Curating Your Wiki's Game Guide

The Game Guides App pulls content directly from your wiki, so to have a great game guide, we recommend a couple of tips. The most important is clear categorization. If your wiki is categorized properly, setting up the Game Guide content will take no more than 15 minutes.

Info Page

Every game guide contains an info page, which provides an image and about section for the wiki. This is pulled from Special:Promote page. To ensure this looks great on the game guide, make sure your Special:Promote page is filled out and contains a high resolution image.

Content List

The content list is what users will use to navigate through your game guide.

Start by opening your wiki's Special:GameGuidesContent page. Here you will be presented with an empty form that allows you to add a category, category tag (optional), and game guide name. Below here you can see the Special:GameGuidesContent page for the Fallout wiki.

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The upper level row is called a tag, and is what appears on the top level of the content list. In the screenshot above the tag is in the first and seventh row, which is tan in color. The tags will appear are Fallout 2 and Fallout. Category

Category names are added to the left column, and when clicked will be what populate the content sub list. The right column allows for you to add a display name that is different than the category name.

If you choose to leave the right column empty, the category will be named as it appears in the left column.

In the example of Fallout, the first category is "Fallout_2_quests" and then the display name is "Guests"

To the right of each row is the option to add a photo for the row, delete the row, or to reorder it within the guide. We recommend you add a photo to provide better visualization for the category. To add a new tag or categroy, use the buttons at the bottom of the page.

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