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How to embed family trees and bloodlines in your articles

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Family trees are a great way to display the relationships between your characters in an interactive way. Here's how you can embed a family tree into your article!

  1. Go to the article of the character you want the family tree to be focused on.
  2. Go to the article's "Relationships" tab.
  3. Click on the " Copy Family Tree Embed" button.
  4. Paste it in any article to embed the family tree.

Advanced family tree options

The family tree embed code has a couple of options that you can use to customize how it looks. This is the syntax:




Here's an explanation of each option:

  • Direction: family trees have an upwards direction by default (i.e. parents will appear higher than children). If you want to change this, you can do so in any of the four basic directions. The accepted values are up, down, left, and right.
  • Zoom: replace this with a number to set the default zoom of the family tree. The default value is 100, so use a smaller number if you want to display large family trees.


Bloodlines show only the descendants of two characters instead of the full family tree. Follow these steps:

  1. Get the IDs of the two characters. You can get them from their respective family tree embeds (see above to learn how to get it).
  2. Create the BBCode tag using this syntax: [bloodline:PARENT-1&PARENT-2] (replace PARENT-1 and PARENT-2 for the two character IDs).
  3. Paste it in an article to embed the bloodline.