Help:Editing pages

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It's very easy to edit the contents of a wiki page:

  • Click the "Edit" page tab at the top of the page.
  • Make changes to the text.
  • Click the "Save page" button.

Rules, conventions and formatting

Before you edit articles in our wiki, we ask you to please read our Style guidelines. Using the correct formatting and layout will make the wiki easier to understand and to maintain for everyone.

Edit summary

Before you save a change, you can enter a short note in the "Summary" box describing your changes. Don't worry too much about this, or spend too much time thinking about it: just put in a short description of what you just changed. For example, you might say "fixed typo" or "added more information about sunflowers".

This summary gets stored alongside your edit, and allows people to track changes in the wiki more effectively.

Preview

It's a good idea to use the "Show preview" button to see what your changes will look like before you save them. This isn't something to worry about too much, but it's good to get into the habit of eliminating mistakes in your own work by using a preview before saving, rather than saving then having to do another edit just to make one or more minor corrections.

Discussion

Every article has its own "talk page" where you can ask questions, make suggestions, or discuss corrections. See Help:Talk pages.

When you write a comment in the discussion page, prefix it with your username and timestamp by clicking the signature button in the edit box, or you can just type

--~~~~ Comment text

See Help_talk:Editing_pages for an example.

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