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This is the News archive for all of the previous announcements.

In order of most recent to oldest

Semantic MediaWiki

An Important Note about Mutate Treasure Cards!

The number of Mutate Treasure Card drops has increased but recording the exact version of the spells has been difficult. To help alleviate the confusion please use the following format when creating the names of these Treasure Cards:
Mutate Name (School of the New Spell).
The only exception would be for mutate spells of the Sun School which should be entered as
Mutate Name (Sun).
If you have any questions, please see this thread and feel free to contact any of us! Thank you!
- Wiki Master DragonTamer1016 (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Test Realm Open - Venture Into Polaris!

The next world is now in test realm with many additional updates for enthusiastic Wizards to explore. In all of this excitement, please remember that no Test Realm content may be entered into the Wiki. Thank you!
- Wiki Master Zane (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a new thread in this forum.)


Locked Chests are now in the Wiki!

Though delayed, we now have a template for the Treasure Chests found behind locked Skeleton Key doors from the Tale of Four Dungeons update. They work similar to Creature pages, as the method for recording drops is identical. Feel free to begin adding your drops, and please post in this forum if you have any questions regarding these new pages.
- Wiki Master Pyro (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a new thread in this forum.)


New Template Additions!

We have had added a few new template fields that you may find useful when adding new information. The first is the ability to add Housing Items (like the Private Fishing Retreat) as locations to find fish! Check out the Fish Infobox Documentation for more information on how to do this. We have also added a new field to the Item Template that allows contributers to note if an Item can be obtained from Fishing Chests. Check out the Infobox Documentation for more information! If you have questions or requests of your own, please feel free to contact us!
- Wiki Master DragonTamer1016 (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


New Dungeons, Spells, Pets, and More!

The latest update with lots of neat new stuff is now in the Live Realm! Please feel free to add any new content that is seen in the Live Realm to the Wiki. AS A NOTE: These new dungeons should NOT be treated as their own world but as an extension of the per-existing worlds. See the location conventions used for areas in Aquila for more information. Feel free to contact any of the Wiki-Masters if you have any questions.
- Wiki Master DragonTamer1016 (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Test Realm Open

The latest pending update with lots of neat new stuff is now in the Test Realm, ready to be taken for a test drive by eager young Wizards around the Spiral. But remember kids: none of it goes in the Wiki! Live Realm only over here, please.
- Wiki Master FritzFunBringer (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a new thread in this forum.)


Fishing is Live!

Magical Fishing is in the Live Realm! There are lots of new things to add to the Wiki, so get out there and start collecting. (We would have updated this notice sooner except we're all out fishing.)
- Wiki Master FritzFunBringer (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a new thread in this forum.)


Khrysalis (Part 2) is Live!

The final part of the Morganthe arc is here, including lots of new content, spells, and pets!
The Wiki is now open for updates of the new Live content!
- Wiki Master DragonTamer1016 (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Khrysalis (Part 1) is Live!

(Location) Khrysalis teaser.png
Khrysalis (Part 1) is Live!
For level 90+ Wizards who have completed the Azteca quest "Speaker for the Dead", go see Headmaster Ambrose to receive your call to face this most dire threat to the safety of the Spiral!
The Wiki is now open for updates of the new Live content!
- Wiki Master FritzFunBringer (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a new thread in this forum.)

Wizard101 Central Wiki reaches 20,000 article milestone!

November 17, 2013: Soon after the release of the new world of Khrysalis to the Live realm, the largest and most comprehensive wiki for Wizard101 game information has achieved the incredible milestone of 20,000 pages! Congratulations and a big Thank You to all of our dedicated contributors!


Khrysalis (Part 1) is in Test Realm!

The next world is in the test realm, including lots of new content!
Please remember, no Test Realm content goes in the wiki, thanks. :)
- Wiki Master DragonTamer1016 (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Easier to find Semantic Search Functions

This is just to note that the Semantic Search functions and their basic page have been added to the sidebar for easier navigation.
- Wiki Master Pyro (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a new thread in this forum.)


