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Many users likely know how to enter a URL to access the webpage of a wiki, search for a desired page directly from that wiki, or even press the "Edit" button on a page - but how does one go about actually editing? This page will guide users through the basic tips and tricks on editing.
Pressing the "Edit" button opens up an editor that allows a user to make changes to a mainspace page. Among these changes can vary from adding new information and media, correcting errors, or updating the formatting. Before proceeding to edit any page, however, a user is expected to sign up for a Fandom account in order to edit on the Toontown Rewritten Wiki.


We get it - not everyone is an expert and most users would like to experiment so they can brush up on their editing skills. Luckily, we have the perfect place to do just that: the Sandbox. Feel free to use the Sandbox without fear of changing serious content.


Italics and bold

To italicize or bold, the word or phrase must be surrounded by multiple apostrophes.
  • ''italics'' is shown as italics when using two apostrophes.
  • '''bold''' is shown as bold when using three apostrophes.
  • '''''italicized bold''''' is shown as italicized bold when using five apostrophes.


Headings are generally used to separate more than one topic into different sections without clogging up the entire page, which makes the page itself look nicer and well organized. The best part about headings is that a nifty table of contents automatically generates once there at least three headings and allows for easy navigation. In fact, it may sound surprising to know that headings are used on this very page.
The main heading can be created by using two equal signs.
A subheading can be created by using three equal signs.
Another subheading can be created by using four equal signs.
====Subheading 2====
Once again, another subheading can be created by using five equal signs.
=====Subheading 3=====


Believe it or not, this entire page was constructed with every piece of text that had been indented. To indent text, add a colon at the beginning of a line. The more colons that are used, the further the text will be indented.
Typing the following:
:This is a
::secret message.
would appear as:
This is a
secret message.

Bullet points

Remember the bullet points in the "Italics and bold" subsection? Now it is time to learn about bullet points. To create a bullet point, add an asterisk at the beginning of a line. The more asterisks that are used, the further the text will be indented.
Typing the following:
*This was
*written by
*Sir Max
**(But not really.)
would appear as:
  • This was
  • written by
  • Sir Max
    • (But not really.)

Numbered lists

Numbered lists work the same way as indentation and bullet points but with a hashtag (number sign).
Typing the following:
#Sift together flour, salt, and leavener in a separate bowl.
#Mix together milk, flavoring, and oil in another bowl.
#Add an egg and continue to mix.
##All of the above steps come from a recipe for Baker Bridget’s famous cupcakes. Delicious!
would appear as:
  1. Sift together flour, salt, and leavener in a separate bowl.
  2. Mix together milk, flavoring, and oil in another bowl.
  3. Add an egg and continue to mix.
    1. All of the above steps come from a recipe for Baker Bridget’s famous cupcakes. Delicious!


Internal links

Internal links are used to reference pages that exist here on the Toontown Rewritten Wiki. It is essential that links are implemented to help users navigate through the site. Linking to a page that does not yet exist will make the link red.
To link to another page, add square brackets to the title.
Typing [[Doctor Surlee]] would appear as Doctor Surlee.
To link to another page while using different word choice or phrasing other than the title to make certain sentences flow better, add a divider.
Typing [[Flippy|President of the Toon Council]] would appear as President of the Toon Council.
To link to a specific section of a page, add a hashtag and write the title of that section. Note that this is generally done by also including the divider shown in the above step for sentence fluency.
Typing [[Slappy#The rightful ruler]] would appear as Slappy#The rightful ruler.
Unless the page has a redirect title and depending on the word(s), some pages are better off being linked in plural form. Adding extra letters after the square brackets become part of the link.
Typing [[Bean Counter]]s would appear as Bean Counters.

Interwiki links

There are circumstances where we may want to link to a page from a different wiki in case we want to use that page as a reference for having some kind of connection to Toontown. Rather than typing the full URL, it is easier to perform the following steps. (And granted, we could not pass up on the opportunity to link to the wiki of another fanmade game with the name "Rewritten".)
Typing [[w:c:club-penguin-rewritten:Club Penguin Rewritten]] would appear as w:c:club-penguin-rewritten:Club Penguin Rewritten.
A divider can once again be used in this instance as well.
Typing [[w:c:club-penguin-rewritten:Club Penguin Rewritten|Club Penguin Rewritten]] would appear as Club Penguin Rewritten.

External links

External links can be done by simply linking the URL of a webpage outside of Wikia.
To link to a webpage with selected word choice or phrasing, press space after typing the URL and add one square bracket at each end of the link.
Typing [] would appear as
Alternatively, our “Plainlink” template can be used to link to a webpage without the little blue arrow that is normally attached at the end of a link.
Typing {{Plainlink|}} would appear as


Redirects are alternate titles for a page that was renamed. If there is a page with a redirect title, simply link to the page using that title. Using either the current or redirect title will still link to the same page, but there can only be one redirect at a time. When the page is renamed again, the current title then becomes the new redirect and the previous redirect no longer links to the page.
The Doctor Fissionton page has a redirect title called "The Two".


Templates are much different than normal mainspace pages, and are almost always used for displaying the same content across multiple pages at once. What makes a template so unique is that the template page itself is the only thing that needs to be updated if there is ever a need for significant changes. No user would ever have to manually edit every single page.
Adding a template onto a page requires using two curly brackets at each end of the template name.
Typing {{Item}} would appear as:

Instead of actually adding the template itself, perhaps a user may just want to link to the template page.
Typing [[Template:Item]] would appear as Template:Item.
As always, a divider never fails to come in handy.
Typing [[Template:Item|Item]] would appear as Item.
Wikis based on the new Unified Community Platform (UCP) may look or behave differently to what is described below.
See this page for more information on the new platform.

The VisualEditor (UCP)

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.

Legacy editing

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.
Source Editor at Mobile

The source editor on a Mobile

VisualEditor at Mobile

The VisualEditor on a Mobile

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 "Save page" 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.

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.

UCP editing

New Visual Editor

The VisualEditor on a UCP wiki

New Source Editor

The source editor on a UCP wiki

2010 editor

The 2010 Editor or WikiEditor on a UCP wiki

On UCP Wikis you can either use new MediaWiki Visual Editor or its wikitext source mode or 2010 editor[1]. The RTE, the Visual Editor and the source editor are no longer available.

Wikis on the UCP framework got a different editing experience, without the feature modules to the right, a modern toolbar, and a wider edit area. You will also realize, that the UCP Wikis edit page is missing the Wiki logo, which always linked to the main page.

Show changes, Preview and Save can be found at the bottom of the editor window.

When you are on the edit page, on top of the edit window you can see which editor you are using. You also can use the drop-down menu to switch to the other editor instead. Your preferred editor can be chosen on "Special:Preferences→Editing→Preferred editor".

Users, who are not logged in, will start with the new MediaWiki Visual Editor when they click on edit. They easily can switch to the source editor.

Please also readMore about editing on UCP

Further help and feedback


  1. MisterWoodhouse Blog
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