Sorry for just now seeing this.
When you're building a wiki, a lot of your administrative tools will be on pages prefixed with Special: or MediaWiki:
Special:AdminDashboard gives you links to some of these, but not all of them. The easiest way to get to the admin dashboard is to click on the "Admin" link in the sticky footer. Badges can be customized in Special:AchievementsCustomize, but the easiest way to get to it is to go to your profile, under "More Badges You Can Earn" on the sidebar, there's a "Customize Badges" link.
When you add a new design for a badge, it will automatically add a frame to it, but if you want to make sure your design will fit the frame well, I have some badge frames.
Wiki CSS: MediaWiki:Wikia.css (you use theme designer for your base site styles. You can add custom styles to your CSS. you can change just about anything on your wiki with these)
Some additional advice.
Special:Log and Special:AllPages are underrated tools. Special:Log shows you detailed information about what happens on your wiki. You can use this to see an overview of your blocked users and chat bans, and the assorted other use case. Special:AllPages lets you find some of your MediaWiki Pages, Template Pages, and more
If you aren't sure how to do something, most things can be found with a quick Google search. Wikia has a huge community.
Best pages to start making really depends on your wiki. You always want to make sure your homepage looks nice. It could help to really ask yourself questions about what you want your wiki to look like in the future, and how you want to categorize articles on your wiki. Once you have a plan, the home page and the navigation become a little easier.
It's also okay to gradually start making your content as you start off, and then put some structure in place once you've played around a little bit. I would say if you're making an underrated Pokemon wiki, find one of the strongest cases you can make for an underrated pokemon, and start with that. See where things go naturally from there.
Thank you, but it would’ve helped a lot more when I was just starting out. Some of this stuff will help, but for the most part I discovered on my own. I also hope you’ll check up on it every once in a while, because from your pfp, I can guess your a Pokémon fan.
Well, a Pokémon is unappreciated when it is either a.) not talked about a whole lot, or b.) is known to be strong with good stats, but nobody really uses them. Take Mamoswine for example, he’s got good stats. But nobody uses him. I’m thinking about changing the name so that people can also make fanmade Pokémon.
tis i with a question of some sort- im trying to work on a thing, like a remade version of a server on Discord in a way, and i wanted to use a sort of vertical tabber - then i realized: we dont have those on this wiki or the fanon, oof-
i dont know how to implement a vertical tabber into a wiki, but i wanted to know if you knew? or if you could? itd be really beneficial with future projects, if im to be honest here
Not Helio, but here are my thoughts on this and how I'd approach the problem, maybe they can be of some use. I'm assuming this is the page.
First off, very, very cool idea! I love it!
I'd use CSS Grid for the basic structure, as apposed to floats and margins. Another option is using a table layout, but that seems much less suited to this and far more problematic, since that leads to a much more simple design than you want.
The top bar with battery and wifi and stuff I would do with flex. The maximum width you want to work with is 700px, since FANDOM's scaling is based on browser size. The smallest it goes down to is 700px before it goes to the mobile display (tho I have seen weird edge cases were it looks like it goes smaller than 700px), and the maximum width is 800px.
Without going to deep, I think everything you want to do can be done with flex and grid, but I'd love to hear what Helio thinks and what you have planned.
So, I saw the free patterns page and decided to use one of the patterns. I plopped it on my profile page , and it actually looks great. I was wondering how I could make the patterns smaller...can you help?
Some patterns will only need to change the background-size and the pattern will scale.
Patterns that use a background position and a background size will sometimes need both the position and size modified
In Cloud's case, there is no background size, so we can try to add one. A background size of:
It does! So the idea with trying to make personalized message wall greetings is that the message walls can be customized with variables that print out. I changed the variable so that the greeting printed out with the user's message wall Message Wall:Forge the Hybrid.
I don't know if it will work yet, but if I can use logical functions with those variables, we can make a custom greeting for each admin.
Yeah, I knew the $2 variable stored information about the admin's message wall, but I didn't know the exact format - if it linked automatically, if it included underscores.. those kinds of things that can make comparisons hard, so I needed to send a greeting so we can check.
Now I have some code that gives a nickname for each admin. If my code works, the next greeting that sends out should have a nickname attached to it. We have that code here:
Another question, can we have FANDOM enable Discussions on this wiki, as a testing grounds for Fanon inevitably getting it? I talked it over with a FANDOM member a bit ago, and the forums and discussions can live side by side.
Forums gets moved to the explore tab in the navbar, unfortunately, but nothing happens else to it.
If you say yes, I'll shoot FANDOM a message asking them to, and if you say no, obviously nothing will happen.
(as a side note, what do you think about what I've done with the free formats page? I personally think it's a good improvement, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm also thinking about using tabbers on the pattern page, to split it up nicer, thoughts on that?)
I've been thinking about how messed up its been for awhile, but I came across the old forum post and saw you talking about it, and figured I might as well do it.
I cleaned up old pages that had broken redirects, but I didn't want to do delete anything more without knowing your current stance on it. I was thinking maybe all the pages under 200 bytes could be deleted, following Fanon's plan.