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Help-content.png This help article will guide you as you edit in the Wiki. See Contributor Help for more help articles.


Watch a video demonstration of how to add images to the wiki.

To insert an image in an article, the image must first be submitted, approved, and uploaded to the FamilySearch Wiki. Any logged-in user can submit an image. Only Reviewers can approve images and upload them directly to the Wiki.

There are two ways of inserting the uploaded image in the FamilySearch Wiki.

  • Inserting images using the editing tool
  • Inserting images using wikitext code

Inserting images using the editing tool

NOTE: The image must first be uploaded to the Wiki before these instructions will work. Learn how to upload an image.

1. Locate the page where you want to insert the image by searching for it.


2. Click Edit on the page you want to insert the image into.


3. In the edit window, place the cursor next to the text where you want the image to appear.
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4. Locate the yellow icon on the toolbar at the top of the edit window. Click on the icons (shown below.)

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5. The Image Properties window will appear:

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6. Type the name of the image in the "Image file name" box. As you type the name, the search box below will list possible matches. When the correct title appears in the search box, click on the title in the "automatic search results" box. This will insert the correct title into the "Image file name" box.


7. In lower left-hand corner of the "Image Properties" window, click on the dropdown menu titled "Special Type" and click on Thumbnail to show a small version of the image on the page. (Users may click on the image to view a full version of the image.)


8. Next to Special Type, click on the drop-down menu titled "Align" to choose where on the page the image will appear: Left side, right side, or center.


9. In the "Image Properties" window, click OK to insert the image.


10. This will return you to the edit screen. The image should appear on the screen, but is not yet saved.


11. Scroll down to the bottom of the edit page, until you can see the button titled Save page.


12. Type "Inserted Image" in the "Summary" box located below the edit window, and then click Save page.


13. The saved page will appear after clicking Save page. You  should now see the image on the saved page. To see a larger version of the image, click on the image.

Inserting images using wikitext code

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The following steps may be used if the editing tool is on, or if it is off. It may be used in the Wikitext window, or in the regular editing window. To use this option, the user must know the exact name of the image:

1. Place the cursor in the edit window where you want to insert the image.

2. Type the following: [[Image:

3. Next to the colon mark, type the names of the image as it appears in the FamilySearch Wiki, followed by two closing squarebrackets, for example: My Picture]]

4. In summary, to insert a picture, type two opening square brackets, the word "Image" a colon mark, the title of the image, and then two closing square brackets.

5. Click Save page located below the editor window.