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# The "Describe" section will prompt you for a Summary and a Date. These fields are mandatory. Just copying the filename title for the summary should suffice and the date can be simply the date of the upload.
 
# The "Describe" section will prompt you for a Summary and a Date. These fields are mandatory. Just copying the filename title for the summary should suffice and the date can be simply the date of the upload.
 
#: Unfortunately, categorizing images using the "Categories" field doesn't work. The only workaround to add a category is to expand the dropdown menu at the bottom and manually enter <code><nowiki>[[Category:Game Name]]</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>[[Category:Character Name]]</nowiki></code> (when applicable) in the "Other information" box.
 
#: Unfortunately, categorizing images using the "Categories" field doesn't work. The only workaround to add a category is to expand the dropdown menu at the bottom and manually enter <code><nowiki>[[Category:Game Name]]</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>[[Category:Character Name]]</nowiki></code> (when applicable) in the "Other information" box.
# If you are entering the same value for a field in all of your uploads, there is a very useful dropdown under the first upload that will let you duplicate values used in the first upload for the rest of the uploads.
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# If you are entering the same value for a field in all of your uploads, there is a very useful dropdown under the first upload ("Copy information to all uploads following") that will let you duplicate values used in the first upload for the rest of the uploads.
 
# Once the mandatory fields have been populated, you may publish the images. The wizard will give a warning about not filling out the categories, but you can ignore that due to the Categories Field bug.
 
# Once the mandatory fields have been populated, you may publish the images. The wizard will give a warning about not filling out the categories, but you can ignore that due to the Categories Field bug.

Revision as of 15:34, 24 November 2019

Credits to Chao for allowing us to base this guide on the one they use at the BlazBlue Wiki.

Click here to access the Upload Wizard.

What is the Upload Wizard?

The Upload Wizard is a MediaWiki extension that allows you to upload multiple files simultaneously (current limit seems to be 50 images). It is primarily used for Wikimedia Commons, the media library associated with Wikipedia. Therefore, its only downside is that the extension is very picky on having the user provide a copyright source to their files. To aid users with the legalese, we'll provide a step by step guide on how to use the extension. For single files, the regular MediaWiki upload tool is recommended.

Using the Upload Wizard

  1. Click next, you may also select to skip the first step in the future by checking the box.
    UWStep1.png
  2. Select the files you want to upload
    UWStep2.png
    • Important: make sure your filenames match the destination filenames on the wiki! For most new wiki pages, filenames go:
    [Game abbreviation]_[Character Name]_[Normal/Special Move in Numpad].png
  3. Once you have selected the files, the extension will begin uploading them automatically. You must have JavaScript enabled for it to work properly.
    UWStep3.png
  4. On the Release rights section, click on "These files are not my own work."
  5. Fill in the Source and Author fields. They correspond to the game and developer respectively.
    UWStep4.png
  6. Scroll down and click on the "Now tell us why you are sure you have the right to publish these works:" dropdown menu
  7. Type in {{Fair Use}} into the text box that appears.
    UWStep5.png
  8. The "Describe" section will prompt you for a Summary and a Date. These fields are mandatory. Just copying the filename title for the summary should suffice and the date can be simply the date of the upload.
    Unfortunately, categorizing images using the "Categories" field doesn't work. The only workaround to add a category is to expand the dropdown menu at the bottom and manually enter [[Category:Game Name]] or [[Category:Character Name]] (when applicable) in the "Other information" box.
  9. If you are entering the same value for a field in all of your uploads, there is a very useful dropdown under the first upload ("Copy information to all uploads following") that will let you duplicate values used in the first upload for the rest of the uploads.
  10. Once the mandatory fields have been populated, you may publish the images. The wizard will give a warning about not filling out the categories, but you can ignore that due to the Categories Field bug.