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Help About Editing[]

I'm sorry if this is not where it should go, but on a certain page, I try editing it, and after I publish it, it doesn't show any of my edits. I have a feeling its something wrong with my account, because the same problem happened on various computers. Another thing worth noting, it says I edited in the recent changes. Beecanoe 20:20, July 14, 2011 (UTC)

SOMEONE BLOCKED GUEST contributers from helping editing on Dragonball Wiki please respond!!! (VIV22)

Monaco 3.1 update[]

Need updated monaco 3.1 images --Uberfuzzy 23:12, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

New editor[]

And urgently need something to help old-style editors cope with the new slow fancy editing boxes. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 03:49, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

I've added a couple of links to the Help:New editor page - thanks for pointing that out. Kirkburn (talk) 16:41, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Screenshots are now out of date considering the new editor design. --BBilge 17:56, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Note that's why I'd only updated the first two at first ;) I'll sort out the others shortly. Kirkburn (talk) 22:09, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Update: done the other two images too. Kirkburn (talk) 15:47, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

This is Blew chew... can who ever run s this fandom mafia website can you please update the editor, becasue i cant edit like i used too, its acting whacked out and not making sense, its not letting me use classic editor anymore please !

New transcluded help pages[]

Can these be made collapsible when embedded in wikis existing help pages, as looks confusing with two lots of info on one page, possibly a user option for registered users ? - BulldozerD11 18:34, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

This is an option we are looking. However, before that, we'll be switching the order - local content will appear first. Should happen next week. Kirkburn (talk) 19:20, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, that will be better as any Wikia site specific stuff will then appear first, for the few were I had wrote stuff. Think in some places I copied the central versions. but can now remove/reduce to site relevant material them when I find them. - BulldozerD11 21:40, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Links Causing Problems on Subdomains[]

When this page is displayed on another subdomain wiki (e.g. see NWN2wiki), the internal links usually link you incorrectly to non-existent pages in the subdomain, but, weirdly, sometimes they properly link you to Look at the links section in my link (and click browser Refresh a few times) to see what I mean. --Cornishgamehen 15:10, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Good point. I've made a quick tweak for now. Kirkburn (talk) 14:55, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Article Name Change[]

How do you change the name of an article? There isn't any information about it. --RadicalEdward2 23:02, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

See Help:Moving pages --Lcawte 17:28, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

if you dont allow anonymous edits your intro/edit page should not say you can make edits without logging in.

Needs warning not to remove special tags or templates[]

One of the biggest problems with the Rich Text Editor are new users who remove special tags (like <ref></ref>) and templates. There needs to be a warning in this article (and Help:Rich text editor) not remove them. I've experienced several RTE users rewriting parts of articles and just willy nilly removing any special tags or templates they encounter. VERY BAD.

Here is my suggestion:

== Be careful ==
If you see little green puzzle pieces (, 
please don't remove them. If don't like what they do when you preview your changes, 
try asking an experienced editor to change or remove them.

-- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 5:03 PM PST 2 Sep 2010

Refer to Manual of Style[]

I think that the Help:Editing page should refer to the wiki's personal manual of style, for obvious reasons. I've encountered many users who just start creating or editing pages that are so completely contrary to the parameters set in the Manual of Style that it's easier to just delete the terrible (no offense to them) pages they made (or undo their edits) and start over from scratch.

Just a short sentence somewhere about making edits that correspond with the manual of style's parameters and a link to the manual of style would be awesome! Matortheeternal 15:44, December 13, 2010 (UTC)

Cover picture[]

I am a little unsure on how to insert a picture for the cover. When I tried it on "Wolverine Vol 4 10", I ended up with two copies of the picture. If someone could fix my mistake and/or explain how to do it correctly that would be much appreciated. Thank you!Wolverine and Phoenix 20:04, April 1, 2011 (UTC)

where's the not-GUI help?[]

Where's the help for editing using wikitext instead of the WYSIWYG editor? The WYSIWYG editor is easier for new users, but new users eventually become experienced users, and the WYSIWYG editor is not better for all users. --Mozai 15:37, May 14, 2011 (UTC)

