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Wiki's use symbols such as asterisks, single-quotes, square-brackets and braces to represent formatting elements like making words into links to other sites or articles, or creating tables for layout and dividing the text into headings. This kind of text markup used in the MediaWiki (Wikipedia) project is called wikitext.

Below is a table of the most commonly used wikitext formatting, the middle column is what you type into the article in "edit mode" (after clicking the edit link at the top of the page), and the right-hand column shows what the result would be when viewing the article normally. For more detailed information about editing and wikitext, see Help:Wikitext.

Description You type You get
Applies anywhere
Italicise text

''italic''

italic

 
Bold text

'''bold'''

bold

 
Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

 
Internal link

(within this wiki)

Internal link
(to a category)

Interwiki Link
(to partner wiki)

[[name of page]]
[[name of page|display text]]

[[:Category:name of category]]


[[w:name of article]]
[[wiki:name of article]]
[[wiki:name of article|display text]]

name of page
display text

Category:name of category


w:name of article
wiki:name of article
display text


Note: red links mean
the page doesn't exist yet

 
External link

(to other websites)

[http://www.example.com]
[http://www.example.com display text]
http://www.example.com
[mailto:bob@yahoo.com Bob's email]

[1]
display text
http://www.example.com
Bob's email

 
Redirect

#redirect [[Target page]]

1. redirect Target page

 
Signature

~~~
~~~~
~~~~~

J.Doe
J.Doe 07:59, 17 December 2017
07:59, 17 December 2017

 
Escape wiki markup

with ''markup''
<nowiki>without ''markup''</nowiki>

with markup
without ''markup''

Applies only at the beginning of the line
Headings

of different sizes

== level 1 ==
=== level 2 ===
==== level 3 ====
===== level 4 =====

Tip: put __NOTOC__ in an article
to remove its table-of-contents

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4
 
Outline Numbered
Headings

# one
# two
## two point one
# three

1. one

2. two

2.1 two point one

3. three

 
Bullet list

* one
* two
** two point one
* three

  • one
  • two
    • two point one
  • three
Menu
{{#menu:
* one
* two
** two point one
** two point two
** two point three
* three
}}
  • one
  • two
    • two point one
    • two point two
    • two point three
  • three

Tree
{{#tree:root=Example Tree|
* one
* two
** two point one
** two point two
** two point three
* three
}}
 
Definition list

;Definition
:item 1
:item 2

Definition
item 1
item 2
 
Thumbnail image

[[Image:Udegawa.jpg|thumb|Caption text]]

Caption text