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Fri May 13 2022


To successfully edit a Wiki page you need to be aware of Wiki rules and guidelines. There here is a comprehensive guideline for you.

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Tricks On How To Successfully Edit A Wiki Page

The process of editing a Wiki page is pretty easy and straightforward, to be honest. However, knowing how to edit a Wiki page per Wikipedia guidelines is the real challenge.

Editing a Wiki page is essential for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date Wiki page. Sometimes, you may find a mistake on a page, or you want to add new content to it. And so, to edit a Wiki page, you will have to follow the steps given below.

Steps for editing a Wiki page effectively

In this guide, we will divide editing steps into two main categories, which include:

  • Editing an Unprotected Page
  • Editing protected Wiki page

So, let’s start with learning how to write and edit an unprotected Wiki page.

Editing unprotected Wiki page

Step 1: Log in to your account. This is the first step if you already have an account created. However, if you don’t have an account, you can simply create one by clicking “creating an account.” You can also edit a page without an account.

Step 2: Go to the Wiki page or article you want to edit

Step 3: On that page, click the ‘Edit’ icon just above the article itself.

Step 4: Make your edits. This can be correcting mistakes, such as spelling mistakes or wrong information found on the page. Remember to countercheck to ensure that you didn’t delete anything else by mistake or generally made another mistake.

Step 5: Click on ‘Show Preview.’ This allows you to take a look at how your changes will appear before saving your edit.

Step 6: Click ‘Publish Changes or Save Changes.’ After previewing your edits, the final step will be to save your edits. To do so, you will have to click ‘Publish Changes.’ Remember to leave a summary of your edits in the ‘Edit Summary’ section. This is important as it describes the changes you have made.

Editing protected Wiki page

Here are steps on how to edit a Wiki page that is protected:

Step 1: Login or create a Wikipedia account. (But not a must)

Step 2: After that, you can find or go to the protected page you plan to edit.

Step 3: On the Wiki page, click on ‘View Source’

Step 4: Click on ‘Submit Edit Request’ to move to the next step.

Step 5: Carly, state what you want to do by filling the space between {{subst:trim|1= and }} It is crucial that you discuss what you want to do, more so if you intend to do ambiguous edits. 

Step 6: After making your edits click on ‘Show Preview’ to view how your proposed changes will appear published page.

Step 7: When you’re done editing and reviewing your changes, click on ‘Publish changes to the edits.

 And these are all the steps on how to edit a Wiki page.

Frequently asked questions about editing a Wiki page

  • Can I edit the Wiki page without logging in?


Yes, you can edit a page without logging in. But if the Wikip page has blocked your IP from editing, then you won’t be able to do so. Keep In mind that editing without logging in will make your IP address visible to simply anyone viewing that page.

  • How do I create a new heading for the article in the Wiki page entry?


If you do not have the page mover rights, which Wikipedia gives, then you can’t change or alter the title/heading of a Wikipedia article.

  • Do edits appear on a locked account after you’ve requested them?


Yes, but those edits must be approved before appearing on a locked page. This is usually done to protect valuable information from being easily ruined by people.

  • How much does it cost to edit a Wiki page?


Since the amount and complexity of editing a Wiki page vary from person to person (or page to page), then the price will vary. For most minimal changes, the price usually starts from as low as free if you are able to do it yourself. However, to clearly know how much you can be charged for this, contact us and let’s talk.

Final Thoughts

That’s all about how to edit a Wiki page. If you have any questions or need assistance with editing a Wiki page, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can also learn more about editing a Wiki page by going through the Wiki page Editing FAQs.

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