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Begin Editing

To begin editing a page, click on "Edit this page" or the "edit" tab at the top. To edit an individual section, look at the section header for "[edit]".

Then insert your Wiki text into it, whatever that may be. To see what your page looks like before you save it, press "Show preview". If that all looks good, enter a Summary (see below), mark whether it's a minor edit, and if you want to watch the page. Then, when you're finished, press "Save page." Your changes will be visible immediately.

"Minor" Edits

A logged in user has the option of flagging the edit as a "minor edit". When to use this is some what a matter of personal preference. The rule of thumb is that an edit of a page that is spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearranging of text should be flagged as a "minor edit". A major edit is basically something that makes the entry worth relooking at for somebody who wants to watch the article rather closely, so any "real" change, even if it is a single word. This feature is important, because users can choose to hide minor edits in their view of the recent changes to keep the volume of edits down to a manageable level.

The reason for not allowing a user who is not logged in to mark an edit as minor is that vandalism could then be marked as a minor edit and which in this case it would stay unnoticed longer. This limitation is another reason to log in.

Summary

The Summary is a summary of what you have done to change the page. Whether it be creating the page or fixing a spelling error, you should always fill out the summary, so administrators know what you've done.

The Wiki Markup

In this section, we will show everything about how to make a good Wiki page--formatting, links and more.

You may want to keep this page open in a separate browser window for reference. If you want to try out things without danger of doing any harm to this wiki or its users, you can do so in the Sandbox.

Sections, Paragraphs, Lists, and Lines

What You SeeWhat You Type
Section Headings Look Like This:

New section


Subsection

Sub-subsection

Section Headings Look Like This:

== New section ==

=== Subsection ===

==== Sub-subsection ====

New line:

A single new line has no effect on the layout.

But an empty line

starts a new paragraph.

New line:

A single
new line
has no
effect on the
layout.

But an empty line

starts a new paragraph.

You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.

You can break lines<br/>
without starting a new paragraph.
  • Bulleted lists are easy;
    • Just start every line with a star
      • more stars means deeper levels
* Bulleted lists are easy;
** Just start every line with a star
*** more stars means deeper levels
  1. Numbered lists are also good
    1. very organized
    2. easy to follow
  2. A new line
  3. in a list

marks the end of the list.

  1. New numbering starts
  2. with 1.
# Numbered lists are also good
## very organized
## easy to follow
#A new line
#in a list

marks the end of the list.

#New numbering starts
#with 1.
  • You can even do mixed lists
    1. and nest them
      • like this
        or have newlines
        inside lists
* You can even do mixed lists
*# and nest them
*#* like this<br/>or have newlines<br/>inside lists
  • You can also
    • break lines
      inside lists
      like this
* You can also
**break lines<br/>inside lists<br/>like this
Definition list 
list

of definitions

item 
the item's definition
; Definition list : list
of definitions
; item : the item's definition
IF a line of plain text starts with a space THEN
  it will be formatted exactly
    as typed;
  in a fixed-width font;
  lines won't wrap;
ENDIF
this is useful for:
  * pasting preformatted text;
  * algorithm descriptions;
  * program source code
  * ASCII art;
  * chemical structures;

WARNING: if you make the text wide, it won't wrap, and force the whole page to be wide and hence less readable.

 IF a line of plain text starts with a space THEN
   it will be formatted exactly
     as typed;
   in a fixed-width font;
   lines won't wrap;
 ENDIF
 this is useful for:
   * pasting preformatted text;
   * algorithm descriptions;
   * program source code
   * ASCII art;
   * chemical structures;
Centered text.
<center>Centered text.</center>

Column 1


Column 2



 {{col-begin}}
 {{col-2}}
 ==Column 1==
 {{col-2}}
 ==Column 2==
 {{col-end}}

Links, URLS

Character Formatting

Joe is watching FOP on Nickelodeon.
Jane is watching FOP on Nickelodeon.

