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New Source Editor

UCP Source Editor (2017 wikitext editor)

The Source Editor is the main editor for wikis. It serves as an alternative to the Visual Editor, when users need to do more complicated stuff, which are not possible with the Visual Editor.


Currently, there are 2 versions of Source Editor available on UCP:

2017 Wikitext Editor


2017 wikitext editor

A new editor for wikis. It can be activated by using prefered editor "VisualEditor - source mode" in their Preferences. It loads page without reload of page. Also, this editors allows revert of edits to text.

2010 Wikitext Editor


2010 wikitext editor

If user wants to keep the older wikitext editor, called 2010 wikitext editor, they should check if their prefered editor is set to "Source Editor" in their Preferences.

Editing Tools

Editor Switcher

There is an option to switch editor in middle of editing, without losing any of your work.


Toolbar contains some basic tools to edit a page. If you wanna know more about it, click here


In editor area, you are able to edit source of the page.

Edit Options

This area is for additional information (eg. Summary, Minor edit), previewing change and saving article.


UCP toolbox will be different, based on what version of editor type you are using.

2017 wikitext editor

Formating options
  • There are 3 formatting options - Bold, Italic and Underline.
Quick tools
  • These are not-formating options. They are Signature tool, Link, Media, Mass Upload, Gallery and Cite.
Special Characters
  • This can be used to insert special characters (for example ä).
  • If you need more advanced option (eg. nowiki formating), this will show more tools.
Undo and Redo
Page options
More options

2010 wikitext editor


2010 wikitext editor toolbar

Main Toolbar

Formating options
  • There are 2 formatting options - Bold and Italic
Quick tools
  • These are not-formating options. They are Signature tool (only on talk pages), Link, Embedded file, Reference and Select Files (multiupload)
Syntax highlighting


  • This adds heading
  • These includes Bulled list, Numbered list, Nowiki formating and new line.
Additional formating
  • These are not really used, but useful html formatings. They are Big, Small, Superscript and Subscript
  • Inserts somewhat finished code into code - Picture gallery, Redirect and Table
Search and replace
  • Really useful tool, you can search word, and even replace one or all of them.

Special characters

  • This section can be used to insert special characters (for example ä)


  • This contains some basic wikitext help, really useful for users, which starts with wikitext.

See also

Further help and feedback

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