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This is the Manual of Style. It holds all of the editing information necessary to create a proper article.

Part I: The basic article Edit

IntroductionEdit

The introduction to an article should summarize the entire page (for visitors who want to skimp along). The title of the page should be bolded.

The introduction should be longer for larger pages, such as a paragraph or two, and smaller for smaller pages, maybe a sentence or two.

BodyEdit

The body of the page should be divided into sections, using the equal signs. There are multiple levels of sections.

  • =Foo= (largest)
  • ==Foo==
  • ===Foo===
  • ====Foo====
  • =====Foo===== (smallest)

The body should go into great detail of the subject, from its history to its functions and properties. The body should cover all bases of the subject. For example, an article about a city would cover its history, demographics, climate, geography, architecture, education, transportation, culture, and economy. So there should be different sections for each subject.

See AlsoEdit

If your article is related to something else, then you link to those articles in the See Also section. The see also section is for all links directly related to the article, such as a link to the country a city is in.

ReferencesEdit

References are not necessary on Imagination, because everything is fictional. If you want to put fictional references into your article, put the following code in:

<ref></ref>

and this in the references section at the bottom of the page:

<references/>

Remember to put your source in the space between <ref></ref> so the code will work.

External linksEdit

External links are links that go to pages outside of Wikia's network. These should be modeled after the "See Also" section. SPAM IS NOT ALLOWED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Spammers will be blocked.

Redirect pagesEdit

To redirect one page to another, so people won't end up writing a page that already exists, put

#REDIRECT [[targetPage]]

on the page and the page's full name in the brackets. When you save the page, you should see an arrow pointing to the link to the correct page. Click on the link, and you should see (redirected from <pagename>) at the top of the page.

Disambiguation pageEdit

When there are two articles with the same name, create a disambiguation page to link to two or more pages. For example, Nottingham (town) and Nottingham (football team) both have the word Nottingham in them, so create the page Nottingham to link to both of them.

Part II: Images and tables Edit

Uploading filesEdit

To upload a file, simply go to Special:Upload and fill in the required fields to upload a file. DO NOT UPLOAD COPYRIGHTED FILES WITHOUT PERMISSION OR A FAIR-USE REASON. You can be blocked for submitting copyrighted work without permission first.

Adding images to articlesEdit

To add an image to an article, simply put:

[[Image:ImageName]]

Which will produce the full-sized image. ImagineWiki accepts many different image formats, including

TablesEdit

A table is an organized way of showing data on an article. To create a simple table, type the following:

{| class="wikitable"
 |+ caption
 ! heading !! heading
 |-
 | cell || cell
 |-
 | cell || cell
 |}
 

and fill in the fields. For a table with borders (which is what we recommend), replace

class="wikitable"

with

border="(add border size here)"

Part III: TemplatesEdit

Adding templates to an articleEdit

To add a template to an userpage/article, add this:

{{<insert template name here>}}

and the template will appear. When a template has fields to fill in (you might see {{{1}}} in the text) then fill it in like this:

{{<insert template name here>|<insert text for fields here>}}

Creating templatesEdit

All templates are designed to be a complicated code that can be used anywhere without too much stress to the editor. Many templates have different codes. Wikipedia is a good place to get codes for templates, yet they aren't guaranteed to work on Wikia.

To create a new template, simply put "Template:" in front of the name.

See alsoEdit

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