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VisualEditor Source editor
Creating a page

There are two distinct modes for editing on Coasterpedia, each with their own help pages:

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.

Visual editor Source editor
Access "Edit" button "Edit source" button
Wikitext knowledge required No Yes (for all but the most basic of edits)
Mobile editing No Yes
Namespace availability Main (article), User, File, Category, Help All
Page creation using article creator No (Workaround: immediatly publish the article then open in visual mode) Yes
Citation tools Yes Yes
Image gallery creator Yes No


  • For basic edits, no knowledge of wikitext is required
  • Image galleries and references may be quicker to add using the VisualEditor, especially for someone unfamiliar with the syntax


  • 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