Hullo! I am Kirkburn, your friendly local Wikia Gaming Helper!
You may have seen our recent announcement about the changes on Wikia - if not, please visit Wikia's New Style on Central Wikia. It's a little complex, so I recommend a thorough read.
To ensure your wiki continues to work properly, there are two main things that you need to be done:
- Ensure you have a 135x155px logo at Image:Wiki.png. This will be your new logo. Wiki_wide.png will be going away.
- Update your main page column formatting code with new column tags. This will ensure that your main page will not break when we add the new ad unit.
I have drafted a main page using the new tags on User:Kirkburn/Dev which I hope you can take a look at - feel free to make a copy and edit it. Though the layout may seem restrictive at first, there really is a fair amount you can do with them - for example see these customized main pages - w:c:muppet, w:c:wowwiki, w:c:ffxi. You may want to chat with your wiki community about what direction to take with a new main page.
If you encounter any problems with the new tags, please let us know.
- Known bugs: featured image is slightly too big, featured article needs a tweak, probably a good idea to integrate GTA template better. Kirkburn (talk) 11:44, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Feedback from GuildKnight
It looks great! Just a few things:
- Some of the links across the top ("Login - How-To - Editing...") are duplicated in the "Grand Theft Wiki" column below it. It seems like the row of links is unnecessary.
- There's a new poll, "What was the best of these GTA games?"
- The news sections are inverted; Grand Theft Wiki news is under "Latest Grand Theft Auto News", and GTA news is under "What's New On Grand Theft Wiki".
- The "Starting this wiki" link, under "Helping Out", could be removed.
- Thanks for the feedback! I'll make a few tweaks later (been away for most of the weekend). Kirkburn (talk) 13:43, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
- Removed the duplicate links across the top.
- Updated the poll
- Fixed the news sections
- Removed the Starting this wiki line.
If there are no other objections, okay to implement? Looks like only the featured image needs a tweak now, which is easily done when live. The GTA template change can come later. Kirkburn (talk) 17:09, 1 July 2008 (UTC)