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The Editing Tips and Guidelines is meant to establish guidelines for the editing side of our wiki and to provide tips to improve the edits of our users.

Effort into Edits

Putting efforts into an edits is a great way to help out the Fortnite Wiki. There are many ways you can do so:

  • Add useful information to trivia's.
  • Add missing categories that the page needs (For example: if you see a page on a collaboration cosmetics and it is missing that category, add the category to that page by using the category module, or by editing the page itself.)
  • Creating a page with all of the necessary information needed instead of doing multiple edits just to fill out an entire Infobox and a bit of text.
  • Add sections to the page that makes it better (such as a Lore section if a certain item/cosmetic has one).
  • Completely revamping a page in one or two edits.

Doing multiple edits to achieve something done in what could've been one can be considered edit grinding, which is against our Rules.

Categories

Categories are a way that viewers can find pages similar to another page. Something like Category:Skeletal Outfits or Category:Robotic Outfits are unnecessary. We only need basic categories that will narrow down to a large number of pages (such as Category:Outfits).

Do not add categories that are meant for general topics such as adding the "Battle Royale" Category to a cosmetic would not be necessary due to that category being used for the general topics of Battle Royale.

Use Official Fortnite Terms

On the Fortnite Wiki, community terms such as "Skins" and "Pickaxes" are not acceptable. Instead, use official In-Game terms such as "Outfit" and "Harvesting Tool." This makes the wiki look more polished and clean.

Source Editor

An Example of the Source Editor.

To improve editing skills, using Source Editor can be useful. For starters: Source Editing allows you to edit the wikitext behind a certain page. Wikitext is the primary coding language behind every wiki.

Here are some basic wikitext tips:

  • {{<template name>}}
    can summon a template on a page. Sometimes a template can have many parameters. To add a parameter to a template, add:
    |<parameter> = 
    and type what you want after the equals.
  • === text ===
    adds a header to a page. 2 Equals add a Level 2 Header. 3 Equals add a Level 3 Header, and so on.k
  • <gallery></gallery>
    can add a gallery. Add the filename of the images inbetween the tags. It is best to format it like this:
<gallery>
Rey - Outfit - Fortnite.png|Rey
</gallery>

For more help, see this help page. Another way to make files easier to find is by adding them to categories as well. Now, file categorisation should be kept as minimalistic as possible - one category is already enough. Images of outfits should be added to the Category:Images - Outfits; images of locations in Fortnite: Battle Royale should be added to Category:Images - Locations (Battle Royale), their Save the World counterparts to Category:Images - Locations (Save the World) etc.

You can find all available image categories under Category:Images. If you're not sure into which category a file belongs or if you think there isn't a fitting category for the image, please contact me on my message wall. The image categories are still a work in progress.

Naming files

When it comes to uploading images, it's important to choose a descriptive file name. That makes it easier to find images on the wiki. File names such as "Download.jpg" or "3013652E-A5F1-4E05-9BF8-6A0C6E7FC9AF.png" make it very hard to understand what the file shows. It could be just the file you need, but with a name like this you would never be able to find it just by using the search bar.

To keep things as easy as possible, we're using a specific naming scheme on the wiki: [name of the thing on the image] - [type] - Fortnite.png/.jpg

Here are a few examples: For an image of an outfit, that could be Astra - Outfit - Fortnite.png. For a back bling, it would be Strongbox - Back Bling - Fortnite.png. For a location, that could be Dusty Depot - Location - Fortnite.png. You can also get a bit more specific if needed, for example: Vault Opening - Nexus Event - Fortnite.png.

This naming scheme makes it also easier to use images on pages. For example, when adding multiple outfit images to a page, you could simply copypaste the " - Outfit - Fortnite.png" part and just change the name of the outfit at the beginning for each image. For this to work, you have to follow the scheme completly. Wiki text is case sensitive, which means "Astra - outfit - fortnite.png" wouldn't link to Astra - Outfit - Fortnite.png anymore just because "outfit" and "fortnite" start with lower case letters. Missing spaces can also be a problem. "Astra-Outfit-Fortnite.png" wouldn't link to the correct file either.

Categorising files

Another way to make files easier to find is by adding them to categories as well. Now, file categorisation should be kept as minimalistic as possible - one category is already enough. Images of outfits should be added to the Category:Images - Outfits; images of locations in Fortnite: Battle Royale should be added to Category:Images - Locations (Battle Royale), their Save the World counterparts to Category:Images - Locations (Save the World) etc.

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