Help:Uploading Files

From Open Energy Information

Click on the upload file link at the bottom of the page (NOTE: you must be logged in to have this option).

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Click on the "choose file" button to choose the file you would like to upload

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Choose the file on your local drive that you would like to upload to OpenEI.

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Click "upload file" to upload onto OpenEI

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Finally, use the file name along with the instructions below to insert into the wikipage.

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Links

Link to description page

If you put a colon (:) before File:, the image will not be embedded and the link will lead to the description page of the file.

[[:File:Example.jpg]]
[[:File:Example.jpg|Sunflowers]]

results in

File:Example.jpg Sunflowers

Link directly to file

You can use the pseudo-namespace “Media” to link directly to a file, bypassing the description page.

[[Media:Example.jpg]]
[[Media:Example.jpg|Sunflowers]]

results in

Media:Example.jpg Sunflowers

You can also use: 

[[Special:FilePath/Example.jpg]]

which can be used to link to a potential file, even if it doesn't exist. You can also use:

{{FILEPATH:Example.jpg}}

which generates an external URL to the file inline: http://en.openei.org/w/images/a/a9/Example.jpg