Help: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.

Contents

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.

Adding translucency

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.


Creating maps

Basic maps

The types of interactive maps available, how to get location coordinates and how to add maps to pages.

Advanced maps

How to create advanced maps that show resource, monster, shortcut etc locations, such as for a dungeon.

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

Templates

A collated list of templates currently used across the wiki.

Creating navboxes

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

Lua guide

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.

AutoWikiBrowser (AWB)

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

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.

Calculator basics

The basics of creating and categorizing calculators.

Form calculators

Form calculators generate there results based on user inputs using JavaScript forms. Learn how to create them (no JS knowledge necessary)!

Community

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.

Discord Affiliates

How to affiliate your discord community with the wiki and collaborate on page content.

Policies

Policies

The policies all users are expected to adhere to while editing on the RuneScape Wiki.

Style guides

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!

Projects

There are always a number of large projects going on that could use your help, as well as standard maintenance items.

New Projects

Want to suggest a new project, or start a project that has been suggested but not started yet?