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Need to knows
  • ==Heading==
  • ===Subheading===
  • [[Alchemy]] for Alchemy
  • [[Alchemy|label]] for label
  • [http://www.google.com Google] for Google

Need to knowsEdit

This section covers all completely basic codes that are required for basic article editing. Things such as adding links, bolding and italicizing text are all located within. Things such as tables and other text formatting are not.

ParagraphsEdit

The most important thing to know is to put a blank line between paragraphs. (Press "Return" two times to make the blank line.) Otherwise your paragraphs will merge into one large paragraph.

Creating headingsEdit

The equals sign is the main code for making headings. You can use headings to organise daily news posts and long articles. To make a heading, you wrap some number of equal signs around the text. For the large headings, you would use two equal signs on each side:

==Need to knows==

Notice how the amount of equals signs on each side is the same, always keep each side with the same amount as the other. You can use more equals signs for small headings:

===Paragraphs===

The number of equal signs that you use also affects the automatic Table of Contents. Note that the automatic TOC requires about 3 to 4 headings to activate (unless you use __TOC__ to insert one manually).

Internal LinksEdit

Internal links are what makes a wiki stand out, this provides other pages to get more info. Note that internal links ONLY link to pages within the wiki. For example, if you tried to link to Google using internal links then it would link to a page inside of this wiki called Google.

To create an internal link simply surround some text (the name of page to link to) with two sets of square brackets [[ and ]]:

[[Alchemy]] to link to page Alchemy.


Now, there may be cases where you need to alter the label on the link (the text that readers click on) to have the sentence make more sense. For example:

[[Robe of Protection|Robes of Protection]] to link to Robe of Protection (looks like Robes of Protection).

Notice, how the pipe | (Shift+\ on many keyboards) seperates the actual page on the left and the label on the right. It still links to the same page, but appears differently. Now there is a shortcut if you are adding letters at the end of the word:

[[Potion]]s to link to Potion (looks like Potions), exactly like [[Potion|Potions]].

You can put words like "potion" at the beginning or middle of a sentence; [[Potion]] and [[potion]] link to the same place. However [[Robe of protection]] (lowercase p in protection) is wrong unless someone sets up a redirect.

External LinksEdit

External links are rather simple, so here is a quick example of how to use one.

[http://www.google.com Google] shows as Google.

Notice the space seperating the URL and label. Also, make sure you type the full URL or it will not recognize it.

Advanced markup Edit

There are a few more things that you can do with markup.

  • Using single-quote marks you can make '''bold''' and ''italic'' in pages.
  • Using ~~~~, you can sign and timestamp your posts on talk pages, like this: Kernigh 23:13, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
  • A shortcut: the wiki automatically expands [[Forum:Community Portal|]] to [[Forum:Community Portal|Community Portal]] which makes Community Portal.
  • Images: log in, then upload your images. Use [[Image:Yourfilename.png]] to embed them into a wiki page.
    • Resize images: [[Image:Yourfilename.png|200px]] makes it 200px wide.
    • Float images to the right of paragraphs: [[Image:Yourfilename.png|right]]
    • Thumbnails with captions: [[Image:Yourfilename.png|thumb|Your caption.]]
    • You can combine the markup: [[Image:Yourfilename.png|200px|thumb|right|Your caption.]] (put Image:Yourfilename.png before the first |, other parts can be in any order)
    • To just link to the image description page, use [[:Image:Yourfilename.png]]
  • Lists (like this one): put * at the start of each line.
    • Use ** to nest one list in another one.
      • And *** and so on.
        1. Use # instead for numbered lists (this line is ***#).
  • Templates: copy code from Help:Templates
  • More markup is at MetaWikipedia:Help:Editing.
Wikis based on the new Unified Community Platform (UCP) may look or behave differently to what is described below.
See this page for more information on the new platform.
VisualEditor

The VisualEditor (UCP)

Wikia editor2

The classic editor

Editing on Fandom is as simple as clicking the "Edit" button on a page. Doing so will take you to an edit page where you can make changes to the page and add new information and media, correct errors, or update the formatting.

Legacy editing

Depending on whether you are logged in or not, you may receive a different editing experience:

Help:VisualEditor
Most anonymous and newer users will see the VisualEditor. It's an editing experience based around showing you an accurate visual representation of your changes.
Help:Classic editor
Other users will see the classic editor, including the older visual editing experience and basic source wikitext editing.
Source Editor at Mobile

The source editor on a Mobile

VisualEditor at Mobile

The VisualEditor on a Mobile

Quick tips

  • Once you are in an editor, you can use the available tools to quickly add and remove information, change the formatting, add new images and videos, update the page's layout, and much more! Once you're done making your changes, just click the "Save page" button to update the page.
  • Don't be afraid if you "break" anything. All edits to a page are stored in the page history, and if something does go wrong you can simply revert to an older version.
  • If you want to edit a page without clicking the "Edit" button, you can press E on your keyboard, and the page will automatically load the preferred editor.
  • Editing is not yet possible through the Fandom app.

Choosing an editor

Logged in users can choose their default editor from a dropdown list in their user preferences (found here).

Setting Meaning
VisualEditor Shows the VisualEditor on all communities.
Classic rich-text editor
(where available)
Shows the classic rich-text editor where available.
If not, the source editor is shown.
Source editor Shows the basic source editor on all communities.

Anonymous users will almost always see the VisualEditor by default. In a few specific cases, the VisualEditor may not be available on a particular community.

Additionally, the alternative editors can still be found under the Edit button dropdown - for example, you can still access the classic editor from the dropdown even if the VisualEditor is the default.

UCP editing

New Visual Editor

The VisualEditor on a UCP wiki

New Source Editor

The source editor on a UCP wiki

2010 editor

The 2010 Editor or WikiEditor on a UCP wiki

On UCP Wikis you can either use new MediaWiki Visual Editor or its wikitext source mode or 2010 editor[1]. The RTE, the Visual Editor and the source editor are no longer available.

Wikis on the UCP framework got a different editing experience, without the feature modules to the right, a modern toolbar, and a wider edit area. You will also realise, that the UCP Wikis edit page is missing the Wiki logo, which always linked to the main page.

Show changes, Preview and Save can be found at the bottom of the editor window.

When you are on the edit page, on top of the edit window you can see which editor you are using. You also can use the drop-down menu to switch to the other editor instead. Your preferred editor can be chosen on "Special:Preferences→Editing→Preferred editor".

Users, who are not logged in, will start with the new MediaWiki Visual Editor when they click on edit. They easily can switch to the source editor.

Please also readMore about editing on UCP


Further help and feedback

Sources

  1. MisterWoodhouse Blog
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