Aquila Expansion in the Live Realm!

The Aquila expansion of Cyclops Lane is in the Live Realm! Please feel free to start updating the Wiki.
Please Note: For all Aquila creatures, NPC's, etc, the World should be Wizard City and the Location should be Garden of Hesperides, or the Dungeon that the Creature, NPC, etc resides in. Aquila is NOT the World or Location.
Thank you for your help and cooperation.
- Wiki Master DragonTamer1016 (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Major Site Upgrade!

The Wizard101 Central Wiki is reopened after incorporating a major new upgrade! See the announcement thread here for more details about the upgrade. These features include:
  • Semantic MediaWiki (or simply SMW) is a powerful extension we have added to the Wizard101 Wiki. This extension improves search and listing functions on the Wiki.
  • You can search and sort Items based on any of the stats they give (damage, resistance, etc.).
  • You can search Creature or other pages via a variety of information. e.g. "Creatures that drop Deadly Helephant Ears who are not of the Life School and have less than 10,000 Health"
  • No more Hidden Categories! (many users will be happy we no longer need Creature Drop Categories, Reagent Location Categories, Reagent Use Categories, or Pet Ability Categories to make lists on pages)
  • Over time, we plan to implement more uses of this feature to improve and simplify various wiki pages.
  • We hope to implement form pages, where normal users can do advanced searches easily.
  • See the Semantic MediaWiki Basic page for more information!


Post Opening

New Creature-Only Spells

With the release of Azteca, creatures have gained a new arsenal of spells and beguiled spell images are needed! For a list of spells that need beguiled images, please see the Projects Tab. If you happen to capture one of these exclusive spells, please post an un-cropped screen shot here. Thanks!
- Wiki Master DragonTamer1016 (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Azteca is Live!

The new world, Azteca, has reached the live realm! Get your typing and clicking fingers ready, and update at will!


Azteca in Test Realm!

The next world is in the test realm, including lots of new content!
Please remember, no Test Realm content goes in the wiki, thanks. :)
- Wiki Master DragonTamer1016 (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Deck Template Incorporated into Item Template

This is just a note that we got rid of the deck template as a separate template. Enjoy :)
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Spell Quest prerequisites

It seems that at some point spell quests were made so that they had to be completed in order. Thanks to people for helping to point this out with evidence and we have updated all the spells from quests and spell quests to reflect this.


Wiki Site History

With the Avalon update, the Wizard101 Central Wiki officially passed 15,000 pages!
This is an amazing feat, and to honor the accomplishment we put together a quick history of the wiki!
You may not realize that we are one of the largest wikis in the entire world - how large? click the link and read more!
So please feel free to read the Site History for the extremely accomplished and hopefully revered Wizard101 Wiki.
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Crowns Tag for Drops

To help label "crowns only" item drops on creature pages, you can now at the tag *CR after the name. It will add a (Icon) Crown.png to the item.
This can be used in combination with other tags like *HOL for Holiday Items. :)


Grizzleheim Items Category Change

To better reflect the large divide between items from the original Grizzleheim and the Wintertusk expansion, we divided all "Grizzleheim Items" categories into Original-Grizzleheim Items and Wintertusk-Grizzleheim Items.
Enjoy!


Avalon is Live!

(Location) Avalon.png
The next world is live, including lots of new content!
Update away! :)


KingsIsle's Mystery Puzzle Event!

Over the next few weeks the incredible lineup of official Wizard101 fansites will be releasing individual puzzle pieces. Search all the fansites to find their puzzle pieces and start to put the puzzle together for yourself!
Will it be a new house? a new world? a new adventure? All will be revealed when all the puzzle pieces have been discovered. There are over 60 pieces in total, so watch these sites for new puzzle pieces to be released over the next few weeks!
Visit the KingsIsle Puzzle Fun 2012 wiki page for more details and the all-important images!


Celestia Quest Tree

A new page has been made for the wiki!
This page is an image which shows all the Celestia Quests - and all of the names on the image are links!
We hope to make more pages like this for the wiki. :) - Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


How Do Drops Work?

