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Do you have pictures that you want to add to a page?  Pictures can help break up the monotonous of long blocks of text.  It can be screen captures, publicity photos, movie posters, or other pictures from the web. 

However, we discourage fan art or photo manipulation or digitally altered pictures to be added. 

All images should be organized on a separate page/section known as the Image Gallery that is attached to the Main Page of the Film, TV Show, TV Episode, Characters, or People in question.  These images should also be relevant to the content of the page in question. 

To get started, the article page will need the Tab Bar. Look at the top left side of the page. It should look like this:

Screenshot 2019-07-14 Tab Bar.png

The text in Image Gallery will be dark blue if an image gallery page already exists and is linked to the page and by clicking on it, you can flip between the Main Article or the Image Gallery.

If the text in Image Gallery is red however; that means it does not yet exist and you will need to create it.  

Or the page may not have any Tab Bar at all and you will need to insert that in before you get started. First, you will need to copy the preformatted block of code below: 

{{Tab Template
|backcolor=LightBlue 
|altbackcolor=LightBlue
|bordercolor=silver
|borderradius=6
|height=2.2
|maxwidth=20
|tab1=Main Article
|tab2=Image Gallery
|tab3=Quotes
|tab4=
}}
  • Now go to the page you want to add the Image Gallery and click on the Edit Button and go to the Source Editor on the interface; you will need to go to the Source Tab on the Classic Editor or use the Source Editor from the Visual Editor. You will have to paste that code block at the very top of the page itself, above the Infobox and then save your changes.
  • Congratulations! You have now added the Tab Bar to an Article Page!

Now that you have the Tab Bar, you will need to create your Image Gallery. Click on the red "Image Gallery" text as seen below:

Screenshot 2019-07-14 Red Tab Bar.png

A message box will pop up and inform you that no such page exists and you will need to create it so click Next and a new blank page will appear.

Go the Source Editor Page and you will need to copy and paste the preformatted code block as listed below:

{{Tab Template
|backcolor=LightBlue 
|altbackcolor=LightBlue
|bordercolor=silver
|borderradius=6
|height=2.2
|maxwidth=20
|tab1=Main Article
|tab2=Image Gallery
|tab3=Quotes
|tab4=
}}

<div style="padding:5px; border:2px solid #000000; background-color: White Smoke" width="100%">
{{Heading|other|Title of Film/TV Show/Character/Person}}
<gallery position="center" captionalign="center" columns="dynamic">

</gallery>
{{Back|Page name of Film/TV Show/Character/Person|Main Article}}
</div>
  • First off, you will need to replace a few things to customize this Image Gallery. In the second block of code, there is a line:

Heading|other|Title of Film/TV Show/Character/Person

  • You will need to personalize the "Title of Film/TV Show/Character/Person" to the main article name as the Title.
  • Next, is the line at the bottom:

Back|Page name of Film/TV Show/Character/Person|Main Article

  • This is the go back shortcut key for the Image Gallery. You will need to put in the full page name of the Film/TV Show/Character/Person as how it appears on the main article page which will include the dating in the parenthesis. This is how the Image Gallery knows which article page it should go back when clicked.
  • Now you will want to add your images to the page. Make sure that you have uploaded your images first and then copy/paste the filename of each image as displayed.
  • As you can see, there are two image filenames in this gallery (Boxtrolls1.jpg and Boxtrolls-Wide1.jpg). They are placed after the line that starts "gallery position" and before the line "</gallery>". The text ("Poster" and "Wide Poster") after the vertical line symbol for each image filename is that image's caption. You don't have to provide a caption but it can help to provide context, especially if it's an image of a scene.
{{Tab Template
|backcolor=LightBlue 
|altbackcolor=LightBlue
|bordercolor=silver
|borderradius=6
|height=2.2
|maxwidth=20
|tab1=Main Article
|tab2=Image Gallery
|tab3=Quotes
|tab4=
}}

<div style="padding:5px; border:2px solid #000000; background-color: White Smoke" width="100%">
{{Heading|other|The Boxtrolls (2014)}}
<gallery position="center" captionalign="center" columns="dynamic">
Boxtrolls1.jpg|Poster
Boxtrolls-Wide1.jpg|Wide Poster
</gallery>
{{Back|Boxtrolls, The (2014)|Main Article}}
</div>

If the page is published without making any changes first it will look something like the image below. The word "Test" in the image below should instead display the name of the parent page (Film, TV Show or Character) to which this Image Gallery is connected to. For example, the Image Gallery pagename for the Walking Dead TV Show displays as "Walking Dead, The (2010)/Image Gallery".

Image Gallery Example.png


Finally, add "Image Gallery" to the Categories Listing and save your work. The Image Gallery should be the only one in the Category List.

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