We've almost had one full month of Wikia Wednesdays! Last week we showed you how to create a Wikia page on one of SOE's official Wikias. Today we're here to show you how to add multimedia to a page on your favorite SOE Wikia!

Why Add Multimedia to a Wikia?

Have you ever heard the expression, "a picture is worth a thousand words?" In the world of the Internet, this saying couldn’t be truer. Our eyes naturally gravitate towards content that is rich with images and videos, so it's important that these are found on Wikia, too! Multimedia makes the pages more engaging and personable. It can also be even more helpful to a user when there are images of NPCs, maps, etc. Additionally, it's very useful for mobile Wikia users so they don't just see a wall of text.

How to Add an Image

Open the page you want to add the image to or blog:Yaviey/Wikia Wednesday - How to Create a Page create a new page. Click the "Add a Photo" button on the right (under "Add features and media"). Click on the "Choose File" button. Choose the image you wish to add and then click the "Upload" button. A dialog box will come up that lets you change some parameters about the image such as size, alignment, captions, etc. Be aware that if you use a caption, it will display that caption with all instances of that image throughout the Wikia. When you are finished making your changes, click the "Add Photo" button. Note: If you need to remove an image, while in Editing Mode, hover over the image or image placeholder and click "Remove."


How to Add a Video

Open the page you want to add the video to or create a new page. Click the "Video" button on the right-hand side (under "Add Features and Media"). In the dialog box that pops up, either add the URL of the video you wish to add or type in keywords to search for already-uploaded videos. Please note that at this time, only certain video types are accepted. When you’re done, click "Close." In the next screen, make any adjustments you want to the video (size, alignment, etc.) and click the "Add Video" button. Note: to remove a video, hover over it while in "Editing Mode" and click "Remove."


If only everything were that easy! And don't forget, you can add multiple images and videos to a Wikia page. Play around with alignments and formatting to make your pages look professional and easy-to-read. Also, once an image has been added, anyone else on that Wikia will be able to use it. All they have to do is search for it!

Up Next

Join us next week when we show you how to communicate with fellow contributors on a Wikia!

-Yaviey, Wiki Project Manager @ SOE (talk) 18:16, October 23, 2013 (UTC)