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JoePlay

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  • Bio Joe has been a Fandom staff member since 2007. He's been playing video games since the days of the Odyssey² and Atari 2600. When he's not at his computer, he enjoys going to the pub with friends.
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    Creating Your Wiki’s Design

    December 12, 2017 by JoePlay

    In my previous blog post, I described the process of requesting assistance from FANDOM staff to help with your wiki’s appearance. This time, I want to talk about customizing your wiki’s theme yourself.

    I’ll start with the question: What exactly is the theme, and why would you want to customize it yourself? Simply put, your wiki’s theme is its overall appearance, from the background image and wordmark to smaller things like the color of buttons and text links. One main reason to do it yourself is knowing that you have control of many aspects of your wiki’s appearance and can change or tweak things whenever you want.


    First and foremost, you want to ensure that every visual detail of your wiki accurately and appropriately represents your communi…


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  • JoePlay

    ]] Do you want your wiki to look great, but aren’t sure how to make it really shine? At FANDOM, we’re committed to improving the experience of creating and managing a wiki. Part of that support is offering expert help to wikis. I’ve been working on wikis for over 10 years, and I'm your go-to person for reviewing and fulfilling requests for design help.

    In addition to helping with custom backgrounds, wordmarks, favicons, and redesigning home pages, I am happy to help with the more technical aspects, such as templates and CSS.

    How to submit a request

    If you are an admin of the wiki, first look over the best practices. To receive help, your wiki needs a minimum of 50 pages, a category structure with no uncategorized pages, and a few other requir…

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  • JoePlay

    ]] Do you want your wiki to look awesome, but aren’t sure how to make it shine? At Wikia, we’re constantly trying to improve the experience of creating and managing a wiki. Part of that support is offering expert help to wikis. I’ve been working on wikis for nearly five years, and as Community Development Manager, I'm your go-to person for approving and fulfilling community requests.

    In addition to helping with custom themes, logos and home page designs, we're now taking requests for help with general clean-up and organization of your wiki as well as help with content creation.


    Before submitting a request, look over the best practices guidelines. To receive help, your wiki needs to have an active admin, a minimum of 50 articles and a clear c…


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  • JoePlay

    Do you want your wiki’s homepage to look awesome, but aren’t sure how to make it shine? At Wikia, we’re constantly trying to improve the experience of creating and managing a wiki. I’ve been working on wikis for the past four years, and in my new role as Content Manager, I’ll be your go-to person for approving and fulfilling community requests.

    If you’ve never made a request for customizing your wiki’s theme, logo, or home page, this should help answer a few questions. For those of you who have made requests before, we’ve changed the requirements, so here’s your chance to brush up on the updated process!


    Before submitting a request, look over the best practices guidelines. To receive help, your wiki needs to have an active admin, a minimum o…


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  • JoePlay

    I send a weekly Wikia Gaming update to everyone on the Wikia Staff email list already, but in the IRC chat, joeyaa suggested that I also share things with the community at large via blog posts, which I thought was a good idea, so here it is...


    Battlefield Wiki

    The Battlefield game series had a new release (Bad Company 2) on March 2nd. On release day, the wiki received a completely redesigned skin and logo.

    A week before release, the wiki was averaging about 17,000 pv/day. On March 10th, the wiki peaked at 89,029 pageviews (423% increase). In other stats, the number of editors for February was 48. For March, that number is already at 132 editors (175% increase) with 13 days left in the month. For editors that made at least 5 edits, the number rose …


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