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Welcome to the world of Wiki editing. Visit Wikia Basics and the Help pages for generic tutorials:

Sandbox Edit

Play around out with Wiki formatting and editing in the Sandbox. Or type the following URL into the address bar, replacing the last phrase with any word of your choice: http://drakensangonline.wikia.com/wiki/Help:ENTERTEXTHERE

Visual Editor and Source Editor Edit

Many basic functions of editing can be accomplished via the Visual Editor by clicking Edit at the top of the article page. Edit text, add media, templates, categories, etc. from the menu bar options.

For more options and precise editing, use the Source Editor, which can be accessed by clicking Settings Setting > "Source Editor". The following article will address additional formatting used in this wiki -- attained through the Source Editor, using Wiki Markup code.

Cheat Sheet: Edit

Image Editing Edit

When uploading an image for an article, crop images so that the target object is the main focus and remove distracting background. Use the following wiki code for inserting and formatting pictures.

Description Enter Text Output
Image [[File:Grimmag's_Lost_Crystal_Ball.jpg]] Grimmag's Lost Crystal Ball
Resize image [[File:Grimmag's_Lost_Crystal_Ball.jpg|25px]] Grimmag's Lost Crystal Ball
Thumbnail (default right) & caption [[File:Grimmag's_Lost_Crystal_Ball.jpg|thumb|caption]]
Grimmag's Lost Crystal Ball

caption

Horizontal placement: right, left, center [[File:Grimmag's_Lost_Crystal_Ball.jpg|thumb|caption|left]]
Grimmag's Lost Crystal Ball

caption

Link image to a Wikia page [[File:Grimmag's_Lost_Crystal_Ball.jpg|link=Grimmag's Lost Crystal Ball]] Grimmag's Lost Crystal Ball
No redirect upon image selection [[File:Grimmag's_Lost_Crystal_Ball.jpg|link=]] Grimmag's Lost Crystal Ball

Overwrite an existing image: Edit

Please refrain from uploading duplicate pictures of an image already uploaded onto the wiki. If the image is of better quality than the previous version, overwrite the image of the same namespace. Access the image link (such as drakensangonline.wikia.com/wiki/File:Image_name.png) > click the "File History" tab > "Upload a new version of this file." All articles that use the particular image name will be automatically updated with the new image. Note that the new image must of the same format type as the original.

Common images: Edit

  • A [[File:A.png]]
  • G [[File:G.png]]
  • S [[File:S.png]]
  • C [[File:C.png]]
  • Drak14 [[File:Drak14.png]]

Text Editing Edit

Description Enter Text Output
Internal link (Wikia page) [[Khalys]]
[[Khalys]]es
[[Khalys|Rename link]]
Khalys
Khalyses
Rename link
External link [http://www.drakensang.com]
[http://www.drakensang.com Drakensang]
http://wwww.drakensang.com
[1]
Drakensang
http://www.drakensang.com
Link to a specific section of a wiki page [[Mounts#Epic Mounts]]
[[Mounts#Epic Mounts|Epic Mounts]]
Mounts#Epic Mounts
Epic Mounts
Link to a Category page [[:Category:Battlegrounds|Battlegrounds]] Battlegrounds
Colorize (RGB or hexadecimal color code can also be used) <span style="color:pink;">INSERT TEXT</span> INSERT TEXT
Italicize text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Font size (#, %, smaller) <font size="1">Tiny text</font> Tiny text
Bullet point list *list
  • list
Numbered list #point number one
#point number two
  1. point number one
  2. point number two
Strikethrough <s>Strikethrough</s> Strikethrough
Header ==Header==

HeaderEdit

Align text: Left, Center, Right <div style="text-align: right;">Right align</div>
Right align
Indent :Indent
::2x indent
Indent
2x indent

Miscellaneous Edit

Description Enter Text Output
Line break Line<br/>Break Line
Break
Redirect to another page #REDIRECT [[Help:Contents]] #REDIRECT Help:Contents
Cite & references Fact<ref>http://www.drakensang.com</ref>
&
<references/>
Fact[1]
  1. http://www.drakensang.com
Ignore all wiki markup <nowiki>[[Pets]]</nowiki> [[Pets]]
Preserve wiki formatting <pre>Enter text
line break
in blocked text</pre>
Enter text
line break
in blocked text
Invisible text (editing comments) <!-- Enter text within brackets -->
Poll <Poll>
Question?
Choice 1
Choice 2
</poll>
Question?
 
