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The Manual of Style outlines the formatting for articles on Kpop Wiki.




Bold text is used in its first usage at the intro of the article, and well as its alternate names. To bold a word or phrase, add 3 apostrophes on each end.

  • '''bolding'''
  • Highlight (하이라이트), formerly known as BEAST (비스트), is a...


To create columns, first place {{Col-begin}} and on the next line the number of columns you need (eg. Two columns: {{Col-2}})

At the end of the first column, place the same wikitext (in this case {{Col-2}}) on the next line. At the final column, place {{Col-end}} on its own line as well.

Example: TWICE#Discography


Italic text is used when referring to the titles of any published media. This not include singles or standalone tracks. To italicized a word or phrase, add 2 apostrophes on each end.

  • ''italicized''
  • Blueming is the sixth mini-album by CNBLUE.

You can also use 5 apostrophes for a '''''bold italic'''''.

Font size

Either place <small> and </small> between the text you want a smaller font size. Alternatively you can use the template {{Small|}}.

  • <small>This is an example</small>
    • This is an example
  • {{small|This is an example}}
    • This is an example

Line break

Place <br> between the text you want a line break.

  • This is an example of a<br>line break.
    • This is an example of a
      line break.


"Quoted" text is used when referring to quotes, the title of songs & singles, TV episodes, articles, or to emphasize specific words.

  • "Lovelinus" is the first single album by Lovelyz.
  • "Cheer Up" is a song by TWICE.
  • Their name is an acronym for "Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis".


When creating a table, please use class="wikitable" as opposed to class="article-table". For those using the Visual Editor, it is recommended that you switch to the Source Editor as the Visual Editor uses the default latter table class.

An example wikitext of a table is provided below (this case for group articles):

{| class="wikitable"
!Year(s) active
|Member's name (in English and Korean)
|Position(s) (eg. Leader, Lead Vocalist, Main Rapper etc.)
|Year(s) active (eg. 2018–present)
! colspan="3" style="text-align:center;" |Inactive
! colspan="3" style="text-align:center;" |Former



When an article shares the same or similar name with another article, please create a disambiguation page that lists all the pages under that said name, separated into the appropriate sub-sections (if needed):

  • Artists: musical acts including groups, duos, and soloists
  • Individuals (or People): individual people including a group member and trainees (alphabetical order by their most recent affiliation and sorted by active members first, individual & non-group trainees second, contestants third, and former members at the bottom)
  • Music: albums and singles (alphabetical order by act's name)
  • Shows: television shows including variety and reality

If an article already exists but you want to create a disambiguation page, please move the original article into its new name and create the disambiguation on the original article's name. For example, there is a mini album called Apple and it is the only article that uses that name on the Wiki. However there is an upcoming, unrelated group with the same name. In this instance, move Apple to Apple (album), and create the group's article as Apple (group). On the original Apple article, create the disambiguation.

Example pages


Due to Wiki technical restrictions, the symbols (# < > [ ] { } |) can not be included in the name.


When naming an individual, it should be the one they are referred in public and promotions. For example, use Hyeri instead of her birth name Lee Hye-ri, the stage name G-Dragon instead of Kwon Ji-yong.

The Revised Romanization of Korean system should be used for all instances (unless stated). For birth names inside the artist's infoboxes, it should spelled out beginning with their family/surname name followed by their given name (separated by a hyphen) (eg. Lee Hye-ri).

  • Jung Seung Hwan
  • Taeyeon (Not referred as Kim Tae-yeon in group/individual promotions, teasers etc.)
  • Park Boram (Given name was not spaced per agency's usage)
  • Hur Young Ji (Surname is not romanized into "Heo" per agency's usage)


For media (eg. albums, singles, TV shows), English takes prevalence as this is an English-language Wiki. When a release does not have an official English name, their native name should be romanized.

  • Closer (OH MY GIRL)
    • The group's name is included in brackets as it shares the same name with other articles
  • "Closer (KNK)"
    • Original name is "한 끗 차이" but English should be used as it has been directly translated (eg. Spotify, iTunes). A redirect with the romanization, Han kkeun chai, can be added as well.
  • "Baesisi"
    • (Romanized from "배시시". Also used by 1theK, iTunes. No direct English translation)
  • "If ~Mata Aetara~"
    • (Romanized from "If ~また逢えたら~")


Not every musical artist or published media has an English-only name. Many are in Korean with an accompanying English name. In these cases, the English name takes prevalence for easy identification, following with their native name.

