Editing FIRSTwiki (technical users)
Create a github account
As all content is hosted on github, to edit it you must have a github account. If you don’t have an account, go to Github to create an account and then login.
Fork the repo(s)
There are six repositories for team numbers and their pages, one for main wiki content, and one for the central documentation and other vital data for the wiki. Determine which repository you wish to edit, and make a fork.
Editing the content
Next, you’ll want to fire up your favorite editor to modify the file you wish to change, or create a new file. You can use these guides to learn more about how to structure the document content:
Make your changes, commit them via git, push them back to GitHub, then create a pull request.
Once your pull request has been created, a member of the moderator team will have to approve the changes. Your changes will be published immediately to the website once the pull request is merged.
Viewing your changes locally
When editing locally, you will probably want to check your changes in your web browser. If you have ruby installed, this is pretty simple. Run the following commands in the repo directory:
gem install bundler bundle install
Once that is done, you can start your site locally using the following command:
Once the server is running, you can point your web browser at
Each time you save a page while the server is running, it will recompile the site. To view the changes, refresh the page to see the new changes.
If you want to make more complex changes, check out our page for developers.