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Starting page

Editing is a way to improve articles for readers like adding a new photo or paragraph, correcting mistakes, or tweaking the layout. There are a few varieties to the layout that we have here, but for the most part we follow the same format for pages so that things are organized and easy to find.

When you create a new page, there will be a notice in the upper right hand corner (1.) that allows you to select a page layout, clicking on this will open a new tab showing the page with the layout. These layouts are designed to be useful as they allow you to spend more time adding information and less time setting a page up.

There are two editors when editing in fandom, the visual editor and the source editor. You can switch between them by hitting the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner (2) and you can also set your default preference in Special:Preferences. While editing on the wiki, source mode is preferred as it allows you to more easily add templates and modify the page in general when you know what you're doing. That being said, not everybody is comfortable with the source editor or wikitext.

Editor Tutorial (Visual Editor)

Visual Editor

  1. This is the toolbar, everything that you can do in visual editor is here. Some sections of it, we don't use on this wiki while other sections will be heavily used.
    1. Headings is the first button. In that menu, you can switch between the default (paragraph) to a different header. The headers we use the most are Heading, and Sub-Heading 1. Heading is the default heading and we use sub-heading under that in case we have another section that belongs under that first section. You'll see this commonly on all pages, some examples of this are with discography. Discography is always the main heading while singles, albums, etc. are listed as Sub-heading 1.
    2. The next section should look mostly familiar as it appears in most word processors. This allows you to bold, italicize, and underline text. The fourth symbol (T) will probably not look as familiar and luckily we don't use anything in that section so you don't need to worry about it.
    3. The next section allows you to create bulleted list and numbered list. You can also create these by hitting the # key or * key and making a space so that it'll know to change to a list: # Example -> 1. Example The third button is grayed out and the writer of this tutorial has no idea how to activate it so it is presumably unimportant.
    4. The Book icon in the middle allows you to add a citation. Citations are very important as they allow you to verify information presented on a wiki as being true. Some sources are better than others, but official websites/social media of group/artist are good primary sources to reference to. The easiest way to provide a reference is to copy & paste the url of the source you are using. This will then appear in the references section of the page.
    5. This section allows you to add links to pages and images. If a page already exists on the wiki, you can find them by searching in this section and add. Alternatively you can link to pages like this: [[MIGMA SHELTER]]. Adding images is pretty straight forward, you need to save an image to your computer and it will guide you through the process. Mass upload also exists and allows you to upload a bunch of images at once which is useful in some scenarios.
    6. The insert button will allow you to do a bunch of things such as adding an infobox, template or reference list to a page. Since we use page layouts, you won't need to add infoboxes or reference lists. Some of our templates are more useful than others in visual editor. Ones such as Birthday, Zodiac, and Residence do not have their field names listed so it can be hard to know which part of the template will have which information but those templates are not complicated and can be added manually by visiting the Templates page and adding the code that way.
    7. Undo & Redo button are pretty self explanatory and allow you do undo a change you made and revert it back.
    8. Options contains a variety of options for the page. The only one you need to worry about is the categories section. This allows you to search for categories you want to add. Alternatively, you can add them to the page itself inside the editor or outside the editor at the category module located at the bottom of a page.
  2. Infoboxes are important as it allows you to highlight key information about a page. On release pages, it allows you to list the type of release, artist, release, native title, genre, etc. While not all fields need to be filled out, having at least some of them filled out is helpful. In the editor, you can edit the infobox by clicking anywhere in the red section and filling out the field listed. Some things to note, images cannot be added directly from the infobox page, and instead have to be added to the page and then have the file name cut & pasted to the appropriate infobox field. If adding an image to an infobox is confusing in visual mode, you may let an admin know or write in the Page description section and someone will eventually add it. While the field names on infoboxes are fairly self explanatory. Some sections may be confusing and looking at the CD Infobox on another page may be helpful.
  3. The page layouts we use have all the section headings relatively close to each other and it may be confusing on how to add information under that heading at first. You'll want to go to the section you want information added and at the very end of the word, you'll want to press the "enter/return" button and it will let you add information to that section and will switch the heading to paragraph automatically.

Editor Tutorial (Source Editor)

TBA

Additional Tips & Tricks

  • While not a requirement as there are other things that can be done, having Japanese knowledge is useful, especially if you want to add information on lesser known groups.
  • Wikitext is a markup language used by MediaWiki software. It is similar to HTML & CSS and even share many elements, so having previous knowledge of those languages will help with learning wikitext.
  • If you are creating a page, make sure to put a decent amount of information down. If you don't have too much information, putting a link on the page where more information can be found is helpful and will allow others to add more information to the page.
  • While you can create whatever pages you want (within reason), there is some priority to pages. Pages on groups/bands/soloists do take precedence over releases themselves as it'll allow others who may not have much information on said artist to find and add more information using the external links section or from the kanji in their name.
  • Song pages aren't allowed as information on them is typically also listed on the release page.
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