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Fortnite Esports Wiki

Welcome!

First of all, if you are newly a staff member of Fortnite Esports Wiki, welcome! We're glad to have you! And if you're not, then we hope you'll consider applying! Outlined here are a set of tasks similar to normal wiki maintenance. They aren't "real" changes that we need made to the wiki, but they're a good way for you to learn how to do the updates that we do need done, without worrying about deadlines or messing up or anything else. Take as long as you need to complete them, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Remember that while going through these tutorials, you can always view the source of the example pages given to you. Try not to copy the answers! But it might help you figure out what to do.

These tasks will serve as an introduction to formatting, but you should also read the following help pages and refer to them when questions arise:


Task 1: Page Creation

In your first task, you will make an account, create a new page associated to your username, and make an edit to that page.

  1. Go here: https://www.gamepedia.com/twitch-signup
  2. Log in with your Twitch account or create an account if you don't have one.
  3. Navigate to Special:MyPage/Tutorial Task 1. You can also click the link on the tutorial introduction page.
    • The Special:MyPage/ parts makes it your personal sandbox.
  4. Click "Create" at the top of the page.
  5. Type "Hello, world!" (without quotes) into the editing box.
  6. Click save.

Frequently when making a new page, you will click a red link (literally a link that's red instead of blue, which indicates that its target page doesn't exist) and be navigated directly to the page you are trying to make, but on occasion you will want to create a page that isn't linked to from anywhere yet, so it's a good idea to be comfortable with the idea of directly editing the URL to where you want to go (which is why I didn't make the URL above clickable).

Congratulations! You've made your first wiki page! Of course, most pages are much more complicated than that, but you get the basic idea of how to make pages. Let's move on to task 2.

Task 2: Hyperlinks

In the second task, you will learn how to create hyperlinks within the wiki, and you will create a page similar to this one. Create the page at ...User:(Your Username)/Tutorial_Task_2.

Line Example Output Example Input Explanation
1 My favorite Fortnite team is Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9.
My favorite Fortnite team is {{team|Cloud9}}.
This is a special template for displaying the icon of a team next to the hyperlinked team name.
2 My favorite professional Fortnite player is Bugha.
My favorite professional Fortnite is [[Bugha]].
This is the general format that you use to hyperlink any page. Simply put what comes after ".com" in the page's URL in between a double set of brackets, and it will hyperlink to that page.
3 Fortnite World Cup 2019/Europe/Week 6
[[Fortnite World Cup 2019/Europe/Week 6]]
The same syntax works no matter how long the page name is.
4 Here is my favorite team's Fortnite Esports Wiki page!
[[Cloud9|Here]] is my favorite team's {{SITENAME}} page!
If you want the text displayed to be different from the page that you're linking (particularly useful when linking long URLs, as above), you put a | in the middle of closed brackets; before the | is the page you're linking to, and after comes the text you want to display.
5 Week 6
[[Fortnite World Cup 2019/Europe/Week 6|Week 6]]
Again, the same syntax works with longer page names.
6 Fortnite World Cup 2019/Europe/Week 6
[[Fortnite World Cup 2019/Europe/Week 6]]
When hyperlinking page titles within the wiki, spaces and underscores (_) are interchangeable.
7 My homepage is [1].
My homepage is [http://fortnite-esports.gamepedia.com].
To link to external sites, you use a single bracket. You MUST include the http:// before the address!
8 My favorite website is the Fortnite wiki.
My favorite website is [http://fortnite-esports.gamepedia.com/ the Fortnite wiki].
If you want to change the display text while linking to another site, put a space between the URL and the desired display text.

Task 3: Formatting

In this task, you will learn basic formatting, including making titles. You will also learn how to make bold and italics text, write comments, and display wiki code without "evaluating" it (like we do in this page a lot!) We have a very good formatting guide on the wiki, so we won't go too in-depth here. Eventually, you want to make a page that looks somewhat like this one.

