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**Power tags** are an advanced feature which can add extra functions and layout options to your wiki pages (and sometimes research notes). They are entered like regular tags but follow the format `key:value`. After adding a power tag, you must refresh the page. To add tags, look for this box at the bottom of a wiki page or research note: [![tags.png](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/006/790/medium/tags.png)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/006/790/original/tags.png) ### For Educators: * Visit this page to learn how to post your assignment, and have student submissions grouped with it: https://publiclab.org/wiki/requesting-responses ### General power tags * `events:foo` displays a listing of research notes tagged with "event" and "foo", and a link to post new notes with those tags in the left sidebar. * `sidebar:featured` displays "featured" links and images in the sidebar instead of the usual "related content" * `style:presentation` hides the wiki toolbar (with Edit, Talk, Revisions) for more formal pages, and makes the lead image of wiki pages full-width * `style:minimal` just hides the wiki toolbar (but it's accessible via a small caret button) * `style:wide` removes the 800px width limit from wiki pages, and allows them to flow full page * `style:fancy` is used to style articles from the GrassrootsMappingForum * `style:nobanner` * `parent:foo` adds a bar that links back to a parent wiki page * `with:username` adds a co-author to your research note with a live link to the user's profile page, however, the note itself will not show up under that user's profile. * `lang:es` or `iso:es` is the way to indicate language in a research note or event. In this example, `es` indicates Spanish. * `locked` -- locks a wiki page from edits except to moderators and admins. An atypical power tag in that it doesn't follow `key:value` format; [documentation here](https://publiclab.org/wiki/locked) * `redirect:____` -- redirects a page to the page with the specified ID -- i.e. `redirect:100` would redirect to node 100. Does not affect admins or moderators. * `series:____` -- displays a message of "This is part of a series on `tagname`." with a link to /tag/tagname * `abtest:____` – redirects 50% of page visitors to the page of id given, such as `abtest:1234` -- for "user testing" two versions of a page. Admins and moderators not affected. ### List of power tags useful for chapter pages: * `lat:41.023` and `lon:-71.023` latitude and longitude. Together with the simple tag "chapter", the combination of these three tags will create a point for your chapter [on the Places map](/places) * `events:foo` displays a listing of research notes tagged with "event" and "foo", and a link to post new notes with those tags in the left sidebar. Especially useful where foo = the name of your chapter page. * `list:foo` displays recent posts from a Google Group with the name "foo" and a subscription input box * `tabbed:notes` and `tabbed:wikis` display a tabbed header which offers tabs with links of related research note and wiki content * `notes:foo` displays 4 recent "popular" research notes tagged "foo" (in grid view, popular means >20 views) at the top of the page, under the tabs if they exist. For example see [Gulf Coast](/wiki/gulf-coast] * `parent:foo` adds a bar that links back to a parent wiki page, especially useful for places within regions ### Inline power tags You can now use "inline" power tags in the middle of a research note or wiki page. The first one is for generating a list of notes for a given tag, and is used in this format: > `[notes:<tagname>]` For example, to list all notes tagged with `peru`, you can use: > `[notes:peru]` For a more complex example, you can list all questions on the topic of "infragram" using: > `[notes:question:infragram]` More advanced uses like **activity grids** can be found in this post: https://publiclab.org/notes/liz/08-30-2016/check-out-these-activity-grids And in the [requesting responses](https://publiclab.org/wiki/requesting-responses) documentation. ### Inline People Lists `[people:organizer]` -- will display any people tagged as organizers. Add profile tags on your profile page (admins can do this for anyone) Example: [people:organizer] ### Inline Maps Maps may be embedded inline, displaying content tagged with `lat:___` and `lon:___` location tags. Read more [about inline maps here](/wiki/inline-maps). ### Prompts Prompts let us offer a place on a wiki page where a reader can enter text and it's directly inserted into the text of the wiki page just above the prompt. `[prompt :text:Placeholder text]` (without space after `prompt`) That looks like this when saved: [prompt:text:Placeholder text] We can also ask for longer-form text input with the keyword `paragraph` -- but be aware that the "placeholder text" can only hold letters, numbers and spaces -- no punctuation (yet): `[prompt :paragraph:Placeholder text]` (without space after `prompt`) That looks like this when saved: `[prompt:paragraph:Placeholder text]` Two identical prompts on one page can cause trouble, but if you add a unique id, you can get around that: `[prompt :text:Placeholder text:UNIQUE-ID]` (without space after `prompt`) The prompts are [better documented here](https://jywarren.github.io/short-code-forms/examples/). There's also this type of "edit here" prompt: > `[ edit ]` (but without spaces) Which generates this type of prompt: [edit] **** ### Automated power tags, not for manual adding You might see some of these being generated automatically, like when checking the box for a Research Note to be an "Event" or a "question" or when awarding Barnstars to someone's Research Note. Don't manually add these: * `event:rsvp` `date:YYYY-MM-DD` `rsvp:username` * `barnstar:barnstarname` * `question:foo` `response:foo` ### Tag aliasing _This feature is for admins only -- please contact web@publiclab.org with questions._ We've created a system for aliasing tags, which serves a number of purposes: A) **disambiguation** -- we have both `spectrometer` and `spectrometry` -- as of recently, we'd prefer `spectrometry`. So we make each the alias of the other, and the two become somewhat (but not completely) interchangeable on the site. 1. When looking at https://publiclab.org/tag/spectrometer, you see content tagged with `spectrometry`, and vice versa. 2. Email notifications do not yet take advantage of aliasing, but may at some point (see below). B) **subcategories** -- `multispectral-imaging` contains and is broader than `infragram`. 1. When looking at https://publiclab.org/tag/multispectral-imaging, you should see content tagged with `infragram`. 2. When looking at https://publiclab.org/tag/infragram, you should **NOT** see content tagged with `multispectral-imaging` -- your query is more specific than that. **Later goals:** Some aliasing features are more complex and not complete yet. **Email subscriptions** - when people subscribe to a tag, they should receive emails when content is posted using a tag that is a (more generalized) alias of the subscribed-to tag.

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