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Anyone can edit a wiki! You do not need to be signed in or have an account.

  • To edit a page, simply click the Edit or Edit this page button which is located by the title of every page.
  • When you click the edit button, the editing box will load allowing you to add text, images, and other items to the article you are editing.
  • The editing toolbar at the top of the editing box allows you to format your text. The large white section is the editing box itself, where you can add, change, or remove content. The save toolbar at the bottom lets you preview and save your changes.
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  • Once the edit box opens, you can start typing. Remember that anything you save will appear immediately on the wiki, so it may be a good idea to preview your edits before saving. Don't forget to click "Publish" before leaving the page!
  • If you would like to view your changes before saving, simply click the "Preview" button, which will load a preview screen above the editing space. It is very important to still hit save!
  • The save toolbar also contains a summary box, which allows you to leave a note summarizing the edits you have made.

It's easy, so have a go! You can't break the wiki, so if you find something that can be improved, either in content, grammar or formatting, go ahead and fix it! (If you are making test edits, a good idea would be to use the wiki's Sandbox.)

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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

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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

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.