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; ida : The internal id of the quest for Allakhazam and Wowhead. Helps link the quest to Thottbot external database. Don't use if you are using the recommend, but optional "id" above.
 
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Latest revision as of 21:40, July 24, 2010



Alliance 32 C'Thun's Legacy
StartEye of C'Thun
EndCaelestrasz
Level60
Requires Level 59
TypeGroup
CategoryHellfire Peninsula
Experience40-500 XP
or  at Level 90
ReputationWildhammer +100-500
Rewards[Stoneskin Totem] or [Earth Totem]
123Gold 45Silver 67Copper
RepeatableYes
PreviousYour Place In The World
NextScarab Shells
Icon-information-22x22To add in an example of what your template will look like when called, create a sub-page from the template. See Template:Questbox/code as reference. Add in an example of your code by creating a sub-page from the template. Then include it, like below.

Use this space to describe what your template does, and an example of where it could be used.

{{questbox
 | name = C'Thun's Legacy
 | faction = Alliance
 | level = 60
 | levelreq = 59
 | type = Elite
 | category = Hellfire Peninsula
 | start = [[Eye of C'Thun]]
 | end = [[Caelestrasz]]
 | reputation = [[Wildhammer]] +100-500
 | experience = 40-500
 | rewards = {{loot|common|Stoneskin Totem}} or {{loot|common|Earth Totem}}
 | money = {{Cost|123|45|67}}
 | repeatable = Yes
 | previous = {{quest|Your Place In The World}}
 | next = {{quest|Scarab Shells}}
 | id = 788
}}
Icon-information-22x22Now add in what each argument of the template does, and make sure you head it as appropriate.

Important Fields Edit

name 
The name of the quest. Defaults to "Untitled".
faction 
"Alliance", "Horde", or "Neutral". Denotes which faction is eligible for the quest, or both. Defaults to "Neutral".
start 
The NPC, item, or object responsible for initiating the quest. Braces required. Defaults to "Unknown".
end 
The NPC, item, or object responsible for ending the quest. Braces required. Defaults to the value of start.
level 
The difficulty level of the quest, exposed by the quest API or an quest viewer add-on. Defaults to "1".
levelreq 
The minimum level required to accept the quest. Datamined from Thottbot. Defaults to "1".
rewards 
A list of linked items rewarded by the quest. Written in English, e.g. [Reward A] or [Reward B], and [Reward C].

Recommended, but Optional Edit

experience 
The amount of experience gained from completing the quest.
previous 
The quest required to be completed before starting the current quest. Written using {{quest|<quest_name>}} or similar.
next 
The quest that follows the current quest in a series. Written using {{quest|<quest_name>}} or similar.
id 
The internal id of the quest for Thottbot and Allakhazam (if they are the same). Helps link the quest to external databases. Don't use if you are using the optional separate IDs below: idt or ida.

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type 
"Group", "Dungeon", "Raid", "PvP". Defaults to hidden.
category 
The category under which the quest appears in the quest log (usually a class or a zone). No default value, braces not required.
reputation 
The amount of reputation affected by the quest, written in the style +100 Wildhammer or -100 Undercity. Braces necessary.
experience 
The amount of experience gained from completing the quest.
money 
The amount of money awarded by completing the quest. Use the cost template {{cost|<256>|<128>|<64>}}
repeatable 
Accepts "Yes". Indicates if the quest is repeatable. Defaults to hidden.
idt 
The internal id of the quest for Thottbot-only. Helps link the quest to Thottbot external database. Don't use if you are using the recommend, but optional "id" above.
ida 
The internal id of the quest for Allakhazam and Wowhead. Helps link the quest to Thottbot external database. Don't use if you are using the recommend, but optional "id" above.
Neutral 32 Untitled
Start Unknown
End Unknown
Level 1 (1)

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Use {{subst: :Boilerplate:Template}} to import this boilerplate into a page

This help page references the classic editor. Note that the VisualEditor may behave differently.

A template is a special type of page that has been designed so its content can be included in other pages. Since a given template can be included in many pages, it can help reduce duplication and promote a uniform style between pages.

Templates can be useful for...

