The following article lists conventions associated with the wikitext language.

Note that this only applies to the source editor as the visual editor err....simplifies things to put it the least.

Description Input Result
Italicize text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Internal page link
With display text

[[Name of target page]]
[[Name of target page|Other word or phrase]]
[[Target page]]s

Name of target page
Other word or phrase
Target pages

External page link (off-wiki)
With display text
URL shown
Plain link

[ Display Text]
<span class="plainlinks">[ Display Text]</span>

Display Text
Display Text

Signing comments

(for talk pages)

~~~~ Yourname 13:15, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Inserting a citation/reference

Allow reusing

<ref>Source 1</ref>
<ref name=name>Source 2</ref>
<ref name="word phrase">Source 2</ref>
<ref name=name/>


Inserting the reference list <references/>
  1. Source 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Source 2

(a table of contents is created
with four or more of these)

= First Tier =
== Second Tier ==
=== Third Tier ===
==== Fourth Tier ====
===== Fifth Tier =====
====== Sixth Tier ======

First Tier

Second Tier

Third Tier

Fourth Tier

Fifth Tier
Sixth Tier
Numbered list

#Point One
#Point Two
#Point Three
##Three Subpoint One
#Point Four

  1. Point One
  2. Point Two
  3. Point Three
    1. Three Subpoint One
  4. Point Four
Bullet list

*First Point
*Second Point
*Third Point
**Third Point Subpoint One
*Fourth Point

  • First Point
  • Second Point
  • Third Point
    • Third Point Subpoint One
  • Fourth Point
Indented lines or paragraphs
(for use in comment replies)

No Indent
:First Indent
::Second Indent
:::and so on

No Indent

First Indent
Second Indent
and so on
Moving a line of text to the next line
without using actual line breaks
with the Enter key

Useful when editing charts that
push the border outwards without
a defined size limit
Text<br>Text 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.

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 "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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