User:gifted9/autowikibrowser

The most up-to-date image and information guide on Webkinz Classic items, events, and more!

i hate doing anything manually that i could potentially automate and you probably do too, so here are some instructions to use autowikibrowser on webkinz picture guide.

if you have requests, drop them below, in the #new requests section

toot oriole

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  1. download the program per their instructions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser#(2)_Download
  2. options > preferences > site > set project as custom and website page as http://webkinzpictureguide.shoutwiki.com/w/
  3. file > log in/profiles > log in with your normal credentials
  4. left side: load the pages you want to change here. i typically use my watchlist or wikisearch (text) for specific edits, or special pages to see the various pages in special:specialpages. ctrl-shift-a to keep the list alphabetized, ctrl-shift-u to remove duplicates
  5. middle: toggle settings in any of the four tabs, per instructions in the #success subheading
  6. start tab > start button will run awb and present the suggested changes. review in the top pane, and if satisfactory, click save

other places to rtfm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser - autowikibrowser's documentation

http://www.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Help:AutoWikiBrowser - shoutwiki's documentation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Find_and_replace find and replace keywords, including %%title%%

https://regex101.com/ - formats and explains regex to human eyes

success

the following are tasks i've successfully configured with awb. duplicate these instructions to do the same.

task: beautify external urls

task: replace a whole wkn external url with a number according to vanilla wiki formatting

example: http://webkinzpictureguide.shoutwiki.com/w/index.php?title=(Item_Guide)_Wheels_%26_Games&curid=31338&diff=58161&oldid=58160

  1. options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings
  2. new rule > regular expression checked
  3. in find textbox, write ([^[])https://webkinznewz.ganzworld.com/(.+?)(''|)</ref>
  4. in replace textbox, write $1[https://webkinznewz.ganzworld.com/$2]$3</ref>

task: remove reftags from numbered external links

example: http://webkinzpictureguide.shoutwiki.com/w/index.php?title=(Item_Guide)_Wheels_%26_Games&curid=31338&diff=58169&oldid=58161

  1. options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings
  2. new rule > regular expression checked
  3. in find textbox, write <ref>\[http(.+)\]</ref>
  4. in replace textbox, write [http$1]

task: remove #comment from wkn external links

example: http://webkinzpictureguide.shoutwiki.com/w/index.php?title=(Item_Guide)_Webkinz_Newz&curid=29752&diff=58181&oldid=58157

  1. options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings
  2. new rule > regular expression checked
  3. in find textbox, write https://webkinznewz.ganzworld.com/(.+)#comments
  4. in replace textbox, write https://webkinznewz.ganzworld.com/$1

task: add rotated views in gallery to file page

this is a two-step process to add rotated views to every file in category: rotatable

  1. make list source: category, category: rotatable > make list
  2. more tab > append/prepend text enabled checked, prepend selected
  3. write the following in the textbox
    ==Rotated Views==
    <gallery>
    %%title%%nw.png
    %%title%%sw.png
    %%title%%se.png
    %%title%%ne.png
    </gallery>
    

repeat step 1, then do the following

  1. options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings
  2. new rule > regular expression checked
  3. in find textbox, write File:(.+).png(nw|sw|se|ne).png
  4. in replace textbox, writeFile:$1$2.png

task: create collection page from scratch

example: category: Wacky Zingoz & Zangoz, Wacky Zingoz & Zangoz Collection & Category: Bunk Bed, Bunk Bed Collection

