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VisualEditor

The VisualEditor

Wikia editor2

The classic editor

Editing on Wikia is generally 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 - such adding new information and media, correcting errors, or updating the formatting.

Depending on whether you are logged in, you may receive a different editing experience:

Help: VisualEditor
Most anonymous and newer users will see the VisualEditor, a completely new editing experience based around showing you an accurate visual representation of your changes.
Help: Classic editor
Other users will see the classic editor - this includes the older visual editing experience and basic source wikitext editing.

Quick tipsEdit

Once 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.

Choosing an editorEdit

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

Setting Meaning
Wikia's new VisualEditor Shows the new VisualEditor on all communities
Wikia's classic rich-text editor 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
VE-ClassicEditor

Accessing the classic editor, when the VisualEditor is default

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.

Video tutorial: your first editEdit

Ready to join in and make your first contribution? This video tutorial gives some tips on how to get started.

Wikia University - Making Your First Contribution02:45

Wikia University - Making Your First Contribution

Further help and feedbackEdit

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