How to Know When to Split up a wikiHow Article



The process of merging can result in a lengthy article. It may eventually have multiple or scattered ideas. It may be a little too long to be helpful and it may not always retain the interest of every reader. Here are some suggestions to help to decide whether or not to split an article:

Steps

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    Divide the steps into sub-steps. Use advanced formatting.
    • Enter {{toc|height=200px}} above the == Steps ==.
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    • You can always increase the number, but 200px is a good place to start.
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    Read the entire article. Make some logical differentiations. For example:

    • === Garden Planning ===
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    • === Garden Maintenance ===
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    • === Weed Control ===
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    • === Irrigation ===
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    • ==== Types of Irrigation ====
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    Step back and look at the article objectively.

    • Is each section fairly complete?
    • Is there enough information to generate more than one comprehensive article?
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    Plan the new articles. For example:

    • How to Plan a Garden
    • How to Provide Proper Maintenance to Your Garden
    • How to Control Weeds in Your Garden
    • How to Properly Irrigate Your Crops
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    Search for duplicates first, because articles with the same topic may have already been written.
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    Write new articles.

Tips

  • Add information to an identical article that already exists instead of creating a new article.

Article Info

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