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Getting Started

Making your Page

Making a page for this wiki is deceptively simple. The first thing you will want to do is look at some of the pages already there. This will give you an idea on how a page should look. While there is no absolute right way to make a page, a good idea of what other pages look like will help you with the following these steps. If nothing else, you will be able to see if something is going horrendously wrong while following these steps. Typos can happen, so it's best to know what you are looking for when you are starting out.

Once you've looked around, type in the name of the character/NPC/Guild you want to make in the search box to the left. If the name is free, you will be taken to a new screen that says it cannot find the specified character. Do not click the button to create the page there. Instead, go back to the main page and use the Page Creators for the appropriate topic you are looking to create a page on. The Page Creator will then create the page for you with all the appropriate code.

For help with Grammar, Image use, and other rules see Help:StyleGuide

Templates

A template is a set block of information that you may fill in as necessary. These are what the page creators on the main wiki page will create for you when you use them.

Republic Template | Sith Empire Template | Guild Template | Ship Template | Lore/Event Template

To create a new page with these, go to the Main page and put your cursor over the creator you want, then type the title in the box. The wiki will generate the code for you. Simply save it, then go back and edit in any text and pictures you want.

Outlines

The outline you will see on various characters' pages is built automatically by the wiki software. You simply have to tell it where new paragraphs happen. First, you will write down any information you want to appear before the outline. In general, this is a basic summary of your character and possibly just your personal thoughts on the OOC origin of the character.

Next, you will set your first marker. This is done with an = sign before and after your title. For example you would write =History= in a line by itself. You can then write out your History as you see fit.

To further break down this marker, you can add subdivisions. This is done with two ='s. For example ==The Early Years== will add a sub category of "The Early Years" underneath "History" in the outline. If you intend to divide the main section, you must create the marker and text before you start a new section.

If a third division is desired you simply add 3 ='s before and after the division. For example ===That Fateful Day...=== would add the division of day underneath The Early Years.

Remember that these markers must be in a line by themselves, and must be ordered the way you want them to appear on the outline.Once 4 Markers have been placed, a Table Of Contents will appear at the top of your character's page automatically.


Categories

Categories are used to help people find your character. There are a large number of categories that you can apply to your character. For example, to add your character to the Male category, you simply include [[Category:Male]].

  • It is recommended you add a category for your character for your gender, class, faction, guild and race That'll make cataloguing the characters much easier and so make searching for characters that much easier.

You can place these Category links anywhere in your page, either on one line or on multiple lines. They will NOT be displayed in the text, however. Instead, you should end up with a list, at the bottom of your page, that looks similar to this:

[[Category:Your Guild Here]][[Category:Males]][[Category:Jedi Knights]][[Category:Jedi Sentinels]][[Category:Republic Citizens]]

A list of suitable categories can be found here.

Images

NOTE: You may want to open the link referenced below in a second window or browser tab. Doing so will allow you to upload images while editing your page, without having to constantly save and edit.

To add a picture to your page, you will want to click on the link under the Toolbox of the page labeled "upload file". From here, you can upload any picture on your system.

Try to keep this picture's size within reason; as a rule of thumb, pictures that are over 150KB should to be trimmed down, and you should avoid uploading anything 300KB or larger. Once the picture is uploaded, you will be able to pull it up with the same name. For example, if I upload an image named Defender 1.jpg, the file's name will be Defender_1.jpg.

Although this is a moderately wiki, it is recommended that you adhere to the PG-13 guidelines - some nudity may tolerated, but only if it's tastefully represented. This means absolutely no porn, snuff pics, gore, or other overly visceral or just plain GROSS pictures should be uploaded. Doing so will not only result in removal of said picture, but can result in banning you from the wiki. They say a picture says a thousand words so do please consider what words your picture evokes before uploading.

WARNING! -- Please check to see if a file name exists, before you upload your file using that name. Otherwise you will overwrite the existing file, and someone else's page will suddenly have YOUR picture on it instead of theirs.

Now to add your picture to your page, you can either place the image in the appropriate spot on the template, or add it anywhere inside your page with the command [[image:defender_1.jpg]]. This will place your picture aligned with the paragraph where you place the Image link.

If you want to put your picture in a nice frame to the right side of the text as a thumbnail with a caption below, use the command [[image:defender_1.jpg|thumb|Your Caption Goes Here]]. For more image options, see Wikipedia: Extended image syntax.

The Maximum size for images on a personal page is 350 by 350 pixels and 600 by 350 pixels on all others.

Finishing Touches

Now you've got all this information typed out, and it looks like a garbled mess of brackets and equal signs - not to mention the template thing up top. You probably have no idea if it's going to look right or not! To find out, you simply push the Preview button at the bottom on the page. This will bring up your page exactly as you programmed it to look. The only thing missing will be the Categories. Categories do not appear in the Preview, only on the completed page. Once on the preview page, look it over. Does everything look right? Is something a bit off? This is also a good time to make any alterations or corrections to your page and fix any typos. Immediately after the preview is your page of symbols and text. Check over your syntax and spelling and preview again. Once you are happy with your work, press the Save page button.

Once saved, you can look at your characters page at any time by simply typing in the character's name in the search window. Also bear in mind, you can always change your character's page at any time. At the top of the screen, you will see a tab labeled Edit. Clicking on this will allow you to view your blueprint once more and make additions or corrections as you see fit.

Once you're done, feel free to add other characters or do some experimenting. Most of the coding listed here is pretty basic, but will be all you need to make an informative and interesting page for your favorite characters.

Spoiler Warnings

If you include information about your character that hasn't yet been revealed in game, information about an upcoming or ongoing storyline, or information about story arcs in game, you might want to mark it with a spoiler warning to let people know that they might want to stop reading lest they spoil the surprise.

To start a spoiler warning, put the tag {{spoiler}} above the spoiler content. That looks like this:


Spoiler warning: Details about story arcs or other game content follow.


You might want to consider using the tag {{player-spoiler}} if your spoiler content deals with player-created content instead of canonical game content. That tag looks like this:


Spoiler Warning
Details about a player-created storyline, or information currently unrevealed about a character, follow.
Please do not use this information ICly unless given permission to do so.


On a line after the spoiler content, place the tag {{endspoiler}} to let people know where the spoilers end.


Works In Progress

If you wish to mark a page as a creative work in progress simply insert {{WIP}} before all other text, templates, etc. on the page. The following text box will appear,

Wip.jpg
This page has been marked as a creative work in progress.

The original author of this article has marked it as a creative work and would prefer that other users not edit it. Please respect this, and unless repairing a typo, spelling, or other minor technical error think of this page as read-only.