process 1: add category to applicable files
this only works for collection items that have a searchable keyword in the file name, such as "bunkbed" or "vanity." if the common factor is visual-only, you will need to manually add files to a category by browsing through picture guide or the visual master list.
alternatively, see these two pages that each contain half of the visual master list as plaintext transclusions: user:gifted9/autowikibrowser/all items & user:gifted9/autowikibrowser/all items2. it's useless to autowikibrowser, but may be useful for regular searching & replacing
  1. at the bottom left, make list source: special page > make list > on the popup, source: all pages > namespace: file > ok (do not search source: all pages - it only brings up mainspace pages)
  2. this will only load the alphabetical first 25,000 files, to somewhere in the "surf..." range. to load the remaining files, repeat step 1, but enter "surf" into pages on the popup
  3. filter > under title, ensure keep titles containing: is checked, then write the keyword in the textbox > apply
  4. scroll through the file list manually remove any files you can see do not belong to the collection
  5. in the middle, more tab > categories dropdown: add category: > write the keyword in the textbox
  6. add any files that visually belong to the category but do not contain the keyword
  7. start tab > start > click save for each file
process 2: prepare collection page
  1. return to wpg and create a new blank page as a destination for the collection page
  2. return to awb. make list source: category, category: your category > make list
  3. select one of the list, ctrl-a to highlight all, ctrl-c to copy
  4. on the collection page in wpg, ctrl-v to paste. save the page
process 3: fill out table skeleton
  1. return to awb > options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings
  2. new rule > regular expression checked
  3. in find File:(.+).png
  4. in replace textbox, write
    |-
    |[[File:$1.png]]
    <br>$1
    |x
    |x
    |-
    
  5. more tab > append/prepend text enabled checked, prepend selected
  6. write the following in the textbox
    {| class="greentable" width="70%"
    |- align="left"
    !Item
    !Availability
    !Tradeable
    
  7. start tab > start
  8. in the bottom right pane, scroll all the way down and copy & paste the following:
    |-
    !
    !
    !
    |}
    {{Collector Pages}}
    [[Category:Collector Page]]
    
process 4: fill out table muscles and skin
  1. the names will be in Itemfullname format, you will need to manually correct them to Item Full Name format. unless you have a custom webkinz dictionary to reference, this is not automatable
  2. you will need to manually correct any formatting errors and fill in availability and tradeability in each of the "x" placeholders. you may be able to automate certain simple substitutions or repeat errors
  3. once finished, remove the {{under construction}} template at the top of the page

appendix a: edits in file namespace per user

36,544 total files. it should add up to more than 100% as it's any edit to a file namespace page, not just uploads. data taken 2021-11-05

contribs in file namespace username notes
557 gifted9 mostly adding categories or rotations
5135 choircutie x
2168 boper911 x
11231 loopy x
7405 DisneyPrincess x
914 Rose Quartz x
940 littleleaf32 x
1573 bepsy x
73 migrubbs mostly pets and theme previews
86 tulaash mostly mp3s
27 imthinking101 mostly characters
307 mcorrcow1160 mostly icons, stationery, quizzy's archives
33 draven x

task: create collection page from all in category

a variation of process 3 for the Rotatable Collection

  1. find File:(.+).png
  2. replace textbox, write
    |-
    |[[File:$1.png]]
    <br>$1
    |[[File:$1nw.png]][[File:$1sw.png]][[File:$1se.png]][[File:$1ne.png]]
    
  3. more tab > append/prepend text enabled checked, prepend selected
  4. write the following in the textbox
    {{Under Construction}}
    {| class="greentable" width="70%"
    |- align="left"
    !Item
    !Rotations
    
  5. in the bottom right pane, scroll all the way down and copy & paste the following:
    |-
    !
    !
    |}
    

task: create an item guide page skeleton from its picture guide page

example: User:Gifted9/autowikibrowser testing/pic to item, diff

  1. options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings
  2. click new rule to create the rules per the below table
rule number find textbox replace textbox regular expression checked
1 {{WPG(3|4|6|)
\n{|class="pinktable sortable" width="60%"
|- align="left"
!Name
!First Available
!Last Available
!Tradeable
yes
2 {{Picture Guide}} {{Item Guide}} no
3 {{!}}\[\[File:(?:.+).png\]\]<br>(.+)
-
|$1
|x
|x
|x
yes
4 \n}}\n
\n|-
!
!
!
!
|-
|}
yes
5 [[Webkinz Picture Guide | >> Click here to return to the Picture Guide's main page]] [[Webkinz Item Guide | >> Click here to return to the Item Guide's main page]] no
6 \[\[\(Item Guide\) (.+) \| >> Click here to view when these items were last available\]\]\n [[(Picture Guide) $1 | >> Click here to view pictures of these items]]\n yes

pages that need a skeleton:

