Wikis based on the new Unified Community Platform (UCP) may look or behave differently to what is described below.
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Accessing source editor in Visual Editor on UCP

Source edit mode is the editing mode of either the Visual Editor or the classic editor that allows editing of pages via wikitext or some HTML.

  • In the VisualEditor on the UCP, it is accessed via the dropdown menu (top center).
  • In the VisualEditor on a non-UCP wiki, it is accessed via the toolbar menu.
  • In the classic editor, click the Source tab above the edit area.

If you wish to always edit in source mode, you may wish to switch your preferences to the source editor.


  • Source mode of the classic editor includes syntax highlighting.
  • Switching to source mode in an editor may take a few moments, as it requires the contents of the editor to be turned back into wikitext.

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