Wikipedia:How to edit a page

A quick guide to Touhouwiki style:

Creating and linking pages: To link to a page, simply put the name of the page in brackets, like this: [[a link]]. This also creates the page if it doesn't exist yet. From there, you can click on the link to start editing it. You can also use a bar to link using a different name, so that [[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil|EoSD]] looks like this: EoSD.

Discussion pages: These act as open forums to discuss how a page should be organized. You can sign your name by placing four tildes, like so: ~~~~. This shows up as: J5983 00:14, 23 Jul 2005 (PDT) (with your name, of course). You can also put a horizontal line using four dashes:


if you want to start discussion on another topic about that page.

Categories: These are created by simply putting a link [[Category:xxx]] somewhere in the target page, preferably at the very bottom. This automatically creates the links both to and from the category page and target page. It makes organizing things much easier. For example, we use Category:Bestiary and Category:Locations to act as encyclopedia indexes. The categories for Category:Summarize and Category:Untranslated act as points to show where the wiki could use more work. To link to the actual category page, use a colon in front: [[:Category:Locations]] shows up as Category:Locations.

Templates: These are simple forms to fill out that automatically format and put information on a page. The simplest example is the {stub} template, which puts a short message on the page stating that it needs content, and automatically puts it in the Article stubs category. A more complex example is here: Template:Infobox Touhou. Check out the edit page on any game frontpage to see how to use it.

Images: You can put images in the wiki by uploading them here: Special:Upload then linking to them using an image link: [[Image:name]]. Use thumbnails for the larger ones. You can go to the image board [1] to see and post lots of them.

There's a lot more you can do in terms of formatting (like using HTML), but you can use the help page linked above and check out the edit pages on the wiki to learn more. Try playing in the sandbox. If you don't know where to start, you can check out the Touhou Wiki:Community Portal to see what needs work. We hope to see you contributing soon!


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:

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

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.