(Picture Guide) eStore

task: create pet item guide skeleton from its picture guide page

a variation for the (Item Guide) All Pets page, from (Picture Guide) All Pets, requiring a minimum of four edits. tested on user:gifted9/autowikibrowser/pet to item

  • preparation: copy & paste picture guide pages in correct subsection of item guide page
  • edit 1: enable rules 1 to 5, disable all else, run and save, click + to reload the same page
  • edit 2: enable rules 6 and 7, disable all else, run and save, click + to reload the same page
  • edit 3: manually fill in availability and month released
  • edit 4: enable rule 8, disable all else, run and save
rule number find textbox replace textbox regular expression checked
1 {{WPG4
{|class="bluetable sortable" width="100%"
|-align="left"
!Pet Name
!PSI
!PSF
!Pet Type
!Release Date
no
2 {{Picture Guide}} {{Item Guide}} no
3 [[Webkinz Picture Guide | >> Click here to return to the Picture Guide's main page]] [[Webkinz Item Guide | >> Click here to return to the Item Guide's main page]] no
4
\|{{!}}\[\[File:(?:.+)avatar.png\]\]<br>(.+)
\|{{!}}\[\[File:(?:.+)giftbox.png\]\]<br>(?:.+)
\|{{!}}\[\[File:(?:.+).png\]\]<br>(.+)
\|{{!}}\[\[File:(?:.+).png\]\]<br>(.+)
\n|-
|$1
|$2
|$3
|x
|y
yes
5 \n}}\n
\n|-
!
!
!
!
!
|-
|}
yes
6
\|(.+), (Lil Kinz|Small Signature|Signature|Endangered|[[Promo Kinz]])
\|(.+)
\|(.+)
\|x
|$1
|$3
|$4
|$2
yes
7
\|-
!
!
!
!
!
\|-
\|}(\n|)
===(.+)===(\n|)
{\|class="bluetable sortable" width="100%"
\|-align="left"
!Pet Name
!PSI
!PSF
!Pet Type
!Release Date
leave blank yes

task: update collection page format

update the {{wpg-formatted collection pages to the new table format. this requires a minimum of three edits

example: vehicle step 1, vehicle step 2, wallpaper edit 1, wallpaper edit 2, wallpaper edit 3, wallpaper edit 4, Bed Collection, Border Buildings Collection, Cottages Collection, Flooring Collection, Storage Collection

  • options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings > click new rule to create the rules per the below table, ensure regular expression is checked for all
  • edit 1: enable rules 1, 2, 3, and 4 disable all else, run and save, click + to reload the same page
  • edit 2: manually correct formatting errors and fill in availability in each of the "x" placeholders
  • edit 3: enable rule 5, disable all else, run and save
rule number find textbox replace textbox
1 {{WPG(?:3|4|6|)
\n{|class="pinktable sortable" width="60%"
|- align="left"
!Name
!Availability
!Tradeable
2 \|{{!}}\[\[File:(.+).png\]\]<br>(?:''')(.+)(?:''')<br>(.+)
|-
|[[File:$1.png]]
<br>$2
|$3 
|x
3 (|\|{{!}})\n}}
	
\n|-
!
!
!
|}
4 \|{{!}}\[\[File:(.+).png\]\]<br>(?:'''|)(.+)(?:'''|)
	
	
|-
|[[File:$1.png]]
<br>$2
|x
|x
5
\|-
!
!
!
\|}
==(?:.+)==
{\|class="pinktable sortable" width="60%"
\|- align="left"
!Name
!Availability
!Tradeable
leave blank

pages that still need reformatting:

