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.
The types of images we need on the wiki, how to take them, and how to upload.
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.
How to cut out the background and other unnecessary parts of an image, putting the focus on the subject.
An advanced guide to adding translucency (removing the background) to images with semi-transparent parts.
Introduction to Pixelmator
A guide to Pixelmator, a mac only alternative to GIMP.
The types of interactive maps available, how to get location coordinates and how to add maps to pages.
How to create advanced maps that show resource, monster, shortcut etc locations, such as for a dungeon.
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.
More details about editing tables in source mode
A collated list of templates currently used across the wiki.
How to make the navigational templates located at the bottom of most pages.
How to create modules using Lua, and invoke them from templates.
Creating Grand Exchange pages
How to create the pages required to automatically scrape and update Grand Exchange prices for items.
Dynamic Page List (DPL)
How to use DynamicPageList3 (DPL) to Aggregate pages, information, templates, params etc from many pages into one place.
How to set up AutoWikiBrowser (AWB) to mass bot edit pages (for repetitive changes). This is not a guide on using AWB, merely the settings to use with the RuneScape wiki.
Calculators are tools for determining quantities of ingame items, actions, or money, often based on user inputs. They can be found on the Calculators page.
The basics of creating and categorizing calculators.
Accounts and user pages
The basics of managing your account, preferences, user page and signatures.
Talk pages and discussions
How to discuss page (and template, module etc) content, propose major changes and take part in wiki-wide discussions.
Customising your signature
How to customise your signature.
How to affiliate your discord community with the wiki and collaborate on page content.
The policies all users are expected to adhere to while editing on the RuneScape Wiki.
Style guides are to make the wiki easy to read, write and edit by establishing a certain formats and maintaining consistency.
What to edit
If you don't know what to start editing and don't have a specific project in mind the following pages may help.
One Small Wiki Favour
An ongoing project that rewards users with bonds for helping with ongoing projects on the wiki!
There are always a number of large projects going on that could use your help, as well as standard maintenance items.
Want to suggest a new project, or start a project that has been suggested but not started yet?