Or "Everything you ever wanted to know about indexing but were afraid to ask."You have seen those blue bars that provide next and previous links regarding a certain concept at the bottom of most articles. You are wondering where they come from, or how you could put a page on that conceptual pathway, or remove stuff that doesn't belong there. Here's a step by step guide on how to get a new paged index:
* FirstPage, some text.
* A paragraph describing something, using a link to YetAnotherPage.In the above example, only the pages that are listed between [[index]] and [[/index]] are included in the index. So, FirstPage, PageTwo, SomeThirdPage and AnotherPage would be included on the index. YetAnotherPage would be excluded because it is mentioned after the index is closed. Pages linked to before the index is open will also be excluded.That's pretty much how indexing works. You don't need to do anything to the individual pages listed in an index; just add them to the list on the index page properly and the wiki will automagically do the rest. Some trope or work pages may have an index tag like <<|Administrivia|>> at the bottom. This is an artifact of the old indexing system and can safely be removed.Be careful when moving an index. Before changing the old page to a redirect, set the page type to something other than "index" — "subpage" is often used. Otherwise, the page type will get stuck and the index bars on the bottom of a page will include the old index page title as well as the new one, even when there's nothing on the new one. If you see this problem with an index that's already been moved, break the redirect in the old one, change the page type to "subpage" (even though it will probably claim to be a redirect), and put the redirect back. That will solve it and it won't continue thinking it's anything other than a redirect.A given page title can be on any number of index pages. They will all show up when the page is displayed.Also see Needs an Index for when someone doesn't know what index a page belongs in.For a full list of existing indices, see Index Index.Note that if a page is a redlink on an index, adding the page will not automatically add it to the index. You have to edit the index and resave it to get the index to update.One more note — if you want to set a page as an index and it has regular examples or other Wiki Words in them as well as the desired index content, it must be correctly formatted to prevent all of the other, extraneous links being listed in the index. You can either 1) collect the links to be indexed in a separate section and wrap only that section in the [[index]] ... [[/index]] markup shown above (example: Shōjo (Demographic)), or 2) first divide the examples into genre pages, as is demonstrated on Something Completely Different. If you want to intersperse commentary with the index list, you can have multiple [[index]] ... [[/index]] sections in the same page (example: Romance Game).Note that in bulleted lists, only the first bluelink is indexed; there is no problem having other wikilinks on the line so long as the page to be indexed is the first bluelink on the line. If you have a redlink bullet point, or a second line of description, you can prevent them from being indexed by wrapping them in the index markup, like so:[[index]]