Wikituneup:How to edit a page

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Anyone can edit a page on Wikituneup as long as the page is not protected. Anyone in this context presently means, anyone with a registered account. This restriction will be lifted in the future. When lifted, there will some pages that will then be labeled as semi-protected which requires you to be a registered user to edit, and if you are not registered you will be denied editing privileges until registered.


Editing is easy. You will notice on the top of each page there is a tab that is labeled "Edit". Also, you will notice that some sections within a page will have an edit link to the right of it, for making changes to a specific section of a page.

After clicking the edit button you will be brought to an editor where you can change the content of the page by using wiki markup language to format the text and other elements of the article.

Never start a line with a leading space unless you want the special formatting it causes. Paragraphs can be separated with a blank line.

When you have finished editing, you should write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box. You may use shorthand to describe your changes, as described in the legend. To see how the page looks with your edits, press the "Show preview" button. To see the differences between the page with your edits and the previous version of the page, press the "Show changes" button. If you're satisfied with what you see, be bold and press the "Save page" button. Your changes will immediately be visible to all Wikipedia users.

Talk (discussion) pages[edit]

Talk pages are similar to articles in that they also have a "new section" tab to start a new section or edit the whole page.

Minor edits[edit]

A check to the "minor edit" box signifies that only superficial differences exist between the version with your edit and the previous version: typo corrections, formatting and presentational changes, rearranging of text without modifying content, etc. A minor edit is a version that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. The "minor edit" option is one of several options available only to registered users.

Major edits[edit]

There are several things that a user can do to ensure that major edits are performed smoothly. Before engaging in a major edit, a user should consider discussing proposed changes on the article discussion/talk page. Once the edit has been completed, the inclusion of an edit summary will assist in documenting the changes. These steps will help all to ensure that major edits are well received by the Wikipedia community.

A major edit should be reviewed to confirm that it is consensual to all concerned editors. Therefore, any change that affects the meaning of an article is major (not minor), even if the edit is a single word.

There are no necessary terms to which you have to agree when doing major edits, but the recommendations above have become best practice. If you do it your own way, the likelihood of your edits being reedited may be higher.

When performing a large edit, it is suggested you periodically, and before pressing 'save page', copy your edits into an external text editor (preferably one without formatting, such as Notepad). This ensures that in the case of a browser crash you will not lose your work. If you are adding substantial amounts of work, it is also a good idea to save changes in stages.

Using Wiki Markup[edit]

Presently we do not have a complete list of all the language used, but if your used to editing wiki sites, then you have no worries! It's all the same. For the time being you can reference the Cheatsheet that was made to show the most common wiki language. Do not forget you can also look at another article throughout the site and click on "edit" or "view source" (depending on page protection), and look at the code that you want to copy and paste so you can recreate the look and feel that another page may have.