10
 
5
 

The poll was created at 04:48 on January 27, 2015, and so far 15 people voted.
Tabber <tabber>Title 1=Add any content here,
|-|
Title 2=Images, text, templates
|-|
Title 3=Example: [[Khalys' Elysium]]
</tabber>

Add any content here,

Images, text, templates

Example: Khalys' Elysium

Tab view <tabview>
Page name 1|Tab name 1
Page name 2|Tab name 2
</tabview>
Combine content from multiple pages onto one page. View the Unique Items page for an example.
Interlanguage link [[DE:Einzigartige_Gegenstände]] Look to the bottom of the page for a link that redirects to the corresponding (Unique Items) page, in German, on the German Wikia. Current affiliated Wikias include: [[RU:]] & [[DE:]] (Inactive: [[FR:]] [[FI:]] [[BG:]])
Horizontal line (4x hyphens) ----
Hide Table of Contents __NOTOC__
Hide "Edit" tag after headings __NOEDITSECTION__

Infoboxes Edit

Templates help maintain uniform infoboxes. They provide a quick description of basic information regarding the contents of that page. Edit templates directly to make global changes to the infoboxes throughout the wiki; visit the templates tutorial for more information. Create new templates through the URL: http://drakensangonline.wikia.com/wiki/Template:NEWTEMPLATE

The template coding within each article is be bound by curly brackets "{{ }}." Vertical lines demarcate the start of each new category. All fields are optional.

For example, this generic template can be seen, and used, for basic items and consumables:

{{Item
|image = 
|name =
|description 1 = 
|description 2 = 
|Effect = 
|Extra blue text = 
|Duration = 
|Usable for the following item =
|description 3 =
|Price = 
|Value = 
|obtained through = 
|Event Reward =
|Animation link =
}}

Common templates used:

Table Edit

Tables can be very helpful when organizing data into rows and columns. Review the basic description of table code for definitions and additional examples.

Basic table markup:

{| class="wikitable"
|-
! Header 1
! Header 2
! Header 3
|-
| row 1, cell 1
| row 1, cell 2
| row 1, cell 3
|-
| row 2, cell 1
| row 2, cell 2
| row 2, cell 3
|}
Header 1 Header 2 Header 3
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3

Formatting Styles: Edit

Description Enter style Comments
Class types
  • class="table"
  • class="wikitable"
  • class="wikitable sortable"
  • No formatting
  • Wikitable with minor formatting (header & body)
  • Sortable columns
Floating table class="wikitable floatright" Position the table to the right/left. Text will wrap around the table.
Center table style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"
Cell padding cellpadding="3"
Cell spacing cellspacing="2"
Fix column width style="width: 60%;" Percent, pixel value, "auto"
Fix row height style="height: 200px;"
Background color style="background:black;"
Rounded corners style="border-radius: 5px;"
Add table border border="1"
Merge Columns colspan="3" | Combine multiple columns; delete unused column bars
Merge Rows rowspan"3" | Combine rows; delete unused row markers
Vertical align |- valign="top" Force objects top or bottom; default is center

Additional tips: Edit

  • When adding a formatting mark at the beginning of the row (such as a bullet point -- asterisk), start a new paragraph so that text is input flush with the left border. The wiki will not properly render formatting markup not at the start of the line (i.e. following the vertical bar).
  • Create new tables by accessing the Classic Editor, which has a dedicated "Insert Table" option. Click the down arrow next to "Edit" > "Classic Editor".
  • Sometimes cells size cannot be adjusted if certain elements prevent further contraction. Examine individual components for a possible cause. A continuous line of text is not collapsible -- break it into smaller sections, if possible, to force the table to more proportionately resize the table.
  • To place a table next to another table, nest a table within another table. An example can be found at this Gnob's Merchandise page.
  • Be careful when editing a table while in Visual Editor mode. Table markups can be unintentionally moved or deleted with simple keystrokes. Undo (Ctrl+Z) the most recent edit to quickly revert the changes.

