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'''Visual editor''' is an alternative to the source code editor which does not require knowledge of wikitext.
'''Visual editor''' is an alternative to the source code editor which does not require knowledge of wikitext.


By default, VisualEditor will open when the "edit" link is pressed. "Edit source" opens the source code (wikitext) editor. The VisualEditor is not available on mobile.
Coasterpedia has walkthroughs, to help guide new editors around the visual editor:
 
*[[Help:Editing/Your first edit|Your first edit with VisualEditor]] (launching VisualEditor, modifying and adding text, reviewing changes)
Advantages:
*[[Help:Editing/VisualEditor basics|VisualEditor basics]] (bold and italic text, creating links and adding headings)
*For basic edits, no knowledge of wikitext is required
*[[Help:editing/Creating a roller coaster article|Creating an article from scratch with VisualEditor]] (adding templates, categories and a citation)
*Image galleries and references may be quicker to add using the VisualEditor, especially for someone unfamiliar with the syntax
Disadvantages:
*Currently only available on article pages
*Once familiar with wikitext, most editors will find the VisualEditor to be slower, especially when handling tables and templates.
*Unavailable on mobile phones


For more help please visit the [[mw:Help:VisualEditor|help pages]] on MediaWiki central.
For more help please visit the [[mw:Help:VisualEditor|help pages]] on MediaWiki central.
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VisualEditor Source editor
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Visual editor is an alternative to the source code editor which does not require knowledge of wikitext.

Coasterpedia has walkthroughs, to help guide new editors around the visual editor:

For more help please visit the help pages on MediaWiki central.