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These guidelines are not meant to make Wurmpedia a bureaucracy, but to make it easier for everyone to edit and discuss.

All of the relevant game, chat and forum rules should be abided by when making modifications to the Wurmpedia.

Basic guidelines

  • Keep pages short and to the point, proof read before saving to avoid multiple edits.
  • Avoid use of HTML when wiki markup will do.
  • Keep the content of the article focused.
  • Be respectful of others.


  • Put discussion on the discussion or talk tab (every page has one).
  • Sign your name at the end of your comment.
  • Put your comment below all the rest under a given and relevant header.
  • Do not interrupt other peoples comments.
  • Put new topics under a new header at the bottom of a page.

Editing etiquette

  • Avoid deleting other people's work.
  • If you must delete and something you deleted reappears, do not delete it a second time. Use strikethrough and work it out with the other person using the discussion tab (every page has one) or the user's discussion tab (every user has one). You may also start a topic in the Wurmpedia forum maintenance section.

Basic Wikisyntax

For a complete list of syntax, visit the Mediawiki page on formatting. Not everything listed may be available on the Wurmpedia due to internal restrictions.

Description You type You get
Applies anywhere
Italicise text



Bold text



Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Internal link

(within Wurmpedia)

[[name of page]]
[[name of page|display text]]

name of page
display text

Redirect to another page

#redirect [[Target page]]

redirect Target page

External link

(to other websites)

[ display text]

display text

Sign your posts
on talk pages


Username 23:39,
13 July 2020 (UTC)

Applies only at the beginning of the line

of different sizes

==level 1==
===level 2===
====level 3====
=====level 4=====

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4
Bulleted list

* one
* two
** two point one
* three

  • one
  • two
    • two point one
  • three
Numbered list

# one
# two
## two point one
# three

  1. one
  2. two
    1. two point one
  3. three
Thumbnail image

[[Image:Question icon.png|thumb|50px|Caption text]]

Caption text


Refer to the help page on
Refer to Style for guidance on rules that help to maintain Wurmpedia's standards.

There is a Firefox Extension for editing the wiki, which is very useful.

Consider creating MetaWikiPedia:Template for text that is often used. Templates could be used to make menus, headers, and footers. The main WikiPedia use them a lot. For example: Help Footer.

Some common templates here are:

  • {{stub}} which marks a page as being a stub and lists it in the Category:Stub page.
  • {{cleanup}} which marks a page´s layout as requiring attention.
  • {{copyedit}} which marks a page´s spelling or grammar as needing improvement.

You can use JTidy to convert HTML snippets to Wiki syntax.

Help:Contents | Help:Interwiki linking | Help:Style