The other day we took a big step toward making Template:StyleEquip and Template:StyleWeapon easier to edit. It was a very long overdo change to remove the complicated XML parameter that just confused the heck out of your typical editor.
I need to update the docs for them but moreover. . .
I'm also releasing a tool for helping with adding new items. Consider this to be in beta, for now, as it's not complete. It only works for weapons right now, as well. I will add support for pasting in existing data templates as soon as I can (may not be all that soon) along with adding the remaining weapon types and parameters. Honestly this post has been sitting in a tab for days now and I just wanted to get it up.
The goal here is that data templates on the wiki, particularly, are something that need to be easy to edit. This mostly means documentation but it may also include tools such as the one above. Thus this thread is meant to be a project page for updating all templates to be easier and better documented. To a lesser extent, this also includes how to create a page for a new item (i.e. the not actually a template part, though there's probably a secret substitution template somewhere.)
Please tell me about the troubles you've run into trying to make edits in this regard and what could make it easier if you have any ideas.
|Posted by Kadalyn (administrator) on 3 July 2017 at 22:18.|