How to Add Flags to a Category or Wiki Page
Flags are markers that tell your users and the system important information about the state of a page. They are prominently displayed at the top of the page to inform new readers. You can add flags to categories, wiki pages and guides.
Flags have three primary purposes:
- To indicate content that needs improvement in a specific area.
- To mark "stub pages" that are incomplete and need to be written or expanded.
- To identify classes of content in a way that is useful to users, like 'User-contributed Content' for public sites, or 'Official Guide' for internal sites.
Example of Flags on a Guide
You can restrict certain users from adding flags to guides by adding a privilege setting to the flag. See the How to Create a Flag Guide for instructions on customizing flags.
By adding the text 'privilege=admin' to the flag definition, users will not be able to add this flag to pages, and they will not be able to remove it if it's already on a page.
[def_flag |flagid=GUIDE_CONTROVERSIAL_CONTENT |image=DEFAULT_IMAGE |title=Controversial page |text=This page is on a controversial topic, and site administrators are currently reviewing it. |privilege=admin ]
To see the list of flags on your site, access your Info page in your Wiki Timeline:
Or you can simply add /info/flags to the end of your site's URL:
You can remove or customize existing flags on your site, or create new flags.
Note: When creating a new flag, you must choose from an existing flag icon image. The following images are currently available:
Flags can be removed from your site, but you should do so with extreme caution. Removing a flag that is in use from the master list will remove it from all pages.
To search for what guides have a certain flag attached to them, add the following text to the end of your site URL and change the "GUIDE_IN PROGRESS" to the Flag ID you would like to search for:
Default Guide Flag IDs on your site:
Default Wiki Flag IDs on your site:
Adding flags to pages automatically adds them to your site's Contribute Page - a list of site pages that need improvement. You can view your site's Contribute page by adding /Contribute to the end of your site URL.
The Contribute Page can be helpful for your authoring team or public community to know which pages to improve.