How to Make a Custom Toolbar on wikiHow

This is a simple yet effective way to create a toolbar that works on almost any Internet Browser. Though we have a wikiHow Editor's Toolbar, this one can have your own custom links, improving the speed and quality of your contributions to wikiHow.

Steps

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    Go to a blank page under your username to create a new template. It is recommended that you use http://www.wikihow.com/User:YourUserNameHere/footer in order to create this template, as it will help you follow the rest of the steps.
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    Click on the "Edit" tab when you get there to begin editing your custom toolbar.
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    Copy the following code and paste it into your new page.
    • <div style="position: {{{position|fixed}}}; z-index: 9999; left: 0px; bottom: 0px; height: {{{height|14px}}}; width: {{{width|100%}}}; text-align: left; font-size: {{{fontsize|90%}}}; color: {{{fontcolour|black}}}; font-weight: {{{style|normal}}}; background: {{{bg|rgb(236, 233, 217)}}}; border-top: {{{borderwidth|2px}}} solid {{{border|rgb(149, 147, 133)}}}; border-right: 1px solid {{{border|rgb(149, 147, 133)}}}; padding-left: 8px; padding-right: 8px; padding-top: 2px; font-family:{{{font|Verdana}}}"> <div style="color: black; font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana">This is where you will be putting your links</div></div>
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    Type in the correct code for your own custom links in the space provided.
    • Separate each link by a dash.
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    Save the page by clicking on Publish.
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    Go to http://www.wikihow.com/User:YourUserNameHere/Mylinks once you are satisfied that your links are correct.
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    Edit this page and type in {{User:YourUserNameHere/footer}}.
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    Save the page.

Tips

  • Make sure you type the URLs correctly with capital letters in the correct places, otherwise you could end up editing the wrong page.
  • To edit your links you must edit http://www.wikihow.com/User:YourUserNameHere/footer
  • Add links to such places as

  • Try customising the colours and fonts to make your toolbar more personalised. You could also add images and little notes to yourself. For example, "Always include an edit summary," or, "Don't forget, capital letters."

Warnings

  • This toolbar can cover other people's footers on their homepage

Article Info

Categories: User Pages