Problem solve common errorsEdit

Revert page to the last version: Edit

History
  • Don't be afraid to "break" the page formatting, all published edits are saved in the page history: Click the down arrow next to "Edit" > "History" > click "Cur" to compare to a previous iteration. The top of the page will show a list of all the differences between the older version and the current page. You can compare/contrast the changes until you find the cause of the formatting error or quickly revert to a previous version.

Image is unintentionally flush to the right side: Edit

  • The default position after uploading an image is a thumbnail, floating on the right side. If this is not the intended position, reconfigure the properties of the image by removing the "thumb" tag and place any other preference, if desired.

Text is wrapping around a header or image: Edit

  • Check for "left" or "right" modifiers that cause text to wrap around this "floating" object.

Objects appear in monospace font and a boxed border: Edit

  • If a blank space is left open at the start of a new line, the following text will be set apart in its own block to maintain its formatting. This may also be used intentionally. The effects are similar to the <pre> markup.
example

Syntax automatically changes after publishing the page: Edit

  • Editing solely in Source Editor and following proper wiki markup, at all times, will minimize these auto-corrections. Most changes are innocuous and should not affect the final look of the page. However, if you find excessive, unnecessary formatting code, please clean up the article for future editors.

The wiki is not updating to the newest version of the page: Edit

  • Sometimes you will retrieve a cached version of a wiki page. Purge to force the wiki servers to remove the cached version (saved on your browser) and reload with the latest version. You can do this by clicking the clock&calendar at the top-right of the page, or use your browser cache-clearing shortcut:
    • Internet Explorer: hold down the Ctrl key and click the Reload button, or press Ctrl+F5.
    • Firefox: hold down the Shift key while clicking Reload; alternatively press Ctrl+F5 or Ctrl-Shift-R.
    • Opera users have to clear their caches through Tools→Preferences
    • Konqueror and Safari users can just click the Reload button.
    • Chrome: press Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5

Need more help with formatting? Edit

  • Ask for advice from one of the admins/DSO community, search for an answer through your search engine or ask the Wikia community, on the forums.

General editing information Edit

Unable to edit certain pages: Edit

  • In order to better control vandalism, high-traffic pages are partially or completely "Protected" and can only be edited by registered Wikia users and/or admins. Create a free account to begin editing. Leave a message in the comments or talk page if you have any questions or concerns.

Neutral point of view: Edit

  • All articles must be written with a neutral point of view. If conflicting views exist, both sides of the argument must be presented fairly. Opinions should be kept to comments, blog posts, and forums. Game guides may contain personal reflection of the game.and should be clearly stated, as such.

Speculation: Edit

  • The wiki is a fact-based resource for gamers. To the best of your ability, refrain from posting unclaimed statements in articles. Cite reference(s) and any supporting claim and add them to your edit comments. Speculation without sufficient evidence will be at risk of removal.

American vs European English: Edit

  • Spelling and numerical syntax in either format is acceptable, but try to keep a uniformity across the wiki site.
  • Calendar dates should follow European formatting: day-month-year, 11 August 2011, dd-mm-yyyy
  • Time zones used should be clearly stated to reflect Germany time (CET) and/or the global standard time (UTC).

Stub pages: Edit

  • Incomplete pages can be marked with a Stub tag at the top the page to notify other editors that the page is missing information: {{Stub}}
  • Editors can expand on articles in the current list of Stub Articles. Remove the tag when the article appears complete.

Unpublished (leaked) content: Edit

  • Leaked images and content not yet available to the public is property of Drakensang Online and should not be published. Without explicit consent from the developers, leaked content will be removed and violators punished. Information gathered from the official Test Server is fair to use.

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