In our relentless curiosity, the wiki-masters fought Lord Nightshade 600 times and recorded all of the drops!
We found out some really neat things about how boss drops work, check out the Lord_Nightshade_Hallowe'en_Drops_2011 Project page!
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Ninja's Lore Pack

This new MooShu themed pack is live and we are ready for the new equipment - Ninja's Lore Pack


Project:Animated

The Spell Animations Project page, Project:Animated has been revitalized to help people interested in making animations.
We hope to continue improving this page, enjoy. :)
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Sidebar Slimming

With the continual increase in the number of levels for items within the game, the item portion of our sidebar just kept getting too big!
We took out the long list of subcategories, but don't worry! You can still click on the category "Balance School Items by Level" for example, and select the item groupings you want from that page. :)
This should also reduce the load time of the navigation sidebar since it reduced the code by 2/3 ;)
In association, we re-ordered the sidebar a bit :)
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


24 Hour Image Contest is complete!

Congratulations to our winners!
1st - Lady Joo: 141
2nd - Micgamerpro101: 119
3rd - Ethan BattleHammer: 83
  • Started 8PM Eastern Friday December 9
  • Ended 8PM Eastern Saturday December 10
8PM Eastern Time = 5pm Pacific Time = 01:00 Wiki Time
Here is the Contest Thread in the Forums and the standings can be viewed here!
Links to all the December contests can be found on the Wiki Contest Page.

Zafaria Live!

The New World is Live!

Reagent Pages Update

Reagent pages now all have a chart on them displaying all of the possible buy/sell values for the bazaar. They are all based off of a predetermined formula, which was provided to us by Thorius91. All existing reagents have been updated with the maxbazaar parameter already. We're hoping to bring this feature to many other things in game very soon.
- Wiki Master Potroast42 (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Zafaria in Test Realm

If you see any new game dynamics which we will need to incorporate into the wiki, please post here in the forums.
Remember to keep content about the test realm limited to the test realm forums, we only use live realm information on the wiki. Thanks!
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Treasure Card Pages Update

Treasure Card Pages now can have images of every version of the treasure card, whether card pack or enchantment. :)
This means some new treasure card pages exist for spells like Efreet which can have non-tradeable treasure cards created from enchantment Treasure Cards.

Snack Pages Update!

Snack Pages now have an extra section with links telling you which pets might like or love the snack. Thanks to all who suggested this. - Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


New Gift Cards

Check out the details of the Super Bundle Gift Card and the Hawk Rider Bundle Gift Card!
Details are still being entered for these items but should be complete soon!

New Nightmare Pack and Signs!

Check out the Nightmare Pack page for all the Hallowe'en Treats this pack contains.
Also check out the Customizable Wizard City Sign, Customizable Grizzleheim Sign, Customizable Marleybone Sign, and the Customizable Framed Sign.

Updates to All Templates - Automation

We've been working all summer and have finally finished some really major updates to the wiki.
First - For dropped items, you used to have to edit the item onto the creature page and edit the creature onto the item page to fully update the site.
Now - Adding drops to the creature page automatically creates lists that the item pages can use! The item page only needs to have the wrldd line filled in (what world the item is dropped in) and the list will show up :)
Second - We've done something similar for crafted items.
Now - for every reagent, treasure card, or housing item that is an ingredient in crafting, there is a full list of what those ingredients are used for on their page! Do you have a treasure card and want to see if it is good for crafting? Look at the "Used In These Recipes" Tab to see for yourself. These lists are created automatically by the crafted item pages.

This will save everyone time, and provide better information for the site. Enjoy!

- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


September Featured Article

Check out the final boss of Wysteria!

