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For basic editing for inclusion of images, see Images section of Help:Editing.
Please see WoWWiki:Image guidelines before uploading or using any images in ways specific to WoWWiki.

See Help:Image/archive for stuff that was previously commented out.

WoWWiki specific images and templates Edit

WoWWiki has a many images uploaded already for Warcraft-related and World of Warcraft needs. Also, many templates have been created to display commonly used images (class, faction, profession, race, etc.) and some link to the related WoWWiki page.

Lists of images Edit

Here are several list pages and categories of images already uploaded for use:

These lists may be out-of-date.

Templates Edit

Many WoWWiki templates use topic specific images:

WoWWiki categories of images Edit

Another way to find images is to look through category lists of images. This way allows you to see thumbnails of all the images to better decide what to use. The drawback is the listing is far from compact, because thumbnails are all the same size.

Navigational images Edit

See Help:Navigational image to edit this section.
What it looks like What you type
Internal page with internal image (using MediaWiki v1.14):
[[File:Logo-vert-100x100.png|WoWWiki|link=Help:Navigational image]]
External page with internal image (using MediaWiki v1.14):

Other files Edit

You can link to an external file (but it will not display the image) using the same syntax used for linking to an external web page.

  • [http://url.for/some/image.png]

Or with different text:

  • [http://url.for/some/image.png link text here]

Turned off for WoWWiki

If it is enabled on your wiki (see Mediawiki-logo-18x24Manual:$wgAllowExternalImages), you can also embed external images. To do that, simply insert the image's url:

  • http://url.for/some/image.png

Gallery of images Edit

It's easy to make a gallery of thumbnails with the <gallery> tag. The syntax is:


Captions are optional, and may contain wiki links or other formatting.

for example:

Image:Example.jpg|Item 1
Image:Example.jpg|a link to [[Help:Contents]]
Image:Example.jpg|''italic caption''

is formatted as:

Administration of images/files Edit

See: Mediawiki-logo-18x24Manual:Image Administration

External Links Edit

This help page references the classic editor. Note that the VisualEditor may behave differently.

Adding photos is a simple and great way to improve any article, and provide further detail and color.


  • To start, you must log in to your account, and then click the Edit button on the page you would like to add a photo to.
  • Once in edit mode, click on the photo upload button Photo button on the right rail of the editor toolbar.
Edit toolbar image upload2

  • A pop-up will appear, which will allow you to upload a photo from your computer. You can also search for photos already added to the wikia by others or on

  • Once you choose a photo to add, click upload.
  • Next you will be able to adjust the size and placement of the photo. You can also provide a caption, which will display below the photo.
  • If you would like to provide more details about the photo, including giving it a new name and providing license information, click on the more options link.
Photo description

  • After you have picked your options, click the Add photo button, and your photo will be added to the edit area.
  • Photos can be modified at any time in edit mode. Simply hover over the image and choose "modify", and the same pop-up window will appear.
  • Once you are done, click publish and your photo will be live on the page.

Next steps

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