Fram Wikipǣdian
(Edlǣded of Help:Editing)

Þis is efenlǣcung þæs hēafodhelptrametes æt Meta. Ne ādiht þisne tramet. Ādihtunga bēoþ forloren in þǣre nīehstan ednīwunge of þǣm hēafodtramete. Sēo þone fōtdǣl for furðran gefrǣge ymbe ādihtunge þæs helpes.

Editing overview

Starting a new page

  1. Page name


  1. Bendas
  2. Piped bendas
  3. Interwiki linking
  4. Variables
  5. URLs
  6. Anchors
  7. Footnotes


  1. Formulas
  2. Lists
  3. Tables
  4. HTML in wikitext
  5. Image & File uploads
  6. Image page


  1. Sections
  2. Templates
  3. Categories
  4. Edlǣdunga
  5. Namanstedas
  6. Renaming (moving) a page

Fixing mistakes and vandalism

  1. Reverting edits
  2. Testing

Saving effort

  1. Editing shortcuts
  2. Editing toolbar
  3. Magic words


  1. Edit summary
  2. Mōtungtramet
  3. Edit conflict
  4. Minor edit

Syndrige bōcstafas

  1. Rūnstafas
  2. Turkish characters
  3. Romanian characters


  1. WikiHiero syntax — warning: lots of images! (for Egyptian hieroglyphs)
  2. EasyTimeline syntax

Frequently Asked Questions

This editing overview has a lot of wikitext examples. You may want to keep this page open in a separate browser window for reference while you edit.

Each of the topics covered here is covered somewhere else in more detail. Please look in the box on the right for the topic you are interested in.

Editing basics[adiht | adiht fruman]

Start editing
To start editing a MediaWiki page, click on the "Edit this page" (or just "edit") link at one of its edges. This will bring you to the edit page: a page with a text box containing the wikitext: the editable source code from which the server produces the webpage. If you just want to experiment, please do so in the sandbox, not here.
Summarize your changes
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.
Preview before saving
When you have finished, press preview to see how your changes will look -- before you make them permanent. Repeat the edit/preview process until you are satisfied, then click "Save" and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.

Help:Wikitext quick reference

Help:Editing tips and tricks

Lȳtla ādihtunga[adiht | adiht fruman]

A logged-in user can mark an edit as "minor". Minor edits are generally spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearrangement of text. Users may choose to hide minor edits when viewing Recent Changes.

Marking a significant change as a minor edit is considered bad Wikiquette. If you have accidentally marked an edit as minor, make a dummy edit, verify that the "[ ] This is a minor edit" check-box is unchecked, and explain in the edit summary that the previous edit was not minor.

See also[adiht | adiht fruman]

Ūtanwearde bendas[adiht | adiht fruman]

Wikipǣdia-specific content[adiht fruman]


Links to other help pages[adiht fruman]

Help contents - all pages in the Help namespace: Meta Wikibooks Commons: Wikinews Wikipedia Wikiquote Wikisource Wiktionary

Reading: Overview | Go | Search | URL | Namespace | Page name | Section | Link | Backlinks | Piped link | Interwiki link | Redirect | Variable | Category
Tracking changes: Recent | (enhanced) | Related | Watching pages | Page history | Diff | User contributions | Edit summary | Minor edit
Logging in and preferences: Logging in | Preferences | User style
Editing: Overview | New page | Images/files | Image description page | Special characters | Formula | Table | EasyTimeline | Template intro | Renaming (moving) a page | Automatic conversion of wikitext | Talk page | Testing | rlc

Copies of this page on other projects: Meta (master page) | Wikibooks | Wikicommons | Wikinews | Wikipedia | Wikiquote | Wikisource | Wiktionary | For other languages see Meta

This page is a copy of the master help page at Meta, with project-specific templates inserted. To change it, either edit the master help page for all projects at m:Help:Ādihtung, or edit the project-specific text at Template:Phh:Ādihtung (the extra text at the top of this help page) and Template:Ph:Ādihtung (the extra text at the bottom, before the links to other help pages). You are welcome to copy the exact wikitext from the master page at Meta and paste it into this page at any time.