I am not the best at formatting wiki tables, but I tried in order to start adding the buyback prices for Customization options (introduced a week or two ago). I only edited one Customization section so far (Farmhouse - Roof) https://hayday.wikia.com/wiki/Customization/Farmhouse in case you or another editor had a better idea on how to edit it and add them. But if you're okay with how it looks then I can edit the other sections to match it as well.
Hi Roosnake, I'm sorry for the late answer. These are excellent -kudos and thanks for your work- but I was waiting to see if Supercell staff would give me a zip of the latest stuff, as they usually do for content creators. I didn't want to use them then replace them right after with no explanation for you as you couldn't know they did this. We usually get the pics right away or in advance but this is vacation time for everybody in Europe so... :)
Aloha Barnswallow! I'm new to Wiki and definitely green regarding setting up a Wiki site or any type of website. I've got a lot of data collected for a game that I'm pretty advanced in. I've been using a MS Excel workbook with Worksheet pages for various categories of the game. Every game update I post the link to my drive for other players to use.
Several people have recommended that I add images to the workbook and provided the link to Hay Day Wiki as an example. This Hay Day Wiki is totally AWESOME! I need to start basic as I'm learning even the language of setting up a wiki. I'd really like to know how to set up the charts like in the Goods List so that certain columns are sortable! I managed to insert a chart but I can"t format the lines or find out how to create a sort field.
I would really appreciate some guidance. I've applied to adopt the wiki and I have a lot of data on my Excel Workbook, as well as stored image files. I'm up to the challenge of learning but could use direction. I know this will take time to set up but I don't want to waste it by creating pages or things that won't work. Thank you!
Hey! Wonderful news! Kudos for being willing to do this and thanks for your kind words. One thing I would suggest if you haven't already and are willing to learn is switching to the Source Editor in your preferences (here it's at https://hayday.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing). This means learning wikitext but it will also let you see all pages from all wikis as they are exactly coded. In my opinion, it is really the best way to see how editors did things. For example, to make columns sortable, I use this:
when setting up a table. I don't know if you can do this in other editors because I've never used them. :/
And to sort numbers you can use for one or several columns:
You can also use this if you don't want a column to be sortable:
Hi Barns! I'm very excited to start! So much to do! So much to learn! I'll be able to do more tomorrow (Monday). Also I'm way better at data management than writing which is probably why I can handle MS Excel well but my creative writng skills are so-so.
I will definitely visit the links you've provided. I think I already did visit some but simply didn't understand the language enough to figure out what to do. Thank you for providing your reference for editing methods. The default on my wiki is visual editor and I didn't know enough of the features between the different editing options.
While I'm learning about editing, I also plan to create categories and upload images. The wiki I'm working on only has 5 pages and 11 categories (5 of which I added)
Don't worry about your writing skills. There are basically two approaches to wiki articles. One is more encyclopedic so you adopt a neutral descriptive tone, the other is more like talking to a fellow player and what you would want to know if you were a newbie or a more experienced player. You can use either or both.
An infobox is the informative box you often see on the right side of wiki articles. It usually displays a picture and essential information like levels, cost, etc. in a very concise way. It is useful for most games but not may not be necessary. Depends on the gameplay.
Infoboxes are coded and styled by default on wikia. I mean that wikia uses special words that their system understands automatically (a lot like HTML if you're familiar with this language). Infoboxes are also automatic displayed and styled a certain way so you don't have to worry about that.
Infoboxes work through a template (probably Template: Infobox which you can find in Category:Templates; I think it's there by default).
A template is used for formatting information which is going to be repeated on several pages like when you want to use the same table on different pages, or when you want to display a certain type of image at the same size on several pages no matter the original size. It is also used for text which is going to be repeated on several pages. We don't use them for the latter on the wiki but we could. See the blurb we have for ingredients for example: To make an XYZ, players need the following ingredients, in the specified quantities:. We repeat this sentence on lots of page. It could be a template instead.
Anyway, back to infoboxes. Infoboxes are both formatting (a table which is floated to the right of the article, a distinct background color,...) and text (like a title, category labels,...). What you need to do on your end is customize the template to suit your needs. For example, let's say level is a key mechanic in your game so you want to mention the level of an item, a character, a feature,... in your infobox. This is called a parameter. In this case, this is what your template would look like:
Wow! Thank you for the help and references! I do better with communicating, especially when something involves new language and procedures I'm not familiar with!
I spent most of today gathering some of the basic images (cooking stations, garden plot crops) and learning how to upload them and trying to keep them organized. This project is like decorating a room at home. Plan to redo one room but it affects a bunch of other rooms! :D
I had a hard time sleeping last night because my mind kept thinking about what I wanted to start with today and what I was going to try to learn! I enjoy this sort of activity most of the time; it's like putting together a huge puzzle! My husband generally complains about cell phone and computer use so I have to do this during the day when he's at work.
I added some info on the maximum number of boosters one can have. I think it might be better under "Tips" but that category is not available and I don't know how to add "Tips". I remember it's rather involved, so I just added the info at the end. Perhaps you can take a look and move it to a Tips category. Thanks
Thank you very much for the explication! I think that if I have come to understand it and I think I can do it on my own. Likewise, thank you very much for the help and name the information that is in your wiki. Really, thank you so much!
Hey Barnswallow. Has Supercell sent you the .png files yet? I've been updating the wiki all day at information became available, but I can use the images for my website. No rush -- just checking. Thanks!