New August Content

August was a busy month!
Check out everything Wysteria
Also check out
Fully revamped pages on all the Teleport Stones you can find in the Spiral!
(thanks to Benjamin Stormrunner for redoing these pages)
Fully recreated page dedicated to the content of the In-Game Help Guide from your wizard book!
(thanks to Lifebringers for uploading all these images)
Fully updated Badges page!
the Wyvern's Hoard Pack
the Samoorai pet

Contest Conclusions

Once again, we'd like to thank everyone who participated in and helped with the Central 3rd Birthday Contests that ran all month!
They were a great success overall!

Major Reagent Page Improvements!

Now the page has TWO tabs, allowing for easy viewing of where reagents come from separate from viewing what recipes they are used in.
Major formatting improvements
All sources for multi-source reagents such as Kelp, Aether, Sandstone, and Black Pearl now list properly
The Location pages now also separately list Normal and Rare Harvested Reagents

New! Ability to Enter Quest Dialogue!

After wanting to implement this for a while, you can now enter Quest Dialogue on Quest pages.
Make sure to enter the entire Quest Dialogue, including NPC comments and narration, and to label who said what!
Images are preferred, but entering text is fine too :)
For text, use the variable " | dialogue = "
For images, use the variable " | imagenum = " to say how many images you want to use, and it will activate them on the page so you can upload them from the page.

Basic Pets Page

Major improvements have been made to the Basic:Pets page! Check them out :)

Dragon's Hoard Pack and Mega Bundle Gift Card

If you haven't checked them out already, see the new pages for these exciting new sets!
Dragon's Hoard Pack and Mega Bundle Gift Card
The Snake in a Basket is also June's Featured Article! (see right)

June's Featured Article Live

June's featured article is now live on the main page here (to the right of these announcements and near the bottom of the page). Sorry for the delay. - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


WINTERTUSK IS LIVE, EDIT AWAY!

Boosts and Resists for Celestia Officially Done

With the tremendous help of FritzFunbringer, this project can be declared completed!
Except for a few Level 58 Spell Quest bosses, all Celestia-related boosts and resists for creatures are calculated and entered on the pages.
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


May's Featured Article Live

May's featured article is now live on the main page here (to the right of these announcements and near the bottom of the page). - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


WINTERTUSK IN TEST REALM

Please, please do not upload any Test Realm information to the Wiki.
It changes too much and creates too much incorrect information on the site to be reliable.
We are so excited its out soon, just like you, but please wait until it goes live, and then please only load Live Realm information, not anything you obtained in Test, it just is not reliable for the sake of the accuracy we try to maintain on the Wiki.
When Wintertusk Goes Live upload all the New Live Realm Content you can!!

Thanks! - Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Major Gardening and Internet Explorer Template Updates

Major changes to the Housing Template for Seeds were made! Better formatting, more room for good information, and the ability to add time to maturity and extra notes on mature vs elder harvests were added.
We finally (yes finally) figured out the root of many page viewing problems in Internet Explorer. Significant code changes were made to ALL TEMPLATES to allow better page viewing. Please take a look! Thanks :)
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Items Placement on Sidebar

Moved the Items around again a little bit on the sidebar, they are now above Locations. Because the Category listings for Items are so long, the tab works best near the top. Sorry for any inconvenience and I hope this works out better for people :) - Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


EnlightenedShadow's Sig Fixed by Graphic Saga!

Hey everyone. I wanted to share that I had my signature fixed by the guys over at Graphic Saga. Lucario and wizardperson did a fantastic job at cleaning up my sig design. Here are before and after shots of their work:
Before:
(General) Old ES Sig.png

After:
(General) New ES Sig.png
If your looking for a new signature design or just want your's polished, I recommend giving Graphic Saga a try. - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Mounts Contest A Huge Success

The Wiki Masters recently held a contest for image uploads. The top 15 uploaders walked away with a brand new Bat Wings mount each. The contest was a huge success. Everyone who contributed helped upload a total of 5,568 images within the 6 days the contest ran. This was almost all of the missing images on the wiki to date.
Our winners were as follows:
Standings
Username Uploads Place
Finnigan Winter 785 #1
Bluewater101 665 #2
Rhoslyne 434 #3
Mmeister2 359 #4
KeiraRavenHeart 320 #5
75mph 305 #6
Susume 274 #7
Jason Death Blade 243 #8
Massousa 240 #9
Calamity Winterblade 221 #10
DF123 178 #11
Mrnelpro-gh 167 #12
ALICEoutofWONDERLAND 164 #13
AgentNightmare 159 #14
Snow Goddess 158 #15