Help:Wikitext is all you'll find. And you're absolutely right - the RTE is not for experienced users. Wikia tends to cater to the new users, however.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  18:53,5/14/2011 
There is loads of information on the MediaWiki website and Wikipedia. - Tjcool007 (Talk / Contribs) 08:55, May 15, 2011 (UTC)
Tjcool, when I said "where is the help..." that was a rhetorical question. Let me rephrase the first sentence: "I believe there should be help for editing pages using wikitext among the help documents provided by Wikia, whereas currently there is only help for the WYSIWYG editor." Furthermore, the links you provided are not Wikia, but two other services using similar software. It would be poor form if I opened the glove compartment of my Honda Civic, and found a note saying "go read the Honda Accura manual for how to change the oil filter," even if the parts are identical between models. --Mozai 18:15, May 16, 2011 (UTC)
Wikia disagrees. Their stance is that these help pages should only have information specific to Wikia, and that it shouldn't be too technical. If you'd like, you can take it up with them via Special:Contact, but I don't think it's a battle worth fighting.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  19:52,5/16/2011 
The help pages for both the normal, and the RTE are due to be rewritten/reimageed once the new editor version goes live on the whole site in a few weeks. --Uberfuzzy 06:38, May 22, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe a new image is needed[]

Rich Text isn't replaced (yet), but the "Save" button has been changed to "Publish Post." Everything else has stayed the same though. :)

A1130 20:44, July 31, 2011 (UTC)

(The following was repeated numerous times in this location (and was unsigned). I left one copy here, in case it's something admin wanted to see? Deadguy71 (Talk) (Gunshine Bureaucrat/Admin) 17:40, November 12, 2011 (UTC))

I think that should be changed from Christopher Kent (Earth-16) to Christopher Kent (Earth-16B) because Earth-16 is now the name of the universe that the Young Justice TV series takes place on which is currently more used by DC Comics and is more known.

Editing the Editor?[]

Is there a way to adjust the default WYSIWYG editor to permit other Templates to appear there?

I have a few templates used excessively through the site, but it's somewhat awkward for a user to add them without being fully familiar with their names. Currently, the Templates shown are: "Infobox", "Welcome", "WelcomeIP" and "Delete". I'd like to change them to our more commonly used ones, if possible. If nothing else, those supplied templates aren't really appropriate for new folks anyways.

Also, the "add other templates" link shows a list of templates that don't seem appropriate to the common usage of our Wikia either (Gunshine Wikia).. Any way to change these defaults? Thanks for your time Deadguy71 (Talk) (Gunshine Bureaucrat/Admin) 17:36, November 12, 2011 (UTC)

Font in Source Editor[]

I'm a Mac user, and when I edit in source, which I prefer to do, I used to get the neat 12 pt. Courier font. With the new editor, I now get 14 point Monaco. It's big, clunky, hard to read, and dated as well as being totally dysfunctional. Is there any way the font can be changed back to Courier, or to something sans-serif like Arial or Helvetia, such as we get in the WYSIWYG editor? LeverageGuru 10:00, November 13, 2011 (UTC)

Category Removal[]

On there is no way to remove a category after it is added that I can see... Please add a way to do this, or if there is a way, make it more accessible to those looking for it such as myself.

Thank you --Patriarch Darr 00:31, November 14, 2011 (UTC)

Yes, exactly, I am also trying to do this! PLEASE HELP!

- Iamhungergamessin

Something that needs to be added to the Busoshoku haki section of Edward Newgate[]

Furthermore he was successfully able to cut Marshall D. Teach (who possesses a Logia devil fruit) with his Bisento.

Video Surprise[]

This video will show you how to edit pages.

How do I add my article to article listing if my article is bocked.SethDaigle 22:23, April 15, 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I dont know how to add or change the on the wiki thingThomasli 08:05, May 10, 2012 (UTC)

New Template[]

How do you create a template? DonaldDouglasandToby6 01:10, May 16, 2012 (UTC)

how do you make a voting page Darthrevan23 21:56, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Gramatical Error[]


Editor Features[]

  • Visual Mode: This is mode is generally the default and allows you to make edits that will appear exactly as they will on the published page.

With regards to the underlined bit, shouldn't it be "This mode is..."?

