The Wiki Progress Bar is a tool for founders and admins that leads them through the first days and weeks of creating a wiki. There are specific tasks that give users the steps they need to get their wiki off the ground. When all 30 tasks are completed, the percentage indicator moves to 100%.
How it works
Anyone on the wiki can complete a task - it doesn't necessarily have to be the founder or an admin.
Once tasks are done the task goes grey.
As each task is completed the progress wheel moves up; 3%, 5%, 15%, etc.
Tasks can be skipped.
If tasks are skipped, they then move into the skipped tasks area.
If the founder or an admin feels like certain tasks are not appropriate for their wiki, they can skip them permanently. These will go into skipped tasks.
Bonus tasks opens only when skipped tasks remain.
Bonus tasks can be completed in lieu of skipped tasks & the progress wheel will still move to 100%.
Once at 100% a congratulation message/flag goes live, and anyone with access to the dashboard sees it.
Things to keep in mind
The congratulation message is collapsible, but the percentage indicator can never be dismissed.
Tasks are not editable.
The feature cannot be removed from any wiki by a local admin, but any admin can request to Wikia Staff that the feature be removed from a specific wiki.
This feature has been enabled on all wikis created on and after 20 July 2011, as well as wikis created before 20 July 2011 with less than 250 edits.