You can see the full leader board here. Thank you very much to everyone who competed and we hope that we will each of you working on the wiki in the future :). - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


New Wiki Master Blog Entries

Both Potroast42 and EnlightenedShadow have new entries in their blogs! Check them out! - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


April Featured Article

April's Featured Article is now live on the main page. - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Trouble Editing?

Hey everyone. I just wanted to say that if anyone finds it difficult to edit or just can't seem to get the information entered correctly, don't let that discourage you from contributing. If you have information and you can't edit for whatever reason, please post a topic with the info in the Contact the Wiki Masters Forum.
A Wiki Master, such as myself, will be more than happy to enter the info for you. So feel free to have us help if needed. - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Item Infobox Minor Update

To assist people in remembering to enter school, trade, and auction information on items, these fields were moved near the top of the item template with other essential information
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Henchmen Category Pages

Now list entered henchmen sorted by Rank and Level as well as by Name
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Major Location Page Reformatting

The Location pages have undergone a major overhaul to make the pages better organized, easier to navigate, and much more compact, let a Wiki Master know if this drives you crazy :).
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Minor Reorganization

The Sidebar and Create Page have been reorganized to hopefully have a more logical and easier to follow format, let a Wiki Master know if this drives you crazy :).
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Henchmen Added to the Wiki (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Henchmen now use the Minion Template and Namespace (all you have to do is put "yes" for Henchman)

Henchmen Template and Information have been added

It has all the required information for Henchmen
To start it off, some Henchman have been added already
The sidebar has been updated with a Henchmen Tab
- Wiki Master Little Wolf (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)
updated by - Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


New Featured Article Is Up

March's Featured Article is up on the main page here (to the right and down the page a bit of this announcement). This month is Lifezilla. If you have a suggestion for future featured articles, be sure to drop us a line in the "Contact a Wiki Master" forum. - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


New Search Engine Is In

The long awaited search engine fix is now in place! The new search engine uses Google to search the wiki for the correct page without the need to add a namespace to the search terms. Try out the new search today! - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Major Gardening Update

All Relevent Templates are updated to accommodate Gardening
Snacks can have "Gardened" as a named source now, and plant1-10 allows you to list those sources
Treasure Cards and Reagents use plant1-10 to allow you to list Gardening plant sources
Seed descriptions in the Housing Template allow you to enter:
goldmat and goldeld for Gold collected from Mature and Elderly harvests
xpmat and xpeld for Experience gained from Mature and Elderly harvests
trecard1-10, greagent1-10, snack1-10, and seed1-5 allow you to list all the great things you can get from Gardening the plant!
Sidebar is updated with a Gardening Tab under Housing
- Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Search Function is on It's Way

To use the current search function: just need hit "Everything" or "All" in order to search properly.
As many of you know,the search function hasn't worked properly since we started. I am happy to announce that we will be replacing it with a brand new engine soon. As of now, Jester is looking for a way to integrate the main site's search engine with the wiki. When he finds a way we will add it to the wiki replacing the current one. - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)
Update: The new search engine is in place and is working correctly!

Quest Conversions Complete

All Quests in the Wiki are complete! Which means that all pages are converted to templates (excepting a very small new template system designed for mounts). Thanks lots to everyone that helped convert quests, including the other Wiki Masters and several users, especially Loirae who converted a ton of quests to help us out! - Wiki Master ErinEmeraldflame (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Minor Bug in Internet Explorer

It has been brought to my attention that the tan box including content slightly underlaps the sidebar on the Pet pages in Internet Explorer. It doesn't affect any of the content though, I'm looking into why this is happening. Until I find a solution, please know that the skin isn't supposed to look like that. - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)
Update: Problem is fixed - Thanks Erin.

