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The following is Riverdale Wiki 's manual of style, which is to be upheld when making articles on the wiki.

Articles

Articles should have the following elements:

  • Incomplete articles should be given the {{Stub}} and/or {{Expand}} templates.
  • Articles about unreleased content should contain the {{Upcoming Content}} template.
  • The first appearance of the articles title within the text should be in bold type.
  • Words that are themselves titles of additional articles should be linked only on their first occurrence in the article.
Internal links add to the cohesion and utility of Riverdale Wiki by allowing readers to deepen their understanding of a topic by conveniently accessing other articles. These links should be included where it is most likely that readers might want to use them; for example, in article leads, the beginnings of new sections, table cells, and image captions.

Character articles

Character template

  • The infobox should only contain canon information, i.e., information stated or seen on-screen, or confirmed off-screen.
  • Unknown information (real names, relatives, etc.) should be omitted if not confirmed in one of the ways stated above.

Article body

  • The first instance of a character's name should be in bold type.
  • Only information from The CW's Riverdale and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina should be included in the main article, with relevant Archie Comics information in the "Notes" and/or "Trivia" section.
  • Individual episodes should be referenced using the {{Ep ref}} template.

Sections

A character article should contain the following sections in order:

  • A brief summary or so, summarizing who or what the article is about. This section should come before any section headings. i.e.,
Archie Andrews is a high school sophomore, football player, and budding musician.
  • Character Description — character's official description (if provided)
  • Early Life - detailed description of the characters life prior to the start of the series.
Editor's Note: The section in which a character's episode recaps are to be written may vary. There are two distinct ways the page may be formatted depending on the characters' appearance count. If the character page in question does not have a scrollbox incorporated into it's reference section, then the aforementioned page is to be formatted as demonstrated directly below. However, if the character's appearance count is so small in number that a scroll is required, then their recap section would require tabbers.
  • Throughout the Series — well detailed recap of the characters' appearance per episode, written in past tense.
  • Physical Appearance — character's physical appearance
  • Personality — character's personality
  • Relationships — notable relationships regarding said character
  • Appearances — chronological list of the character's Riverdale episode appearances in a bulleted list. (If the list is too long, consider using the scroll box template)
  • Trivia — a section with trivia about the character.
  • Notes — a section with relevant information about the characters in other media.
  • See Also — a section with linked pages related to the character at hand.
  • Gallery — character's pictures throughout the series
  • References — a section where references can be found from articles or episode summaries.
    • The scroll box template is to be included within the reference section following the placement of 5 or more references.
==Throughout the Series==
===Physical Appearance==
==Personality==
==Relationships==
==Appearances==
==Trivia==
==See Also==
==Gallery==
==References==
{{Scroll box|<references />}}
{{Reflist}}

Episode articles

Episode Template

  • This template should appear at the top of the episode page (when creating a new page), before the sections listed below. If you are unsure of a section, please leave it blank.

Article body

  • The first instance of a character's name should be in bold type.
  • Only information from The CW's Riverdale and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina should be included in the main article, with relevant Archie Comics information in the "Notes" and/or "Trivia" section.

Sections

Episode pages should contain the following sections (and subsections) in order. Where they have quotation marks around them, the precise wording should be followed.

  • Synopsis — The official press released synopsis. The synopsis isn't to be edited or added onto other then removing non In-Universe things out of it, such as cast members names' in parentheses.
  • Plot — A detailed, written out plot of an episode.
  • Cast — The section in which the actors and actress of each character are to be credited.
  • Soundtrack — A listing of each song played during the episode
  • Quotes — Notable quotes from the episode.
  • Trivia — Trivia about the episode.
  • Gallery — Images from the episode.
  • References — A section where references can be found from articles.
  • Episode Guide — Template that displays every episode of that season
==Synopsis==
==Plot==
==Cast==
==Soundtrack==
==Quotes==
==Trivia==
==Gallery==
==References==
==Episode Guide==

Location articles

Location Template

  • This template should appear at the top of the location page (when creating a new page), before the sections listed below. If you are unsure of a section, please leave it blank.

