For instance, I made my base template (Template:CharacterDetail) which I want to load on character pages, and then I want to just edit the template for that page. However, when I make edits specifically for that page, the base template gets edited with those changes.
How do you make it so that when I edit a page loaded with that template, only the page is being editted, and not the base page?
Also, if I start recruiting people to help build a wiki, do they need knowledge of all of this stuff too?
I also forgot to add my template. For my default characters page, I load two templates to the blank page (one is an info box, and the other is the template that lists their quests and what not)
(http://testingsite.wikia.com/wiki/Template:UPC) that's the info box.
(http://testingsite.wikia.com/wiki/Template:CharacterDetail) that's the other template that I want to use along with the UPC one to create the default char page.
By the way, is there any way to choose what kind of page you want to create when you first make a new page? IE. I only have Standard Page and Blank Page, but is there any way to add new selections like Character Page / Skill Page, which automatically load the template of my choosing?