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Hi i would like to know how to change the cursor on your wikia page. I would like to change it here: If you know plaease post here. thanks!camoclone 20:45, February 16, 2012 (UTC)

<p style="cursor: url('')">
at the beginning of the page and put
at the end of the page. However, this will only work over text. I would use to make a cursor if you don't have one already. Then, upload the cursor somewhere and replace the with the URL. (I actually didn't think of this before, now I'll do it to my wiki!)</pre> —This unsigned comment is by Iggyvolz (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
<span> or <div> would be a better option. <p> is meant for a single paragraph section, not an entire page. Rappy 21:01, February 16, 2012 (UTC)
Umm... how would you do that? I'm not very good with Javascript (I know <HEAD>, <BODY>, <a href>, and <iframe>, and that's about it). Iggyvolz 21:31, February 16, 2012 (UTC)
You don't need Javascript for that.
Hover over this box and see a different cursor.
Rappy 21:36, February 16, 2012 (UTC)
So what is the code if i wanted to upload this image: or into this wiki: or could you do it for me?camoclone 17:37, February 17, 2012 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Here's how you'd do that:

  1. Download the cursor from that webserver
  2. Upload it to your wiki using Special:Upload, include a link back to the page where you got the cursor from just to be safe with the licensing (it's listed as "no attribution", but I'd put a link anyway
  3. find the absolute URL of the uploaded cursor on Wikia, by right clicking the uploaded version and clicking "view image". Copy that URL.
  4. Copy the CSS (cursor: url('/YOUR_PATH/cursor.cur'), auto;) to MediaWiki:Wikia.css, and change "/YOUR_PATH/cursor.cur" to the URL of the cursor.

Hope that helps -- RandomTime 18:26, February 17, 2012 (UTC)

Yes but what is the URL of this: cursor? right click doesn't work. camoclone 13:45, February 18, 2012 (UTC)

Never mind what i said earlier but my wikia: doesn't allow .cur files camoclone 13:52, February 18, 2012 (UTC)

Upload it to an external host and load the URL from there. TK999 14:00, February 18, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you camoclone 14:06, February 18, 2012 (UTC)
Alright i tried my hardest but can someone please just help me camoclone 13:19, February 21, 2012 (UTC)
Can someone please help?camoclone 22:36, February 21, 2012 (UTC)
You need to change what you have to:
body { cursor: url(""), auto }
That should change the cursor to your choice of cursor for the entire site when hovering any element that does not already have a cursor defined. Rappy 05:57, February 22, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Rappy: but for some reason it still won't work! I am getting mad now :( camoclone 20:48, February 22, 2012 (UTC)
Remove "<source lang="CSS">" and "</source>" from the css. That should work. Just tried it on my test wiki and that will make it work. DaRanger (Talk ~ Contribs) 21:14 ~ 2/22/2012 it still isn't working! Can someone do it for me i must be doing some thing wrong? camoclone 11:26, February 23, 2012 (UTC)
It's not working because you're not listening. You need to add this:
body { cursor: url(""), auto }
and nothing else. Rappy 20:09, February 23, 2012 (UTC)
I am listening? I just tried yours and it is still not working. What am i doing wrong? camoclone 20:34, February 23, 2012 (UTC)
You are copying the source code and not what is showing here on the page. You want ONLY from the body to the auto } DaRanger above said you needed to remove the source parts... but when you did, you removed the most important part... the body that tells the wiki where to add the icon. Rappy 20:39, February 23, 2012 (UTC)
Oh! so what if i need to add it every where? Please help and someone please just change it directly.(you can come to b-dapedia chat now) camoclone 20:43, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Camoclone, we talked about this in chat. Rappy is coming to help you in about an hour. Can you wait until then? Thank you! --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 21:05, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry Rappy, I did not know you were going to help, I actually just helped him on chat and the problem is fixed. DaRanger (Talk ~ Contribs) 21:10 ~ 2/23/2012

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