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http://lyriki.com/index.php?title=Thrice:Identity Crisis (2001)</nowiki>
 
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== Artist Page Names ==
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== Album Page Links ==
  
Please name all album pages with the name of the artist, a :, and then the name of the album followed by the year, if you don't know the release year, take a look on [http://allmusic.com allmusic.com] and do a search for the album you're adding use the year in the 'Release Date'.
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Please name all album page Links with the name of the artist, a :, and then the name of the album followed by the year, if you don't know the release year, take a look on [http://allmusic.com allmusic.com] and do a search for the album you're adding use the year in the 'Release Date'.
  
 
For example:
 
For example:
  
  <nowiki>[[Thrice:Identity Crisis (2001)]]</nowiki>
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  <nowiki>[[Thrice:Identity Crisis (2001)|Identity Crisis]]</nowiki>
  
 
== Page Formatting With Album Art ==
 
== Page Formatting With Album Art ==

Revision as of 20:26, 11 January 2006

This is intended as a guide to how to add new artists. These are guidelines, and you don't necessarily have to follow them, but if you do it will help in giving a more uniform feel to the site. If you don't, your pages may possibly be changed to conform by someone else, but this may not necessarily be the case.

Making A New Album Page

Simply alter the url http://lyriki.com/index.php?title=YourTitleHere with the appropriately formatted text.

For example:

http://lyriki.com/index.php?title=Thrice:Identity Crisis (2001)

Album Page Links

Please name all album page Links with the name of the artist, a :, and then the name of the album followed by the year, if you don't know the release year, take a look on allmusic.com and do a search for the album you're adding use the year in the 'Release Date'.

For example:

[[Thrice:Identity Crisis (2001)|Identity Crisis]]

Page Formatting With Album Art

First, you will have to obtain an image of the album cover. We recommend that this image be at least 250x250 pixels in size, and no larger than 500x500 pixels in size. This is so that the image isn't TOO big, and also is large enough that it looks okay and is visible to users.

Please name the file with the following format:

AlbumArt-Artist-Album Name.jpg
-or-
AlbumArt-Artist-Album Name.gif
  • Optionally append the year to keep up with the album naming scheme, this is optional because it's fairly obvious that album art applies to an album and doesn't need the year to avoid collision with similarly named songs, etc.

For example, the file name for this album's cover art is AlbumArt_-_Thrice_-_Identity_Crisis.jpg

Then you will need to click the "Upload file" link on the left side of the page, in the Toolbox, under the Search box, and upload the file.

Once you have uploaded the album cover art, you can use this template to display it with the track names:

{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
|-
| align="center" | Artist: [[Artist]]
|-
| align="middle" valign="top" | [[Image:AlbumArt-Artist-Album_Name.jpg|thumb|250px|Album Name]]
| valign="top" |
== Track List ==
# [[Artist:First Song's Name|First Song's Name]]
# [[Artist:Second Song's Name|Second Song's Name]]
# [[Artist:Third Song's Name|Third Song's Name]]
|-
| align="center" | Published: Date
|}

Page Formatting Without Album Art

If you have not uploaded the album cover image, you can use the following template:

== Track List ==
# [[Artist:First Song's Name|First Song's Name]]
# [[Artist:Second Song's Name|Second Song's Name]]
# [[Artist:Third Song's Name|Third Song's Name]]
<br>

How to Handle New Lines

Keep in mind that wiki pages do not automatically display new lines that you type into the edit box. For example, if you typed this text in:

This is the first line
This is the second line

It would be displayed as:

This is the first line This is the second line

To get new lines correctly, you can use one of two methods. The first is to end every line with a <br> tag, like this:

This is the first line<br>
This is the second line<br>


The second option is to begin every line with a space, which will put a box around all the lines that start with a space, like the box around the two lines above. If you go with this method, be sure to put a space at the beginning of blank lines between sections of text as well, or you will end up with multiple boxes, like this:

This is the first line
This is the second line