New Wiki Master Avatar!

Apoofanickymama over at the Crazy Cards! shop has created a brand new avatar for the Wiki Masters. We Wiki Masters thank Apoofanickymama very much for such a great card, and recommend the Crazy Cards! shop to anyone who is looking for a new avatar! "At Crazy Cards!, you're in charge!".
(General) Wiki Master Avatar.png

New Toolbox Links

There are new links in the toolbox under the Translator on the left hand side of every page now. These links consist of: Create New Page, Page Stubs and Image Stubs. The toolbox will be the new place to find these links.

Polymorph issues

I just had a crash course on our issues with the polymorph naming system.
Every Polymorph consists of two items: a spell card and a creature page. The problem for us is the naming. We understand that in the card title, we have say Polymorph Bandit, but in the cards description, we have Cat Bandit.
This poses a problem for us. We have to pick one and stick with it. Traditionally, we name pages according to what is in the card title (Polymorph Bandit in this case). However, we also realize that this is just a shortened title so that the name fits on the card.
We aren't quite sure on how we're going to handle this yet, and we will allow people to name the polymorphs however they see fit until we figure out which way we are going to name them. We will then fix all the names.
Thanks - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Addendum: The Treasure Card Vendors sell them as Polymorph Cat Bandit but the card only says the short form. So it might be fine to always use the full name (and we could use some redirects to get the short names linking to the right place. - Erin

Bugs in Internet Explorer/Opera

The Creature Page Explorer Bug is Fixed! -Erin

If you see anything else that you think may be a bug in Internet Explorer or Opera, please contact me so I can look into it.
Thanks - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Easy to find Template usage!

Hey everyone, I'm proud to announce that all the bugs have been worked out in the template usage experiment I was working on today. As of now, when you edit a page with a template, you can scroll down to the bottom of that page (under the save button) and see a chart that explains what each parameter means in the template, when editing a page. I feel this will make it easier for everyone to edit.
Thanks - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Old prices removed

Old buy and sell prices on the clothing pages have all been removed due to the change in dye value, feel free to add updated prices to clothing again! (NPC's will have their values updated as they are converted). -Erin

Test Lives On

I have finally been able to set up a new test wiki for Central. It's still on my home server, so I won't be posting a link to it (everyone will crash it again lol). However, I hope everyone will be happy to know that with this, I will be able to test changes, and fix annoying skin issues that we are having :)
- Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow (To contact this or another Wiki Master please post a topic in this forum.)


Editing Guide Update

The Editing Guide's guidelines have been updated for image uploads, found here. Please take a look at the revision and follow it very closely.

Pre Opening

Wiki Open!

The wiki is now open to the public for editing. Make sure to READ THE EDITING GUIDE BEFORE making any edits!

Opening Soon

It has come to my attention that everyone is ready to start editing. I wanted to take a moment to give a short update as to where we stand on that matter. As of now, we are in the final stages of the move. Everyone can keep track of our progress by clicking on the "Moving-Process-UPDATED!" tab above. When we have those things checked off, we can open the wiki for the public to edit. Please bear with us a little bit longer, we're almost there. BUT, you can read information on the site freely right now!

NPC Vendor and Trainer Templates completed

Aside from the wonderful fun of having your cable modem die completely on you when in the middle of editing several pages and conversations, the Template:VendorInfobox/doc and Template:TrainerInfobox/doc are done! (Sorry RC, I had the files saved and just put them back into the pages)

There will probably be some inevitable minor tweaks that will be needed when pages are actually converted, (for example, I know the transmutation image won't work right yet). You paste the Vendor Infobox below the Basic NPC template however many times you need to in order to create separate tables for each item type that is sold be the vendor. This one template accommodates ALL vendors! The Trainer Infobox goes at the very bottom below all the other templates.

