Blank template for adding dates to the Fortean Timeline

Adding a new page

If the page for the date you want to add doesn't exist yet, then click on the orange link on the relevant month page. This will create the new page for that date. Then just cut and paste the following code into the blank page:

[[==]]

+ [[[insert year here]]]

[[[insert subject link here]]]:
add your text here

[[/==]]

Add the relevant year, then add a subject link in capital letters. These will generally be a link to one of the main subject chapters as featured at the top of the side menu: e.g., Folklore, Cryptozoology, Weird Nature etc.

Example:

[[==]]

+ [[[1857]]]

[[[WEIRD NATURE]]]:
A farmer who lived in Ottawa, Illinois reported that he heard a hissing sound in the sky and he looked up to see a shower of cinders falling to the earth. They landed on the ground in a V-shaped pattern about 50 feet from where he was standing and caused the ground to steam and the grass to catch fire. The larger cinders buried themselves into the earth and even the smallest pieces were inserted into the ground at least partially. The farmer, whose name was Bradley, noticed a small, dense and dark cloud “hanging over the garden” at the time of the fall. The weather that day had been damp and a little rainy but no thunder or lightning had been reported.

[[/==]]

Once your page is created, click on Save and then click on Options at the very bottom right of the page. Then click on Parent and type the relevant month into the box. This will create the breadcrumbs navigation element featured at the very top of your page and will ensure that it shows in the Site Map. You can also choose to add tags by clicking on Tag at the bottom of the page.


Adding to an existing page

If the page for the date you want to add does exist, then you will just need to copy and paste the middle three lines of code. The coding [[==]] at the top of each page and [[/==]] at the bottom of the page is simply used to ensure that all text on the page is justified, so it is not needed more than once on any page. So simply copy and paste the following code into the correct position on the page.

+ [[[insert year here]]]

[[[insert subject link here]]]:
add your text here

Please note that the earliest dates should be at the top of the page. You can also choose to add tags by clicking on Tag at the bottom of the page. For further help with editing pages click here.

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