How to Edit Pages - Quickstart

The first step is to become a member of Wikidot and get edit rights. See How to edit Fancyclopedia? to learn how to join.

To edit the page you are on, simply click on the edit button at the bottom of the page. This will open an editor.

To go to a page that you want to edit, enter its name at "Type page name & press Enter" to the right. Then click the edit button at the bottom of the page to edit it. If the page doesn't already exist, just type in material and save it. Now it exists.

Fancyclopedia is a wiki and they work by using simple markup to create links, show italics and the like. Here is the basic markup (which is all 90% of the editors ever need):

Markup Result
Here's a hyperlink to the [[[Futurians]]] page. Here's a hyperlink to the Futurians page.
To //italicize something// enclose it in double slashes To italicize something enclose it in double slashes
And **bold** is just as easy. And bold is just as easy.

But even that isn't necessary. Our senior editors try to read everything and will add markup if needed. (Markup is easy for us — it's you who know the facts and stories that will make Fancy 3 better. So just go ahead and write and we'll take care of the rest.

Please visit Documentation pages to learn more.

And here are a few advanced techniques.


Sandboxes
There is (or has been) a sandbox site at http://try.wikidot.com.
You can experiment with editing of pages at such a site.
There may be another at http://sandbox.wikidot.com.