Portal pages function like directories to provide user-friendly access to large numbers of related pages. The Main Page and the Browse link in the the left side-bar navigation box provide access to the major portals. If you are interested in content development, follow links from portal pages to content development projects in the School and Topic namespaces.

Some Wikiversity webpages have names that begin with the prefix Portal:. This means that these pages are in the portal namespace of Wikiversity. All pages in the portal namespace can be viewed with Special:Allpages.

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A portal is intended to be a page which helps readers quickly find Wikiversity content related to a specific subject. One example of a mature portal on Wikipedia is Portal:Science. Portals are also useful for organizing resources around unique study areas.

Many portals on Wikiversity index information in a hierarchical fashion. Wikiversity has a small number of major portals organized around large subject areas such as Category:Life science. Portals can be created to serve the needs of specific topic areas, whether large or small.

Items often found in a portal edit

Starting a new portal edit

One format for a portal page can be created by Template:Box portal skeleton. See Template talk:Box portal skeleton for instructions about how to start this kind of portal page. Contact Wikiversity:Support staff if you have any questions. See also: Make a portal and How to start a portal.

Another way to create a portal page is with Template:Box portal skeleton 2. This format uses slightly fewer boxes and includes a dynamic category tree system with a maintenance free directory of all content which relates to the portal. A standard right hand column includes wikiversity-wide exploration and help paths, while a standard footer includes a fuller range of links to other major portals. Contact User:McCormack if you have any questions or if you need variations on this for your portal.

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