How to Edit a wiki page using the Source Editor

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How to Edit a page using the Source Editor

  1. You must be logged into your wiki account to Edit new or existing wiki pages.
  2. Click on the Edit Source tab on the page you will be editing. (Note: Clicking on the Edit tab will use the Visual Editor instead of the Source Editor to edit this page).
  3. This brings up the Edit page with the source text and markup showing in the Edit Zone.
  4. The Edit Zone is where you can type/copy/paste in your new text, and make any other changes to the text as needed.
  5. If you forget the markup syntax for showing Bold or Italic text, or the format for links, you can use the Edit Tool Bar showing to the left just above the Edit Zone to insert a markup example of several of the edit options such as Bold, Italic, Internal Wiki Link and External Link.
  6. And remember, you don't have to worry about messing anything up! Any saved changes can very easily be 'undone' if necessary.
  7. Before you Save your changes, you should always press the Show Preview button to make sure your changes display properly. If necessary, you can make more changes and then Preview again as needed, before Saving.
  8. If you decide you want to cancel all of your current changes and start over with your Edit, press the Cancel button.
  9. When everything looks Ok, press Save Changes, and your changes will be saved, and the new version of the wiki page will be displayed.
  10. Note: Before you Save your changes, there are two checkboxes above the Save Changes button that you should be aware of, and set as you wish:
  • Watch this page - If this option is checked, this page will be added to your Watchlist. (See the Watchlist Email Notifications section on the Help page for further information on how the Watchlist works.
  • This is a minor edit - If you only made a minor change to this wiki page (ie corrected a misspelling or grammar error), you should check this option. If a page edit is flagged as a minor edit, any users that are Watching this page will NOT be notified via email.

Editing Tips:

  • If you are doing a major edit of a wiki page, it's a good idea to do your editing one section at a time, and then Preview/Save the changes as you finish each section. Then, if you lose your internet connection, or decide you want to cancel and start over for a section, you would only lose your most recent changes.
  • Be sure to check the This is a minor edit checkbox when relevant to avoid sending out unnecessary email notifications to users that are Watching that page.

How to UnDo a (Saved) Edit

  1. If you need to UnDo your last (Saved) Edit of a wiki page, that is easy to do.
  2. You must be logged into your wiki account.
  3. On the wiki page with the edit to be undone, click on the View History tab.
  4. That will bring up a list of the recent (Saved) Edits that have been made for this page, with the current and previous versions of this page selected for comparison.
  5. Press the Compare selected revisions button to bring up a page highlighting the differences between the two selected revisions.
  6. On the right will be your latest revision. Near the top of the page, click on the UnDo link for your latest revision. This will then bring up an Edit page showing the source text for the page with your latest changes UnDone.
  7. You can Preview the page to make sure it is correct (and make further changes if necessary), and then Save Changes to save and display the new version of the wiki page.