TARDIS Index File is a Wiki, which means that anyone can easily edit any unprotected article and have those changes posted immediately to that page.

Editing a Wiki page is very easy. Simply click on the "edit" tab at the top of a Wiki page. This will bring you to a page with a text box containing the editable text of that page. If you just want to experiment, please do so in the sandbox, not here or any other pages. You should write a short edit summary in the small field above the edit-box. When you've finished, click '"Preview" to see how your changes will look. If you're happy with what you see, then press "Save" and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.

You can also click on the "Talk" tab to see the corresponding talk page, which contains discussions about about the editing of the page.

Tips on editing articles Edit

Maintain the TARDIS Index File's point of view and present information from a neutral perspective.

  • In-universe articles are always written from a past tense point of view.
  • Real world articles are also written from a past tense point of view, with the exception of people who are still alive.

Citing sources Edit

See the Tardis Manual – Citation for more information.

Cite your sources so others can check and extend your work.

  • In-universe article are narrative sources ie TV, audio, comic, webcast and short stories are placed after the work it is sourced from in brackets; for example: Susan listens to John Smith and the Common Men whilst waiting for Barbara and Ian. (TV: An Unearthly Child).
  • Out-of-universe article sources should be cited via Footnotes, by placed <ref>&</ref> around the source and placing a ==Footnotes== and below this {{reflist}} which will create a list of the notes made throughout the article.

After major editing or creating a new page Edit

Preview the page to see what your edit will look like when published.

After it is published use the bar at the bottom of the page under "My Tools" to check "What Links Here" to check the articles that already link to it, and make sure that they are all expecting the same meaning that you have supplied.

  • Use the Search field to search TARDIS Index File for your topic title (and possible variants), to find articles that mention it, and make links from them if appropriate.

Edit summariesEdit

See our Edit summary page for more information.

Further informationEdit

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Wikis based on the new Unified Community Platform (UCP) may look or behave differently to what is described below.
See this page for more information on the new platform.

The VisualEditor (UCP)

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.

Legacy editing

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

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.
Source Editor at Mobile

The source editor on a Mobile

VisualEditor at Mobile

The VisualEditor on a Mobile

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 "Save page" 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.

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.

UCP editing

New Visual Editor

The VisualEditor on a UCP wiki

New Source Editor

The source editor on a UCP wiki

2010 editor

The 2010 Editor or WikiEditor on a UCP wiki

On UCP Wikis you can either use new MediaWiki Visual Editor or its wikitext source mode or 2010 editor[1]. The RTE, the Visual Editor and the source editor are no longer available.

Wikis on the UCP framework got a different editing experience, without the feature modules to the right, a modern toolbar, and a wider edit area. You will also realise, that the UCP Wikis edit page is missing the Wiki logo, which always linked to the main page.

Show changes, Preview and Save can be found at the bottom of the editor window.

When you are on the edit page, on top of the edit window you can see which editor you are using. You also can use the drop-down menu to switch to the other editor instead. Your preferred editor can be chosen on "Special:Preferences→Editing→Preferred editor".

Users, who are not logged in, will start with the new MediaWiki Visual Editor when they click on edit. They easily can switch to the source editor.

Please also readMore about editing on UCP

Further help and feedback


  1. MisterWoodhouse Blog
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