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Wizard101 Wiki:Editing Guide

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Rules and Guidelines About Content

  • [1] Content placed in most articles must be from the Live Realm of the U.S. version of Wizard101. Any material from Test Realm must be clearly marked as such. See this thread for more details on Test Realm information. Datamined information, or any content that is not yet in Live or Test Realm is not allowed and will be removed.
  • [2] Content placed in articles should be factual information directly pertaining to the subject of the article. No rumors, speculation, opinions, or irrelevant or extraneous details. Spoiler-type details should be avoided whenever possible.
  • [3] Information added to the Wiki must be personally witnessed (first-person) data. Second-hand testimonials or educated guesses are not sufficient assurance of validity. Second-hand screenshots are acceptable, if citation is given. Screenshots of your own first-person information is not routinely required; however we reserve the right to request such proof, and/or independent confirmation, in certain cases.
  • [4] Vandalism, including unapproved deletion of article content, edit-spamming of articles, or insertion of nonsense or purposely false information, will not be tolerated. Acts of vandalism will result in the suspension or termination of Wiki editing privileges.
  • [5] Vulgarity in any form is unacceptable, and offenders will be banned from the site. This Wiki is part of Wizard101 Central, and its Rules and Guidelines apply here just as in the Forums.

Questions and Comments

Please post questions or comments about the game in the Central Forums, and questions or comments about Wiki content, format, templates, etc. in the Central Wiki Forums.

Creating and Editing Pages

Creating New Pages

Please use the automated templates whenever possible: information on how to generate them can be found at Creating New Pages. Please follow the instructions carefully so that your pages are created correctly and with the right categories. Pages without the right categories can be lost in the wiki as they don't link to the rest of the site properly.

Edit an Existing Page

To edit an existing page, begin by clicking the Edit tab at the top of the article's frame to open the editing window.

Then enter the new information on the appropriate line(s) of the template. Every template has a Template Fields definition table below the editing window that lists all the lines in the template and explains what information goes in each one. After entering the new information, click the 'Show preview' button below the editing window to see if it needs any corrections. If everything looks good, click the 'Save page' button. (You may optionally include a short summary of your changes in the 'Summary' box as well.)

Page Writing

Tips on proper page writing can be found here: Editing Guide/Page Writing

Images, Animations, and Tables

Tips on Images can be found here: Editing Guide/Images

Information specific to Animations can be found here: Project:Animated

You will most likely never have to create a table on this wiki, but should the need arise, you can find tips on how to do so here: Editing Guide/Tables

Wiki Code Editing

Tips on standard wiki code editing can be found here: Editing Guide/Wiki Code Editing. (Please note that you will most likely never have to use many of these tips, because our Infoboxes do most of the work)


Article Categories

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Do not Edit Article Categories! The only thing that should ever be placed in a category as it is created is the template: {{Category}}, and the category in which the new category will be in. For example: The only thing that should be in a category page is: {{Category}} and [[Category:Parent Category]]

Navigation of Wizard101 Wiki depends heavily on the use of categories.

Thanks to our Infobox templates, you will most likely never have to add a category manually to articles (images do need categories placed on them).

Image Categories

For Images, a category is needed so that we can easily manage all images placed on the wiki. For a listing of what images we have on hand and to see what categories we currently use, please see Editing Guide/Images.


Every article can be improved (even this one). Following these guidelines will not ensure a perfect article the first time, but it will give the article a stronger start. It's ultimately your job as an editor to put fill it out.