The following page is dedicated to teaching editors the general layout of articles found on the DayZ Standalone Wiki. Currently a work in progress.

First is any template appropriate for the article. As DayZ has just been released as an alpha, information on items and features is minimal, so most articles will be marked with the construciton template. Use {{Construction}} at the top of the page.
Next is an infobox. The type of page being created will determine what infobox template to use. For an attachment use: Infobox/Attachment, for a backpack use: Infobox/Backpack, for a building like a hospital use: Infobox/Building, for a consumable like food use: Infobox/Consumables, for an equipment item like a tool use: Infobox/Equipment, for a location like a town use: Infobox/Location and for a weapon use: Infobox/Weapon. Each template page as its own blank template to copy and paste, then fill in the parameters.
Set the image size between 100 and 300px. Whichever works best to show the image.
If applicable, a quote will follow which is almost always the in-game description of the item. Use Template:Quote which is {{Quote||}}.
Here will be an introductory paragraph. It is usually only one sentence that sums up what the page is talking about. Begin with the page name in bold and briefly explain what its about then end with in DayZ.
Follow with the body of the article which will have info on the item or whatever in question. Some of this info may be what is in the infobox (E.g. required inventory slots) but in sentence form. Please do your best to follow correct grammar and spelling. If applicable you should reference your source material using the <ref> tags. See: Manual of Style
If more images are appropriate. Add them under ==Image gallery== and within <gallery> tags. Be sure to add a short caption to explain the images.
Most articles will end with ==See also== which will list any related pages the viewers may also wish to see. These should only be other pages on the wiki!
If references were used, use the Template:Reflist which is {{Reflist}} under the ==References== header. References are below any content.
If appropriate and it adds to the article, list any external links under the ==External links== header. Use bullet points.


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This article is currently under construction. It may contain little or inaccurate information.
Please expand or correct the article as well as you can.
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example attachment
Required slots: 1
Effect on weapon: • test
Compatible with: anything
Location(s): everywhere
Rarity: common
Alternative version(s): example attachment 2
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— Julius Caesar

The example attachment is used on the example gun in DayZ.

Example attachment occupies one inventory and can be found everywhere.[1] Its alternative version is example attachment 2.

Image gallery

<gallery> File:image.png|caption. </gallery>

See also

  • Link 1
    • Sub-link 1
  • Link 2


  1. Example reference, viewed 1 January 0001, <>.

External links

  • [ Example website]
  • [ YouTube video]

End example

See also

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