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  • Noreplyz


    You're editing a wiki that you've edited every day for many months, and you love the progress and the accomplishments you have done for your wiki. It always feels like a job well done when you fill out a section that's been empty for three weeks, or when you've finally gotten through all of your Discussions reports. 

    However, sometimes the pressure of working on your wiki starts to build, or you lose patience with your readers and editors. You feel like the task of categorising 10,000 items for an RPG wiki is too overwhelming. It's usually time to step back and take a wikibreak!

    Here's some tips to balance the time you spend on your wiki so that you don't work yourself out.


    If you've overworked yourself over the last few days on your wiki, ta…



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  • Noreplyz

    This post was made for April Fools Day, 2018. Please don't take the blog post content seriously!



    Have you ever found Discussions difficult to moderate with its large padding, or Forums too unwieldy because it removes your comment if you close the page? Well worry no more — introducing FANDOM Conversations, another forum system to add to the already full family.

    Early this morning, we worked hard and fast to deliver this new feature to you. Conversations is now the best and fastest way to hold all the discussions you have at your wiki and the most awesome way to talk to fans across desktop, mobile web, mobile tablets and now on your smartwatch. This feature is really the pinnacle of Portability.


    We know it’s already confusing to have wiki-style …



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  • Noreplyz

    Displaying Data in Articles

    September 27, 2016 by Noreplyz


    Data is at the base of many gaming and entertainment wikis, and showing data in a useful and effective way is important for both visitors and editors. In gaming, users want the details on a particular class or skill, the health points of a particular minion or the effects of a potion or item. In TV shows and movies, actors have different details like age, awards and occupation, and other information like revenue or popularity are of interest to visitors. Providing a valuable experience for people discovering data is powerful – here are a few tips and ways to display your precious data.

    Infoboxes An infobox is a panel on the top right of an article that lists valuable summary data regarding the article’s subject. They should complement the a…


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  • Noreplyz

    Affiliate Your Wiki

    June 1, 2016 by Noreplyz

    Wikia has a large collection of wikis on all topics, and it’s hard to capture the audience you want to find. Creating affiliates to similar projects that fall under the same category or type of content makes it easier to draw more users who may find your content interesting. Crafting a small section on a Home Page sidebar, or as a footer at the bottom of the page, will help each community grow and flourish.

    Whether you have a wiki about a unique sport, an epic sci-fi movie or a new mobile game (more about games later!) you will be able to find wikis similar and try to get on board and create or join an affiliation!


    While it isn’t something built into Wikia, several overarching wikis like the YouTube Wiki, the Horror Film Wiki and the Disney …


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    Custom Admin Highlighting

    February 15, 2016 by Noreplyz

    This is the go to blog for highlighting admins in your wiki! If you feel like there is more to be covered, leave a message below!


    You will see that many wikis have admins that have bolded and coloured usernames, maybe with a picture or flashy text. It's important to highlight admins because they are often experienced with the wiki's topic and administration, so you can easily identify someone who can help you out. It's also helpful when reviewing WikiActivity or RecentChanges, because most admins will have trustworthy edits, and it's easier to spot them out! You can also change the theme of comments to better differentiate between moderators, admins and bureaucrats for larger wikis.

    This blog post will delve into several methods you can use …


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