Appropedia, like all wikis, allows you to edit almost any page. It's super simple, just click the Edit button! If you make a mistake, don't worry! You can always revert any edit by clicking undo in the page history.

There are two main ways to edit pages: the visual editor and the source editor. The visual editor is generally easier and often enough. However, learning the source editor will give you finer control of the final output and is essential for more advanced editing.

Visual editor[edit | edit source]

The visual editor is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) tool to edit pages. Activate it by clicking on the blue Edit button on the top right or on the pencil icon on the top bar and selecting Edit. Once you've finished editing, click on save page and you are done.

  1. 00:00 To enable the visual editor click on the blue Edit button or on the pencil icon on the top bar and select Edit.
  2. 00:07 Click on "Paragraph" and you’ll be able to manage the titles within your text in a simple and intuitive way.
  3. 00:14 Click on the format tool to choose between bold, italics and many other settings.
  4. 00:20 Click on the paper clip icon to add a link to another Appropedia page or to an external address.
  5. 00:27 Click on "Cite" to add a reference to another source. A footnote will be generated automatically at the bottom of your page.
  6. 00:36 Click on the bullet icon to make bulleted or numbered lists.
  7. 00:41 Click on the "Insert" button to add images, media, templates, tables and many other options.
  8. 00:48 Click on the special characters icon to ad special characters

Source editor[edit | edit source]

The source editor allows editing pages via wikitext (and some HTML). Activate it by clicking on the Edit source button on the top right or on the pencil icon on the top bar and selecting Edit source.

You type You see


[[Appropriate technology]]
[[Appropriate technology|AT]]

Appropriate technology
[ Example]

== Section heading ==
=== Sub-section heading ===
==== Sub-sub-section heading ====

Section heading

Sub-section heading

Sub-sub-section heading

* Banana
* Apple
* Orange
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Orange
# Do this
# Do that
# Do more
  1. Do this
  2. Do that
  3. Do more
{| class="wikitable"
! Item
! Price
| Banana
| USD 1
| Apple
| USD 2
Item Price
Banana USD 1
Apple USD 2

Advanced[edit | edit source]

Wikitext markup supports much more advanced formatting. However, try to keep it simple! Less markup generally makes your content easier to read, fix, improve, maintain, port and reuse by other people and software.[1]

You type You see Comment
<nowiki>no [[markup]]</nowiki>

no [[markup]]



See all available interwiki prefixes here.


Use <pre> tags for multiline code and other content that needs monospace font and spacing.

<math>\alpha^2 + \beta^2 = 1</math>

See all available TeX markup here.

; Term
: Definition
; Another term
: Another definition
Another term
Another definition

Definition lists are generally useless. However, colons : are often used for indenting text, especially in talk pages.

# Fruits
#* Apple
#* Banana
# Vegetables
#* Carrot
#* Spinach
  1. Fruits
    • Apple
    • Banana
  2. Vegetables
    • Carrot
    • Spinach

Lists can be nested and combined. However, nesting more than once can be confusing to readers.


User:Lonny (talk) 00:59, September 28 2023 (UTC)

Signatures are added automatically when using the [reply] button.


Horizontal lines are generally unnecessary and should be avoided.

Some HTML tags are allowed too, for example <div>, <span> and <table>.

Page history[edit | edit source]

How to access a page history

Every page allows you to view the history of edits. This allows you to undo any changes that you have done to a page, and even to revert the page back in time to a previous version.

To compare two versions of any wiki page, you can use the Difference to current and Difference to last buttons (i.e. diffs). A diff page shows two columns with the text removed on the left and text added on the right and the more recent revision of the page displayed below the columns.

External links[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Discussion[View | Edit]

This Editing Overview has a lot of wikitext examples. You may want to keep this page open in a separate browser window for reference while you edit.

Each of the topics covered here is covered somewhere else in more detail. Please look in the box on the right for the topic you are interested in.

Editing basics[edit source]

Start editing
To start editing a MediaWiki page, click on the "Edit this page" (or just "edit") link at one of its edges. This will bring you to the edit page: a page with a text box containing the wikitext: the editable source code from which the server produces the webpage. If you just want to experiment, please do so in the sandbox, not here.
Summarize your changes
You should write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box. You may use shorthand to describe your changes, as described in the legend.
Preview before saving
When you have finished, press preview to see how your changes will look -- before you make them permanent. Repeat the edit/preview process until you are satisfied, then click "Save" and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.

Help:Wikitext quick reference

Help:Editing tips and tricks

Minor edits[edit source]

A logged-in user can mark an edit as "minor". Minor edits are generally spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearrangement of text. Users may choose to hide minor edits when viewing Recent Changes.

Marking a significant change as a minor edit is considered bad Wikiquette. If you have accidentally marked an edit as minor, make a dummy edit, verify that the "[ ] This is a minor edit" check-box is unchecked, and explain in the edit summary that the previous edit was not minor.

See also[edit source]

External links[edit source]

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