  • Creating content that should appear on many pages.
  • Formatting content (such as infoboxes) in a way that should be consistent across many pages.
  • Creating a shortcut for writing things that you repeat often when communicating with others.
  • Replacing long, complicated code so that a page is easier for other users to edit.
  • Protecting parts of a page from editing while leaving other sections open for edits.

Templates are usually located in the Template namespace. This includes any page with a name beginning with Template:, such as Template:Name.

Video overview

If you're new to templates, this video will help you get started.

Introduction to Templates03:40

Introduction to Templates

How to create a basic template

Templates can be very powerful, but also sometimes very complicated. It often helps to start by creating the simplest possible kind of template, and then experimenting from there.

  • On your wikia, go to Template:Example and click "Create".
  • Type "Hello, World" in the editor.
  • Click "Publish". You have just created a template with some sample content.
  • On your wikia, create a new article called "Template test".
  • In the editor, go to source mode and enter the following code:
{{Example}}
  • Click Publish. Your "Testing Templates" page should display the text you added to your template.

You've successfully created and used a template! Now you can change the content of your template and add it to more pages to make it more useful for your community.

Adding pre-existing templates

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Wikias come with pre-loaded default templates. You can view a complete list of templates available on your wikia by going to Special:AllPages and selecting "Template" from the namespace dropdown menu. Click "Go" and all available templates will appear in a list.

  • In the editor's visual mode, you can select from the list of all templates available on your wikia by clicking "Add other templates".
  • In source mode, you can use the code {{Template name}} to add any template to your page.
  • Advanced users can edit the page MediaWiki:Editor-template-list to change the list of templates available by default in the "Templates" section of the editor. Up to four templates can be in this list.

Advanced templates

Template parameters

Templates can have parameters - these allow you to alter the way the template is displayed, such as including specific text or altering the design.

To take Template:Wikipedia as an example, adding just {{Wikipedia}} assumes that the page on Wikipedia is the same name as the page of the current page the template is used on. However, a parameter can be added, e.g. {{Wikipedia|Microsoft}}, to tell the template that the page on Wikipedia was Microsoft.

To learn more about how to change the output of the template based on what the user inputs, see Help:Template parameters and Help:Parser functions.

Substituting templates

A different way to use a template is to substitute its content into a page. This is done by inserting subst: immediately after the opening braces: {{subst:templatename}}. Once the page is saved, the link to the template is removed and the template output is substituted in its place and can be further edited. Any updates to the template will not affect the content that was substituted into the page.

To learn more, visit Help:Substituting templates.

Updating and adding standard templates

The official Starter Wiki and semi-official Templates Wiki occasionally improve some of their documentation as well as adding new templates specifically designed for Wikia sites, and are therefore worth checking from time to time.

Copying templates from other wikis

Contributors throughout Wikia have made all different kinds of templates. It is often simpler to copy an existing template and modify it for your needs, rather than creating one from scratch. The Templates Wiki is a good place to start looking for a template that fits your needs. In most cases, you are free to copy templates based on the shared CC-by-SA license, but make sure the wikia you want to copy from does not have an alternative licensing scheme that may place restrictions on what you can copy.

Here are some basic steps to copy most templates:

  1. Find the template you want to copy (usually http://wikiname.wikia.com/wiki/Template:templatename).
  2. Click the Edit button, select all of the wikitext and copy it.
  3. Create a new template page on your wikia (http://yourwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Template:templatename?action=edit).
  4. Paste the wikitext code you copied and press the Publish button.

Many templates have a separate subpage for documentation about the template. Fortunately, the location is often standardized, so it is easy to copy the documentation as well. If you notice the template page you copied above does not look like the original, it is likely the documentation is on a separate subpage:

  1. Find the template documentation you want to copy (usually http://wikiname.wikia.com/wiki/Template:templatename/doc).
  2. Click the Edit button, select all the wikitext and copy it.
  3. Create a new template documentation subpage page on your wikia (http://yourwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Template:templatename/doc?action=edit).
  4. Paste the wikitext code you copied and press the Publish button.

Template Webinar

Looking for further video instruction? This webinar recording overviews the basics of adding and customizing templates for your wikia.

Templates Overview25:30

Templates Overview

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