Help:Editing pages

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PZwiki uses Mediawiki, a free software wiki engine licensed under the GNU General Public License. On this help page, you will find a user guide to help you start editing pages on this wiki. Anyone can edit any unprotected page and improve articles immediately for all readers, all you need to do is register. Any contribution made is appreciated, even if it is just adding a single line of text, or fixing someone else's typo. Don't worry about making a mistake, or doing the wrong thing, because the PZwiki rules are very relaxed and the admins are friendly; we're just grateful for the time put in, so be bold and start editing.

Start editing

To start editing a wiki page, click on the "Edit" page tab at the top of the page. 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. Whether you know how to use wikitext or not, it doesn't really matter, only writing sentences and fixing grammar is actually more helpful.

Edit summary

Before you save any changes, you should write a short note in the "Summary" box below the editing field. Don't worry too much about this, it just allows other contributors to recognise the changes you've made. You can keep it short and simple as well as using shorthand to describe your changes, like "fixed typo", or "+recipes", indicating you added to the recipes.

Preview

When you have finished, press "Show preview" to see how your changes will look before they're made permanent. Repeat the edit/preview process until you are satisfied, then click "Save changes" and your changes will be applied to the article.

Show Changes

Another option is the "Show changes" button which allows you to see the differences between the current version and your edited version.

Other types of editing

With wiki edits you can start a new page or move/rename a page:

Remember you should always aim to improve the overall contents of the wiki with your edits.

Discussion

Every article has its own "Discussion" page where you can ask questions, make suggestions, or discuss corrections.