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Featured content
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The featured image section of Weezerpedia showcases a Weezer-related image that is changed every month. It pulls its wikitext from a specific page, i.e. Weezerpedia: Featured image March 2023. Editors may (and are encouraged to!) edit videos from any month within the current year.

Instructions

Getting started

Choose an image

Take a quick look through Weezerpedia's galleries and find an image that you feel is important or interesting enough to feature on the Main Page. It could be anything! We ask you to please not choose an image that has already been featured - a gallery of those images can be found here.

We're going to use the image below as an example:

2015 Mar 29 Rivers Jake Sinclair.jpg

Choose a month

Check out the table on the Weezerpedia:Featured image page, and find a month that isn't complete yet. Category:Incomplete featured content lists all featured content pages that need editing.

Let's say you select March 2023, for example.

What you'll find on an "incomplete" featured page

Prior to being edited by users, featured content pages are all created by site admin at the beginning of the calendar year and left "incomplete." Looks like this:

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If you open up a page like this to edit it, you'll see:

{{Template:Featured page header|year=2023|month=March|pagetype=video|edited=}}
<onlyinclude><includeonly>{{Weezerpedia:Featured video February 2023}}</onlyinclude></includeonly>

Looks kinda confusing and strange! Don't worry. All you need to do is...

Copy from a previous month

The easiest way to feature an image is to update the wikitext from a previous month. You can pull the formatting from a past month, replace a few details, and you will have a readymade page!

Sticking with our example above, we'd navigate to Weezerpedia:Featured image February 2023, hit edit, and copy everything there. We'd then dash back to the March 2023 page, and replace all the content there with the wikitext on our clipboard.

Update the featured page header

Continuing with March/February 2023 as our examples, our page will now look like this:

<noinclude>{{Template:Featured page header|year=2023|month=February|pagetype=image|edited=yes}}</noinclude>
{{Featured image code 2|image=File:Super-Chrono-19930807-a.jpg|imagesize=600px|caption=[[Rivers Cuomo]] and [[Adam Orth]] squashing [[Karl Koch]] under a mattress.|photocredit=Provided by: [[Karl Koch]]|date=[[August 7]], [[1993]]|gallery=Rivers Cuomo}}

The "featured page header" template gives this page its basic structure. You only need to update one small piece of it: change the month name to the month of the page you're editing:

{{Template:Featured page header|year=2023|month=March|pagetype=image|edited=yes}}

Pause to preview

To quote User:Deckra:

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It's always a good idea to preview your pages as you go. Take a moment to pause and make sure everything is coming out okay so far. There are three buttons at the bottom of your editing box - click the middle one!

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Everything look okay?

Update the "featured image code" template

{{Featured image code 2|image=File:Super-Chrono-19930807-a.jpg|imagesize=600px|caption=[[Rivers Cuomo]] and [[Adam Orth]] squashing [[Karl Koch]] under a mattress.|photocredit=Provided by: [[Karl Koch]]|date=[[August 7]], [[1993]]|gallery=Rivers Cuomo}}

This template has six named parameters:

  • image - input the image name here. For the above image of Jake Sinclair and Rivers Cuomo, it is File:2015 Mar 29 Rivers Jake Sinclair.jpg. You can also type Image:2015 Mar 29 Rivers Jake Sinclair.jpg, but you need to have the filetype prefix "File:" or "Image:".
  • imagesize - image size ins pixels, abbreviated px. Example: 600px.
  • caption - describe the image, use internal links when you can.
  • photocredit - Example: Photo by: Karl Koch
  • date - use "circa" or "c." if you can't find specifics.
  • gallery - Gallery name.

Updated for our example image above, it would look like this:

{{Featured image code 2|image=Image:2015 Mar 29 Rivers Jake Sinclair.jpg|imagesize=450px|caption=[[Rivers Cuomo]] and [[White Album]] producer [[Jake Sinclair]] at the beach.|photocredit=Photo by [[Rivers Cuomo]]|date=[[March 29]], [[2015]]|gallery=Rivers Cuomo}}

All together, our text should look like this

<noinclude>{{Template:Featured page header|year=2023|month=March|pagetype=image|edited=yes}}</noinclude>
{{Featured image code 2|image=Image:2015 Mar 29 Rivers Jake Sinclair.jpg|imagesize=450px|caption=[[Rivers Cuomo]] and [[White Album]] producer [[Jake Sinclair]] at the beach.|photocredit=Photo by [[Rivers Cuomo]]|date=[[March 29]], [[2015]]|gallery=Rivers Cuomo}}

Extra mile steps

Update the featured image list

Weezerpedia tries to keep organized records of the content that it features, and we currently do this for images through the a simple chart. If you can update the chart, you'd be helping our site stay tidy!

You can access the current year's featured video list here.

Table editing

Using 2023 as an example, the table should look like this:

Featured image help.png

The column names for this table are listed toward the top of the page, in that first batch of code. They are: Month, Image, Gallery, and User. Here's what the code looks like to fill in a new row of the table:

|- this is a divider
| | [[Weezerpedia: Featured image MONTH YEAR|MONTH YEAR]]
| | [[:Image:YOUR IMAGE NAME.FILETYPE]]
| | [[Gallery:GALLERY NAME]]
| | --~~~~
|-  this is a divider

Filled in with details from our example above:

|-
| [[Weezerpedia:Featured image March 2023|March 2023]]
| |[[:Image:2015 Mar 29 Rivers Jake Sinclair.jpg]]
| |[[Gallery:Rivers Cuomo]]
| |--[[User:Theangel]]
|-

You stick the : colon character before the image name to avoid embedding it. It just links to the image.

The four tildes above create a link to your user page, and provide a timestamp of the edit. The repeating of the month and year in the first row ([[Weezerpedia: Featured image March 2023|March 2023]]<nowiki>) create what's called a "piped link." Everything to the left of the bracket character (<nowiki>|) tells the wiki what page you want to link to, and everything to the right of the bracket becomes display text. The example above gives you this: March 2023.

Preview, save

Here's what the above code (placed in its proper spot in the table wikitext from the above screenshot) will look like:

Featured image help 2.png

Preview your version to make sure it looks okay!

Make a redirect page

Gallery:Featured images (which displays all featured images as thumbnails) populates via a redirect naming system.

Steps:

  1. Type the following into the search bar so you can create a new page: File:Featured image and then type the current month and year (i.e. March 2023).
  2. "Redirect" that page (i.e. make it "forward" to) your file by typing:
#REDIRECT [[YOUR FILE NAME]]

Pat yourself on the back!

Thank you for helping Weezerpedia! Weezerpedia can only grow if people like you help edit and contribute to it. Thanks for your effort!

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