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This page will cover how to use some of the more advanced features that go into making articles on the wiki.


Main article: RuneScape:Templates

Templates are used to display the same information across multiple pages and to standardise formatting of the same information on pages for similar content.

Templates are located in the Template: namespace: their pages are prefixed by Template: followed by the template's name, e.g. Template:Future. To add a template to a page, type the template's name between {{ }}. The template's name is the text after the colon symbol, e.g. the name for {{Template:Future}} is Future, so typing {{Future}} would add that template to a page.

If you are not sure what templates you should use on a page then it is a good idea to check out existing articles for similar content to see what templates are used on them. You can also look at the template's page for documentation of how it should be used. Templates can be put into different parts of a page and more complex templates, such as infoboxes, contain fields which must be filled out.

Some commonly used templates are listed below; a more extensive list can be found on RuneScape:Templates.

Advanced editing - navbox template example

Rune equipment navbox

Navboxes are a type of template that aid navigation. They are placed at the bottom of a page and contain links to pages about related content. For example Template:Rune equipment contains links to all items made of rune, while Template:Sliske's Endgame contains links to all pages related to the Sliske's Endgame quest. A navbox should be placed on each of the pages it lists. Adding a navbox is done in the same way as adding any other template. If you want to edit the contents of a navbox or create a new navbox see RuneScape:Editing/Navbox.


Main article: RuneScape:Categories

Categories group together pages and images which are related. They are helpful for maintenance and navigating the wiki. You can add a category by selecting Add category at the bottom of a page. Once you start to type in the name of a category it will suggest names of matching categories to you: select the category you want to add.

You can also add and remove categories while editing a page. Finding and adding a category is done in the way as previously mentioned. Click the bin icon to remove a category which is already present on the page. You can check what should be added to a particular category by looking at the category's page in the Category: namespace, e.g. Category:Fishing.

You can create a new category by making a new page with the prefix Category:. Add Template:Categoryheader to the new category page and fill out the template to document what should be put into the category.


Advanced editing - references example

A page written about future content, using references

References should be included to show sources for information included on pages about future content and for facts about released content that are hard to verify. Generally only official Jagex sources should be used in citations. Use one of the existing templates to create your citation, depending on the origin of the source you want to cite. Some commonly used templates are listed below; check the template's page for information on how to fill it out.

When a page includes citations it should have a section which displays all the sources used. This section should be placed at the end of the page, before any navboxes but after other content. To make this section simply add the following to the page:


Redirects and disambiguationEdit

Redirects take the reader to a specified target page when they are searched for or clicked on. For example the redirect AOD would take the user to the Nex: Angel of Death page if clicked on a page linking AOD or they searched for the abbreviation.

While wiki pages should always use correct in-game names, redirects are used to help make navigating the wiki easier. They can be created for commonly used misspellings/abbreviations for content so that players are direct to the content they are searching for.

Creating a redirect is done by creating a new page and clicking the Redirect button ( ). This adds the text:

#REDIRECT [[Insert text]]

Replace Insert text with the name of the page you want to redirect to.

Disambiguation pages are another type of page which aid in navigating the wiki. Sometimes a potential search term may refer to multiple articles - in this case it is helpful to create a disambiguation page which lists the pages that the reader may be looking for. See RuneScape:Style guide/Disambiguations for information on how to create these pages.

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