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Hi!

If you're here, it means that you want to help us with the Wiki Project and editing. You'll find some basic information here :)

How do I start editing Wikia?

First of all, you need to register. Most existing articles need logging in before you can edit anything.

I want to edit something, but what?

You choose :) Nehrim is a great game and we want you to help us with what you really are into. If you are a kind of a lore-loving person, why not edit some lore-based articles? If you love the atmosphere, the diverse cities... why don't you try to edit these parts? The things done with passion are usually the best :) We want you to ENJOY your editing. It's just a free-time hobby.

How do I create NEW articles?

By adding links to them. For example:

  1. Go here: http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Test_page
  2. Edit the page
  3. Write something, for example a person, e.g. Gilliadia
  4. Add a link to Gilliadia. Target URL: Gilliadia. Text on display: Gilliadia
  5. Press the preview button: it should be RED now. It means there is no article here, only a link. While clicking on the red word (in preview mode this is only possible in 'the upper' text) you can open a new article: it can be either with or without photo. It doesn't matter as you can add photos later on.

How do I create table of contents in articles?

Creating your own layout

With editing longer articles with sub-sections it is recommended to include table of contents.Choose a page/article that you want to edit/create. Click EDIT.

The basics

I.

1. Write using Heading 2 (eg. Quest description)
Write your own description here in normal print.
2. Write using Heading 2 (eg. Tips)
Write your own description here.

In the table of contents it will look like this one ( Mind you, the table of contents DOESN'T appear in the preview mode)
1. Quest description
2. Tips

Beyond the basics

II
1. If you want to experiment with a bit more complicated layout :
1. Write using Heading 2 (eg. Quest description.
a. Write using Heading 3 (eg. Quest giver)
b. Write using Heading 3 (eg. NPCs)
c. Write using Heading 3 (eg. Locations)
2. Write using Heading 2 (eg. Walkthrough)
a. Write using Heading 3 (eg. Arcane Sanctum)
b. Write using Headig 3 (eg. Waverock)
etc.

Then you will get the following layout :


1. Quest description
1.1 Quest Giver
1.2 NPCs
1.3 Locations
2. Walkthrough
2.1Arcane Sanctum
2.2 Waverock

Feel free to experiment with Wikia a bit, as you always have the 'Preview' button :)


Using existing templates

Use templates if you want to create an article with unified layout so that it is not different from other existing articles. In some pages there ppears to be more information than necessary, so if it is not to your taste, you can always delete :) Or if the explorable area or creature is really poor and not rich in loot, delete some sections so that the pages does not look like a huge page filled with no important information at all.

Available Templates

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Main_Quests

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Side_Quests

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Creatures

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:People - old

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:People2 - new

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:People - Merchants - new

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Infobox_Nehrim

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Hostile_people - old

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Hostile_People2 - new

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Houses

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Cities

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Villages

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Dangerous_Dungeons - for all multilevel dungeons

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Shrines,gaves,chapels

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Mines

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Caves

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Ruins - for all dugeons

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Fortresses

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Bounty_Quests

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Crafting

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Weapons

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Shops

Template Shop 2 new

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Areas

Inserting templates

-Create a new article

-write: {{subst:templatename}}

[templatename NOT in italics, normal print]


-the following templatenames are available:

  • Main Quests
  • Side Quests
  • Creatures
  • People
  • Hostile people/Bosses(Human)
  • Cities
  • Villages
  • Dangerous Dungeons
  • Shrines,graves,chapels
  • Mines
  • Caves
  • Ruins
  • Fortresses
  • Weapons

Simply write the name of the template you want to have in the place of templatename.

- Preview to see if that's the template you want to use. You should have the layout but in edit mode unable to edit anything.

-Save and then editing will be available.

How do I edit tables?

  • Edit the article
  • Right click on the last row
  • Choose Row: Insert Row After/ Before


How do I add links?

