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The Featured Image section of Weezerpedia showcases a Weezer-related image that is changed every 2 to 3 weeks. It pulls its data from a template page that can be changed to showcase different images that pertain to Weezerpedia's content.

Instructions

1. Choose an image

Take a quick look through Weezerpedia's galleries and find an image that you feel is important or interesting enough to feature on the Main Page. It could be anything! We ask you to not please not choose an image that has already been featured, and a gallery of those images can be found here.

We're going to use the image below as an example:

Rivers-and-jermaine.jpg

2. Place your new image on the page

Make sure you don't navigate away from your image, because you need to copy and paste some information from it. Weezerpedia uses a template to feature images on the Main Page, and this template is very easy to edit.

The template follows this format:

{{Featured image code|IMAGE NAME|IMAGE SIZE|DESCRIPTION.|DATE|PHOTOGRAPHER|GALLERY NAME}}

Here are some more specific directions for this step:

1. Image name

Copy and paste the entire image name for the image that you want to feature. This includes the file type of the image (e.g. .jpg or .bmp). If you go the file page for the image, you can easily copy and paste the image's full name. For example, this picture of Rivers Cuomo and Jermaine Dupri is named Image:Rivers-and-jermaine.jpg. The name of that image is clearly displayed at the top of that page.

Copy that name into the first section of the template code:

{{Featured image code|Image:Rivers-and-jermaine.jpg|IMAGE SIZE|DESCRIPTION.|DATE|PHOTOGRAPHER|GALLERY NAME}}

2. Image size

The image must be sized correctly for it to fit on the Main Page. Usually images fit nicely on the page when they are between 300 and 600 pixels. The Featured Article and Featured Song fit into the same column as the Featured Image, and, if you make the image too big or too small, the borders of the column can get sloppy. It is very important that you preview the page before you save your changes, because then you can check if your image sizing is correct.

Our Rivers and Jermaine image should be about 450 pixels. You add this formatting by typing the number of pixels followed by px.


{{Featured image code|Image:Rivers-and-jermaine.jpg|450px|DESCRIPTION.|DATE|PHOTOGRAPHER|GALLERY NAME}}

3. Image description

This is the most open-ended part of the process. Describe the image! If it's a live performance, say what tour it is from. If it is an in-studio shot, explain that to us. If it's just a picture of Scott Shriner, say something like "Weezer's bassist Scott Shriner poses for a photo shoot." Every description should be a full sentence, with a period.

Our image comes from an interview with Billboard.com, so we'll describe it as so.

Note: A line break has been added to this code so that it will all appear within the margins of this page. There shouldn't be a line break in your actual coding!

{{Featured image code|Image:Rivers-and-jermaine.jpg|450px|[[Rivers Cuomo]] and [[Jermaine Dupri]] pose for a photo after an interview
with www.Billboard.com.|DATE|PHOTOGRAPHER|GALLERY NAME}}

4. Date, Photographer

These pieces of the format are very important. Associating dates with images makes them more relevant and informative, and Weezerpedia asks you to add as much date information about the image as you can find. c. 2008 would be totally fine! If you don't know the date, put in Date unknown.

Weezerpedia requires that all the media featured on our site be attributed to its rightful owner, creator, or source, and the Featured Images on the Main Page are no exception. We recognize that not all of our images are attributed to owners, but we ask that you please attempt to find the owner of the image before featuring it. If you absolutely can't find the photographer, put Photographer unknown.

Our example image was taken on November 13, 2009 and it is attributed to the Billboard staff.

Note: A line break has been added to this code so that it will all appear within the margins of this page. There shouldn't be a line break in your actual coding!

{{Featured image code|Image:Rivers-and-jermaine.jpg|450px|[[Rivers Cuomo]] and [[Jermaine Dupri]] pose for a photo after an interview
with www.Billboard.com.|November 13, 2009 |Photo by Billboard staff|GALLERY NAME}}

5. Gallery name

The last piece of this Featured Image provides a link to the specific image gallery that your image belongs in. The galleries that you can choose from are as follows:

Enter the name of the gallery into the final spot in the code.

Our example would use the Rivers Cuomo gallery.

Note: A line break has been added to this code so that it will all appear within the margins of this page. There shouldn't be a line break in your actual coding!

{{Featured image code|Image:Rivers-and-jermaine.jpg|450px|[[Rivers Cuomo]] and [[Jermaine Dupri]] pose for a photo after an interview
with www.Billboard.com.|November 13, 2009 |Photo by Billboard staff|Rivers Cuomo}}

Your finished image will look like this:

Rivers-and-jermaine.jpg

Rivers Cuomo and Jermaine Dupri pose for a photo after an interview with www.Billboard.com.
November 13, 2009
Photo by Billboard staff

See more Rivers Cuomo pictures


That's the end of the specific directions. You're in the clear!

3. Tag the talk page, add the image to the "Featured" gallery

Tag the talk page of the image that you are featuring with a Featured Image template. Every time an image is featured on Weezerpedia, a record must be made of it. This is done by typing the following text at the top of the talk page of an image:

{{Featured image|MONTH NAME AND DAY|YEAR}}

Replace the MONTH NAME AND DAY and YEAR spaces with the appropriate information.

For example, if an image was distinguished as a Featured Image on February 14, 1992, the text entered would be:

{{Featured image|February 14|1992}}

and the template would look like:


Wp logo globe.jpg This image was showcased as a Featured Image on the Main Page of Weezerpedia on February 14, 1992.


You also need to add the image to the "Featured images" gallery. To do this, go to the edit tab of the Featured Images gallery page. Directly underneath the text <gallery>, add the following information:

Image:IMAGE NAME|DATE THAT YOU ARE FEATURING IT

Weezerpedia does this because the "previous featured images" link that you added earlier is a link to this gallery page. If you don't add your image to that gallery, it won't be linked to.

4. Preview the page first

Before you save anything, preview your page by clicking "Show preview." You're saving content that's going to appear on the Main Page, so it better be perfect!

5. Pat yourself on the back!

Thank you for helping Weezerpedia! Weezerpedia can only grow if people like you help edit and contribute to it. Thanks for your effort!

See also