Hello there, I was looking thru some pages and noticed some don't have the "Navbox album _____" template usually found in the bottom of a page (stating the album and songs). I tried to edit in source editor to add it but it seems to be there but when I leave the editor, the page doesn't show it. For example on the "Ride" wiki page. Hope I made sense and sorry if this has already been asked.
Hm that's weird but I just figured out why the navbox template wasn't showing up. For some reason on the pages that have the reflist in a scroll box above the navbox template, the navbox doesn't show up. So I guess the solution is to put the reflist below the navbox or take the references out of the scroll box. Not sure why that should cause the navbox to dissapear but thanks for noticing!
Hi! I am working on a wikia for another music artist and I am looking to this awesome wiki for inspiration/guidance. I have a question for you about the Creative Commons content on some of your pages. Let's use the LFL album page as an example. I can see that you have some content that I think is pulled form the Wikipedia page (like the rankings list and the track listing) and then also a template (?) at the top telling the reader this.
- Is this a common practice and if so can you possibly direct me to some kind of resource about what kind of content falls into this category and how exactly to utilize it?
- Is it a template that you have at the top of the page giving the CC notice? I checked out the page source but I couldn't figure it out myself.
- If I wanted to use a Wikipedia ranking table on one of my pages would I literally just copy the source code or do I need to have some deeper knowledge of a certain part of coding?
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and even more so if you are able to help me out at al!! I so appreciate it. I love Lana btw and your wiki is awesome!
Hi! I actually I don't know too much about making templates and transferring them from Wikipedia to Wikia and I only just became an Admin but I do know this:
- The notice at the top of the page comes from the "Wikipedia template" (which you can find here) and that is usually put at the top of articles that we've written using text from the Wikipedia article about that same topic as a reference, not using templates from Wikipedia. So that template is placed at the top of a page to credit the authors of the Wikipedia page.
- Also unfortunately since this Wikia has been around for awhile, many of the templates were used creating Wikia's "old markup", so I'm not sure if they can be recreated the same way on new Wikias, and that includes the album ratings template and the infobox templates. The new markup is not as complex but the style is different. If you need help making new templates based off of older templates, I would recommend reading here or contacting the Development Team here (I've had them help me make a template before and they were very helpful!).
If you need any more help or are confused let me know, thank you!
Hello! I wanted to give you a big thank you for all you do for the Wiki. I have not been active on here much, but it's awesome to see others take my foundations and build upon them like you have. I've given you admin rights, please reach out if you ever have any needs.
While editing the page in source mode, put the page you want to link to in double brackets like "[[Lana Del Rey]]". If you want your text to display something different from the exact name of the page, seperate the name of the page and your display text with a "|" for example "[[Love (song)|Love]]"
Go to the page you want to edit > click the arrow right next to the edit button > go to classic editor > then switch to source mode by clicking on the tab that says source at the top right. Editing from source mode is the best way to edit pages.