The mobile main page (MMP) feature is a way for you to reach that large audience that comes to your wiki via a mobile device. It lets you preserve the creativity you've put into your desktop main page while simultaneously catering to your readers on phones and other, smaller devices.
It makes it easy for admins to:
- Influence the content displayed for their wiki on the Fandom app
- Establish a text summary and representative image for their community, which will then be used in various ways across the Fandom network, for example in "About the Community" module on Discussions.
Where to change your mobile main page
You can only edit your mobile main page while using desktop. As seen below, the "edit mobile main page" button is found under the edit button on the desktop main page. Importantly, it's visible only to admins.
Overview and features
The mobile main page mainly provides curated content and a mobile-friendly interface. It features the following, from top to bottom:
- The wiki's name and statistics
- A slider providing featured content (this does not appear on Wiki tabs in the Fandom app)
- A summary of the basic information about the wiki (may not appear in some wikis)
- Rows of curated sections containing curated categories (may not appear in some wikis)
- Trending articles (up to 20 are seen on Mobile Web)
- Most recent videos (up to 12 recent videos are shown).
Promote your wiki
The top section allows you to add an image to a short summary to help users identify your wiki. This information is used in various places around the Fandom network, such as search results.
Write a description
Create a description of your community. This can reflect both the subject matter and the personality of your community. Try to keep your description fun and welcoming to attract new users. You can always come back to edit or update the text. Fandom suggests a maximum description length of 200 characters.
Set an image
Choose an image to represent your community across the Fandom network. You can upload a new file or use one that already exists on the wiki. Make sure to use a high quality image, since it will appear in multiple sizes across multiple browsers. Ideal dimensions are 480px wide × 320px tall or 660px wide × 440px tall.
When your description and image have been added, click the "Publish" option in the upper right to save, or continue with curating the mobile main page.
Curating content on your main page
The other sections of the Mobile Main Page curation tool allow you to set up links to pages and categories, and to set images for some of those links. If your community's categories are structured well, setting up the curated main page content will take no more than 10-15 minutes.
For each item, you can set the displayed text, the linked page, and an image. Images can be existing images from the community, or you can upload a new one. Use the image cropping guide after adding an image.
Make sure to update this section frequently to ensure it's always filled with the most current, relevant content, such as the article page to the most recently released episode, latest game in a franchise, or a newly introduced character.
Do not add categories that are always relevant and continuously popular with your visitors, since those belong in one of the next sections.
This section does not appear on the Wiki tab for communities in the Fandom app. That means Fandom app users will not see content you curate under "Featured Content", while visitors on mobile browsers do.
Links added here must be to category pages. You must group the linked categories into sections. Create a section first, with its own name and representative image. Then add categories to the section, and be sure to include the "Category:" prefix when entering the page name, to get auto-suggestions and to save the full name of the category. For categories, an image will be selected automatically, but it can be changed.
Readers will be able to access all articles in a category, once you set up the category as an item on the mobile main page. So be sure to choose the most interesting categories to feature here! Think about the things that most users will be looking for on your community.
This optional section is for category links that may not be appropriate to group into sections using featured categories. The links are set up in the same way.
Images are cropped to a 1:1 (perfect square) ratio.
Once you are done adding, naming, customizing, and organizing your content, scroll back up to the top and hit the "Publish" option in the upper right. Changes will be automatically reflected on your mobile main page and in the Community App.
Trending and videos sections
These sections are automatically populated based on the ten articles with the most readers in a day on your community, and it will display the twelve most recently added videos. They are not editable.
To see what an MMP really looks like, it's important to use a genuine phone. While you can add "?useskin=mercury" at the end of your wiki's URL to get an approximation of the MMP on a mobile device, it won't look quite the same.
On the Fandom app
Although the Fandom app uses the MMP as a basis for the home page it displays for a wiki, it only allows the MMP's featured categories and optional categories to display. Changes to these sections do not appear immediately in the Fandom app.
- Help:Main page – Information about setting up the main page seen by desktop users
- Help:Intro to mobile