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I've tried two different computers, but I seem unable to create a "new" page - neither from a red link nor a green new person button nor any of the "special" pages. Yet it looks like other people like User:Thurstan is able to do so. I'm a bit perplexed. (I'm only able to edit existing pages currently.)

(see User_talk:Thurstan#SMW_.22upgrade.22.3F): the recent software update has broken the SMW form functionality, and we are waiting for a response from the central administration. I am still creating pages because I do not use the form to create pages: I "normally" click on a redlink, and then use the "edit without form" link, but since that is broken I paste the page name into the URL to get to an edit screen. As for the content of the page, you have several options:

  1. I format the data from my database in Gramps using a script (written in Python)
  2. Robin Paterson is recommending a "cut and paste" from Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person/model and filling in the parameter values (the parent page has instructions)
  3. There is a hybrid version, to enable you to use the form: having done the "cut and paste" as above, you can then save the page (which has no useful data on it yet). Then you have a page with an "Edit with Form" button which works.

I have been experimenting, but I have yet to come up with a "one button" solution. I will post here if there is anything new. Otherwise, if you would like me to create a series of "starter" pages (as in #3) for you, just ask. Thurstan (talk) 03:25, December 8, 2014 (UTC)

You can try this version, which automates #2. You have to delete the first few line and the last couple of lines: <createbox> preload=Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person/model width=50 </createbox>