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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

When 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 West Wing 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

Joe is talking to President Bartlet.
Jane is talking to the President.

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

Joe is talking to [[President Bartlet]].<br />
Jane is talking to the [[President Bartlet|President]].

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

Wheresthebrain

or four for user name plus date/time:

Wheresthebrain 01:49, 3 Jan 2005 (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 [[Master Chief]]

External links: Wikipedia, [1]

External links:
[http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia],
[http://www.wikipedia.org]

Or just give the URL: http://www.bungie.net

Or just give the URL:
http://www.bungie.net

To connect in between Wikis use the Interwiki code West Wing on Wikipedia

[[Wikipedia:The West Wing|West Wing on Wikipedia]]

If you are linking from another wikia to West Wing then use the following code:

[[w:c:westwing]]

Character Formatting

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

Wikis based on the new Unified Community Platform (UCP) may look or behave differently to what is described below.
See this page for more information on the new platform.
VisualEditor

The VisualEditor

Wikia editor2

The classic editor

Editing on Fandom is as simple as clicking the "Edit" button on a page. Doing so will take you to an edit page where you can make changes to the page and add new information and media, correct errors, or update the formatting.

Depending on whether you are logged in or not, you may receive a different editing experience:

Help:VisualEditor
Most anonymous and newer users will see the VisualEditor. It's an editing experience based around showing you an accurate visual representation of your changes.
Help:Classic editor
Other users will see the classic editor, including the older visual editing experience and basic source wikitext editing.

Quick tips

  • Once you are in an editor, you can use the available tools to quickly add and remove information, change the formatting, add new images and videos, update the page's layout, and much more! Once you're done making your changes, just click the "Save page" button to update the page.
  • 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.
  • If you want to edit a page without clicking the "Edit" button, you can press E on your keyboard, and the page will automatically load the preferred editor.
  • Editing is not yet possible through the Fandom app.

Choosing an editor

Logged in users can choose their default editor from a dropdown list in their user preferences (found here).

Setting Meaning
VisualEditor Shows the VisualEditor on all communities.
Classic rich-text editor
(where available)
Shows the classic rich-text editor where available.
If not, the source editor is shown.
Source editor Shows the basic source editor on all communities.

Anonymous users will almost always see the VisualEditor by default. In a few specific cases, the VisualEditor may not be available on a particular community.

Additionally, the alternative editors can still be found under the Edit button dropdown - for example, you can still access the classic editor from the dropdown even if the VisualEditor is the default.

Further help and feedback

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