Basic Wiki Editor Guide

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Welcome to the Wynncraft Wiki Editors Guide! Below is all of the information required to create and edit pages.

The Basics of Wiki Editing[edit | edit source]

Let’s suppose you are interested in adding a new page.
» Step 1: You will need to find the page which you want to edit. This can be achieved by searching the page name in the search-box at the top right. If the page exists, proceed to step 2. If the page does not exist, click the red hyper-link in bold quotes at the top of the page.

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» Step 2: If the page you want to create already exists, either click “Edit” or “Edit Source” to the left of the search bar in the top right. If the page doesn’t exist and you followed step 1 correctly, you should already be in the editing mode.

» Step 3: Once you're in the editing mode there are two options Visual Editing and Source Editing. You can change modes by clicking on the drop-down arrow in the top right of your editing window. The drop down is marked by the icon of a pencil.

» Notes:

  • If you are creating a new page it is recommended to find a similar page to base your work off, this way the wiki will be more consistent and therefore easier to use.

The Visual Editor - Beginner's Guide[edit | edit source]

If you have chosen the Visual Editing Mode in step 3, you will be presented with a large box to type in, some basic text editing tools on the top, and some page options in the top right.

 » Notes:

  • The text box is used to add/change/remove any text on the page.
  • The tools in the toolbar are used to style the text in any way.

Adding Templates[edit | edit source]

Templates are a vital part of every wiki, and the Wynncraft Wiki is no exception. There is a vast array of templates to choose from which are available on the.
» Insertion:

  1. In the toolbar, click “Insert”.
  2. Click “Template”.
  3. Specify the name of the template (e.g “Infobox/Mob”)

The most useful templates are Infoboxes, many of which are pre-built especially for this wiki. Below are guides on a select few.

Mob Infobox[edit | edit source]

Zombie Pigman
Pigman.png
Zombie Pigman Information
Type Hostile
Level 8
Location Pigman Cave
Health 35
Special Drops Pigman's Meat
Elemental Effects

To add the Mob infobox, types ‘Infobox/Mob’ into the template box, then click ‘Add’. Now input the field ‘name’ and give it the value of the mob's name, for example ‘Zombie Pigman’. Now under the add more information section you can add the fields type, level, location, health, damage and drops and give them the appropriate values. The final field to add is ‘image’, in order to use this you must upload an image here. Once that has been completed the image field can be filled with the image link in the following format: [[File:Filename.extension]]. For Example to use the Pigman.png image you would define it as [[Pigman.png]]. So with the following settings:

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Which would yield the Infobox to the right.

» Notes:

  • While there is a template for Mob information, the wiki administration has deemed it unnecessary for all mobs to be documented on the wiki. Therefore, only important mobs, quest bosses and dungeon bosses should be documented. Pages for a groups of mobs can also be made for example all Pigman types can be found on the same page.

Location Infobox[edit | edit source]

To use the location infobox you must input ‘Infobox/town’ into the template box and use the mandatory fields name, type, image, caption, xcoordinate, ycoordinate, acesspoints and minlevel. You could also use the optional fields armorlevel, weaponlevel, potionlevel, othermerchants, otherutilities, startquestnames, involvedquestnames, biome, conditions, islandsize, docks, mobs, boss, uses, requirements and otherinfo. All of the uses for these fields can be found on the template page.

NPC Infobox[edit | edit source]

To use the NPC infobox you must input ‘Infobox/NPC’ into the template box and use the fields name, image, xcoordinate, zcoordinate, location and quest. All of the uses for these fields can be found on the template page.

Merchant Infobox[edit | edit source]

To use the merchant infobox you must input ‘Infobox/Merchant’ into the template box and use the fields name, image, type, xcoordinate, zcoordinate, location, total and variations. All of the uses for these fields can be found on the template page.

Location Box[edit | edit source]

The location box allows for an easy to read box to show the location of something. To use the location box simply input ‘location’ into the template box. Then use the fields any of the fields location, x, y and z. This will output something similar to the box below.

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Page Options[edit | edit source]

In the toolbar you will find a hamburger menu, there you can click on options. In this menu you can add categories to the page, create a redirect and more options to modify the page.

Finishing Up[edit | edit source]

Once you are happy with you page you can click the blue ‘Save changes’ button, here you can add a good, detailed summary of your changes and hit ‘Save changes’. From there your edit is live! You can see your page in the recent changes section as well as the page itself.

The Source Editor - Expert’s Guide[edit | edit source]

If you have chosen the Source Editing Mode in step 3, you are enabled to edit the raw source code of the page. The official name of the wiki’s source code is Wikitext or wiki markup coding language.

