Now you've got a whole website to fill up with information, pictures and videos about your favorite topic. But right now, it's just blank pages staring at you... Scary, right? Here are some ways to get started.
- Introduce your topic on the front page. This is your opportunity to explain to your readers what your topic is all about. Write as much as you want! Your description can link off to all the important pages on your site.
- Start some new pages -- just a sentence or two is fine to get started. Don't let the blank page stare you down! A wiki is all about adding and changing things as you go along. You can also add pictures and videos, to fill out the page and make it more interesting.
- Add categories to your pages to help you navigate between similar articles. For example, a wiki about Disney cartoons would have a Disney Characters category, with pages about Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. Readers can click on the name of the category link at the bottom of an article to find a list of the other pages in that category. Use the "Add category" button to create a new category, or to put an article into an existing category.
And then just keep going! People like visiting wikis when there's lots of stuff to read and look at, so keep adding stuff, and you'll attract readers and editors. There's a lot to do, but don't worry -- today's your first day, and you've got plenty of time. Every wiki starts the same way -- a little bit at a time, starting with the first few pages, until it grows into a huge, busy site.
If you've got questions, you can e-mail us through our contact form. Have fun!-- Catherine Munro
um hey are you still on wikia if so could you give me admin rights cuz i plan on reviving this wiki.