Headings

Headings are used on almost every single Fortnite Esports Wiki page! They break up content visually, and if you have at least 4 of them on a page, a table of contents will automatically be created (unless you tell it not to do that). Making headings is very easy, and there's two ways to do it:

Level Method 1 Method 2
2
==Heading Name==
<h2>Heading Name</h2>
3
===Heading Name===
<h3>Heading Name</h3>
4
====Heading Name====
<h4>Heading Name</h4>

The difference between method 1 and method 2 is that method 1 will give you a button that says [Edit] next to that section (assuming you have privileges that allow you to). Method 2 will not. That's the only difference!

You may also notice that we don't have a level 1. That's because level 1 is automatically used for the page title, and we don't use it anywhere else. Never use level 1 headings.

Bold and Italics

Bold and italics is also really straightforward! Just surround your text by 2 's for italics, or 3 's for bold. Use 5 's for bold and italics.

Syntax Output
''Text'' Text
'''Text''' Text
'''''Text''''' Text

Comments and Nowiki

Comments are really useful! If you want to leave information for the next person about how to edit a page, the best way to do it is to make a comment. In order to make a comment, type <!--, then type the text you wish to have in your comment. Then type --> at the end. For example, <!--This is a comment.-->.

You might be wondering how we're able to show you all of this syntax, since of course under normal circumstances you wouldn't be able to see a comment like that. It's simple: There's a command called <nowiki>! The way you use the command is to type <nowiki>, then type the text that you want to display, and then type </nowiki> afterwards.

Task 4: Lists

In this task, you will learn about creating lists. There are two types of lists: numerically-ordered lists and bulleted lists. Sometimes you will need to know how to do both. To create a list, you must have multiple lines of text on consecutive lines of your page, and you write a * or a # at the beginning of each line. You can read more about creating lists here. The only part that it's important that you read is the List Basics section, but the rest of it is a good reference.

Write about your favorite champions in a page similar to this one, located at ...User:(Your Username)/Tutorial_Task_4.

Example list syntax:

Bulleted List Syntax Bulleted List Result Numbered List Syntax Numbered List Result
* This is line 1.
* This is line 2.
  • This is line 1.
  • This is line 2.
# This is line 1.
# This is line 2.
  1. This is line 1.
  2. This is line 2.

Task 5: Tables

In this task, you will learn about creating tables. Like lists, there is a good tutorial available for tables, located here, and so we won't go too indepth about how to make tables here. However, you should know that there are two different ways to set up tables! You may encounter both ways when editing the wiki, so it's important that you understand what's going on. Make a page with two identical tables like this one including 3 champions of your choice. Page location: ...User:(Your Username)/Tutorial_Task_5

Remember how to make hyperlinks to pages, changing the text? Link to the help page about tables at the end of your page, too!

Format 1 Format 2 Outcome What's going on?
{|class="wikitable"
! Number
! Champion
|-
|1
|{{team|Cloud9.NA}}
|-
|2
|{{team|TSM.NA}}
|}
{|class="wikitable"
!Number || Champion
|-
|1 ||{{team|Cloud9.NA}}
|-
|2 ||{{team|TSM.NA}}
|}
Number Champion
1 Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9.NA
2 TSM.NAlogo std.pngTSM.NA
  • You create a table by using the code {|class="wikitable" and then putting the contents of the table below.
  • The code |-, on a line of its own, denotes the start of a new row.
  • The code |, as the first character in a new line, denotes the start of a new cell within the same row.
  • The code || in the middle of a line of code also denotes the start of a new cell within the same row.
  • The ! is used to start a header row.

Want to be able to sort your list? No problem! Just write "wikitable sortable" instead of "wikitable" at the beginning. Try making your table sortable, too.

(Note that class="wikitable" and <wiki>class="wikitable"</nowiki> are the same thing. You'll see both when you navigate the wiki. Use whichever one you prefer!)


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