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Welcome to the categories page. This is a manually-updated list of important categories used in Wowpedia. The page is ordered to show information about some of the more commonly viewed categories first, so that new users have a starting point from which to begin navigating content by category. These are grouped into area of interest, with categories relating to player reference, such as quests and items, listed first, then categories used by editors such as boilerplates further down. The top-level sections are logical divisions for display purposes - they are not intended to correspond to any specific category.

Note that there are many, many categories in use in Wowpedia and these are only an out-of-date subset.

Player references[]

These categories are directly related to in-game content, and provide a logical means of organizing information about quests, items, mobs and other elements of World of Warcraft.



The quests category contains information about the many quests available to players throughout the game world. The quests in this category are broken up into several sub-categories to make it easier for users to find specific quests. The following list shows some of the common subsections for quests. You can visit a section directly, or go to the category page to view a comprehensive list of subcategories.

When creating a quest article, the article should be added to all applicable subcategories, including the appropriate zone (such as Category:Borean Tundra quests if the quest is in Borean Tundra) or instance (Category:Scarlet Monastery quests).


Category:World of Warcraft items

All items in World of Warcraft fall into this category. The category is divided by item type (Category:Cloth armor items), quality (Category:World of Warcraft uncommon items), use (Category:Neck items) and source (Category:Leatherworking crafted items). Many of these categories are automatically added by the {{Itemtip}} template.

Note that Category:World of Warcraft items should not be confused with Category:Items, which contains items from previous Warcraft games.

Equipment items[]

It may be helpful to be familiar with the conventions related to categorizing items players can equip. The basic categories for all pieces of armor are World of Warcraft <cloth|leather|mail|plate> items and World of Warcraft <head|shoulder|chest|hands|wrist|legs|feet|finger|neck|trinket> items.

Item quality[]

Items that are not grey should be categorized according to their quality.

World of Warcraft <common|uncommon|rare|epic|legendary|heirloom> items

Item source[]

Items that are found in particular instances or are obtained through faction rep, crafting, or another special method should be categorized accordingly.

World of Warcraft leatherworking crafted items



Every instance and raid in World of Warcraft is included in this category, and each has a subcategory which contains information about mobs, NPCs, bosses, loot, strategies and more. This category provides an ideal starting place for researching boss encounters and raid runs.



The classes category contains the page for each category. In addition, each class has subcategories covering builds, tactics, abilities, talents and more. For example, the category would contain the Hunter article, as well as a hunter subcategory, Category:Hunters which contains all of the pages related to hunters, and subcategories for hunter abilities, gear sets, trainers, and more.

Sample Sub-categories[]



Information on the various professions. All professions fit directly under this category. For example, Category:Skinning contains all of the pages related to the gathering profession of Skinning.



The achievements category contains all of the achievements and Feats of Strength currently implemented. These achievements are sorted into subcategories based on type, such as Category:Exploration achievements.



The categories in this section relate to general gameplay more than acting a direct reference. These categories may contain strategies, but more commonly they relate either to the game client (such as the UI category) or to the culture or lore of World of Warcraft.

This category covers all the gameplay related articles. It is primarily designed to allow separation from the UI and Editing pages. Very few articles should actually appear here - rather, its a high level category to contain the additional, lower level categories below.



Information for Newbies. Note that this will often overlap with other areas such as Category:Classes or Category:Professions - pages can have multiple categories. Add anything here that a newbie is likely to need early on.

Examples: Starting a Warlock, Newbie Guide

Game terms[]

Category:Game terms

Pages which describe any terminology; this may include generic MMORPG/RPG terms, WoW-specific words, or anything which would fit into a Glossary type section.

Examples: Channeling, Attributes

User interface[]


The User Interface category contains information relating directly to the WoW Client. Subcategories include Category:Macros which contains information about creating and using macros, Category:AddOns which contains articles about popular mods, and Category:Interface customization which contains articles of a more technical nature related to the creation of custom mods.


The editing categories provide a convenient way for editors to locate tools for helping improve and grow Wowpedia.



Templates are intended to provide editors with the ability to easily add complex content to articles. For example, an editor can add Horde to a page by calling the {{FactionIcon|<Alliance/Horde>}} template.

Most of the templates are sorted into subcategories to make it easier to find a needed template. No content other than templates should be in this category or it's subcategories, except for instructions and policies directly relating to the general usage of templates.

Templates should not be confused with Boilerplates. Templates are small pieces of code to embed a small amount of content into an article. A boilerplate is a template for an entire article, containing most, if not all, formatting needed to create the article in accordance with the standards of Wowpedia.



Boilerplates provide a uniform starting point for creating certain types of pages in Wowpedia. For example, if you are creating a page about a quest, you can use the quest articles boilerplate. Documentation for each boilerplate is provided in an associated Help page. Please refer to the help page for instructions on using the appropriate boilerplate before creating the page.

Nothing other than boilerplates should be included in this category.

Common boilerplates[]

The following list shows some of the more common boilerplates you might need when creating a page. Please visit Category:Boilerplates for a comprehensive listing.

Purpose Description Help Article
Ability Page Use this boilerplate when creating an article about a class or mob spell/ability. Help:Ability articles
Achievement Page For creating articles about in-game achievements and Feats of Strength. Help:Achievement articles
Item page For creating articles about items, including armor and quest items. Help:Item articles
Mob page For creating articles about mobs and creeps - do not use for NPCs Help:Mob articles
NPC page For creating articles about interactive NPCs. Do not use for mobs. Help:NPC articles
Quest page For creating articles about quests Help:Quest articles

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