SeattleWiki uses a special code called Wiki markup for formatting the text and images in an article. The Wiki markup used while editing a page will determine how the text looks and what links and images are in the page.

If you are not sure how all this works or are afraid to break something, don't worry! Just do what you can and someone will come around and fix it later. That's the nice thing about wikis! Otherwise, feel free to send email.

Making linksEdit

  • To make an internal link, one that points to another page on this wiki, whether it exists or not, use double-brackets:
I like visiting the [[Wallingford]] neighborhood.
--> I like visiting the Wallingford neighborhood.
  • You can also give the link a different name by adding a "|name" to it, for example:
You may want to check out the [[General resources|resources]] page.
--> You may want to check out the resources page.
  • To link to an external URL, you can simply include it and it will automatically be linked. If you'd like to give it a title, put the URL between brackets, followed by the title. For example:
There's more info about parks at
--> There's more info about parks at
Don't forget the [ Seattle parks department] website.
--> Don't forget the Seattle parks department website.
  • SeattleWiki also has some built-in links to other wikis and useful websites, called interwiki links; see the Interwiki page for what they are and how to use them.
We live in [[Wikipedia:Seattle, Washington, USA|Seattle]].
--> We live in Seattle.
You may want to take [[Metro:007|number 7 bus]] to get there
-->You may want to take number 7 bus to get there

Text formattingEdit

  • You can use bold and italics in your text by using single apostrophes:
Two apostrophes is ''italic'', and three is '''bold'''
-->Two apostrophes is italic, and three is bold
  • You can make bullet-point and numbered lists by using * and # respectively:
   * A bullet point
   * Another bullet point!
   ** A sub-bullet point

   # A numbered list
   # The next number

Using images Edit

If you'd like to add an image to a page, first you have to upload it. Make sure you are uploading pictures that are either not copyrighted, or can be used under fair use!

Once you've uploaded the picture, return to your article and add it by using


If you want to have it be a thumbnail, and align nicely inside the page, you can do so easily by using wiki markup like

[[Image:imagename.jpg|right|thumb|This is the image caption]]

More advanced features Edit

See AlsoEdit


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

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