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Basic editingEdit

Go to a page and click on the "Edit This Page" link found in the article title, then type in what you want to add in the appropriate area. Make sure to save the page when finished, otherwise any and all changes will not be processed.


To add internal links do this: [[Link title]];

To create an external link (a link to another site), type [ link title]

To link to a wikipedia article, type [[wikipedia:Example]].

To link to another wikia, type [[w:c:WIKIANAME:Example]] (It should come out like this: w:c:Pikmin:Red Pikmin).

To link to an article and hide the link, type [[Example|Desired Text]] (this works with any double-bracket links)

Using a templateEdit

To use a template do this: {{template name here}} (some need extra info inputed though).

Italics and BoldEdit

To use italics ''Italic text''

To use bold '''Bold text'''

To use both '''''Italicized Bold text'''''

Creating headingsEdit

To create a side heading, type ==Headline text== above the new section.

For a heading under a side heading, type ===Subheadline text=== above the new section.

For a smaller side heading, type ====Super-sub Headline Text==== above the new section.

Creating an articleEdit

If you see a Red internal link or you search for a page and you can't find it and a create a page comes up you can click on either of those to start a new page, add in what ever you think is nessesary and then save the page (remember to search for alternate spellings just in case, otherwise we may end up with a lot of duplicate articles).

Categorizing an image or articleEdit

Simply put this on the page

[[Category:Appropriate category here]] taking the category Characters as an example you can type it as this [[Category:Characters]].

Remember a page can often have more than one category.

Redirecting a pageEdit

Say we have an article on "Sword", but when searched, it says this page doesn't exist. Simply create the page "Swords" and in it put #REDIRECT [[Sword]] (change the word "sword" for the page you want this page to go to)

Not using Standard Wiki FormattingEdit

To stop things using the standard wiki formatting (this is usually only done on help pages and talk pages) i.e [[archer]] instead of the usual archer, you do this:

<nowiki>text here</nowiki>

Hiding text so you can only see it on the "Edit" pageEdit

Say you want to tell editors about your plan for an article, but you don't want people just reading the article to see this message. What do you do? This:

<!--Put your message here; only editors to the page will be able to see it-->

Breaking a lineEdit

To break a line, type <br>. If you were to type Pants<br>Pants, it should come out like this:



Uploading an imageEdit

  • Both Skins: Go to Special:Upload, upload the file, and rename it under "File Destination" if needed. Be sure to select the licensing; if you are not sure, mark it with {{No license}} or {{None selected}}.
    • Rename: File:001.gif, File:1.png, File:8439u34sdf.jpg
    • Do not rename (as long as the titles fit the file): File:Marth.jpg, File:Roy in SSBM.png, File:Ironsword.gif
  • Wikia Skin: Go to 'upload Image' on the box on the right hand side of the screen (when your not editing) and click upload image, follow the instructions from there.

Adding an image to a pageEdit

Let's take archer animation.Gif as an example. Add this to the page:

[[File:Archer animation.gif|thumb|150px|This is where you write the text you want to appear under the picture]]

Now we will show you it:

Archer animation

This is where you write the text you want to appear under the picture

Writing your signatureEdit

(Signatures are only used on talk pages and the community portal) simply put --~~~~ and your signature/timestamp will appear like so: --Semajdraehs 17:22, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


Editing a templateEdit

Creating a TemplateEdit

This page introduces the basics for getting started with editing on Wikia and a walkthrough of the Wikia editor. You may wish to visit the linked pages to learn more in-depth details of editing.

Note: the information below is for the classic Wikia editor. For information on using the new VisualEditor, see Help:VisualEditor.

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Watch a quick tour of the Wikia editor

Step by step

Anyone can edit a wikia, and generally you don't even need to have an account to edit! (There are some circumstances which can restrict editing.)

  • To edit a page, simply click the Edit button which is located by the title of the page.
  • The editor will then load, allowing you to make changes to the page - adding or removing text, photos, videos and much more.
Wikia editor2

The classic Wikia editor

Editor features

  • Visual Mode: This mode is generally the default and allows you to make edits that will appear similar to how they will on the published page.
  • Source Mode: This mode allows you to edit the page using wikitext.
    • You can disable the Visual Mode entirely by visiting the "Editing" tab in your preferences, opening the "Preferred editor" menu, then selecting "Source editor".
    • This mode may be preferred for editors who need to edit complex templates frequently.
  • Edit Area: This is the main content area where you can add text, media and adjust the format of the page.
  • Toolbar: The toolbar allows you to format text, making it different sizes and styles. You can expand and condense the toolbar to view more or less tools.
  • Feature Modules: The right pane also includes modules that allow you to add features and media such as photos, slideshow, videos and tables. You can access templates to use on the page and add categories. The preview and publish buttons are found at the top of this area.

Basic editing tips

  • Once the editor is opened, you can use the toolbar, features modules and free form edit area to add or adjust to the page content.
  • To see how your page will appear once it's published, click on the preview button. This will pop up a window that shows the page as it is currently designed. You can also choose to view how the page will look at the minimum and maximum sizes that other users might see.
  • If you like your preview, hit publish and your edits will be pushed live.
  • If you don't like your preview, you can keep editing until it appears as you would like it to.
  • To let others know what you added, fill in a summary above the publish button.

Finally, 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.


Due to some issues with Internet Explorer 11, the editor's visual mode is not currently available when using this browser. It may be re-enabled at a future date.

See here for an explanation of Wikia's editor user preferences.

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