Note that care must be taken to avoid an incorrect link. Use either archiveurl or archivedate, not both! Archivedate is preferred for Internet Archive pages. "Category" refers to the characters, locations, technology, or groups domain. "Subject" refers to the specific entry's part of the URL.
As of July 1, 2014, most (but not all) Encyclopedia entries have been replaced with the new Databank entries on StarWars.com.
Instructions for providing a backup link
In accordance with our Sourcing policy, all links to external sites must include a link to a backup version, preferably using Internet Archive. Instances that do not include one of the following parameters will result in the page being placed in the maintenance category.
|archivedate=20200324214406 This parameter uses the timestamp feature of Internet Archive. The URL supplied earlier in the template, along with archivedate, will provide a link to Internet Archive.
|archiveurl=https://archive.is/EfD8P If Internet Archive does not work for the link in question, you can use archiveurl to provide a full URL to another backup website, such as archive.is.
|nobackup=1 If no backup link can be found for content that is no longer available, this parameter can be used. If the content is still available, you can screenshot and upload it to Wookieepedia instead.