The Visual Editor

VisualEditor is the main tool you can use to create and edit pages on WikiToLearn. Using VisualEditor is very easy! If you already have some experience in any kind of text editing software you will have no problem in understanding how VisualEditor works.

Basic Usage[edit | edit source]

Activating VisualEditor[edit | edit source]

When creating a new section, VisualEditor should be enabled by default: a toolbar should appear at the top of the page.

If you want to edit an existing page, just press the Edit button at the top of the page and watch VisualEditor load: after a few seconds it should be ready to use.

Editing[edit | edit source]

VisualEditor has more or less the same features and functions of any other word processor software, like bold, italics, ordered lists and so on.

Advanced editing[edit | edit source]

Insert media[edit | edit source]

To insert media in the text, just click the Insert option in the VisualEditor toolbar and select Media: you can either upload new files using the Upload tab or Search for existing media both on WikiToLearn or Wikimedia Commons.

Insert formulas[edit | edit source]

To insert mathematical formulas in the text, just click the Insert option in the VisualEditor toolbar and select Formula: this will open up the Formula Editor window which will allow you to write math formulas easily.

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Insert templates[edit | edit source]

Templates are used to add recurring messages to pages in a consistent way. They are often used in mathematics sections when you want to write a definition, theorem, lemma, corollary etc. They can be inserted within any section of the course.

To insert templates you can use the Insert->Template function. To know more about the Templates and have examples on the ones to use please check out the Templates page.

Official Guide[edit | edit source]

We suggest you also take a look at the official VisualEditor guide.