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Hi, can someone PLEASE help me? I started a Roleplay wiki and I have NO IDEA how to make a roleplay forum! I REALLY need some help! Thank You! Dragongirl1111


I would say base it off The 39 Clues's roleplaying wiki. By the way, congratulations on making the 59,800th page! Iggyvolz 00:28, March 29, 2012 (UTC)
Please give a link to your wiki.
Well, there are 4 basic steps to making a forum: 1) Pick a category name like Roleplay forum, 2) make a preload forum header template, 3) make a forum new post entry box and list page, and 4) add you new forum to the Forum:Index page list.
  • Make sure when you pick your category name (like Roleplay forum), that you use it consistently and don't say something slightly different like "Roleplaying forum" when you named it "Roleplay forum".
  • To make a preload forum header, you would make a page like Template:Forumheader/Roleplay forum (use the same name as your category) with wikitext source code like this:
{{Forumheader|Roleplay forum}}

<!-- Please put your content under this paragraph.  Be sure to sign your edits with four tildes: ~~~~ -->
  • Next you need to make your forum new post and entry page, like one called Forum:Roleplay forum. The wikitext source code would look like this:
<div class="forumheader">'''Forums:''' [[Forum:Index|Index]] » {{PAGENAME}}</div><br />
Welcome to the Roleplay forum.  This is a place to post roleplaying ideas, questions, and stories to share with other members of the {{SITENAME}} community.  To add a new topic, please type the title in the box below then click "Add new topic".

[[Special:Recentchangeslinked/Category:{{PAGENAME}}|View recent changes for this forum]] | [[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|View alphabetic list of topics]]

<table width="100%"><tr><td><!-- You could create (or transclude) a forum header here --></td><td width="50%"><createbox>
break=no
prefix=Forum:
preload=Template:Forumheader/{{PAGENAME}}
buttonlabel=Add new topic
</createbox></td></tr></table>
<table class="forumlist" width="100%"><!--
-- PREV/NEXT LINKS -->
<tr><th style="text-align:left;">{{#forumlink:10|-1>0|← {{int:allpagesprev}}}}</th><th></th><th style="text-align:right;">{{#forumlink:10|+1<{{#expr: ceil ({{PAGESINCATEGORY:{{PAGENAME}}|R}}/10) +1 }}|{{int:allpagesnext}} →}}</th></tr><!--
-- THREAD HEADER -->
<tr><th class="forum_title" align="left">Topic</th><th class="forum_edited" align="left">Last Edit</th><th class="forum_editor" align="left">Last Author</th></tr>
<forum>
namespace=Forum
category={{PAGENAME}}
shownamespace=false
addlasteditor=true
historylink=true
cache=false
count=10
</forum></table>

[[Category:Roleplay forum| ]]
[[Category:Forums]]
  • Your forum should basically be working now. So now you need to link it at Forum:Index.
  • Your should have some wikitext source code that looks like this:
<table class="forumlist" width="100%"><tr><th class="forum_title" align="left">Forum</th><th class="forum_edited" align="left">Last Edit</th><th class="forum_editor" align="left">Last Author</th></tr>
<forum>
namespace=Forum
category=Help desk
title=Forum:Help desk
shownamespace=false
addlasteditor=true
</forum>
<forum>
namespace=Forum
category=Watercooler
title=Forum:Watercooler
shownamespace=false
addlasteditor=true
</forum>
</table>
  • You now just need to add the listing for your new forum after one of the </forum> tags by adding wikitext source code like this (the important part is consistently using Roleplay forum):
<forum>
namespace=Forum
category=Roleplay forum
title=Forum:Roleplay forum
shownamespace=false
addlasteditor=true
</forum>
</table>
That's it! If you understood what needs to be done, please give a link to your new forum setup and we can help fix problems or finish setting it up. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 29 Mar 2012 11:56 AM Pacific

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