Food Collection

Lamp Collection

Plants Collection

Windows Collection

Black Clothing Collection

Red Clothing Collection

Gray Clothing Collection

Gold Clothing Collection

Brown Clothing Collection

Blue Clothing Collection

Rainbow Clothing Collection

Purple Clothing Collection

Pink Clothing Collection

Orange Clothing Collection

Green Clothing Collection

Webkinz Birthstone Pets

Next Pets

Rockerz Pets

Signature Pets

Webkinz Zodiac Pets

Shoes Collection

Hat Collection

Yellow Clothing Collection

White Clothing Collection

Silver Clothing Collection

variation: promo kinz

Promo Kinz - remove psf and psi

task: restore wi page

this process is significantly more modular than the rest, since webkinz insider's filenaming standards were not as stringent and the source code may not be available

examples: Pink Furniture Collection, Purple Furniture Collection, Red Furniture Collection, Plushie KinzStyle Clothing, Jellybean Challenge

this requires a minimum of four edits

  • preparation: manually copy & paste wi source code or regular page onto the destination wpg page
  • in awb, options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings > click new rule to create the rules per the below table, ensure regular expression is checked for all of them
  • edit 1: enable rules 1 and 2, disable all else, run and save, click + to reload the same page
  • edit 2: if images are already uploaded to wpg, enable rule 3, disable all else, run and save, click + to reload the same page. if they are not, you will need to upload them yourself with standard nomenclature - see user:boper911/autohotkey for help
  • edit 3: manually add == to the end of any section titles
  • edit 4: enable rules 4, 5, and 6, disable all else, run and save
  • manually fix formatting errors or incorrect filenames
rule number find replace apply no. of times
1 (.+)\.png(?: |) leave blank 1
2 \n\n \n 10
3 (.+) |{{!}}[[File:{{lc:$1}}.png]]<br>$1 1
4 File:{{lc:(.+) (.+)}}.png File:{{lc:$1$2}}.png 10
5 File:\{\{lc:(.+)[.'](.+)\}\}.png File:$1$2.png 1
6 \|\{\{\!\}\}\[\[File\:\{\{lc:==(.+)==\}\}.png\]\]<br>(?:.+)
}}
==$1==
{{WPG
1

task: alphabetize tables and subheadings

there's neither a vanilla nor an easy way to cascade alphabetize, but this method makes me want to jump into a volcano the least. page needs to be fully fleshed out and formatted before this works - alphabetization is the last step. requires awb and microsoft excel, autohotkey is optional

testing on user:gifted9/autowikibrowser/alphabetize

examples: Vehicles Collection, Border Buildings Collection, Cottages Collection, Wallpaper Collection

  • in awb, pull up the page to alphabetize and apply these advanced find & replace rules, regex on
find replace
\|\[\[File:(.+).png\]\]<br>(.+)
\|(.+)
\|(Yes|No)
\|-
|[[File:$1.png]]<br>$2 |$3 |$4 |-
\|-
!
!
!
\|-
\|}
===(.+)===
{\|class="greentable sortable" width="60%"
\|- align="left"
!Name
!Availability
!Tradeable
\|-
|- ¶! ¶! ¶! |- |} ===$1=== {|class="greentable sortable" width="60%" |- align="left" ¶!Name ¶!Availability ¶!Tradeable |-
  • don't save. cut & paste entire plaintext, except for any categories, templates, or headers, at right panel to cell a1 in empty excel spreadsheet
  • highlight the rows of each section that needs to be alphabetized, then alt-h, s, s to alphabetize, shift-alt-right to group, up, ctrl-x, right, ctrl-v to paste header in new column (or use an autohotkey script to do it). repeat until finished. ensure "summary rows below detail" is not selected
  • highlight column b, sort a to z, expand selection
  • cut and paste all excel text back into destination wpg page, and save
  • in awb, pull up the page and apply the following regular find & replace rule, regex on: find replace /n

task: replace all instances of "ganz estore" to "estore"