Article body

  • The first instance of a character's name should be in bold type.
  • Only information from The CW's Riverdale and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina should be included in the main article, with relevant Archie Comics information in the "Notes" and/or "Trivia" section.

Sections

A location article should contain the following sections in order:

  • Header — specifically related to the page. Occupants/Inhabitants/Students (for example)
  • Appearances — chronological list of the location's episode appearances in a bulleted list. (If the list is too long, consider using the scroll box template)
  • Trivia — Trivia about the location (if necessary).
  • Gallery — Images from the location.
==Occupants==
==Appearances==
==Trivia==
==Gallery==

Event articles

Events Template

  • This template should appear at the top of the events page (when creating a new page), before the sections listed below. If you are unsure of a section, please leave it blank.

Article body

  • The first instance of a character's name should be in bold type.
  • Only information from The CW's Riverdale and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina should be included in the main article, with relevant Archie Comics information in the "Notes" and/or "Trivia" section.

Sections

A events article should contain the following sections in order:

  • Summary — A detailed, written out plot of the event
  • Header — specifically related to the page. Attendees/Guests/Other (for example)
  • Appearances — chronological list of the event's episode appearances in a bulleted list. (If the list is too long, consider using the scroll box template)
  • Gallery — Images from the event.
  • References — A section where references can be found from articles.
==Summary==
==Attendees==
==Appearances==
==Gallery==
==References==

Relationship articles

Relationship Template

  • This template should appear at the top of the location page (when creating a new page), before the sections listed below. If you are unsure of a section, please leave it blank.

Article body

  • The first instance of a character's name should be in bold type.
  • Only information from The CW's Riverdale and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina should be included in the main article, with relevant Archie Comics information in the "Notes" and/or "Trivia" section.

Sections

A relationship article should contain the following sections in order:

  • A brief summary or so, summarizing who or what the article is about. This section should come before any section headings. i.e.,
    The relationship between Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper began as a friendship long before the start of the series but soon advanced to romance.
  • History — relationship before Riverdale, written in past tense.
  • Throughout the Series — detailed information about their relationship in each season on Riverdale, written in past tense.
  • Quotes — notable quotes from episodes
  • Gallery — both characters' pictures throughout the series.
  • References — a section where references can be found from articles or episode summaries.
    • The scroll box template is to be included within the reference section following the placement of 5 or more references.
==History==
==Throughout the Series==
==Quotes==
==Gallery==
==References==
{{Scroll box|<references />}}

Family articles

Family Template

  • This template should appear at the top of family page (when creating a new page), before the sections listed below. If you are unsure of a section, please leave it blank.

Article body

  • The first instance of a character's name should be in bold type.
  • Only information from The CW's Riverdale and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina should be included in the main article, with relevant Archie Comics information in the "Notes" and/or "Trivia" section.

Sections

A family article should contain the following sections in order:

  • History — A detailed, and well written summary of the family's past.
  • Family Members — Bullet point style listing of each family member, accompanied by a brief description.
  • Family Tree — A Family Tree template in which each member of the family will be placed (under construction).
  • Trivia — Trivia about the family.
  • Gallery — Images of the family.
==History==
==Family Members==
==Family Tree==
==Trivia==
==Gallery==

Images

See also: Riverdale Wiki:Images
  • A picture is better than no picture. Do not remove a picture of a character, item, etc. from an article, even if it doesn't conform to these guidelines unless you replace it or the image is a copyright violation.
  • Images that are not part of an info box should have a caption (use the "thumb" function in the image tag)

Character infobox images

Images in an episodes' info box should be:

  • Screenshots or promotional stills.

Episode infobox images

Images in an episodes' info box should be:

  • Screencaps and screenshots after episodes have aired.

Sourcing

Use the Filebox template or the appropriate fair use template.