SW8573 (Message Wall/TalkWhat do I do?) 09:38, June 29, 2012 (UTC)

This is a very difficult site to navigate. Can't figure it out and even help pages don't lead you directly where you want to go. Just telling you. I am new to this site, but I am new to most sites and haven't had this much problem navigating any sites in years.Doribischmann 21:46, June 29, 2012 (UTC)


How do we publish the edits on this? User:Jackninja5

Why can i not edit the wiki navigation when i am the founder of the wiki i made? i go to edit wiki navigation and it dosn't say publish beside preview where it usually does. can anyone help me out i would really appreciate it?

You have to preview it before the publish button becomes visible. ~ty 15:23, August 1, 2012 (UTC)

Section names[]

How come transcluding this page onto other wikias doubles the sections' titles? Is it due to the "edit" link that isn't allowed there, but is somehow replaced with a repetition of the text before it? -- Napoleon 9th (talk) 06:33, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

Duplicated headings[]

The headings seem to appear twice on at least the Tekkit Wiki where they should appear once. Dunno why.

Iamthepiguy (talk) 09:16, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

Salamander dragon and coral[]

How to breed the salamander and coral and put it on this page for heavens sake

I want to edit wikias so badly that I want the wikia creators to remove those stupid view sources, and let people edit them.

It's easy to join! Click here, and then come to DragonVale Wiki to talk about breeding Salamender and Coral dragons. (They stopped IPs froms commenting and editing because most of them were under-aged.)

~from WIE

Happiness is golden.[]

The professor Layton wiki 's happiness article is blank and I can't edit it. I recommend: 

Happiness is a mechanic in professor Layton little London. It is used to unlock new things and move up in life. It is earned through completing jobs and requests.

I know it is a bit of a stub, but it's better than nothing. 

P.S., I am a bit of a newbie at this stuff, so let me know if I'm doing anything wrong. 07:01, October 22, 2013 (UTC)

This help page updated to reflect IE11 issues[]

See BertH's comment about IE and IE11 here: w:Thread:598082#63. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 23 Dec 2013 9:06 PM Pacific

== IPs can't edit


Why can't IPs edit?[]

I tried editing a page on a wiki and it says "The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Users, Wikia Staff, Wikia Helpers." 17:18, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Help! Got hit by spam![]

The editing help has been replaced by an ad for legal aid for landlords!

Sorted, thanks -- RansomTime 14:15, March 14, 2014 (UTC)

Infobox Templates[]

I would like to add a Military Conflict Infobox to my wikia and I'm currently being stopped from doing this. My Wikia needs this box. Here is the Wiki code for this style of infobox.

Captain Dixie (talk) 18:57, March 27, 2014 (UTC)

I've commented out the template code, since it doesn't need to display here. This may be better asked about on the Special:Forum. It sounds like the template needs to actually be created on your wiki - in which case Help:Templates and Help:Infobox may be helpful. If you feel you are running into a specific bug, please let us know at Special:Contact. Kirkburn  talk  contr    20:23, March 27, 2014 (UTC)

How to unfollow this page[]

How do I unfollow this page? I had made an edit to it and now I'm getting notified anytime anyone changes this page, yet it's not listed in my list of followed pages. Jrr7 (talk) 16:25, April 4, 2014 (UTC)

On your user page, go to the fifth tab, "following", look for the page, and click the x in front of it. --Tupka217 16:34, April 4, 2014 (UTC)
That doesn't work for pages on Showing the toolbar and clicking the Following button is the only way to work. Jrr7 (talk) 13:40, April 28, 2014 (UTC)
Same question -- my "following" and "watchlists" are empty and there is no "following" button at the bottom of the pages I am following/watching as stated in the Wikia Help. KADC "Be unreasonable." (talk) 04:03, April 28, 2014 (UTC)
If there's no "Follow" link at the bottom of the page, then either you are not logged in, have hidden the toolbar, or are on a page that doesn't support following. Without a screenshot it is hard to tell which it might be - if you're still having problems with this, please send a message to Special:Contact. Kirkburn  talk  contr    13:05, April 28, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, that's what I needed to know. Show the toolbar first, then mouseover Following to turn it off. Jrr7 (talk) 13:40, April 28, 2014 (UTC)


Hi, is there a way to deactivate the virtual editor? People on the FHSW Wikia doesn't like it!

Fritz Kempf 10:47, November 15, 2014 (UTC)

Yes, via personal user preferences, as mentioned on the help page. Kirkburn  talk  contr    17:10, November 24, 2014 (UTC)

Changed name[]

Why doesn't the changed name of an article display in the recent activity page? I changed it as an administrator and when I open it, I can see the change, but it still shows up on the Wikia and in a contributor's browser with the old name. —The previous unsigned comment was by (wall) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Can you send in a Special:Contact report about this with more specific details? The Community Support team can investigate it in more depth there. Kirkburn  talk  contr    14:30, March 19, 2015 (UTC)

Only Source editor works[]

I use a laptop/tablet combination and for some reason, only the Source editor works. I even set the new editor as my preferred editor. Whirly Volcano (talk) 17:42, May 1, 2015 (UTC)

The new visual editor is not supported by all browsers. It might be the reason. Jugg.png RainingPain17 Talk
18:01, May 1, 2015 (UTC)
Most commonly, this is an issue for Internet Explorer users - we hope to add IE11 support in the new VisualEditor in the future, however. Kirkburn  talk  contr    14:44, May 5, 2015 (UTC)

IP Editing[]

How come in some wikis, IPs aren't allowed to edit? -- We're beautiful, like diamonds in the sky... 14:45, October 18, 2015 (UTC)

That's because of COPPA. You must be 13 years minimum to make an account, but on some wikias the theme also interests people younger than 13 years and then these people also want to make an account, but it's not allowed. That's how I understood it.  Harry granger   Talk | contribs  15:13, October 18, 2015 (UTC)
In addition to the above, I would also suggest reading over User blog:BertH/Anonymous editing and your community - it has more background about the choice. Kirkburn  talk  contr    20:06, October 19, 2015 (UTC)

Unable to save changes[]

I tried to fix wikicode error in Where No Fan Has Gone Before/References, but the change just doesn't save. I tried it twice... Not sure if this is the right place to report that, sorry if it's not. Also what's with the link above being red when the article most definitely exists? Tevik (talk) 19:03, October 3, 2016 (UTC)

I don't know why you think this article exists. Red colour means, that the article definitely does not exist.  Harry granger | Talk | contribs 
19:15, October 3, 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't realise I'm not in Futurama wikia anymore :D. Nevermind that one. So anyway, the problem I described arose in Futurama wikia. Tevik (talk) 20:42, October 3, 2016 (UTC)
Tevik, could you send in a report to Special:Contact/bug about this, with info about what you were trying to do? Thanks! Kirkburn  talk  contr    21:16, October 3, 2016 (UTC)

Help me[]

Initially, when i create and/or edit pages, doing the tags with three "=" or two "=", depending on as needed..was an easy process. Just do so, and it works. Now with my most recent wiki (one for a book I'm going to be publishing next month), I have to click source code to do so. Okay, no big deal..that's one click. Right? WRONG! Now I have to do so, enter the code, hit save..and end up with "nowiki" Tags preventing my page from being formatted from the obvious way I wanted it to be, even though I WANT it to be formatted and never asked for those no wiki tags! Okay, you'd think..sure backspacing them is extremely tedious and annoying, surely the problem stops there right? WRONG! Sometimes the no wiki tags don't appear at all, and the page just refuses to be formatted correctly for no apparent reason, no matter what you do! I've tried spacing them, as sometimes in the past that fixed the issue when the no wiki tags that are obviously there when they shouldn't be..NEVER SHOW UP IN THE SOURCE CODE..but NOPE, that doesn't work anymore either! At this point I feel the urge to bash my head on a nearby wall because nothing seems to be working! PLEASE, somebody help me! I'm sick of this happening everytime I create and/or edit a page! SephiVA (talk) 17:35, February 26, 2017 (UTC)



Are you switching between Classic and Source editor in the middle of editing? -- Cube-shaped garbage can 17:40, February 26, 2017 (UTC)
Have you tried to skip a line after the two tags?--latest?cb=20170210135758&path-prefix=itCavaX™Beep! 17:42, February 26, 2017 (UTC)

No, I'm not switching in the middle of editing. What do you mean by skip a line after editing? SephiVA (talk) 17:44, February 26, 2017 (UTC)SephiVA

At this.--latest?cb=20170210135758&path-prefix=itCavaX™Beep! 17:47, February 26, 2017 (UTC)

Ah. Yeah, I'd already done so. But I decided to hit enter twice instead of just once, and that somehow fixed the issue. I feel like your comment inspired me to try that so: THANK YOU! SephiVA (talk) 18:39, February 26, 2017 (UTC)SephiVA

Oh you did some edits too lol. Well, either way, thanks again!SephiVA (talk) 18:43, February 26, 2017 (UTC)SephiVA

No problem,:-)--latest?cb=20170210135758&path-prefix=itCavaX™Beep! 15:30, February 27, 2017 (UTC)

Multiple problems in editing[]

There seems to be a new problem for me when I edit at ANY site including pictures. I use Chrome to edit but I tried Internet Explorer and Firefox all have the same problem which is when I click the 'edit' button on a sub heading it doesn't loads the same with pictures when I click on any picture it just shows blank, besides I can only access Classic Editor when I click Visual Editor the same it doesn't loads and something else the pin thing that appears on every edit section on an article is invisible to me this all problem didn't change since I tried restarting my laptop or even my alternate account it stays the same so what is happening to me exactly this problem started recently and to be honest I'm very confused why did this suddenly happened to me so I'd seriously appreciate If anybody would help me if they understand the situation I'm in, it I don't know if this is a bug or not. Rei Furuya (talk) 08:14, December 14, 2018 (UTC)  

Preferred editor reverts to VisualEditor[]

How come you set your preferred editor to Classic or Source, but after some time it reverts back to VisualEditor? It happened to me just today, is it because of a refresh in the server? Ready to rock! (talk) 20:04, January 28, 2019 (UTC)

Hey there, I don't think there has been any changes to how the preferred source editor works. Individual wikis may be running tests on how users edit based on the type of editor they first see, however, which may be overriding user preferences. noreplyz talk 03:17, January 29, 2019 (UTC)

We have to edit when we log in

I'm having a similar issue since the update to UCP. It's frequently kicking me back to the visual editor. --ThatSlowTypingGuy (talk) 16:38, January 9, 2021 (UTC)


Is there a way to send feedback to FANDOM? I want to submit a suggestion but I don’t want to contact them directly.


Special:Contact would be the way, but its contacting Fandom directly. --Little Red 02:53, June 3, 2020 (UTC)

Visual editor is bugged[]

Now here I am writing some stuff on my wiki. Then after I finished it, and started using the visual editor again, the visual editor shows nothing. Saving it will clear everything on the page.

I now have to go to source editing then to visual for this matter. I am much more inclined with the visual editor so yeah.

Is it my computer or is it the server?

BTW, I'm using the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. It's technically still Google Chrome in itself but I think it's because of its lack os support for this browser.

TInt'lD (talk) 06:35, September 9, 2020 (UTC)

Editing Area in UCP[]

Since the switchover to UCP I've been having trouble with the editing area on my wiki being very small and restricted. It does not appear at all like images of it that I'm seeing elsewhere. I can see maybe 18 lines of text at most, not that many many more that I'm used to.

Using the zoom function on my browser to zoom out makes the text unreadable. I'm using 1280 X 720 screen resolution which has never been an issue in the past. It just seems like the current layout is cluttering the screen with too much junk. I would be grateful for any assistance in remedying this. --ThatSlowTypingGuy (talk) 16:47, January 9, 2021 (UTC)

    • 100% Agreed. This is ridiculous. There's far too much vertical clutter so the actual editable portion of my browser window is barely a third of the total height of my screen. Editing used to be a much easier and smoother experience but the miniscule height of the editing window turns it into a nightmare of constant scrolling, losing your place in the page, being unable to see entire tables/infoboxes and other difficulties.
    • It's been six months since ThatSlowTypingGuy's query. Does anyone have a response for this? -- Luigi13 (talk) 19:27, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

I can't edit with classic source editor anymore (even if I set my preference to edit with classic source editor). :'( GurgiFan57 (talk) 18:01, 9 August 2021 (UTC)

this is a test edit

Strikethrough button[]

Under the old editing format, we had a strike through button on the top left of the editing buttons alongside bold, italic, and underline, but it was removed for the updated edit version some time ago. Can the strikethrough button be added back? It would make things a lot easier in some areas where I edit. Ryan1000 16:44, 1 January 2022 (UTC)