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To edit the Blade and Soul Wiki:

  1. Click the "Edit" tab at the top of the page.
  2. Make your desired changes to the text.
  3. Click the "Save page" button below the edit box.

Your changes will be published to the article!

Editing rules, editing conventions, and formatting[edit source]

The number one rule of wiki editing is to be bold. Go ahead - make changes. Other people can correct any mistakes you make, so have confidence, and give it a try! There are many editing conventions, rules, and philosophies, but the "be bold" rule is the most important of these. However, all rules have exceptions, and you should take care when editing templates, as they can affect hundreds of pages. In this case, you should ask the community or consult with an administrator first.

An edit can contribute whole new paragraphs or pages of information, or it can be as simple as fixing a typo or a spelling mistake. In general, try to add or edit text so that it is clear and concise. Most importantly, make sure you are always aiming to do something which improves the contents of the wiki.

When you need to use some type of formatting, such as for a new headings or bolding of text, use wiki syntax (explained below) or the buttons in the edit toolbar above the edit box.

Edit summary[edit source]

Before you save a change, you can enter a short note in the "Summary:" box describing your changes. Don't worry too much about this, or spend too much time thinking about it: just put in a short description of what you changed. For example, you might say "fixed typo" or "added more information about gameplay".

This summary gets stored alongside your edit and allows people to track changes in the wiki more effectively.

Preview[edit source]

Before you save your changes, it's a good idea to use either the "Show preview" button below the edit box, or the "Preview" tab at the top (they are equivalent) to see what your changes will look. Previewing before saving will help you eliminate any mistakes in your changes that would otherwise have to be fixed after you save.

Show changes[edit source]

Another option is the "Show changes" button which allows you to see the differences between the current version and your edited version. This might take some getting used to for contributors who are not familiar with "diff"-type formatting, but spending a little time getting familiar with this type of display can pay off in the long run.

Other types of editing[edit source]

With wiki edits, you can edit existing pages, create new pages, and upload and edit images:

Remember you should always aim to improve the overall contents of the wiki with your edits.

Discussion[edit source]

Every article has its own "talk page" where you can ask questions, make suggestions, or discuss corrections. You can access talk pages by clicking the "Discussion" tab at the top of every page.

Editing Syntax[edit source]

Anywhere in a line of text:

Description Input Result
Italicize text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Strike-through <s>strike</s> strike
Underline <u>underline</u> underline
Superscript <sup>superscript</sup> superscript
Subscript <sub>subscript</sub> subscript
Wiki page link [[Blade & Soul]]

[[Blade & Soul|Blade and Soul]]

Blade & Soul

Blade and Soul

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Category link [[:Category:Images]] Category:Images
External page link (off-wiki)
With display text
URL shown
[http://www.curse.com/]

[http://www.curse.com/ Display Text]
http://www.curse.com/

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Image manipulation and headings:

Description Input Result
Resizing images [[File:Wiki.png]]

[[File:Wiki.png|75px]]

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Thumbnails and captions

(defaults to right side of page)

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Headings

(a table of contents is created
with four or more of these)

=First Tier=
==Second Tier==
===Third Tier===
====Fourth Tier====
=====Fifth Tier=====
======Sixth Tier======

First Tier[edit source]

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Fourth Tier[edit source]

Fifth Tier[edit source]
Sixth Tier[edit source]
Numbered list

#Point One
#Point Two
#Point Three
##Subpoint
#Point Four

  1. Point One
  2. Point Two
  3. Point Three
    1. Subpoint
  4. Point Four
Bullet list

*First Point
*Second Point
*Third Point
**Subpoint
*Fourth Point

  • First Point
  • Second Point
  • Third Point
    • Subpoint
  • Fourth Point
Indentations

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:First Indent
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:::and so on

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