Help:Contents/Creating Articles

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Creating Articles

Follow the steps below to begin creating an article.

  1. Search the wiki to see if someone has already made an article on the topic.
    • You can use the Search box on the left sidebar, or click here.
  2. If there are no results, you will see a link that says "Create the page on this wiki!"
  3. Click the red link, and you will arrive at an edit screen where you can begin creating your article.
  4. Use the "Show preview" button below the Edit Summary box to preview your changes before clicking "Save page".
    • Please try to add or edit as much as possible before saving the page so you don't spam the Recent Changes page with notifications.
      • You can use the "Show preview" button to see what your changes will look like before saving them.
  5. Use the Edit Summary box to describe what you added or edited.
    • Example: "Added debug menu screenshot."

Titles

When choosing a title...

  1. Use proper capitalization and punctuation.
  2. If you are uploading an article about a certain file, use the proper filename.
  3. To promote version independence, you should avoid adding a specific version to a page title if the same data is likely to appear in other versions.
  4. When a page must state a specific version, use the following version codes
    • NTSC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2
    • PAL 1.1, 1.2
    • PAL MQ
    • NTSC MQ U, J (Differences between Master Quest U and J have not been fully researched)
    • Debug
    • IQue

Redirects

Sometimes an element has more than one commonly-known name. For example, Link's unused beam attack is known as both "Beam Blade" and "Blade Beam". You can create a redirect, so people searching for "Beam Blade" will get to the article for "Blade Beam". Add the following code to an article to create a redirect:

Code:
#REDIRECT [[Element Name]]

For example, you can add #REDIRECT [[Beam Blade]] to the Animal Forest page.

Table of Contents

A table of contents will automatically be added to the page when there are four or more sections. However, if you need to put code directly underneath the TOC for page formatting purposes (e.g. {{clear}}), place the following code between the page intro (or bob, if there is no intro) and the first section heading:

Code:
__TOC__

Please do not manually add TOCs to short pages for any other reason.

Descriptions

Please put a short description of the element at the top of every article.

Example:

''Beam Blade'' is an unused beam attack depicted in prerelease screenshots for ''Ocarina of Time''.