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Most articles on Ballotpedia are either "content" pages in the main encyclopedia, or else they are pages that talk in one way or another about how to [[:Category:Editing help|edit pages]], [[Ballotpedia:Community|connect with other users]], and so on.
  
Most articles on Ballotpedia are either "content" pages in the main encyclopedia, or else they are pages that talk in one way or another about how to [[:Category:Editing Help|edit pages]], [[Ballotpedia:Community|connect with other users]], and so on.
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A portal page, by contrast, groups both types of content onto one page. The main page of a portal, typically, will contain news items about the subject matter of the portal, links to featured and important content articles within the portal, and will also contain information about how a [[Ballotpedia:Editors|writer and user]] of Ballotpedia can help build that portal. This might include links to articles in the portal that need [[:Category:Cleanup articles|clean-up]], [[:Category:Stub articles|stub articles]] to expand, and ideas for new articles.
  
A portal page, by contrast, groups both types of content onto one page.  The main page of a portal, typically, will contain news items about the subject matter of the portal, links to featured and important content articles within the portal, and will also contain information about how a [[Ballotpedia:Editors|writer and user]] of Ballotpedia can help build that portal.  This might include links to articles in the portal that need [[:Category:Cleanup articles|clean-up]], [[:Category:Stub articles|stub articles]] to expand, and ideas for new articles.
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The portal page may also have a [[Ballotpedia:Projects|project page]] associated with it that includes more information on how to build that section of the encyclopedia. A portal page will usually also have information on it about how to get involved with [[Ballotpedia:Community|Ballotpedia's community of users and editors]].
 
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The portal page may also have a [[Ballotpedia:Projects|project page]] associated with it that includes more information on how to build that section of the encyclopedia. A portal page will usually also have information on it about how to get involved with [[Ballotpedia:Community|Ballotpedia's community of users and editors]].
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[[Help:Portals]] has additional information on how to start a portal.
 
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A portal on Ballotpedia is two things:

  1. A page that introduces the reader to a collection of similarly-themed content on Ballotpedia.
  2. All the articles and content on Ballotpedia that are thematically-related.

For example, Portal:Law is both the front page of the law portal, and is also the word used to describe the collection of law-related articles on Ballotpedia.

What distinguishes a portal from other pages

Most articles on Ballotpedia are either "content" pages in the main encyclopedia, or else they are pages that talk in one way or another about how to edit pages, connect with other users, and so on.

A portal page, by contrast, groups both types of content onto one page. The main page of a portal, typically, will contain news items about the subject matter of the portal, links to featured and important content articles within the portal, and will also contain information about how a writer and user of Ballotpedia can help build that portal. This might include links to articles in the portal that need clean-up, stub articles to expand, and ideas for new articles.

The portal page may also have a project page associated with it that includes more information on how to build that section of the encyclopedia. A portal page will usually also have information on it about how to get involved with Ballotpedia's community of users and editors.

List of portals

Main page: Ballotpedia:Project Directory



Keeping track of portals

Please add a category tag on a portal page you create to Category:Portals.

Starting portals

Help:Portals has additional information on how to start a portal.