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Editing Basics - Mediawiki Most frequent wiki markup explained Here are the 6 most frequently used wiki markups. For more help see:

Quick Guide to wiki syntax (PDF) Mediawiki Editor Help What it looks like       What you type You can italicize text by putting 2 apostrophes on each side.

3 apostrophes will bold the text.

5 apostrophes will bold and italicize the text.

(4 apostrophes don't do anything special

You can italicize text by putting 2 apostrophes on each side.

3 apostrophes will bold the text.

5 apostrophes will bold and italicize the text.

(4 apostrophes don't do anything special

You should "sign" your comments on talk pages:
- Three tildes gives your user name: ~~
- Four tildes give your user name plus date/time: ~~~
- Five tildes gives the date/time alone: ~~~
Section headings Headings organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them.

Subsection Using more equals signs creates a subsection.

A smaller subsection Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 creates H1 tags which should be reserved for page title.

Section headings

Headings organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them.

Subsection

Using more equals signs creates a subsection.

A smaller subsection

Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 creates H1 tags which should be reserved for page title. Unordered lists are easy to do: Start every line with a star. More stars indicate a deeper level. Previous item continues. A newline in a list marks the end of the list.

Of course you can start again.

  • Unordered lists are easy to do:
    • Start every line with a star.
      • More stars indicate a deeper level.
  • Previous item continues.
    • A newline
  • in a list marks the end of the list.
  • Of course you can start again. Numbered lists are: Very organized Easy to follow A newline marks the end of the list.

New numbering starts with 1.

  1. Numbered lists are also good:
    1. Very organized
    2. Easy to follow A newline marks the end of the list.
  2. New numbering starts with 1. Here's a link to a page named Official position. You can even say official positions and the link will show up correctly.

Here's a link to a page named Official position. You can even say official positions and the link will show up correctly. The weather in Moscow is a page that doesn't exist yet. You could create it by clicking on the link.

The weather in Moscow is a page that doesn't exist yet. You could create it by clicking on the link. You can link to a page section by its title:

List of cities by country#Morocco. If multiple sections have the same title, add a number. #Example section 3 goes to the third section named "Example section".

You can link to a page section by its title:

If multiple sections have the same title, add a number. #Example section 3 goes to the third section named "Example section".

If multiple sections have the same title, add a number. #Example section 3 goes to the third section named "Example section".