Navigating RKC

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Navigating RKC
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User guide pattern for Navigating RKC
Communities of Practice:
Curator(s): Mario Yanez

What is a Pattern

Pattern pages are used for working with RKC patterns. Patterns can be added by referencing them from the Pattern tab of Person, Social-Entity, Community of Place, or Community of Practice pages.

The Main section contains:

  • a few required fields, such as a ordering structure and usage mode, brief description, parent/sibling/offspring of Pattern and page curator(s);
  • optionally, one has the ability to display relevant images, give a full name, and longer description;
  • and, lastly, a summary of key relations which have a pattern on their "playlist" are provided here as well.
Pattern page for Navigating RKC pattern
This User Guide documents the various ways to navigate various parts of the RKC.

Top Bar or Header

(RKC UG) Navigating, header.png

From the Top Bar or Header there are three ways to navigate:

Wiki Title

The wiki title Regenerative Knowledge Commons redirects you to the Main page;

Search Bar

The search bar allows searches of the RKC. There are a few important things to note:

  • It defaults to searching for Content of pages only;
    • This means, that if searching for an RKC entity, it is necessary to include the entities namespace, capitalized and followed by a colon (ex: Person:<<entity name>>);
      • RKC entity namespaces are: CommPlace, CommPractice, Initiative, Intervention, Locality, Pattern, Person
  • This filter can be changed (see adjust search filter).

Remember: Spelling and capitalization matter in the wiki world!

User Menu

From the user menu, you can navigate to:

  • change your the wiki's interface language;
  • your user page or user talk page;
  • user preferences;
  • your watchlist of pages;
  • a list of your contributions to this wiki;
  • logout of the RKC wiki as current user.

Action links

Content pages in the RKC wiki have a row of page links that provide access to different views (or refresh the view) of that page. These differ with the type of page and the access rights of the user.

For our purposes we will distinguish RKC entity pages (Person, Initiative, Locality, Community of Place /Practice, Pattern, Intervention) from all other content pages. For now, we can also distinguish the following access levels: public (non-logged in) browser, Commentator, and Page Curator.

Page Curators will have

  1. <<namespace>> - The first action will vary in name, but will always take you back to the main view of page [all pages, Public+ access]
  2. Discussion - Links to a talk page view of the page, which allows commenting [all pages, Public+ access view; Commentator+ edit]
  3. View Source - Displays the code source of the page [all pages, Public+ access]
  4. Edit with Form - Links to the Form view of entity pages [entity pages, Commentator+ access view only; Page Curator+ edit]
  5. History - Displays a complete list of edits made to that page [all pages, Public+ access view only]
  6. Purge Cache - Forces MediaWiki to clear the cached version of a given page, redisplaying the page from its source to ensure that recent changes are made immediately visible [all pages, Public+ access]


  1. RKC logo: Links to RKC Main page
  2. Navigation section: Links to Main page, Recent changes, a Random page, Mediawiki help
  3. RKC section - Links to a category page for each RKC Entity type, that lists all of the relevant pages
  4. Other sections: Wiki tools, Page tools, More are mostly self-explanatory
  5. Categories section: Link to the categories of this page

Template links

Table of Contents: Most pages in RKC have a table of contents section generated by Mediawiki, that picks up any text formatted as Heading, whether via template or from a Visual Editor field. This will navigate you to content within the page.Field links: The template is composed of fields that are stored in tables. Some of these fields refer to internal RKC entity pages, whether potential pages or existing. Blue field links, link to existing pages. Red field links for RKC entities, link to Create Form appropriate to that entity.

Template Tabs: The template tabs found inside most entity pages, are used to display potentially larger lists of content relevant to that entity.

Content links

Internal: Internal content links point to other pages within RKC. These always point to a url that contains the page name as follows: <<namespace>>:<<pagename>>, for example "RKC:Background", where "RKC" is the namespace and "Background" is the pagename.

External: External content links take you to an outside webpage.

Hint: It is often helpful to right click your pointer on the link and open in a different browser tab, so that you have the option to return easily to where you originated.


From the footer, you can access links to internal pages that give information on various general aspects of RKC.

And, RKC partner logo links, link out to pages of initiatives that have been supportive of RKC's ongoing development.

Ordering & Usage

Ordering Structures Usage Modes
  • Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool)
  • tool



Resolution of Forces & Use Cases

Utilization & More


About Utilization Tab...

The Utilization tab shows which Processes--case study, story, journey, curriculum, research study, etc--this Pattern is applied in.

Interventions expressing Navigating RKC pattern:


About Process Tab...

Process Patterns tab is meant as a staging area for listing/creating Patterns that make part of this Process Pattern.

Patterns associated to Navigating RKC Process Pattern:


About Narratives Tab...

The Narratives tab allows for various types of narrative about the Pattern, any relevant research, a review about its use, etc.

Narrative elements created from Navigating RKC:


About Essence Tab...

The Essence tab allows for anyone in RKC to comment on what makes a pattern unique along three different dimensions:
   Aliveness: What energizes this being that really makes it come alive, beyond the functional of everyday existence.
   Offering: The unique value a pattern offers in order to bring a higher-order of viability and vitality to, or evolve a particular system they are working to transform (this is context specific).
   Potential: A tendency in a being that this pattern is continually striving to manifest into existence.
Over time, this feature can offer deeper insights to what each pattern brings to this co-creative space.

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