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Wikia is built around creating and editing articles. The editing is done in a code similar to Wikipedia. Editing an article is as simple as finding the link that states "Edit This Page", near the top of the page. In most cases, editing requires javascript from wikia.com to be enabled.

Wikia Help Edit

For more detailed help, visit Wikia Help.

For video walkthroughs, visit Video Demos.

Editing Tips Edit

The Following is excript from the Editing Tips, which can be enabled in the editing UI by hitting "Show Editing Tips"

How to style text Edit

You can style text with 'wikimarkup' or HTML.

''italic'' => italic

'''bold''' => bold

'''''italic and bold''''' => italic and bold

<s>strike</s> => strike

<u>underline</u> => underline

<span style="color:red;">red text</span> => red text

How to make links Edit

Links are created with one or two square brackets.

A simple internal link:
[[Article name]]

An internal link with link text:
[[Article name | text you want]]

A numbered external link:
[http://www.site.com]

An external link with link text:
[http://www.site.com link text]

How to add headings Edit

Headings use equals signs. The more "=", the smaller the heading.

===Heading 3===Edit

====Heading 4====Edit

=====Heading 5=====Edit

How to indent text Edit

Indents can be created plain, with bullets, or numbered.

: indent
:: more indent
::: even more indent

* bullet
** sub-bullet

# numbered list
## sub-list

How to insert images Edit

Images are added and formatted in a similar way to links. [[Image:Name.jpg]]

To add alt. text
[[Image:Name.jpg | alt text]]

To make a thumbnail
[[Image:Name.jpg | thumb | ]]

To specify the size of the image
[[Image:Name.jpg | 200px | ]]

To align the image
[[Image:Name.jpg | right|]]

You can combine these attributes by putting a pipe symbol "|" between them. Remember, anything after the last pipe is text.

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 "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.

Further help and feedback

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