RuneScape:Editing

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Get started with editing the wiki.

Anyone can edit any page and improve articles immediately for all readers – no need to create an account. The RuneScape Wiki uses two methods of editing: the simpler VisualEditor, and classic editing through source mode.

Your first edits

A beginner's guide on how to use VisualEditor, a user-friendly system that allows you to edit without the need to learn wikitext.

The basics of VisualEditor

Some more detailed tips on editing using VisualEditor, including how to add links and format bold and italic text.

Using source mode

Source mode allows you to see all of the wikitext on a page and to edit it directly. If you are trying to make more complex changes, you should switch to the source editor.

Introduction to source mode

Editing using the classic source mode, which allows you to view and change wikitext directly.

Cheat sheet for source mode

A short guide that lists the syntax needed to create font styles, links, templates, and headers in source mode.

Creating images

Taking screenshots

The types of images we need on the wiki, how to take them, and how to upload.

Recording GIFs

The preferred methods and settings we use to record animations. GIF is pronounced with a hard "G".

Introduction to GIMP

A guide to GIMP, a free cross-platform image editor with brushes, layer capabilities, selection tools, masking, etc.

Adding transparency

How to cut out the background and other unnecessary parts of an image, putting the focus on the subject.

Advanced guides

Advanced guide to VisualEditor

Making more complicated edits using the default editor.

What's possible with source mode

Examples of some of the more complicated types of edits that can be made on the wiki.

Tables

More details about editing tables in source mode

Creating navboxes

How to make the navigational templates located at the bottom of most pages.

Creating Grand Exchange pages

How to create the pages required to automatically scrape and update Grand Exchange prices for items.