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Welcome to the editing help page! Use this page whenever you need assistance using the wiki markup!

Text formatting

Creating italicized or bold text is the simplest rule — simply use the apostrophe character in groups of two or three to create the style. (Be sure to use the "straight" apostrophe and not the curved "smart quote" characters used in some text editors and word processors!)

What you type What you see
''italicized text'' italicized text
'''bold text''' bold text
'''''italicized and bold text''''' italicized and bold text

To create a tabbed list or a block of text using a monospace font, start the line with a space. (Be sure not to make the line too long, or it will stretch the page horizontally!) Text can also be indented in blockquotes using the colon character.

What you type What you see
Preformatted text
Preformatted text
: Indented text
Indented text

Lists

Both unordered and numbered lists are simple to create as well: simply use the asterisk or hash characters at the beginning of a line to create the entry. To create nested lists, simply add an extra asterisk or hash to the front of the line. You can even mix and match the kinds of list in a single group!

What you type What you see
* Item One
* Item Two
  • Item One
  • Item Two
# Item One
# Item Two
  1. Item One
  2. Item Two
* Item One
** Item Two
  • Item One
    • Item Two
* Item One
*# Item Two
  • Item One
    1. Item Two
; term : definition
term 
definition

Links and URLs

In a wiki, it's important to help build the web by creating links to other articles in every appropriate context. Use the following techniques to create "free links" to other Hurricane Wiki articles:

What you type What you see
[[Hurricane Jeanne]] Hurricane Jeanne
[[Tropical Cyclone|a tropical cyclone]] a tropical cyclone
[[This article doesn't exist]] This article doesn't exist
[[Hurricane Wiki:Policies and guidelines]] Hurricane Wiki:Policies and guidelines
[[Hurricane Wiki:Policies and guidelines|]] Policies and guidelines

You can also make external links to other websites using the following formatting rules:

What you type What you see
[[Wikipedia:Hurricane]] Wikipedia:Hurricane
[[Wikipedia:Hurricane|Hurricane]] Hurricane
http://www.hurricanes.wikia.com/ http://www.hurricanes.wikia.com/
[http://www.hurricanes.wikia.com/] [1]
[http://www.hurricanes.wikia.com/ Cyclopedia] Cyclopedia

Sections

If an article is long enough, you can divide the page into different section. Hurricane Wiki will automatically generate a table of contents based on the content for all articles with more than three sections.

You can also create a horizontal divider by using four dashes in a row.

What you type What you see
== Header Two == Header Two
=== Header Three === Header Three
==== Header Four ==== Header Four
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Images and other media

See: Help: Image markup

Tables

See: Help: Table markup

Mathematical formulae

See: Help: Math markup

Variables

The MediaWiki software has a number of built-in variables for common elements that may change depending on the date.

Code Effect
{{CURRENTMONTH}} 11
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} November
{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}} November
{{CURRENTDAY}} 13
{{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Wednesday
{{CURRENTYEAR}} 2019
{{CURRENTTIME}} 08:16
{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} 183

NUMBEROFARTICLES is the number of pages in the main namespace which contain a link and are not a redirect (i.e. number of articles, stubs containing a link, and disambiguation pages).

See also: Help:Template

Suppressing markup

It's also possible to tell MediaWiki to ignore any of the above rules using a simple tag:

What you type What you see
<nowiki>'''text here'''</nowiki> '''text here'''
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 "Publish" 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 or Community Apps.

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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