Community Central
Community Central
For Town Halls, interactive webinars hosted by FANDOM from 2016, see Town Hall on the Community Connect Wiki.

Webinars were monthly presentations provided by the Community Support team to provide live educational sessions that include best practices, pro tips, and introductions to new features. Webinars were open to any and all users. They are currently suspended.

Note: These descriptions were written before we changed our name from Wikia to Fandom

Wikia Features

Videos on Your Wiki

Aired December 14, 2012

The session overviews embedding a video in a page, as well as the Related Videos Module and Special:Videos features. We discuss the content you can find on our {{#NewWindowLink: wiki}}, as well as a sneak peek at what you will see on Wikia in 2013.

Introducing Project Darwin

Aired September 20, 2013

This webinar introduces Wikia's latest product initiative - Darwin. Watch to learn & hear more.

Admin Rights, Tools & Role

Aired August 15, 2013

This webinar provides an overview of the admin dashboard, including a tour of special pages, review of wiki features and other admin only tools.

Wikia Mobile Apps & Skin

Aired April 5, 2013

Mobile devices are becoming more and more a major way of how the world views your wiki. But is your wiki optimized to look good on a mobile device? This webinar overviews Wikia's unique mobile apps (Game Guides and My Wikia) as well as now to modify your wiki to look and function better on a mobile device.

Deep Dive

Intro to CSS

Aired August 3, 2012

This webinar provides an introduction to using CSS on your wiki. The basic elements, where to apply them.

Wiki Extensions

Aired July 12, 2013

This webinar will cover a selection of extensions you can use on your wiki including: Calendar, Maps, Polls, Random Selection, Variables, References, DPL and Image map!

Wikia Copyright

Aired January 24, 2013

This webinar overviews the basics of Copyright law, provides details on how copyright applies to your contributions on Wikia, how the CC-BY-SA license works, and offers best practices for adding content and images to your wiki.

Advanced Customizations

Aired March 22, 2013

This webinar overviews how to take the next step beyond the theme designer and customize your wiki using Mediawiki messages and custom CSS.

SEO Tips & Tricks

Aired May 9, 2012

This webinar provides an introduction to SEO - Search Engine Optimization. It details how you can make specific changes to your wiki to help improve your wiki's search rank. Search results are a major driver of wiki's traffic, and this webinar overviews what Wikia does in the background to help as well as what you can do on your wiki to improve your SEO.

Main Pages

Aired October 19, 2012

This webinar overviews how to design your main page using the appropriate tags, tips now to keep your main page up to date, and overall design best practices. The video also offers a how to on improving your main page's SEO as well as how to integrate social media sites into your main page.

Templates Overview

Aired April 26, 2013

This webinar provides a detailed instruction on embedding and customizing templates, with a specific look at infoboxes. Watch this recording to learn how to adjust a template to match your wiki's content and design.

Creative Commons Review

Aired March 16, 2012

This webinar overview's the Creative CommonsLicense used by Wikia, what is states, how its applied and covers the basics you should be aware of as a wiki contributor.

Online Privacy Overview

Aired June 28, 2013

This webinar provides an overview of Online Privacy, highlighting current US Federal Laws, Wikia's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, as well as tips on what to consider when review your own privacy online.

Community Management Tips

Wiki Management & Policies

Aired May 16, 2013

This webinar covers best practices for managing a wiki and discusses how to as a community and admin, create policies for your wiki.

Social Media & Your Wiki

Aired February 15, 2013

This webinar provides tips on using Social Media to promote and grow your wiki community. Listen to hear how to get started, best practices and advice from successful wiki admins.

Community Discussions

Aired November 16, 2012

This webinar provides advice on how to start and manage positive community discussions and decision making conversations on your wiki. It covers how to develop policies, guidelines and compromise. It also covers the tools you can use for conversations, includes Message Wall and Talk pages, Chat and Forums.

Community Guidelines

Aired September 14, 2012

This webinar focuses on building and updating community guidelines on your wiki. We overview what to work towards, what to avoid and provide examples of good guidelines found throughout Wikia.

Wiki Management Tools

Aired June 8, 2012

This webinar provides an overview of the tools Admins and community members can you to help manage their wiki. In this webinar we will walk you through how to use recent changes, page history and logs as well as tour Special Pages. We will explain in detail all aspects of these pages and offer advice on best practices for using them to help manage your wiki.

Handling Conflict

Aired January 13, 2012

This webinar provides a advice how to handle conflict on your wiki. Whenever a group of people work together, there is bound to be some disagreements. This webinar will provide tips on how to handle these types of situations and where to find help.

Design & Promotion Tips

Aired December 2, 2011

This webinar provides advice on how to make a great wiki design using the Theme designer tool, with tips on what to work towards and what to avoid. We also review how to promote your wiki on social media sites, set up affiliates and grow your wiki community