This sub-section handles all the basics of creating an article and editing it.
Editing a wiki is slightly more complicated than a standard content management system. There is no WYSIWYG ('What you see is what you get') view of the document, and all layout is controlled through 'wiki markup'.
Simply click on the "Edit Page" tab on the top of the wiki page. A new page with a text box containing the editable text of the current page will be presented. In this box, the desired text can be added in. The toolbar above the text box can help with formatting. It can also auto-generate common sections and elements of an article.
A check to the "minor edit" box signifies that only superficial differences exist between the version with the current edit and the previous version: typo corrections, formatting and presentational changes, rearranging of text without modifying content, etc. A minor edit is a version that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute.
Before engaging in a major edit, it is recommended that the proposed changes be discussed on the article discussion/talk page.
Once the edit has been completed, the inclusion of an edit summary will assist in documenting the changes. These steps will help all to ensure that major edits are well received by the community.
A major edit should be reviewed to confirm that it is consensual to all concerned editors. Therefore, any change that affects the meaning of an article is major (not minor), even if the edit is a single word.
There are no necessary terms the editor has to agree to when doing major edits, but the recommendations above have become best practice. If done in a style not consistent with the guidelines set out in the Editing Guide, the likelihood of the editor's work being revised will be higher.
When performing a large edit, it is recommended that the edits (before pressing the "save page" button) are periodically copied into an external text editor (preferably one without formatting, such as Notepad). This ensures that in the case of a browser crash, work is not lost. If substantial amounts of work is being added, it is also a good idea to save changes in stages.
Some pages are protected from editing. These pages have a View source tab instead of an Edit tab. These pages can still be edited indirectly by submitting an "edit request" - an editor with the ability to edit the protected page will respond to the request. A request can be submitted by clicking on the View source tab on that page and using the "Submit an edit request" link above the editing area.