TerraFirmaCraft:Wiki Editing Tips/OriginalPageFormat

From TerraFirmaCraft Plus Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Note: This page is archived! It was made for the original wiki, and is kept for reference reasons. While most of this page's recommendations still apply, look at TerraFirmaCraft:Wiki Editing Tips and ask on the Discord channel for the most up-to-date recommendations.

If you are creating a new page, please reference the Style Guide for proper layout and grammar.

Start of Page

Unlike in other wikis, this wiki does not have brief summary paragraphs at the top. All information should be placed underneath section headings to ensure than the Table of Contents is always located at the very top of the page.

Template: Item, Block, Mob, etc. Ensure section titles have one return space above them, one return space below them, and a space on either side of the title inside the equal signs. {{main}} article templates or any images in that section are placed directly under the section header with the return space below these.


For blocks and items, this section contains information on how to obtain them in Survival mode without cheats. This includes information on blocks and items that generate naturally. If there are multiple ways to obtain the block or item, these should be listed as subsections of this section.


For blocks and items, this section contains information on what can be done with them. This includes using the article subject as a crafting or smelting ingredient, as food, or for trading, or exploiting special properties of a block, like using a button to create a redstone pulse. Like the Obtaining section, this section should be divided into subsections.

Any other sections go here, between Usage and Configuration values.


A brief explanation of the configuration should be placed here before a wiki table containing the configuration data. If the configuration deals with enabling a crafting recipe, include the recipe after the wiki table in a separate template.

  • Note: Do not make the header a link on new pages. This header has been linked for easy checking of the configuration page due to the main template link being part of the nowiki format.

{| class="wikitable"
! Option
! Default<br>Value
! Description
| {{TFCOptionVar|Option|Default Value|Description}}


  • Note: Do not make the header a link on new pages. This header has been linked for easy checking of the achievements page due to the main template link being part of the nowiki format.

{| class="wikitable"
! Icon
! Achievement
! In-game description
! Prerequisites
! Actual requirements (if different)
| {{Achievement|Image Name}}
! Achievement Name
| Description
| Prereq
| Actual requirement


History sections should use the {{History}} template. Descriptions should be taken directly from the change log, and edited to use the proper tense and grammar (removal of the word "now", fix any spelling errors, shortened to be precise, etc.) Bug fixes should not be listed in the history section.

{{History||version#|history description}}


Known bugs regarding the item/block/mob belong in this section.


Trivia should only be facts and contain no speculation or opinion. Trivia sections should only contain information that does not fit anywhere else in the article. Trivia should not be obvious to players and should be information that readers are not likely to know but would be interested in. History-related trivia should be avoided if possible. E.g. “The original piston texture had an iron band running over the head. This was later removed, only leaving iron brackets around the corners and edges” should be merged into the relevant version information in the History section. Trivia related to game visuals should be avoided as well, especially if the piece of trivia does not hold true for custom resource packs.


<gallery mode="packed" heights=150px>
File:filename.png|file description
File:anotherfile.jpg|another description

See also

See also sections should only contain links to articles that have not been mentioned anywhere else in the article and are of a relevant topic.

  • After See also (double space) will be the navigation template: {{Blocks}}, and then any applicable categories.
Construction Barrels • Blueprints • Bricks • Firepit • Plank Blocks • Protection Meter • Quern • Smooth Stone • Straw & Hide Bed • Support Beams • Straw Block • Glassworking • Plaster of Paris • Mudbrick • Wattle and Daub • Teepee • Kiln • Smoke Rack • Roads • Roof • Rope Ladder
Environment Altitude • The Player • Wound • Calendar • Cobblestone • Logs • Mobs • Saplings • Seasons • Stone • Seashell • Temperature • Body Temperature • Clothes • Trees • Biome • Regions
Food Agriculture • Animal Husbandry • Berries • Fruit Trees • Alcohol • Beekeeping
Materials Charcoal • Coal • Double Ingots • Double Sheets • Flux • Gems • Gunpowder • Hides • Fur • Wool • Ingots • Leather • Lumber • Minerals • Pottery • Redstone/Powders • Sheets • Sticks • Straw • Unshaped Metal
Metalworking Alloys • Anvils • Armor • Bellows • Blast Furnace • Bloomery • Tool Molds • Crucible • Forge • Gold Pan • Metals • Ores • Sluice
Tools & Weapons Arrows • Axe • Buckets • Chisel • Firestarter • Flint & Steel • Hammer • Hoe • Javelin • Knife • Mace • Pickaxe • Prospector's Pick • Saw • Shovel • Sword • Scythe • Shears • Spindle • Trowel • Wooden Staff • Musical Instruments
Other Crafting Differences • Planned Features • Item Index • Addons • Translation • Shader Setup