Here it is described how to obtain the articles of readers related to The Urantia Book, and that have been cataloged following the task Creating an article catalog.
Everything said about books in Getting “source” books also applies here. The articles can be found in the form of a web page that already hosts them, as a PDF without text, or as a PDF with text. They can also be individually or as part of a magazine or joint publication with other articles. In any case, the first step is to convert that magazine to Markdown format.
This task, carried out with different software depending on the case, has already been done in part with a good collection of articles, which are available on GitHub in
/input/markdown/en/Herald for two well-known publications related to The Urantia Book, the Innerface International and the Fellowship Herald. The article catalog is already built for these publications here: Planned Articles.
The task now is to use the content of the aforementioned folders and build the individual articles, since in those folders there are complete magazines.
If you are a “Editor-in-Chief” and will be using the GitHub platform, articles should be saved in these GitHub project folders:
/output/wikijs/en/article for English articles,
/output/wikijs/es/article for articles in Spanish, etc. Within these folders we will create another one, if it does not exist, with the author’s name (with blank spaces replaced by underscores). Finally, inside the author’s folder, we will create a Markdown file to which we will give a unique name following this criteria:
Time_for_More_Change_Symbols_Cults.md. If the title is Jerusalén en tiempos de Jesús (Spanish), the file would be
If you are an “Assistant Editor” and you are not going to use the GitHub platform to send files, simply create any folder on your PC in which to leave the articles you create. Then when you send your work to an Administrator he or she will take care of creating the correct folders.
An example of a finished article can be seen at
The format to use is Markdown, which is extremely simple to give styling compared to other alternatives.
The “Assistant Editor” should review the text and add the following:
All these items have already been explained when talking about how to format book chapters: Get “source” books. All the hints given there also apply here in the case of articles.
If you are a “Editor-in-Chief” using GitHub you can submit articles as detailed in Editors-in-Chief Help; if you are an “Assistant Editor”, you can simply send the Markdown files to any Administrator’s email or to email@example.com.