  1. at the bottom left, make list source: special page > make list > on the popup, source: all pages > ok
  2. delete all pages except the ones with "ganz estore" in the title
  3. on options tab, ensure "apply general fixes" is selected, and on skip tab, ensure none of the checkboxes are selected
  4. on

- move pages to same but minus "ganz," no redirect - if no (item guide) or (picture guide) prefix, add template - sweep all 1300 pages, any instance of "ganz estore" is replaced with "estore" - clear cache and manually review cat:pages with broken file links for any missed instances

task: convert plaintext table to wpg standard

i construct tables by collecting data in all-lowercase in excel and rely on this to bring it up to mainspace standard

  • convert your excel spreadsheet to a wikitable using excel2wiki[1], and paste this onto a new page
  • in awb, options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings > click new rule to create the rules per the below table, ensure regular expression is checked for all of them
  • edit 1: enable both rules, run and save, click + to reload the same page
  • edit 2: run the find and replace rule in user:gifted9/autowikibrowser#task: capitalize every word
  • manually fix formatting errors or incorrect filenames
rule number find replace apply no. of times
1
<nowiki>\|-
\| (.+) \|\|
<nowiki>|-
| [[File:$1.png]]<br>$1 ||
1
2 \[\[File:(.+) (.+)\.png\]\] File:$1$2.png 10

task: capitalize every word

  • in awb, options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings > click new rule, name it "capitalize every word," and leave it blank
  • create 26 subrules under this rule, where subrule 1 has find: " a" and replace: " A", subrule 2 has find: " b" and replace: " B", etc until the entire alphabet is covered. this is the most blunt way to capitalize, and will surely produce false positives and negatives that you will need to manually adjust. ensure the page you need edited has only the parts that require every word capitalized - you can use a talk or user page as a holding pen for this
  • ensure all subrules are enabled, and the use the "enabled" checkmark on the parent rule as the master control for all of them

task: add wallpaper and flooring previews

add to collection page

Wallpaper Collection, Flooring Collection

  1. after the wallpaper and flooring previews are located, cropped, and uploaded, ensure their naming conventions are standardized to fit the master item
  2. in awb, pull up the collection page to which previews should be added. note that it must already be sorted and in table format
  3. options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings > click new rule, name it "add wallpaper and flooring previews," and leave it blank
  4. create the following subrules. ensure all as well as its parent rule are enabled
  5. start tab > start > review changes, click save
rule number find replace regular expression checked
1
!Name
!Availability
!Tradeable
!Name
!Availability
!Tradeable
!Small
!Medium
!Large
no
2
\|\[\[File:(.+).png\]\]<br>(.+)
\|(.+)
\|(.+)
\|-
|[[File:$1.png]]<br>$2
|$3
|$4
|[[File:$1small.png|150px]]
|[[File:$1medium.png|200px]]
|[[File:$1large.png|300px]]
|-
yes
3
|}
!
!
!
|}
no
4 width="70%" width="100%" no

add to individual flooring and wallpaper file pages

this requires two edits per page, because page appending happens after find and replace. forked from rotatable

process 1

  1. make list of wall & floor file pages, pull up in awb
  2. more tab > append/prepend text enabled checked, prepend selected
  3. write the following in the textbox
    [[File:%%title%%large.png|800px]]
    
    [[File:%%title%%medium.png|600px]]
    
    [[File:%%title%%small.png|400px]]
    


process 2

  1. pull up the pages you just edited via user contribs > your username. ensure list > keep alphabetized is not checked, so it sorts chronologically
  2. options tab > find and replace checked > advanced settings
  3. new rule > regular expression checked
  4. in find textbox, write File:(.+).png(large|medium|small).png
  5. in replace textbox, writeFile:$1$2.png

pending

the below items are in progress. notes likely look like hodgepodge and miscellany to eyes that are not mine, but more power to you if you can extract anything useful

task: replace all duplicate single references with a multireference

User:Gifted9/autowikibrowser testing/singleref to multiref

duplicate unnamed references and duplicate named references are vanilla features in general fixes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/General_fixes#Duplicate_Named_References_(DuplicateNamedReferences)

