The page editor comes in two varieties, plain text (recommended for web developers and users with wiki-syntax experience) or WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get). There are advantages and disadvantages to both, so please read on to determine which is right for you.
The wiki-syntax editor is designed to give you full control over your layout and the content of your page. It is highly recommended over the WYSIWYG editor if you have knowledge of HTML code and/or the Banana Dance wiki syntax.
This editor creates a "visual" representation of what your page will look like. It is only recommend for users with limited or no experience with HTML code as it will create less-than-perfect code that experienced developers will not enjoy seeing. This of this as a "Word" document: it will show you want to see, but won't care about things like web-standards.
However for the purposes of a number of organizations and websites, it will work very well. An added benefit to this editor over the plain text editor is that you can copy and paste Word documents directly into the editor and preserve their formatting.
Please note that some of the features that work with the plain text editor will not work with the WYSIWYG editor. An example is the built-in link creator, which in the plain text editor allows you to type the name of an existing page and auto-link to it, but in the WYSIWYG editor would require that you type the full URL to the page. The downside of this is that if that page name changes, the program won't be able to accommodate for this and redirect the user to the correct new page.
You will also notice that if you compose a page in wiki-syntax using the plain text editor but then change to the WYSIWYG editor, code will not appear correctly in your WYSIWYG editor.
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Selecting an Editor
To select which editor you wish to use, edit the program's options from the admin control panel under "Settings > Articles and Comments".