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The Growtopia Wiki has a style guide that everybody should follow. Neat pages help users navigate the page easier and enchances a better reading experience for them. Editing is mostly done with the Classic Editor.

Article Structure

One of the most important parts of wiki editing is how to structure an article. The structure is a powerful thing: it dictates what information the reader reads and when he or she reads it. It can influence what people contribute, where it goes, and how it might be written. Structure has the power to inform or confuse the same way good or bad writing does. Keep a well structured article, and you're more likely to have a high quality one.

Organize sections in an article in a hierarchical structure like you would an outline. Keep it logical, but feel free to forsake strict logic for readability. Wherever possible, try to have an introduction for each section. Just like the article as a whole, the section should start with an introduction and then have its subsections below it. Try using a shallow structure rather than a deep one. Too many sections also lead to a confusing or an unreadable article.

Above all, keep your layout consistent. The following sections will offer some good advice on keeping the article pages clean, consistent, and clear. They are presented in the order in which they should appear in an article.

1. Itembox

For each item, there is an itembox which shows the item's properties on the right side. It is usually created by the admins. Normal users are free to add them, though. The itembox uses Template:Item. If you are unsure on how to create an itembox, leave it.

2. Item Description

Right below the Itembox, comes the item description which is used with {{Desc|[Item Description]}}. It can be found by wrenching an item in-game. This should be at the top of a page. Do not put quotation marks around the description.

{{Desc|Description Sample}}

Description Sample


3. Item's Information

Then there is the additional infos, such as when the item was added to the game, it's utility, effects. Headers aren't required for this section.

4. Recipe

Then, comes the item's recipe. You have to use one of the templates found here. If you can't find the right template, simply write how the item is obtained. Uses the header Recipe for it.

5. In-Game Description

This section contains item properties found by clicking the info of an item. Use italics but do not use bullet lists. Some item properties include:

  • This item can't be spliced.
  • This item never drops any seeds.
  • This item can only be used in World-Locked worlds.
  • This item can't be destroyed - smashing it will return to your backpack if you have room!
  • This item can be placed in two directions, depending on your facing.
  • This item has special properties you can adjust with the Wrench.
  • This is a fish. It can only be placed in a Fish Tank. You can't divide fish into pieces.
  • This item can't be dropped or traded.

Use In-Game Description for the header.

6. Trivia (Optional)

Put trivial things to this section, such as extra information. Remember to always use bullets! The header for this section should be named Trivia too.

7. Gallery (Optional)

If you have pictures of the item itself (not description!), you can display them in a gallery like this:

<gallery>

MyImage.jpg|Caption Under the Image

</gallery>

8. Video (Optional)

Add a related video or two to a page if you have one. Use the header Video.

Language and Grammar

Though the readers and editors of Growtopia Wiki may speak many varieties of English, standard American English spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word usage is mandated here. However if any items use British words in its words and name, the British one is the one to be preserved.

Additional Notes

  • You don't have to put the item's recipe twice in the article. (for example, using RecipeSplice template, then rewriting the recipe in the additional item properties.
  • You don't have to write the rarity of the item aswell, as the Itembox already has it.
  • If you think a page is not necessary or vandalism, simply use {{delete}} to show that the page should be deleted.

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