Help:Intro to Wikitext

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Welcome to Nookipedia and the world of Wikitext! Also known as Wiki markup or Wikicode, Wikitext consists of the syntax and keywords used by the MediaWiki software to format a page. This page serves as a quick explanation of the most commonly used Wiki markup. For a more complete treatment of the subject be sure to check out Help:Wikitext or the Wikitext 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 [[Fish]] or [[Fish]]ing Fish or Fishing
"Pipe" a link to change the link's text [[Kiki|The black cat]] The black cat
Link and name a website [https://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia] Wikipedia
Show an image [[File:100 Bells CF Icon.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 published
Link to a category or file [[:Category:Category name]]
[[:File:File name]]
Category:Articles in need of an update
File:Example 1.jpg
Signature
sign your contributions when posting to a talk page
~~~~
(do not sign in an article, only on talk pages)
Username (talk) 19:34, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
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 [[Target page]]   Target page
Redirect to a section of another page #REDIRECT [[Target page#AnchorName]]   Target page#AnchorName
Section headings
a Table of Contents will automatically be generated
when four headings are added to an article
==Level 2==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====
(do not use =Level 1= as it is for page titles)

Level 2[edit]

Level 3[edit]

Level 4[edit]

Bulleted list * One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three
  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • 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
no indent (normal)
first indent
second indent
third indent

More markup[edit]

Markup such as {|, !, |-, |, and |} is sometimes found on article pages near the start of a line. These are codes used to generate different parts of a table, which is a container used to organize information. Find out more about them at Help:Tables.

Text in between curly brackets: {{image}} is a template call. Template calls are like a stamp that acts as a signal for the MediaWiki software to retrieve data from another page (kind of like a "copy and paste" button). Templates are used when the same text or formatting needs to be used on multiple pages. Find out more about them at Help:Templates.

See also[edit]


Small Wikipedia logo.png This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Help:Wikitext. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Nookipedia, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.