How to - Houshold page

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Instructions on making a Household page on this Wiki.


First you will need a link off of an existing page

  • To make the Household name into a link, just put double square brackets on either side of the name (Make sure it is spelled right first!) and save the page. The name will now be a link!
    [[Example Name]] will show as Example Name
  • We suggest you link a Household page from a known member of the household, or your own, personal Persona page if you are a member or the founder/head of the household. A person may already have a Persona page; for yourself, you can look on your User Page to see if you have one listed there. Look in the upper right corner of the screen, the first link (before 'my talk' 'my preferences'... 'log out' etc.) is your user page. (It's also your log-in name for this wiki) If it is red, you haven't made a user page yet. Click on it to make the page.
  • You can also check for existing Persona pages of others by going to the Populace Catagory page at Populace Category
Note: User Pages are separate from Persona pages! A Persona page is publicly listed and tells us about an individual; their user page is only visible to Wiki Editors and should just include information about them as a wiki editor. (user contributions, etc.) For an example of a Persona Page, check out Alexander's Persona Page.
  • Once you have a link established on a Persona page, Click on the link to make a new page for the Household

Use the Household page template

Apply the Template

  1. The first line of the new page should be the link to the Household template, which is the word 'Household' in curly brackets:
  • The template includes several predefined content areas, to use these you need to insert a pipe (line) and then list each area, an equal sign and the content to put in that area.
    Here is a blank example of the Household template with all sub-categories defined you can copy and paste into your new Persona page:
    {{Household|device = [[Image: Missing pic.jpg|300px]]| devicecaption = Device Caption | headofhouse = Head of Household| location = SCA Territory| motto = No Household Motto}}

Add an Image

  1. Upload an image of the Household Badge or Device, making sure that you have the rights to use said image, to include on Household page; you can do this via the 'Upload file' link in the left navigation box. When you upload a file, be sure to categorize it to the [[Category:Portrait Images]] or [[Category:Arms Images]] You set the file name when you upload the file, that is the link to include in the template above.
    • Put the image into the "device = [[Image: <insert file name here>|300px]]" line. Note the 300px specifies the width of the picture in pixels and will re-size your picture to that width. If your picture is smaller than 300 pixels across, leave the |300px out.
    • Please be mindful to follow the naming conventions outlined on the Contents Help page.
    • Don't forget to write out the blazon for your registered household arms, if registered, or a description "devicecaption = <Device Caption>" section.
    • For your convenience, here is a link to the Arms Images Category and the Portrait Images Category.

Name the Head or Founder

  • Put the name of the person who heads or founded your household into the "headofhouse = <insert name here>" section. You will want to put double-brackets around the persons name to make it a link to their Persona page, check to make sure they have a page, and/or make sure the name is correct.

Where is the Household Focused

  • Put the name of the group where the Household is based in the "location = <SCA Territory>" section. You will want to put double-brackets around the group name to make it a link to the local group's page.

Add a Motto if one is known

  • Put the Motto of the Household in the "motto= <No Household Motto>" section. If no Motto is known, or the household does not have one, you can leave this as the text as is.

Add other sub-sections to the page if needed

Make a sub-section by putting two or three equal signs on either side of your header or sub-header (the more equal signs the lower the header).
Here are some popular sub-headers you can copy-paste to your Persona page:
== About ==

== Members ==

== On the Web ==

Closing the page

Add the page category "[[Category:Households]]" to the bottom of a page to have the page listed on the Household Category page with others in the Kingdom.
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