Help:Wiki markup cheatsheet

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Wiki markup cheatsheet

Works anywhere in the text

Description You type You get

, bold , and both

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

italics, bold, and both


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

[[Images#Link_behavior|Link behavior and images]]

Images#Link behavior
Link behavior and images

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

[[a red link]]

a red link


sign your contributions when posting to a talk page


do not sign in an article, only on talk pages

Username (talk) 21:17, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Plain website

Link a website



Link and name a website

[ MediaWiki]


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to show your previous comment is outdated

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

This page is missing important infomation.

Hide text somewhere for editors
Essentially leaving comments in an article

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

Show an image
for uploading, see the Help:Managing files

[[File:Bedroll east.png|thumb|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



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]]

30px About RimWorld

Redirect to a section of another page

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

30px 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

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Level 6
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