"The article must already have at least one named reference (to avoid a 'change in citation style' in the article per WP:CITEVAR). This means at least one named ref in short format (<ref name=a/>) as a full named ref by itself does not cause any references to display as combined."

find: \<ref\>This item was available on the \[\[\(Picture_Guide\)_(Mobile_Wheel_of_Wow|Community_Codes|Balloon_Darts)_Archive\#(.+?)\]\]\<\/ref\>{1} \<ref\>This item was available on the \[\[\(Picture_Guide\)_(Mobile_Wheel_of_Wow|Community_Codes|Balloon_Darts)_Archive\#(.+?)\]\]\<\/ref\>{2,}

replace: <ref name="(.+?)"\/>This item was available on the [[(Picture_Guide)_($1$2$3)_(.+?)]]</ref>{1} <ref name="$2"/>{2}

task: standardize collection page availability for sort optimization

find: |$2, $1

replace: \|(.+^>)(Adventure Park Quest|Winterfest|Berry Fest|Collection |Deluxe (?:Monthly Challenge|Challenge|Day|Clothing)|Challenge[^s]|Exclusive|Growing Garden Seeds|Holiday Gift (?:Bag)|Media Promotion|Wacky Zingoz Celebration|(?:Super )Mystery Bag|Pet Specific Item|PSI|Mystery Stocking|Trading Card(?:s|)|Trophy|WShop|Jumbleberry (?:Fields)|Fall Fest|(?:Ms. Birdy's )Christmas Countdown|Player Appreciation Day|Floaty Event|)

common errors in reg f&r

psi / pet specific item

trading card / trading cards

mystery bag / super mystery bag

wshop/estore case

jumbleberry / jumbleberry fields

challenges > challenge

pet of the month / pet of the month exclusive

growing garden seeds > growing seeds mystery box

task: standardize wpg and wig connections

pic to item

load all articles that have prefix "(Picture Guide)" - will have some false positives b/c archives etc.

advanced find and replace, regex checked

find: \[\[\(Item Guide\) (.+)\|(.+)\]\]

replace: [(Item Guide) $1|>> Click here to see the Item Guide for this section.]]

item to pic

load all articles that have prefix "(Item Guide)"

advanced find and replace, regex checked

find: = \[\[\(Picture( |_)Guide\)(.+)\|(.+)\]\]

replace: = >> Click here to see the Picture Guide for this section.

ensure genfixes is not checked or it'll mess up the references

top: item to pic find: Click here to return to the Item Guide's main page\]\]

replace<Click here to return to the Item Guide's main page]]

>> Click here to see the Picture Guide for this section.

simultaneously:

find: Item Guide(.+)Click here to see the Picture Guide for this section

replace: Picture Guide$1Click here to see the Picture Guide for this section

very blunt, you need to manually fix false positives

reload articles, add connective tissue

[add


task: standardize common references

This item was available on the Wheel of X This item was available as a Community Code / Host Gift This item was available from a Deluxe Monthly Challenge / Seasonal Challenge / Trophy Challenge This item was available from an Arcade Challenge This item is available from a Current Challenge / Mega Challenge This item was available from Peek-a-Newz / Balloon Darts / Token Balloon Darts This item is craftable as an Object Recipe This item is available as an Object Recipe

abandoned

task: automatically protect new pages in mainspace

Special:NewPages https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Protect https://webkinzpictureguide.shoutwiki.com/w/api.php?action=help&modules=protect

task: create a picture guide page from its item guide page

difference between item and pic: http://webkinzpictureguide.shoutwiki.com/w/index.php?title=User%3AGifted9%2Fautowikibrowser_testing&type=revision&diff=57857&oldid=57856

User:Gifted9/autowikibrowser testing/item to pic


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