  • Edit the article
  • Highlight the word/s that you wish to link and click the 'Add link' button
  • You will have to complete the following :
  1. Target page or URL: write the URL of the page you want to get redirected to.
  2. Text on display : What you want to be written in your article.
  • Click OK. If it doesn't find the URL check the next question.

URL =/= Text on display.

Linking items

The names of places, creatures and people have the same name link like example Erothin = Erothin.

The same is for books, bookname = link.

Items:
scrollname > Scrolls
spellname > Spells
enchantingstonename > Magic Items
teleportrune > Magic Items
arcanestone > Magic Items
soulgemname > Magic Items
luck/encumberanceplant > Unique Plants
magicsymbol > Magic Symbols
magicrunename > Magic Runes
craftingtools and materials (eg.Hammer (T), Shovel (T), Ore) > Crafting Tools
Mound > Treasure hunting

bankeyname > Keys
otherkeyname > Keys
alchemyapparatusname > Alchemy Apparatuses
armorsetname > Armour Sets
one handed sword > One-handed swords
two handed sword >Two-handed swords
one handed blunt > One-handed blunt
two handed blunt > Two-handed blunt
staffname > Staves
bowname > Bows
Arrowsname > Ammunition
helmetname > Helmets/Hoods
cuirass/robename > Cuirass/Robes
bootsname > Boots
Shieldname > Shields/Blocking Weapons

Potions

potionname > Potions

Beverage (eg.Beer) > Potions#Beverages

Ingredients

ingredientname (eg.Apple) > Ingredients#A

How can I check URLs?

URLs tutorial

OK, I will try to explain on some examples. Check this page:

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Services

  • What you see here are only texts on on display, mind you. What I wanted you to see.
  • Move your mouse cursor on the blue linked words. And.... you will notice ( wait a few seconds and don't click the links! ) a small text will appear. THAT is URL !
  • To get it right you should see something like this:

- Merchants (text on display) = URL (merchants)

- Spell Merchants (text on display) = URL (Spell Merchants)

Yes, you're right. Here URL = text on display. But...

- Money and Greed Bank (text on display) = URL (Banks)

Here URL =/= text on display

To sum up, if you want to add a link to the bank article, you need to write:

URL: Banks, text on display: whatever you want.

PS. WIki seems a bit buggy with finding URLs, so if it does not find the URL , try clicking in this order:

- to a wiki page

-to an external link

-to a wiki page

And , surprisingly, it finds the URL (page exists) !

URLs to places

Check this page: http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/The_Middlerealm_places

Check the URLs the same way you did in the tutorial above. You will notice that if you want to link Arcane Sanctum, the URL is : Arcane Sanctum place not Arcane Sanctum. My bad, I know:P Similar problem occurs with Erothin and Cahbaet, so you'd better check their URLs before linking them. Even now, you have two ways of checking their URLs :

  1. Edit my article about Wikia How-To, highlight Erothin and click on Add link.You'll see what I wrote in URL and text on display.
  2. Move your mouse cursor on the blue linked word and the white text with URL will appear.

Where can I get more info on editing?

http://nehrim.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Contents

http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Community_Central:Sandbox

And we can start a test page . <-- use it freely :) Preview, Save, Edit , whatever you want!


I want to edit an article, but I can't? What's wrong?

If you're a new user, some pages might be 'blocked' for you. Most already existing pages have a precautionary measure to prevent malicious deletion of information. Contact one of the admins , preferably in this topic, to unblock the page for you: http://www.sureai.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=85&;t=4103&;start=0


I need to contact the admins. Who should I contact?

Frankly speaking, I guess we most often visit this page and topic: http://www.sureai.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=85&;t=4103

So far the administrative rights have:

Arvisrend (SureAI) - contact him only if other Admins do not respond as he is extremely busy. If it happens that the other admins are unreachable and you would like to contribute to the Wikia, ask him to grant you administrative rights.

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