So you're interested in editing a page. Want to know how to make it more robust?The Family Guy Wiki uses MediaWiki software, which has its own special codes. Some HTML works, but there's no need to remember those complicated tags. MediaWiki makes is simple. To practice using these codes, visit the Sandbox. For more information, visit Wikipedia's help page.


Surround the text with three apostrophes to make bold text. You can also highlight the desired text and click this button: button_bold.png

Example: '''Peter Griffin''' = Peter Griffin


Surround the text with two apostrophes to make Italic text. You can also highlight the desired text and click this button: button_italic.png. ex:

''Family Guy'' = Family Guy

Bold and Italics

Surround the text with five apostrophes to make the text both bold and italic. ex:

'''''Spooner Street''''' = Spooner Street

Internal Links

This is what makes FGWiki tick. Every page should contain links to other articles on the wiki. This process is very easy. Just surround the name of the article with hard brackets. For example, linking to the article called "Lois Griffin" would look like this

[[Lois Griffin]] = Lois Griffin

This process is made even easier with the editing toolbar. Just highlight the article you want to link to and click button_link.png

You can the link different text by placing a pipe symbol between the destination and the word. ie:

[[Chris Griffin|Chris]] = Chris

External links

Use a single hard bracket for these. First list the URL of the location, then the text you would like. button_extlink.png

[ Official Website] = Official Website


If you want to upload a picture, click on the "Upload File" link in the toolbox on the sidebar of the page. Find the location of the file on your hard drive, and provide a description of the picture. When the picture is uploaded, insert [[Image:example.jpg]] in the article where you would like the picture to be placed.

Example: [[Image:Wiki.png]] = Wiki


Here's how to make a bulleted list. Add an asterisk in front of each item. For example:

Griffin Children

*Meg Griffin

*Chris Griffin

*Stewie Griffin


Griffin Children

  • Meg Griffin
  • Chris Griffin
  • Stewie Griffin

Bordered Box

In order to draw attention to very important information, such as code for a template, you can use a bordered box. Write the information normally, but add three spaces before each paragraph.

  For example, using three spaces
  produces this.


Templates can be used on pages to help organize your information. Templates are easy to use. You simply copy a brief bit of code, fill out the appropriate information, and place it on your page.


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:

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.