» Notes:

  • The small and simple toolbar at the top has some text editing tools, a file embedder and some other options.
  • Above that there is a Preview and a Changes tab, these do exactly what they say.

Adding Templates[edit | edit source]

In source editing mode, adding templates is a completely different process. You must use source code, which is usually available on each template page (the collection is found). Below is an example using the Mob Infobox:

Mob Infobox[edit | edit source]

Zombie Pigman
Pigman.png
Zombie Pigman Information
Type Hostile
Level 8
Location Pigman Cave
Health 35
Special Drops Pigman's Meat
Elemental Effects

The mob infobox source code is located at its template page and can be input into a page by using it like the following:

{{Infobox/Mob
|name=Zombie Pigman
|level=8
|type=Hostile
|image=[[File:Pigman.png|200px]]
|location=[[Pigman Cave]]
|drops=[[Pigman's Meat]]
|health=35
}}

Which would yield the Infobox to the right.

Creating Tables[edit | edit source]

Tables can be used in many circumstances in many pages. Tables can be constructed using the following steps below and for extra information on tables see the Gamepedia Help Page on Tables.

Starting Off[edit | edit source]

When making a table, it's quite simple to use copy and paste. To start your table off, use this code:

{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|}

Headers[edit | edit source]

This will start your code for table making. Now you can add optional headers to your table by adding to the code written above, we can make it:

{| class="wikitable sortable"
!Header 1
!Header 2
|}

The above code would create:

Header 1 Header 2

Inputting Data[edit | edit source]

Now it's time to add data to your table, this can be done by adding to the code above to make it:

{| class="wikitable sortable"
!Header 1
!Header 2
|-
|Data1
|Data2
|}

Which would add the data under the respective headers, so it would look as follows:

Header 1 Header 2
Data1 Data2

More data can be added by adding to the bottom. Then the code would look like this:

{| class="wikitable sortable"
!Header 1
!Header 2
|-
|Data1
|Data2
|-
|Data3
|Data4
|}

Which would add the data below and look like this:

Header 1 Header 2
Data1 Data2
Data3 Data4

Adding a Title[edit | edit source]

You can add a title which spans over the entirety of the top of the table by adding this to the code:

|+ Table Title

So if this was added to the code above to make this:

{| class="wikitable sortable"
|+Table Title
!Header 1
!Header 2
|-
|Data1
|Data2
|-
|Data3
|Data4
|}

It would create:

Table Title
Header 1 Header 2
Data1 Data2
Data3 Data4

General Formatting[edit | edit source]

There are some general formatting techniques for use in all pages for example:

  • To create a bullet point use a * and it will turn into a point
  • To create a numbered list use a # in front of the items that need to be listed
  • Use : to create an indent
  • Use <br /> to create a new line
  • Use <nowiki> to use symbols that are used by the Wiki Markup Language.
  • You can also use most HTML formatting tags

Adding Categories[edit | edit source]

Categories can be added to a page using the following format:

  • [[Category:<category>]]

For example to add something to the mobs category add:

  • [[Category:Mobs]]

Some basic categories are:

  • Mobs
  • Merchants
  • NPCs
  • Locations
  • Armour
  • Town
  • City
  • And more located here

Finishing Up[edit | edit source]

Once you have complete you edits ensure that you click the preview button at the bottom of the page and thoroughly go over the page ensuring it makes sense, there are no typos and no broken templates or formatting. After this you can put in a description of your edit in the 'Summary' text box at the bottom and then click the blue 'Save Changes' button.

Finalizing[edit | edit source]

Assuming you had no trouble understanding this document, you are prepared to start your wiki editing journey. Please be sure to read the Community Portal. Remember to create new pages you can:

Happy Editing, Your fellow Wynncraft Wiki Editors and Administration Team

Tips and Tricks[edit | edit source]

Below are some wiki editing tips and tricks submitted by fellow contributors, feel free to check them out and add more!

  • Don't be upset if someone changes you work, it all ends up for the better and help the wiki be more vast and useful
  • If you are not sure weather to change something or not, post a question on the Community Portal by pressing the ‘+’ in the top right corner of the page.
  • Remember to use the Templates, they are the most useful tool in wiki contributing and can be found
  • Don't be afraid to edit a page and help contribute new information is almost always accepted and you many know something no-one else does
  • For extra help on wiki editing in general visit the gamepedia help wiki and search your query
  • Help on the wiki markup language can be found here