Contribute to Wikiprogress

Quick Guide

Wikiprogress collects a wide range of information on well-being and sustainability measurement, research and policy.

The website has three main sections with three different types of content:

  • Knowledge Base – for information on Organisations, Projects and Resources (e.g. data or reports) related to well-being and progress
  • Wiki Articles - for Wikipedia-style articles describing important concepts and issues related to well-being and progress
  • Wikiprogress blog – with posts from the Wikiprogress team and guest authors

Anyone can contribute content to Wikiprogress, but the process is slightly different for each section.

KNOWLEDGE BASE

Introduction to the Knowledge Base

What is the Knowledge Base?

The Knowledge Base is an online repository for information related to the work of organisations around the world who are working to foster well-being, sustainability or social progress.

What kind of information is on the Knowledge Base?

The Knowledge Base can store a wide variety of information, but the main types of information available are Data, Reports and links to external websites. Data and reports and other information can be uploaded in a wide range of formats (e.g. xls, csv, pdf) as well as via a simple URL to external websites.

How is information organised on the Knowledge Base?

To make it as easy as possible for users to search for and find information, all Resources (e.g. Data, Reports, and URLs for external websites) need to be linked to a Project, which in turn needs to be linked to an Organisation, as follows:

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For each new entry for an Organisation, Project or Resource, contributors will be asked to provide some descriptive metadata and keywords to help make the content more easily searchable.

Contributing to the Knowledge Base

The first step to contributing to the Knowledge Base therefore is Creating an Organisation.

 

Only users with a registered account can contribute to Wikiprogress.
1. Get started by logging in, or creating an account.

2. Go to the Organisations page.

3. If you are logged in, in the top-left corner you will see the ADD NEW ORGANISATION button. Click on the button.

4. You will be sent to a new page where you can provide information on your Organisation. You have the option to upload a logo and to provide a description, website address and contact details. You are also asked to provide some Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) information. We encourage you to provide as much information as possible to make your entry more visible and useful for people wanting to find your work.

5. Click on the CREATE ORGANISATION button in the bottom right corner.

1. Only the person who created the Organisation can edit it. If you have information to add to an Organisation but were not the one who created it, you will first need to contact the Wikiprogress Admin team at info@wikiprogress.org to be given the rights.

2. Make sure you are logged in to your account.

3. Go to the page of the Organisation you wish to edit and click on the EDIT ORGANISATION button to edit or delete the Organisation entry.

1. All Projects need to be linked to an Organisation. Only the person who created the Organisation can add a Project. If you have information to add to an Organisation but were not the one who created it, you will first need to contact the Wikiprogress Admin team at info@wikiprogress.org to be given the rights.

2. Make sure you are logged in to your account.

3. Go to the page of the Organisation for which you wish to add a Project, and click on the NEW PROJECT button.

4. You will be sent to a new page where you can provide information on your Organisation, and will be given the option to select ‘tags’ to help categorise the Project for searches. The more information you can provide, the more searchable your Resource will be.

5. When you have provided the descriptive information, click on the ‘Next: Add Resource’ button on the bottom left.

6. You will then be sent to a page where you can either upload a file, or provide a URL to an external website so that people can access the Resource.

7. Once you have completed the steps on the ‘Add resource’ page click on:

• Either the FINISH button in the bottom left corner, or

• If you have more Resources to add for that Project, click on ‘Save and Add Another’ to start the process again for a new Resource. Note that you cannot create a Project without adding at least one Resource

1. Only the person who created the Organisation can edit a Project. If you were not the one who created it, you will first need to contact the Wikiprogress Admin team at info@wikiprogress.org to be given the rights.

2. Make sure you are logged in to your account.

3. Go to the relevant Project page and click on the ‘Edit’ button in the top right.

All Resources need to be linked to a Project. To create a Project see Adding a Project. To add a Resource to an existing Project:

1. Only the person who created the Organisation has the rights to add a Resource. If you have information to add to an Organisation but were not the one who created it, you will first need to contact the Wikiprogress Admin team at info@wikiprogress.org to be given the rights.

2. Make sure you are logged in to your account.

3. Go to the relevant Project page and click on ‘New Resource’ in the top right and follow the steps indicated.

What to do if you don’t belong to an Organisation

If you are an Independent researcher or practitioner and would like to add a Resource to Wikiprogress, email us at info@wikiprogress.org and we will give you access to a special Organisation called Independent Projects, where you will be able to add your Resource.

WIKI ARTICLES

Wiki Articles are Wikipedia-style articles that explain a concept or issue related to well-being, sustainability or progress. There are over 1000 articles on Wikiprogress already, so before adding a new article, make sure that there isn’t already an existing article on the topic of your choice that you can edit or add to instead.

For any information related to the work of Organisations working on progress, such as reports, data or descriptions of Organisations and their work, please add this information to the Knowledge Base rather than as a Wiki Article.

If you have news items to share, such as events or launches, please contact info@wikiprogress to discuss writing a blog or sharing the information via our social media channels and newsletter, rather than creating a Wiki Article.

Anyone with a registered Wikiprogress account can contribute or edit the Wiki articles.

  1. Get started by logging in, or creating an account.
  1. Go to the Wiki Articles page and click on the NEW ARTICLE button.
  1. If you would like to edit an existing article, access the article you want to edit and click on the ‘Edit Article’ button on the left hand side of the page under the article title.

BLOG

If you would like to contribute a blog article to Wikiprogress, email info@wikiprogress.org  to make a suggestion.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND NEWSLETTER

Wikiprogress also has active social media accounts and a newsletter that is sent to around 40,000 people. Email info@wikiprogress.org if you have any news you would like to share.