I'm going to start updating the article editors on this wiki and I wanted to know which editor everyone uses or prefers.
Even if you don't actively edit here, please leave a comment/vote!
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The Visual Editor is Wikia's default editor. Chances are, if you haven't changed any user preferences, or don't use the Edit Dropdown, you use this editor.
In the Visual Editor, you are presented with a live representation of the article which can be modified. However, some templates and other advanced tricks do not work well in this editor and using it can mess up page formatting.
This editor does not support standard edit summaries.
The Classic Editor is accessed by using the Edit Button drop-down. It is always paired with the Source Editor
This editor displays images, galleries, and templates as green puzzle pieces, although it does come with a gallery builder and a template editor.
Most pages, such as the homepage, do not allow this editor and will display, "Rich text editing has been disabled because the page contains complex code." Because of this, adding tabbers and editing HTML are difficult or impossible.
The Jazz Fish page, which the other screenshots are of, does not allow this editor.
The Source Editor allows the user to directly edit the source of an article.
It can be accessed by clicking the "source" tab in the Classic Editor or by changing user preferences. (If selected as the preferred editor the Classic Editor cannot be switched to)
In this editor, Wikitext and HTML are used directly, giving the user the most control over how the page looks or functions. Syntax highlighting is also available as well as link auto-completion.
Templates are shown as plain text, allowing the user to input, HTML, images/tabbers, and other templates directly without using another editor.
This editor is my preferred editor as it is less likely to change a page's formatting and gives more control over how templates are utilized.
Now a days, I use the Source Editor. However, I sometimes use the Visual Editor for simple edits. (And because when you edit in Visual Editor, it gives you an option of whether or not to follow that page. The others just don't do that. Or at least, I don't know how...)
BreGee wrote: Now a days, I use the Source Editor. However, I sometimes use the Visual Editor for simple edits. (And because when you edit in Visual Editor, it gives you an option of whether or not to follow that page. The others just don't do that. Or at least, I don't know how...)
Hmm.. I mostly forgot about the page following feature. I just disabled all email alerts from Wikia.
Manere wrote: Hmm.. I mostly forgot about the page following feature. I just disabled all email alerts from Wikia.
Haha, so did I :P
I always open stuff in the Classic Editor and use that, but of course not all pages are that simple. I use the Source Editor a lot more than I used to, I guess, but I still prefer the Classic Editor, mostly because it's simpler. And I'm scared of proper formatting...