If you are an admin of your community, then it is especially important for you to know that approximately half of the visits across FANDOM are coming from mobile devices. Some of these visitors start at your main page and you want to make sure they can find the most interesting content quickly.
The Mobile Main Page feature makes it easy for admins to :
- Choose what content is displayed on main pages, both in mobile browsers and in Community Apps
- Establish a text summary and representative image for their community, which will then be used in various ways across the FANDOM network.
Access the Mobile Main Page curation tool by choosing the "Edit mobile main page" button, which is visible to admins on both the desktop and mobile main pages. In mobile, this button will appear under the wiki's name, while in desktop, it is located in the "Edit" dropdown.
Promote your wiki Edit
The top section allows you to add an image and a short summary to help users identify your wiki. This information is used in various places around the FANDOM network, such as search results. In addition, for communities with Community Apps, the image selected here will appear in certain locations around the app, including the introduction for users who download the app for the first time.
Write a description Edit
Create a description of your community. This can reflect both the subject matter and the personality of your community. Try to keep your description fun and welcoming to attract new users. You can always come back to edit or update the text. FANDOM suggests a maximum description length of 200 characters.
Set an image Edit
Choose an image to represent your community across the FANDOM network. You can upload a new file or use one that already exists on the wiki. Make sure to use a high quality image, since it will appear in multiple sizes across multiple browsers. Ideal dimensions are 480px wide × 320px tall or 660px wide × 440px tall.
When your description and image have been added, click the "Publish" option in the upper right to save, or continue with curating the mobile main page.
Curating content on your main page Edit
The other sections of the Mobile Main Page curation tool allow you to set up links to pages and categories, and to set images for some of those links. If your community's categories are structured well, setting up the curated main page content will take no more than 10-15 minutes.
Featured Content Edit
Links added here can be to any piece of content on your community — articles, blog posts, videos, etc. These items will appear in a slider-style layout that can cycle from one linked image to another.
For each item, you can set the displayed text, the linked page, and an image. Images can be existing images from the community, or you can upload a new one. Use the image cropping guide after adding an image.
Featured Categories Edit
Links added here must be to category pages. You must group the linked categories into sections. Create a section first, with its own name and representative image. Then add categories to the section, and be sure to include the "Category:" prefix when entering the page name, to get auto-suggestions and to save the full name of the category. For categories, an image will be selected automatically, but it can be changed.
Readers will be able to access all articles in a category, once you set up the category as an item on the mobile main page. So be sure to choose the most interesting categories to feature here! Think about the things that most users will be looking for on your community.
Optional Categories Edit
This optional section is for category links that may not be appropriate to group into sections using Featured Categories. The links are set up in the same way.
Images are cropped to a 1:1 (perfect square) ratio.
Once you are done adding, naming, customizing and organizing your content, scroll back up to the top and hit the "Publish" option in the upper right. Changes will be automatically reflected on your mobile main page and in the Community App.
Trending and Videos Sections Edit
These sections are automatically populated based on the ten articles with the most readers in a day on your community, and it will display the twelve most recently added videos.
Checking Work Edit
After performing and saving updates to the mobile front page, you can check the mobile front page on a computer by adding "?useskin=mercury" at the end of the URL for the mobile front page. Note that the display is meant for smaller devices, so it will look large.
See also Edit
- Help:Main page — Information about setting up the main page seen by desktop users
- Help:Intro to mobile
Further help and feedback Edit
- Browse and search other help pages at Help:Contents
- Check FANDOM Community Central for sources of further help and support
- Check Contacting FANDOM for how to report any errors or unclear steps in this article
- Learn how to use FANDOM in FANDOM University: short how-to videos for all levels of experience