Camerapedia's brief overview on helpful Wiki Syntax Edit

  • '''fat''' lets appear the word fat like this: fat
  • ''italic'' lets appear the word italic like this: italic

Lists Edit

  • simple list: A simple list is a text block with several lines. Each line begins with an asterisk symbol (*) followed by a blank
  • indexed simple list: Each line begins with an hash symbol (#) followed by a blank

Linking Edit

  • LINK: A simple link looks like [ so and so] and appears as so and so

Better link to contents of camerapedia first. External links are usually put at the end of a camerapedia article.

  • LINK inside camerapedia: [[so and so]]
  • LINK inside camerapedia with synonym: [[so and so|soso]]
  • You can link to a singular version of a page with a plural word by doing this [[lens]]es which renders like this lenses.
  • If you'd like to link to a category, you can do something like this [[:Category:lens makers|lens makers]] which renders like this lens makers.

Pics Edit

The most important feature in a photographic wiki is the placement of Pictures. This wiki has no special tags for images. Use

<div class="floatright"> image-address </div> for images on the right side of the browserwindow,


<div class="floatleft"> image-address </div> for images on the left side of the browserwindow

remind the page when you want to offer an image

chapters, text structure Edit

  • A chapter begins with a headline enclosed in two double equal signs (==)
  • Further structuring of a camerapedia article is possible by sub-headlines enclosed in two triple or quadruple equal signs (===, ====)


  • it's always good to know the Camerapedia quality standards
  • If you want to stop the wiki from turning certain text into "wiki text", you can use the <nowiki></nowiki> tags. Anything between these tags shouldn't be altered by the wiki software.
  • If you know that the topic of your article needs much more information than you actually are able to write into it, then give it the special categorization {{stub}}

Wikia editing helpEdit

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

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 "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.

Further help and feedback

Community content is available under GFDL unless otherwise noted.