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Wiki markup cheatsheet

Works anywhere in the text

Description You type You get
Italics, bold, and both

''italics'', '''bold''', and '''''both'''''

italics, bold, and both

Link to another page

[[Help:Starting a new page]]

Help:Starting a new page

"Pipe" a link to change the link's destination

[[Help:Editing pages|Edit a page]]

Edit a page

Link to a section

[[Flak vest#Acquisition]]
[[Flak pants#Acquisition|acquisition of flak pants]]

Flak vest#Acquisition
acquisition of flak pants

Red link
red links in articles help by showing desired pages to be created

[[Test Broken Link]]

Test Broken Link

Signature
sign your contributions when posting to a talk page

~~~~

do not sign in an article, only on talk pages

Username (talk) 05:55, 19 July 2024 (UTC)

Plain website

https://www.mediawiki.org

https://www.mediawiki.org

Link a website

[https://www.mediawiki.org]

[1]

Link and name a website

[https://www.mediawiki.org MediaWiki]

MediaWiki

Strike your talk page comment
to show your previous comment is outdated

<s>This page is missing important information.</s>

This page is missing important information.

Hide text somewhere for editors
Essentially leaving comments in an article

<!--Check the help section for assistance with templates!-->

Show an image

[[File:Bedroll east.png|thumb|Caption]]

Caption
Add a page to a category [[Category:Category name]]

place near the bottom of a page
shows "Category name" in a bar at bottom when the page is previewed or saved
Link to a category or file

[[:Category:Help]]
[[:File:Medicine industrial a.png]]

Category:Help
File:Medicine industrial a.png

Works only at the beginning of lines

Description You type You get
Redirect to another page
redirects must be placed at the start of the first line

#REDIRECT [[About RimWorld]]

About RimWorld

Redirect to a section of another page

#REDIRECT [[About RimWorld#The tactics engine]]

About RimWorld#The tactics engine

Section headings
a Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article

==Level 2==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====
=====Level 5=====
======Level 6======


do not use  =Level 1=  as it is for page titles

Level 2[edit]

Level 3[edit]

Level 4[edit]

Level 5[edit]
Level 6[edit]
Bulleted list

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Indenting text
this is used when replying on a talk page, to make it easier to follow conversations.

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent
::::fourth indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
fourth indent

See also[edit]