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I keep seeing two little widgets on the side of a whole lot of pages, titled Recent Wiki Activity and Latest Photos. How can I get thse on my main page and more widgets like them?

DrYoshiyahu (talk) 14:51, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

Those widgets are part of the sidebar that appears on normal content pages. The sidebar does not appear on the main page, the main page has a different layout than normal pages. So it's not possible to get them on the main page. Also, these widgets are not customizable. They're set by Wikia, you can't choose to get new ones or turn off existing ones. 20px_Rin_Tohsaka_Avatar.png Mathmagician ƒ(♫) 17:58 UTC, Tue, 14 August 2012
The closest you can get is to put a activityfeed tag that will look a lot like the sidebar's Recent Wiki Activity. Something like this will do:
<activityfeed size=8 hideimages=true hidevideos=true exclude="talk, user, user_talk, file_talk, MediaWiki, MediaWiki_talk, Template, Template_talk, Category, Category_talk, forum, forum_talk" shortlist=true />
To position the activity feed to the right of the page (like the sidebar does) you need to put the above code in between the
<mainpage-rightcolumn-start /> <mainpage-endcolumn />
tags, and the rest of the page in the
<mainpage-leftcolumn-start /> <mainpage-endcolumn />
tags, so the wikicode of your main page would look something like this:
  <mainpage-leftcolumn-start />
    [some mainpage stuff goes here]  
  <mainpage-endcolumn />
  <mainpage-rightcolumn-start /> 
    <activityfeed size=8 hideimages=true hidevideos=true exclude="talk, user, user_talk, file_talk, MediaWiki, MediaWiki_talk, Template, Template_talk, Category, Category_talk, forum, forum_talk" shortlist=true />
  <mainpage-endcolumn />
Hope this helps! mfaizsyahmi (talk) 05:04, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

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