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Part of what makes a wiki so great is the simplicity of creating or editing an article. No knowledge of HTML is required, only the simplified wiki markup which is used to structure and style the page.

In fact, you can start right now by clicking on the Edit this page link that is displayed on every page. (If you're new to the White Wolf Wiki, we recommend trying out your skills in the Sandbox if you're not confident about editing a live page yet.)

To edit a page, all you have to do is type your article as you would any other page, and use the simple guidelines below to create the desired styles.

Markup Edit

WW Wiki uses a specialized style of markup to replace verbose HTML, called "wikitext". Wikitext is designed to make it as easy as possible to type an article and style it at the same time, without having to worry about long and sometimes-confusing HTML codes. The tutorial is broken into four separate pages:

Edit summary Edit

The edit summary is a field where you can summarize the changes you are making to an article. You are strongly encouraged to fill this field whenever possible, because it helps other contributors who are browsing the Recent Changes page to know what kind of changes have been made.

Minor edits Edit

When editing a page, a logged-in user has the option of flagging the edit as a minor edit. When to use this is somewhat a matter of personal preference. The rule of thumb is that an edit of a page that is spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearranging of text should be flagged as a minor edit. A major edit is basically something that makes the entry worth relooking at for somebody who wants to watch the article rather closely, so any "real" change, even if it is a single word. This feature is important, because users can choose to hide minor edits in their view of the Recent Changes page, to keep the volume of edits down to a manageable level.

The reason for not allowing a user who is not logged in to mark an edit as minor is that vandalism could then be marked as a minor edit, in which case it would stay unnoticed longer. This limitation is another reason to log in.

See also Edit


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:

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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