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The '''Roll20 Community Wiki'''(<code><nowiki>wiki.roll20.net</nowiki></code>) is intended to serve as a community resource for help and documentation of the platform, as well as tips and tricks for best using Roll20 with your tabletop games. We welcome community contributions and would love for you to help us create the best resource we can for your fellow Roll20 users!
 
The '''Roll20 Community Wiki'''(<code><nowiki>wiki.roll20.net</nowiki></code>) is intended to serve as a community resource for help and documentation of the platform, as well as tips and tricks for best using Roll20 with your tabletop games. We welcome community contributions and would love for you to help us create the best resource we can for your fellow Roll20 users!
 
Until Early 2020, the Roll20 Wiki contained both the Official Roll20 documentation and had space for User-submitted Content, but was changed into being solely a '''Community Wiki''' for the users, as Roll20 migrated their official documentation to the [[Help Center]]. Many Core pages on the Community Wiki links to the corresponding Help Center page.
 
  
 
'''See the {{hc| Roll20 Help Center}} for Official Documentation.'''(that may or may not have more/better info than the Community Wiki) If the Official documentation have errors/mistakes, remember to {{bug}}.   
 
'''See the {{hc| Roll20 Help Center}} for Official Documentation.'''(that may or may not have more/better info than the Community Wiki) If the Official documentation have errors/mistakes, remember to {{bug}}.   
 
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==Contribute==
 
==Contribute==
 
If you want to contribute to the wiki, see the '''[[Help:Contents]]'''-page for more info.
 
If you want to contribute to the wiki, see the '''[[Help:Contents]]'''-page for more info.
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** Pages related to "Marketplace Creators" are extensive and clearly new pages have been created since the documentation was moved there.
 
** Pages related to "Marketplace Creators" are extensive and clearly new pages have been created since the documentation was moved there.
  
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The Roll20 Wiki was unveiled in [[Changelog#April_30.2C_2013|April , 2013]], and had a section dedicated to Official documentation(Docs), and user submitted content (Tips, Games, & Guides-categories)
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In early 2020, the Roll20 Wiki was changed into being the '''Community Wiki''' for the users, as Roll20 migrated their official documentation to the [[Help Center]]. Many Core pages on the Community Wiki links to the corresponding Help Center page.
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Sometime Late 2020/Early 2021, all of the links to the Community Wiki on the main site, where updated to say "Community Wiki". Until then, any links had still called it just "Wiki", creating some confusion between the distinction between [[Help Center]] and the [[Community Wiki]].
 
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Revision as of 23:39, 13 March 2021

The Roll20 Community Wiki(wiki.roll20.net) is intended to serve as a community resource for help and documentation of the platform, as well as tips and tricks for best using Roll20 with your tabletop games. We welcome community contributions and would love for you to help us create the best resource we can for your fellow Roll20 users!

See the Roll20-logo.png
 HelpCenter
for Official Documentation.
(that may or may not have more/better info than the Community Wiki) If the Official documentation have errors/mistakes, remember to .

Contents

Contribute

If you want to contribute to the wiki, see the Help:Contents-page for more info.

Check Category:Stubs and Category:Tagged for Cleanup for pages that can really need help with updating.

Help Center vs. Community Wiki, which has better info?


In most cases, it's a good idea to check both the Help Center and the Community Wiki pages for information, as it's not clean-cut which one has better info.

The help Center has the official documentation, but the Community Wiki is updated by the community so at other times are more accurate than the Help Center.

  • The Community Wiki have greater variance on content, but due to community user updating & creating various pages & articles
    • All pages related to Building Character Sheets are vastly more complete and numerous than on the Help Center, and the community keeps adding more example and expand on it as times go by.
    • Community Wiki versions of some pages that also exists on the Help Center might contain more practical info or pointers, or be more up to date than the
    • (Updated) Dynamic Lighting & Dynamic Lighting has more collected info on the topic than the Help Center
    • There are many aspects of Roll20 that only have pages on the Community Wiki, such as for GM and players, lists for
      Pro
      info and
      Plus
      info subscriptions,
    • community wiki pages often contains info on known issues with specific features that might not be covered on the Help Center. Such as the D&D 5E by Roll20-page having a Known Issues and a Recent Updates-section.
  • The Help Center usually have fairly comprehensive & up-to-date pages for newer features, while pages for older existing features might not always have been updated with info on older features.
    • Pages related to "Marketplace Creators" are extensive and clearly new pages have been created since the documentation was moved there.

History

The Roll20 Wiki was unveiled in April , 2013, and had a section dedicated to Official documentation(Docs), and user submitted content (Tips, Games, & Guides-categories)

In early 2020, the Roll20 Wiki was changed into being the Community Wiki for the users, as Roll20 migrated their official documentation to the Help Center. Many Core pages on the Community Wiki links to the corresponding Help Center page.

Sometime Late 2020/Early 2021, all of the links to the Community Wiki on the main site, where updated to say "Community Wiki". Until then, any links had still called it just "Wiki", creating some confusion between the distinction between Help Center and the Community Wiki.