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Hello, and welcome to the World of Warcraft: Classic wiki! If you're reading this, you're probably at least slightly interested in seeing what you can do to help build the site. If so, keep in mind that the way to do so is a bit different than what you might expect on other wikis.

First, this site has been built with all the history of it's sister site, WoWWiki. You'll more than likely find upon beginning to create a page that you see the message "Note: You are recreating a page that was previously deleted."

Well, don't panic. This is intended.

Note: Due to edit warring, only Content Moderators and above have the ability to restore pages. If you would like to become a Content Moderator, feel free to reach out.
If the page is a location page, such as a zone or subzone; or an NPC/mob page
  • Click on the [More info] link next to the warning message mentioned above.
  • Click (view/restore)
  • Scroll through the list of changes and click on a box prior to August 2009. This is when the Cataclysm expansion beta was running, so just before the expansion dropped that changed much of the "old" world.
  • Once that box is checked, scroll all the way to the end (or just hit "End" on your keyboard). SHIFT + click the last box. All boxes between the last box and the first box you checked should all now be checked.
  • Click restore. Voila - the page should now be very close to representing the contents of the zone as they appeared in Classic Warcraft. Further minor editing and tweaking will likely have to be done - and an admin will swing by to make sure tables and whatnot conform to this site's.
If the page is an ability or spell page
  • Blizzard loves to continually tweaks talents, spells, and other abilities, right? So we can't merely go back to just before Cataclysm. Follow the same two steps as in the above section, then:
  • Scroll through the list of changes and click on a box close to August 2006. This is when Patch 1.12.0 dropped, which was the last patch of Classic Warcraft.
  • Once that box is checked, scroll all the way to the end (or just hit "End" on your keyboard). SHIFT + click the last box. All boxes between the last box and the first box you checked should all now be checked.
  • Click restore. Voila - the page should now be very close to representing the contents of the zone as they appeared in Classic Warcraft. Further minor editing and tweaking will likely have to be done - and an admin will swing by to make sure tables and whatnot conform to this site's.
If the page is a template
  • Please poke me. Most times, these will need to be converted over to this wiki's style.

Chances are, this covers most of the pages you might want to create; if not, default to reverting to August 2006.

Keep in mind that this wiki is not a lore wiki, but rather strives to showcase what is physically in World of Warcraft: Classic. History and lore sections on restored pages can, therefore, be deleted. If you encounter an article about something for which users may want to know the lore, you may place this template at the bottom. Articles that deal strictly with lore, history, or other outside components (such as manga, the movie, books, etc.) can be ignored in terms of restoring them.

VisualEditor

The VisualEditor

Wikia editor2

The classic editor

Editing on Fandom is as simple as clicking the "Edit" button on a page. Doing so will take you to an edit page where you can make changes to the page and add new information and media, correct errors, or update the formatting.

Depending on whether you are logged in or not, you may receive a different editing experience:

Help:VisualEditor
Most anonymous and newer users will see the VisualEditor. It's an editing experience based around showing you an accurate visual representation of your changes.
Help:Classic editor
Other users will see the classic editor, including the older visual editing experience and basic source wikitext editing.

Quick tips

  • Once you are in an editor, you can use the available tools to quickly add and remove information, change the formatting, add new images and videos, update the page's layout, and much more! Once you're done making your changes, just click the "Publish" button to update the page.
  • Don't be afraid if you "break" anything. All edits to a page are stored in the page history, and if something does go wrong you can simply revert to an older version.
  • If you want to edit a page without clicking the "Edit" button, you can press E on your keyboard, and the page will automatically load the preferred editor.
  • Editing is not yet possible through the Fandom app or Community Apps.

Choosing an editor

Logged in users can choose their default editor from a dropdown list in their user preferences (found here).

Setting Meaning
VisualEditor Shows the VisualEditor on all communities.
Classic rich-text editor
(where available)
Shows the classic rich-text editor where available.
If not, the source editor is shown.
Source editor Shows the basic source editor on all communities.

Anonymous users will almost always see the VisualEditor by default. In a few specific cases, the VisualEditor may not be available on a particular community.

Additionally, the alternative editors can still be found under the Edit button dropdown - for example, you can still access the classic editor from the dropdown even if the VisualEditor is the default.

Further help and feedback

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.