Appropedia follows Wikipedia's Manual of Style. This page lists only where Appropedia style differs from Wikipedia.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Keep wikitext as simple and default as possible. Avoid styling tables, nested templates, plain HTML, hidden comments, etc.
  • Appropedia has not just encyclopedic articles, but pages of very different kinds, such as how-to guides, courses and news pages. Different criteria may apply to different kinds of pages. Every page should start with an infobox, a header or a notice clarifying what kind of page it is.

Titles[edit | edit source]

  • Project titles should be capitalized, to distinguish them from topic articles, following academic journal style guides.
  • Avoid and remove headers like Introduction, Background, Definition, Abstract or identical to the page title. Remove such headers allowing the content to rise to the top, above the table of contents.

Attribution[edit | edit source]

  • Attribution notices should go on the bottom.

Semantic MediaWiki[edit | edit source]

Unlike Wikipedia, Appropedia has the Extension:Semantic MediaWiki installed, as well as the Extension:Page Forms.