CryGaiaWiki:Wiki Basics

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Page Creation

What type of page are you creating? Is this a newly introduced NPC, mission, item, or location? Templates were created for many of the page types we'll be using for this wiki. The templates provide consistency in both the information provided and page style. Directions for use of each template should be on the template pages.

Images make for better wikis! Images should be named with the same name format for NPC and item pages as the wiki will then auto-link them. For more information on images check out the Images page from Mediawiki.

Creating pages from the search page

If you search for a page that doesn't exist then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.

Creating pages with Templates

Refer to the following templates before creating certain types of new pages to find boilerplates and to make sure you're using the most recent template.

  • Ability Pages
  • Mission Pages
  • Talisman Pages
  • Weapons Pages
  • Weapon Ability Pages

See Category:Templates for a full listing.

Create redirects to your new page

Don't forget to set up redirects when you create a page. If you think another person may search for the page you've created by using a different name or spelling, please create the proper redirect(s). See Help:Redirects.

Using WikiLinks

MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see Links). If you (or anyone else) create a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be coloured red, like this.

Clicking a red link will take you to the edit page for the new article. Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.

Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.

Usually this is the best way to create a new page, because it means that right from the start, the page will be linked from at least one other place on the wiki (and typically you will want to mesh it into other related pages later). If you are creating a new page without creating any link to it, you may need to ask yourself: Does this page really fit in with the topics already covered in the wiki? Also, how are you expecting visitors to find this page? Normally there is no reason to create a page without first creating a red link to it.

Editing

Helping Out

  • See could use expanding.
  • See which pages could use format or style fixes.
  • Has there been a game update? Have changes been made to abilities, quests, or locations?

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