Note that I modified the NPC Template so that you put "yes" in |vendor or |trainer in order to remove some messy formatting and create the Table of Contents for the tables created by the Vendor or Trainer Templates. You also need to enter "yes" in |last for the lowermost vendor or trainer template (the trainer template goes at the very bottom). If the NPC is a vendor and a trainer, you need to enter "yes" on |vendor in the trainer template as well. These activate the documentation links at the bottom of the page.

Two new general templates were created in the making of this template, {{!-}} makes the VERY handy |- symbol for your tables within parserfunctions and the ColumnWidth Template, example {{ColumnWidth|200|Label}}, which creates |Width=200|Label, which is also for tables within parserfunctions.

The Death of a Great Friend...

EnlightenedShadow made a blog post (found here) about the downfall of our great friend. Please take a moment to read the short post.

Celestia Content

RCWizard made a blog post recently (found here) pointing out a issue that we need to address. I Quote him here:

"I know everyone wants to see all the new information for Celestia in an easy-to-use format. I know everyone is really exited that Celestia is finally here.
However, please, please, ===please===
Stop posting new pages to the old wiki. All Celestia pages will be lost. Any pages that weren't there when ErinEmeraldflame imported them will not be on the new wiki. Any edits that are made after those imports will most likely be lost."

This is very true. We have now moved all the game content from there and are working on our category structure and images. Any edits made over there are going to be left behind. Please do not edit the Wikia site anymore.

Thanks everyone, - Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow 00:20, 12 November 2010 (EST)

Wiki Master Blogs

Hello again everybody. I would like to just announce that the wiki masters are creating their blogs for everyone to view. We will use these as another way to keep everyone informed about wiki changes and we will most likely have some more personal styled messages there as well.

Currently, Potroast42's blog is found here, EnlightenedShadow's blog is found here, and now RCWizard's blog is found here! And last but not Least Little Wolf's Blog is found here! Be sure to subscribe to them so you can get every update! Also be on the look out for other wiki masters to create their blogs soon.

Mass Moving

Hey everyone, as you can probably see, I've been doing mass imports into the wiki of the easier pages to move. I also wanted to let everyone know, I figured out a way to export pages from the Central wiki, make modifications to them, and then reimport them back into the wiki! (Normally you can't do that within the same wiki, I delete a few identifiers in the xml file to trick the wiki into accepting the modified file as a new revision, and it doesn't even disrupt the history!).

Why does this matter? If there's anything simple we want to change across a large portion of the wiki, it can be done without changing all the involved pages one by one. Or to put it another way, EnlightenedShadow has often accused me of being a human "bot" program, and I've unfortunately found a way to literally live up to that name.

ErinEmeraldflame

Help Pages

A few people have messaged me about the deletion of our help pages. I would like to let everyone rest assured that I have not gotten rid of the help pages. I have moved them to secure location on the forums until we can incorporate them into our editing guides. Please do not worry. They are not gone and will be put back into use as soon as possible.

Excellent new templates

My programmer friend has tweaked a few templates and added some categories to make the job of pet maintainers (and everyone else who wants to use them) much easier:

  • The new {{TwoDigitNumber}} template will automatically turn a one-digit number into a two-digit number with a zero on front. It's being used for pet hatch times, so no more need to clean up after new editors who enter one-digit hatch times.
  • The new and supercool {{CategoryListing}} template will nicely list all the articles in a category. It's being used in the pet ability infobox template to automatically give a count and an alphabetized list of all the pets with each ability. No more manually managing all that mess! The wiki will do it for us now! Take a look at the Pip O'Plenty page for an example.
  • Category:Abilities that never show up on any pet pages automatically finds unused pet abilities so that they can be left as they are, put on the right pet pages, or deleted.

Let me know if you have any comments about these changes. Katherine Deathpants 16:23, 8 November 2010 (EST)

Discussion Pages

Simply move them as is until we have a more suitable place to put the information. Thanks.

- Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow 20:43, 6 November 2010 (EDT)

No more Preferences

The link to "My Preferences" is now gone (as is the My Talk also). If you have any concerns please do not be afraid to Private Message me.

- Wiki Master EnlightenedShadow 20:33, 3 November 2010 (EDT)

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