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  • Hello! I am curious as to how I can set thumbnails for wiki pages. These thumbnails appear on category pages, in the popular articles sidebar, etc. Is it possible to set a thumbnail for a page? If so, how? Thanks!

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    • No, that's not possible. See this old blog.

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    • No, the first picture on the page that fits a certain criteria will be the thumbnail

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    • Bubblesplosion wrote: No, the first picture on the page will be the thumbnail

      Incorrect. See the blog I linked:

      Kirkburn wrote:

      The image chosen is generally the first image on the page that satisfies these criteria:

      • Larger than 130px by 115px for use on category pages, larger than 200px by 100px for the related pages module. Note: the size on the 'File:' page is what counts, not how it displays on the page.
      • Used 10 times or fewer in content namespaces on the wiki
      • One of the first 50 used on the page
      • Not an SVG
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    • But bruh I edited it, why you say that

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    • Because you didn't say it, and if you edited it, it was after I started my reply to you.

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    • The person would've seen the edit so whatever....

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    • At the point I replied, your answer was incorrect. Incorrect answers happen too often, so it's important to take away confusion.

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    • You're totally right

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    • Tupka217 wrote:

      Bubblesplosion wrote: No, the first picture on the page will be the thumbnail

      Incorrect. See the blog I linked:

      Kirkburn wrote:

      The image chosen is generally the first image on the page that satisfies these criteria:

      • Larger than 130px by 115px for use on category pages, larger than 200px by 100px for the related pages module. Note: the size on the 'File:' page is what counts, not how it displays on the page.
      • Used 10 times or fewer in content namespaces on the wiki
      • One of the first 50 used on the page
      • Not an SVG

      Alright, thanks for letting me know! I'm trying to creating a thumbnail for redirect pages in my category, and this helps out.

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    • Redirects generally don’t need to have categories (with a few exceptions). I think the redirect also overrides all page content other than cats, so it probably won’t help.

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    • It is correct that the REDIRECT command will overwrite/hide all the content on the page. It is recommended that the page's content be blanked, but some like to use it as "hidden content" in the possible event the redirect command might get removed.

      And Categories should not be used on Redirect pages except as mentioned, in very rare exceptions (basically, leave to Staff to do if it needs doing).

      Now, don't confuse REDIRECTS with DISAMBIGUATION pages. A different animal which also has a few standard practices of minimalism, but exceptions are less rare.

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    • As an example of categorized redirects: I’ve categorized all pagenames that are real names. Including redirects. Mostly because I like long lists of alphabetized names. Similarly, if you’ve got a list of items and categories only apply to some of the items.

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    • Another good use of categorizing redirects is for misspellings. Often redirects are used to redirect to the correctly spelled version of the page, so you can track the misspelling redirects with categories.

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    • I don't know. I am kind of curious to find out if you can have a category thumbnail for redirect pages. I suppose it depends on which version of the page gets searched for the image selection process.

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    • Andrewds1021 wrote: I don't know. I am kind of curious to find out if you can have a category thumbnail for redirect pages. I suppose it depends on which version of the page gets searched for the image selection process.

      Same. Tried it out on one of my wikis, I reckon it'll take a while to update. I doubt it'll stick.

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    • I think it's safe to say it doesn't work. Also just now realized Category Exhibition ignores DEFAULTSORT.

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    • Ahh... too bad.

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