Because this wiki contains K-pop content, it is not necessary to specify Hangul (the Korean alphabet) to identify what it is. If the subject has a Hanja name (Korean name for Chinese characters) or another official language (eg. Japanese) name, then it must be specified.

It is also not necessary to specify a group's country of origin (eg. T-ARA is a South Korean girl group) as this is a K-pop Wiki which already assumes so. This doesn't apply to individual artists due to varying nationalities.

  • MAMAMOO (마마무) is a four-member girl group.
  • Spring (Hangul: 사춘기 상; Hanja: 思春記 上) is the first mini album by AKMU.

Dates and numbers

Dates are should be expressed as Month-Day-Year (eg. January 1, 2018). For release date of media such as albums, singles, and TV shows, it must be in Korea Standard Time (KST) unless otherwise stated.

For measurements, numbers should be under the metric system (kg, cm, etc.). In infoboxes, you may use the Cvt template to convert metric units to imperial.

  • Height: {{cvt|180|cm|ftin}} → 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
  • Weight: {{cvt|60|kg|lb}} → 60 kg (130 lb)

Numbers can either be numeric or spelled out but numeric is preferred for larger numbers (10 and over).

  • 1–9: First, second, third,...ninth
  • 10 and above: 10th, 11th, etc.



The English language varies depending on the country or region, but American English is the standard language used on the Wiki for all content.


Headings and article titles use sentence case when it comes to capitalizing words. This means the first letter is uppercase and subsequent letters lowercase with exceptions such as proper nouns or acronyms. Avoid spelling out the whole title with all caps (eg. TWICE Super Event, not TWICE SUPER EVENT‎).


Sentences should be in past tense unless it refers to an upcoming release or event.



A link should appear in the first instance in the infobox and in the article. Please do not add excessive links throughout an article as it makes it difficult for readers and also adds clutter.


To link to an article within this Wiki, use double square brackets to enclose the target link:

  • [[Article's name]]
  • [[Seorapjeongni|서랍정리]] or [[Seorapjeongni]] (for releases without an official English name)

You can also format the link to either show it as bolded, italicized, etc. Just follow the formatting section on this page.

To give the same link a different name (eg. hiding the disambiguation brackets, romanization), use the vertical bar "|":

  • [[Article's name|name that appears in link]]
  • [[Love (S.E.S.)|Love]]

To link to a specific section in the article, add a hashtag after the article's name to the section title:

  • [[Article's name#section name]]
  • [[BIGBANG#History|the history of BIGBANG]]

A red link shows up if an article does not exist yet. Also links are case-sensitive, so check to make sure that you have the correct link (eg. SHINee vs Shinee)

Interwiki links

Here are examples on how to link to another Fandom Wiki or Wikipedia:

  • Fandom:
    • [[w:c:kindie:BOL4|BOL4]]
    • [[w:c:twice:Jeongyeon|Jeongyeon]]
  • Wikipedia:
    • {{WP|en|K-pop}} (new way)
    • {{WP|en|Sony Music Entertainment Japan|Sony Music Japan}} (new way; with custom text)
    • [[Wikipedia:K-pop|K-pop]] (old/alternative way)

External links

External (non-wiki) links can only be added in the bottom of the article under either "Official links" or "Video links" sections.


  • [ Twitter]
  • [ Google homepage]
  • [ "Gee" music video]


Categories intend to group together pages on a similar subject. It help readers to find and navigate the subject area and it's relationships with one another.

They are found at the bottom of the article's page. Clicking it brings up a category page listing the articles (or other pages) that have been added to that particular category. There may also be a section listing the subcategories of that category.

Example of a category tree (from least to most specific):

  • [[Category:Groups]]
    • [[Category:Male groups]]

Additional help

Need more assistance? Contact the local admin for more specific questions. For other basic questions, check out the Wikia Community Central.