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I know what to write for my OC, what needs to he done and balancing it all... But I cannot make heads or tails out of the templates on the Wiki, as they all work off of coding. Do I just copy paste into Google docs? Or what do I do?

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This section's fine for wiki help.

 

So! All the templates are generally a combination of wikicode and HTML. Wikicode itself is really just shortcuts for HTML. I wouldn't stick that in google docs, but a text editor you can save to copy/paste later is handy. (I prefer notepad++ with html syntax hilighting turned on, as it'll catch most of the fancier template stuff. The wiki editor does do hilighting too, but a bad pageload could mean you lose your work.) 

 

Making lots of small changes is better than making a large comprehensive change. (You can always ticket the minor changes box on/off as needed).

 

You'll want to to copy the template code (many will have a spoiler box with a big text block to copy the template, and not the preview below). From there, it's a lot like filling out a worksheet. You can mostly just edit the placeholder text with what you'd like.

 

I should note that some templates are harder/easier to get working the way you want them to. If there's one you're interested in, I can help you sift through the details and fix any errors it might have. Most...should be working as-is after our last big wiki upgrade.

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I'd...definitely recommend a computer for wiki edits. It's not a particularly mobile-friendly experience, I'm afraid.  (You certainly can, but I wouldn't, as the code blocks will eat up a lot of space and make it harder to see things).

 

My general process for a new wiki page goes like this:
1. Find a template you like, unless planning to make your own, copy the text from it's template piece.

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2. Create the new wiki page (search for the name, it should be red if nothing found). - I recommend keeping things in the main workspace, which is default, so linking from other wiki pages is easy.

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3. Copy the full template text to the new page. Save it just like that.

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From there, you should see the basic template and you can more easily edit by section. I'm familiar with that template and know the person who made it, so I can usually help debug any glitches pretty quickly!

 

 

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I'll try to get my laptop up and ready, then. Ty for the help!

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Any time! If you run into a snag, feel free to PM and I can take a look. I try to check over wiki pages here and there to fix any errors I find template-wise. 

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