the date and time when the template is added. Use ~~~~~ (five tildes) to let the computer generate it automatically.
ToA editor = the username of the person who did the approval (or who nominated the article on behalf of a group of people)
ToA editor2 = second editor (optional but must use before editor3 if only two editors approved)
ToA editor3 = third editor (optional)
date = format yyyymmdd (typically three days after "now", to allow copyedits and suggestions)