Help:Editing Pages

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It is very easy to edit the contents of a wiki. It only takes a few clicks.

  1. Click the "Edit" page tab at the top of the page.
  2. Make changes to the content.
  3. Click the "Save page" button.

Simple as that!

Editing Rules, Editing Conventions, and Formatting

The number one rule of wiki editing, is to be bold. Dive in and make changes. Other people can correct mistakes later, so have confidence, and give it a try!

In general, try to write clearly and concisely and make sure you are always aiming to do something which improves the wiki contents. An edit might be to contribute whole paragraphs or pages full of information, or it could be as simple as fixing a typo or spelling mistake.

When you need to use some type of formatting, e.g. new headings or bold text, you can do this using wiki-markup or the buttons in the edit toolbar above. See the Formatting page for some of the common types of formatting used.

Don't forget to save your page frequently; otherwise you might lose hours of progress!

Edit Modes

When clicking the edit button, it will open Visual Editor, and clicking edit source button opens the classic text editor. You can also switch modes with the pencil button on the top-right side of the toolbar.

This section goes through how to make a building page.


The first thing you will want to do is to add the building template to the page. To do this in the visual editor, press the Insert button in your toolbar, then select Template.


On the next screen, search for the infobox, for this instance, infobox building. Add Template, then click on the field to insert source text. Please click every possible field for future editors to fill in. When done, click Insert to confirm.


After you confirm, you can re-edit the infobox by clicking the infobox directly, then Edit.

Source Editing

In source editing, copy and paste an infobox template from the template pages including the following:

Now you should have a page that now looks something like this:


Once you paste in the template, you should fill in all the details next to the equal signs (=)

{{Infobox building
|title        = Awesome Castle
|image        = Image.png
|caption      = View from the front
|owner        = {{User|Jim}}
|contributors = {{User|Bob}}, {{User|Mike}}
|category     = Castle
|underground  = No
|public       = Yes
|startdate    = 21 November 2010
|completedate = 17 January 2011
|n-s_size     = 40
|w-e_size     = 40
|height       = 20
|xcoord       = -1204
|ycoord       = 62
|zcoord       = 3028

After that, type away about your creation! You can see the infobox that you made with Show changes.

Edit Summary

Before you save a change, you can enter a short note in the Summary: box describing your changes. Don't worry too much about this, or spend too much time thinking about it, but try to give a little description of what you just changed e.g. "fixed typo" or "added more information about Glenfiddich".

The summary gets stored alongside your edit, and allows people to track changes in the wiki more effectively.


It is a good idea to use the "Show preview" button to see what your change will look like, before you save it. This is also related to tracking changes because every time you save, this is displayed to others as a separate change. This is not something to worry about too much, but it is good to get into the habit of eliminating mistakes in your own work, by using a preview before saving, rather than saving several minor corrections afterwards.

Show changes

Another option is the "Show changes" button which allows you to see the differences between the current version and your edited version.


Every article has its own “talk page” where you can ask questions, make suggestions, or discuss corrections.


If you wish to list a page for deletion, add {{afd}} at the top of the page using the source editor, listing it for later deletion by an Admin.

Next Steps