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A sample blog post, also showing the masthead and comment area

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Wikia blogs (also known as Community Blogging) are articles written by one person that can be commented on and organized into a listing like a typical blog.

Why Create Blogs?

They are different than a typical article in that they are not intended to be a collaboratively written pieces of content, but instead a single user's composition. The idea is to create more of a community feel for a wikia, and give users more outlets for their endless creativity.

Some examples of why a user would choose a blog article instead of a traditional wikia article:

  • Fan fiction and original work
  • Op-eds and personal stories
  • Articles that pose questions and solicit responses
  • Reviews, suggestions or recommendations

Of course, it's entirely up to each wikia's community as to how it gets used.

Step by Step

Creating a Blog Post

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  • To create a new blog post, go to the "Blog" tab on your user profile.
  • Click the "Create Blog Post" button at the top of this tab. This will open an editing screen.
  • Create your blog post as though you were creating any other wikia page. The only difference is that this one will be attributed entirely to you.
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Enable or disable commenting

  • Decide if you want to allow comments by checking or unchecking the "Commenting" checkbox above the edit summary.
  • Click "Preview" to review your work.
  • Click "Publish" to share your blog post with the rest of your wikia community.
  • Return to the "Blog" tab on your profile to see a list of all of your blog posts.

Leaving a Comment

Comment help

Leave a comment on a blog post

  • When viewing a blog post, scroll down to the area just below the blog post, and click the commenting field.
  • A comment area will load. Use the tools available to add a comment.
  • Click "Post Comment" to add your comment to the page.

Additional Details

Edit rights
A blog post can be edited by the author of the post or an admin on the wikia. Other users do not have access to edit a blog post.
Deleting comments
Admins can delete comments using a delete link, shown next to the comment's timestamp. In addition, when a blog post is deleted, all associated comments will be deleted.
Blog listing pages
These allow you to quickly create a page containing a list of blog posts by category. You can create a new blog listing at Special:CreateBlogListingPage.
Note that blog listings do not update immediately upon creation of a new blog post. You can wait for the cache to clear (a couple of hours), or add ?action=purge to the URL of the listing page.
Blog:Recent posts exists on all wikis with blog posts enabled, listing all the recent blog posts on the wiki.
Embedded bloglists
A tag is available to allow you to embed a list of blogs within a normal wikia article. There are a number of parameters you can define to format the embedded list to fit within different content pages - e.g. the main page, the community portal, a contest page, etc. - and it is extremely customizable. For more information on how to use this, see Help:Blogs/Bloglist.

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