Contributing to the Wiki
The most important part of contributing to the wiki is making sure your content fits well within the style and existing content on the wiki. Anybody is allowed to edit these pages, so making sure you know what to do and how to do it will make yours and future editors' editing experience go smoothly!
When you make an edit on an existing page, please make sure to add a brief description of what you changed in the Edit Summary box on the top right of the editing screen. This lets other editors and content moderators know what you did at a glance without having to check the page itself.
We do not allow spamming, vandalism, or any destructive edits to be done on this wiki. Bans will be handed out and action will be taken to protect pages that are commonly vandalized or otherwise edited maliciously.
We recommend using the Source Editor for the majority of edits on this wiki. For those unfamiliar with this editor, using the VisualEditor is fine, though some editing actions are unsupported (i.e. adding information to templates). After making an edit, double-check for spelling and grammar errors before Previewing your edits with the Mobile or Desktop options.
All pages should look similar to other pages in that category. For example, all Dinosaur-related pages should use the same general format. Examples of these formats can be found further down in this guide.
If you would like to test out code before applying it to a page, consider making a sandbox page by typing User:Name/sandbox (with "name" being replaced with your exact username) into the Title box when creating a new page. You should bookmark this page as there is no direct link to this page once it is created.
- Do not use slurs, swear words, or anything offensive in articles, comments, blog posts, or any other written post of any kind. This is not only rude but can get you banned from editing articles and/or posting comments.
- Do not use first-person pronouns in articles (i.e. we, you, I, us, etc.).
- Do not address the reader as "you." Instead, use words like "player(s)" to refer to readers. (i.e. instead of saying, "you will need Dino Bucks...," say, "the player will need Dino Bucks...").
- You do not need to refer to "Jurassic World: The Game" in your articles since every article on this wiki will be about JW:TG and content related to it. Because this game's title is so long, including it in the article can be distracting and does not serve any real purpose.
- Italicize the names of dinosaurs and other animals that existed in real life and are using their scientific name (i.e. Tyrannosaurus rex should be italicized but not Indominus rex; Thylacosmilus should be italicized but not Marsupial Lion).
Uploading Images and Videos
- Please give your images/videos relevant titles if possible. Media names like "image133424.jpg" do not tell viewers what is in the photo. A name such as "triceratops_level_40.png" is a lot more informative and easier to use in Source Editing mode.
- All images/videos outside of Infoboxes and tables should be added to the Gallery and/or Videos sections near the bottom of most pages. This reduces clutter and keeps media in a neat viewing area.
Templates are a way of adding formatted items to a page without having to type out all the raw code involved. With Templates, editors only need to provide entries for the various fields in the form of an image or data. Several Templates are used throughout the wiki; in order to edit these, you must be in Source Editor or the VisualEditor. The former option allows for more precise edits to the Template, while the latter occasionally includes unused or irrelevant data entry boxes. We highly encourage the use of the Source Editor for this reason.
Common Template Types
Highlight and copy-paste these. Make sure to fill out all info and delete any leftover guide comments. Sections can be removed if no content can be added (i.e. Videos, Trivia, etc.)
Creature Pages - Normal
Creature Pages - Hybrid
Important Editing Resources
Some Templates used on the wiki have complex steps to use them properly and are not necessary to include when making or editing a page. Please refer to the following pages for instructions on how to use such Templates:
Creature Animation Sets ("families")
Each creature in Jurassic World (with the exception of only a few) shares an animation set with at least one other creature in-game. In the Template code, this is referred to as "family" because most of the creatures that share animation sets are related in some way; this is not always the case (i.e. Concavenator is in the Spinosaur animation set family even though it is not related to Spinosaurus). Below is a list of animation sets/families and an example creature that uses them: