Help:Editing

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Creating a page

A red link such as Help:Non-existent page indicates that the page does not exist. Clicking on it will bring you to a page where the first version of it can be written and saved.

A second option to create a new page is to type the full name of the page you wish to create into the Search box. This will bring you to a page that says There is currently no text in this page, you can search for this page title in other pages or edit this page. with links to the search page, or the edit page where you can then write and save the page.

Another way to create a new page is to navigate to the URL directly. For example, typing out http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Help:Non-existent page onto the browser's URL address bar and hitting the enter button will achieve the same effect as clicking on the red link above.

Creating a subpage

To create a subpage of another page, use any of the 3 options above to create the page with the following naming: Original page name/Subpage name using the forward slash (/) to indicate the separation between the original page, and the subpage.

Editing syntax

Description You type You get
Applies anywhere
Italicise text

''italic''

italic

Bold text

'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Internal link

(within Guild Wars Wiki)

[[name of page]]
[[name of page|display text]]

name of page
display text

Internal link to image

[[:Image:Guild Wars logo.png]]

Image:Guild Wars logo.png

Internal link to category

[[:Category:Guild Wars Wiki]]

Category:Guild Wars Wiki

Redirect to another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Target page

External link

(to other websites)

[http://www.example.org]
[http://www.example.org display text]
http://www.example.org

[1]
display text
http://www.example.org

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on talk pages

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Applies only at the beginning of the line
Headings

A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article.

= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
====== Level 6 ======

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Level 6
Indented lines and paragraphs

: First paragraph.
:: Second paragraph.
::: Third paragraph.

First paragraph.
Second paragraph.
Third paragraph.
Bullet list

* one
* two
** two point one
* three

  • one
  • two
    • two point one
  • three
Numbered list

# one
# two
## two point one
# three

  1. one
  2. two
    1. two point one
  3. three
 
Image

[[Image:Guild Wars logo.png|200px]]

Guild Wars logo.png

 
Thumbnail image

[[Image:Guild Wars logo.png|thumb|Caption text]]

Caption text

Moving a page

You can rename a page by moving it to another more appropriate name. The "Move" link at the top of the page allows you to move it. You must be logged in to be able to see the "Move" link. You cannot move a page to a name that already exists.

After successfully moving a page, the old name will contain a redirect to the new name, allowing all the old links to continue to work properly. It is not necessary to purposely change all existing links to the old name to the new name, unless the old name was misleading.

Before saving changes

Once you've edited in your changes, before actually saving them, make use of the "Show preview" button to preview how your changes would look like after you saved. Avoid saving too often or saving just to see what it looks like. Each page save will generate an entry in recent changes. Repeated trivial and unnecessary saves tend to clutter up that list and inconvenience users who make use of that list to watch for vandals or misinformed edits.

See also