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Wikia Wednesday - How to Create a Page

Yaviey October 17, 2013 User blog:Yaviey
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Did you know? SOE has 11 official Wikias for your favorite games! Isn’t it about time you learned how to use them? Last week we showed you how to edit a Wikia page. Today we’re here to show you how to add a new page to your favorite SOE Wikia!

Why Create a New Page?

Going through your favorite game’s official Wikia, you may find that some information is missing. For instance, you may find that an NPC for a quest or even data on a specific favorite weapon is not listed. You have the power to change that! After all, most of the content on a Wikia is supplied by contributors just like you.

How to Create a New Page

Don’t worry; adding a new Wikia page is really easy! Just append the new page name you’d like to create after /wiki/ in the URL. Example: http://everquest.wikia.com/wiki/Your_Page_Name. The new page will display and you can click "Create" or "Add to this Page" to start adding content to it. 

Now you can use the editing interface to add the content you want. You may want to take a look at other pages so that you can structure the page in the same way for consistency. Be sure to make appropriate use of headers and formatting.

When you've finished adding content, make sure to add a category (located on the right). Examples of categories include "Gear," "Grenades," "Armor," "Quests," etc. When you’re done, click the "Preview" button. Look for spelling and grammatical mistakes, and fix any you find. After you’ve finished, click "Publish!"

And that's it! See how easy it is to create a new page? You're on your way to becoming a Wikia pro!

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How to create a new page on Wikia

A few tips and tricks:

  • When creating a new Wikia page URL, if you use underscores in place of dashes, they will be understood as spaces. You can also just use spaces and they will be replaced with underscores.
  • Try to use the same categories as other pages with similar content so that users can find your page easier.
  • Let an administrator know when you've added a new page. They may want to link it to the top navigation or elsewhere on the Wikia. You can find administrators by going to your game's Wikia, going to the wiki section on the top navigation, using the drop, and clicking "Administrators."

Up Next

Join us next week when we show you how to add multimedia to a Wikia page!

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