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Wikis allow anybody to edit. However, some people may be new to wikis and thus may not know how to edit. Don't panic! This page is for those people. To edit, you don't need to know HTML to edit an article, all you need to know is English and simple wiki code. You don't even have to register to edit! (But you should)


Getting Started

Help1

The edit button.

To edit a page, simply click the edit button, which is usually found at the top of the page. Clicking on this button will open the edit box. Once here, simply type in what you want! It's that easy!

Help2

The bottom part of the edit window.

When you're done typing, click on the save page button at the bottom of the page. However, before doing so, you may want to click on the show preview button to proofread what you typed, you can also include a summary of what you typed to help other editors get an idea of what you did to the article.


Simple Editing

Above the edit box are several buttons:Help3

Icon Function What it shows when editing What it shows on the page
Boldhelp Bold or strong emphasis '''Dead Frontier''' Dead Frontier
Italichelp Italic or emphasis ''Dead Frontier'' Dead Frontier
Internallinkhelp Internal link [[Dead Frontier]] Dead Frontier
Externallinkhelp External link [http://www.deadfrontier.com] [1]
Headerhelp Section heading == abc ==

abc

Imagehelp Insert image [[File:Behemoth.png]] Behemoth
Mediahelp Insert media [[Media:abc.ogg]]
Formulahelp Mathematical formula <math>abc</math> $ abc $
Nowikihelp Ignore wiki formatting <nowiki>abc '''[[Bold text]]'''</nowiki> abc '''[[Bold text]]'''
Sighelp Sign talk comments (with time stamp) --~~~~ Your username 00:12, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
Breakhelp Horizontal line ----
Uploadtimagehelp Upload and insert an image online Pops up the upload form
Uploadvideohelp Upload and insert a video online Pops up the form that allows you to add your video


Adding Images

To add images, you must first upload it. Once you've done this, you can edit a page and add [[File:NAMEOFIMAGE.FILETYPE]] to the page. For example, doing [[File:Behemoth.png]] will produce this: Behemoth


Advanced Editing

  • Adding a pipe ( | ) allows you to control how an internal link appears. For example, doing [[Dead Frontier|Dead Frontier is cool]] will appear as this: Dead Frontier is cool. You can also use a pipe to hide anything before a colon or in parenthesis. This can be useful when linking to pages with disambiguation tags. To link to a page section, add a number sign and then the heading. For example, doing [[Professions#Service Professions]] will link directly to the equipment section for fishing: Professions#Service Professions. You can also use a pipe as shown above to clean up the link and make it appear simply as Service Professions.
  • With external links, instead of using a pipe, use a space to control the look of external links. For instance, [http://deadfrontier.wikia.com/wiki/Dead_Frontier_Wiki The Dead Frontier Wiki] will appear on the page as this: The Dead Frontier Wiki.
  • Adding more equal signs to headlines will make them smaller. Also, when a page has four or more headlines, it will automatically generate a Table of Contents at the top of the page.
  • Use pipes to modify an image. Modifiers include thumb, frame, size in pixels (e.g. 200px), left, right, and center. You can also add a caption to describe the image by placing words after a pipe. For example, [[File:Example.jpg|200px|right|frame|This is an example]] will produce an image scaled to 200 pixels, on the right side of the page, framed with "This is an example" as a caption.

Categories

Categories help to organize pages. Simply add [[Category:CATEGORYNAME]] (source mode) or use the "Add Category" button (Rich Text Editor) to add the article to the category.


Reverting Pages

Help4

The history button.

If you see a page messed up, you can simply revert it to a correct previous version. To do this, you:

  • Click on the history tab;
  • Click on the date of the version you want;
  • Click on the edit tab;
  • Save the page. Don't forget to say that you're reverting the page in the summary box!


External Links

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

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.

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.

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 "Publish" 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 or Community Apps.

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.

Further help and feedback

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