MediaWiki Markup

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This page forms a quick reference for editing. It is based of the more detailed version at Wikipedia.

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Text Formatting

When making a website, you can format the contents of that page using HTML tags. A tag consists of two parts; the start and the end. Different tags have different effects on text. An example of a HTML tag is <b>your text</b>, which appears as your text. Wiki markup uses tags, but not neccessarily the same ones as HTML. For example, although <b>your text</b> is HTML code, it will still produce your text if you put it into a Wiki page. Below is a general outline of the Wiki syntax; some code uses the HTML tag structure.

Format & Appearance Code Additional notes
Bold '''text'''
Italics ''text'' Use for variable names
Underline <ins>text</ins>
Strikethrough <del>text</del> Use this when removing something you said in a discussion, without removing it entirely
Indent
:text Use this when replying to someone's message on a Wiki Discussion page
  • Unordered List
*text Use **multiple asterisks to change the level of the list
  1. Ordered List
#text Use ##multiple hash symbols to change the level of the list
Code<code>text</code>
Syntax highlighted text
<syntaxhighlight lang="text">text</syntaxhighlight> Other languages you might want to use are edl, html4strict, html5, c, and cpp. All supported languages can be found here.

Hyperlinks

Link Type Code Preview
Link to page on wiki [[Main Page]] Main Page
Link to page on wiki (renamed) [[Main Page|Home]] Home
Link to external page (with external page icon) [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] Wikipedia
Link to external page (without external page icon) <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]</span> Wikipedia
Link to non-existing page on wiki [[NONEXISTINGPAGE]] NONEXISTINGPAGE

See here for more link types.

Tables

{| border="1" class="wikitable"
|+ Heading
! Column
! Column
! Column
|-
! Row
| Example || Example
|-
! Row
| Example
| Example
|}

Produces:

Heading
Column Column Column
Row Example Example
Row Example Example

Similarly,

{| class="wikitable"
|+ Heading
! Column !! Column !! Column
|-
| Row || Example || Example
|-
| Row || Example || Example
|-
| Row || Example || Example
|}

Produces:

Heading
Column Column Column
Row Example Example
Row Example Example
Row Example Example

See here for more information about tables.

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