Spaces are treated like underscores (typing an underscore is the same as typing a space, but is not recommended).

Joe is watching FOP on [[Nickelodeon]].<br />
Jane is watching [[The Fairly OddParents|FOP on Nickelodeon]].

When adding a comment to a Talk page, you should sign it. You can do this by adding three tildes for your user name:

Lord Beckettt

or four for user name plus date/time:

Lord Beckett 01:49, 16 Oct 2010 (UTC)
When adding a comment to a Talk page,
you should sign it. You can do this by
adding three tildes for your user name:
: ~~~
or four for user name plus date/time:
: ~~~~

Redirect one article title to another by putting text like this in its first line.

#REDIRECT [[Timmy Turner]]

External links: Butch Hartman's website, [1]

External links:
[http://butchhartman.com/ Butch Hartman's website],
[http://butchhartman.com/]

Or just give the URL: http://butchhartman.com/

Or just give the URL:
http://butchhartman.com/

To connect in between Wikis use the Interwiki code Fairly Oddparents on Wikipedia

[[Wikipedia:The Fairly OddParents|Fairly Oddparents on Wikipedia]]

If you are linking from another wikia to The Fairly OddParents Wiki then use the following code:

[[w:c:fairlyoddparents]]

Emphasize, strongly, very strongly.
Note:These are double and triple apostrophes, not double quotes.

''Emphasize'', '''strongly''',
'''''very strongly'''''.

A typewriter font for technical terms.

A typewriter font for 
<tt>technical terms</tt>.

You can use small text for captions.

You can use <small>small text</small> 
for captions.

You can strike out deleted material and underline new material.

You can <s>strike out deleted material</s>
and <u>underline new material</u>.

Umlauts and accents:
è é ê ë ì í

À Á Â Ã Ä Å
Æ Ç È É Ê Ë
Ì Í Î Ï Ñ Ò
Ó Ô Õ Ö Ø Ù
Ú Û Ü ß à á
â ã ä å æ ç
è é ê ë ì í
î ï ñ ò ó ô
œ õ ö ø ù ú
û ü ÿ

è é ê ë ì í

À Á Â Ã Ä Å
Æ Ç È É Ê Ë
Ì Í Î Ï Ñ Ò
Ó Ô Õ Ö Ø Ù
Ú Û Ü ß à á
â ã ä å æ ç
è é ê ë ì í
î ï ñ ò ó ô
œ õ ö ø ù ú
û ü ÿ

Commenting page source:
not shown in page

Note:Used to leave comments in a page for future edits.

<!-- comment here -->

Formatted Text

There are three basic formattings you can apply to text, which are explained below.

Colored Text

Using colored text is highly discouraged but in some cases useful. To color your text enter the following code. So for example:

<span style="color:red;">red text</span>
<span style="color:orange;">orange text</span>
<span style="color:yellow;">yellow text</span>
<span style="color:green;">green text</span>
<span style="color:blue;">blue text</span>
<span style="color:purple;">purple text</span>
<span style="color:black;">black text</span>
<span style="color:silver;">silver text</span>

Will output:red text orange text yellow text green text blue text purple text black text silver text

However, it is also possible to use <font color="COLOR">Text here</font>

For example, Red text

For a complete list of possible colors, see Wikipedia's article on web colors. Simply copy the hex code next to your preferred color, paste in the appropriate spot, and remove the spaces in the hex code. For example:

<span style="color:#0000FF;">This text is blue.</span>

Will give this: This text is blue.

Font Size

To set a specified font size, enter the following code. So for example:

<span style="font-size: 130%;">Enlarged text</span>

Will output:Enlarged text

Typeface

To set a specified typeface, enter the following code. So for example:

<span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Typeface</span>

Will output:Typeface

Combined

A piece of text can also combine two or all three of the above. So for example:

<span style="color: Blue; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 120%;">Custom text</span>
Will output:Custom text

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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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.

Notes

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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