Alright, settle down kids, settle down. Today we're having a special class. And the topic is...
Wait, that's the wrong class. Why am I in Luffy's outfit?
Where's my shit? Why can't I find my shit? Damn that unicorn must have gotten me drunk again...
THAT'S RIGHT EVERYONE. HOW TO MAKE ARTICLES!!!
For the purpose of teaching new users how to do this, we shall start step by step with colorful pictures that would help explain it better.
STEP 1: ADD A PAGE
Look up then right. Move mouse to Contribute then Add a Page just like in the picture.
STEP 2: NAME A PAGE
Then you name the page whatever you like. I don't have to show you how right? It's perfectly fucking obvious.
STEP 3: WORK ON THE PAGE TO THIS WIKI'S STANDARDS
Next, we're gonna fix this page so that it looks neat and tidy, and the admins won't be yelling at you for being a noob. Now, look at the pictures and you'll see what to do.
Part 1: Clearing the page up.
Delete whatever is on the page so that it's empty.
Part 2: Add templates
Look down, then right. On the picture it's shown where to press to add templates. This is for all templates.
You need a property template so that people know you made this and don't try to steal your work.
When you create a magic, you especially need a template. That way, people don't just use it without your permission. A lot of new users don't understand that every magic, concept, organization, character, magic item, guild, etc, except canon (that is to say, created by Hiro and used in the anime/manga series) is off limits, unless permission is given by it's creator. And in order for the creator to be known, property templates are used.
After it pops up, you fill your username and it's done.
You need this!!! You must use this!!! Your character must have this at all costs!!! All characters need a character infobox. That is where the basic information about him/her is stored. Makes the article neat and tidy, as well as looking good and proper. The way any wiki article should.
Same to the Property template, the highlighted text is what you type in the search bar in order to get this infobox. Only once you have filled in the most important information can you proceed to writing out the rest of the article.
Part 4: Images
Now, since I've received a lot of questions on how to add images, I decided to edit the blog and place a section for it here. It's surprisingly easy.
In the section where you are supposed to place the image, you write this:
Note: These are profile images for inside the character infobox only. If the image is too large, you can lower the "300px" to, say, "200px" if you want. Use the "Preview" option to check how it looks. Also, ".jpg" is the default format of the pictures that is used, but it can be ".png" and just about any other. On another wiki, I'm using ".ogg" as an image, for example, which is a very obscure pic format. But I digress!
Besides the infobox, there is another place where there can be images. Next to blocks of text, in order to show how a magic spell, physical skill, weapon or alternate form looks, usually. In that case, you need to add a few more lines to the code.
Note: The "thumb" function is much similar to a property template, but for pics. When used, underneath the pic, there will a line of text saying "Added by Zikimura" for example, or if uploaded by you, your username. It's so that users don't simply use other people's images, which is against the rules. Keep that in mind! The "right" that I've written in the example text is for the position of the pic. There are only "right" and "left" which are for which side of your text will the pic appear on. You can also write a short description of the skill, or whatever you'd like. In that case, replace the "dexcription" that I've writte in the example text with whatever you want.
Part 5: Add headings.
You need headings!!! For example Appearance, Personality, History etc It is mandatory! That means, NO EXCUSES!!!
There is an easy way to do this that won't take more than a minute.
Simply look up and then right. You will see Source - Visual
Click Source. In it, by writing with the proper "code", you can control where, how, and which effects are used, and on what. Visual is not used, because it's highly unstable and very annoying to use. You can't control anything in there, making the whole process one huge mess.
Then Personality, History etc
Fill up each category with whatever is relevant to your character, magic, concept etc. Or don't and do it later. Your choice, but a little advice from me, don't leave it completely empty.
Congratulations, you have successfully completed your first article. Keep experimenting, but don't save immediately. Use the Preview option to view your progress before you do.
STEP 5: NAMING TO THIS WIKI'S STANDARDS
Now, while you have created your first article it is still not exactly up to the standards. You need to learn how to name things. Don't worry about how you'll do this because the next step will show you. For now just watch the examples.
Also, information (such as sites) about japanese kanji and romaji will be added at the very end of the tutorial so that you know how to properly name your characters.
Note: When you write large amounts of text it is better to go to Source as it's much faster and the results much better this way.
Dante Royard (だんてろやるど Dante Royarudo) is... blah blah blah
Enhanced Strength: Dante possesses... blah blah blah
High Speed (神足 Hai Supīdo): is a magic... blah blah blah
Note 2:This is important! When you write names in an infobox there is a specific way you must do it. That is to say the boxes Name, Kanji and Romaji must be filled as shown below.
Name: In Bold!
Romaji: In Italic!
STEP 6: EFFECTS
This step will teach you how to add the necessary effects to your text.
For bold: '''Example Text'''
For italics: ''Example Text''
For both: '''''Example Text''''' (largely unused and not recommended for use in articles)
For links: [[Example Text]]
NOTE: THIS TUTORIAL IS IN NO WAY MEANT TO INSULT YOU! IT IS MEANT TO GET YOU TO DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO BE A PROPER EDITOR IN THIS WIKI! BEING A PROPER EDITOR MEANS YOU WILL HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH ANYONE AND YOU CAN HAVE A GOOD TIME!
Translation Sites (contain kanji and romaji)-
Site 1: http://www.nihongodict.com/ (the best site for translations)
Site 2: http://eudict.com/ (somewhat good)
Romaji to Kanji: http://kanjidict.stc.cx/hiragana.php (used for getting the kanji of names, especially if they are western names)