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When editing, leaving comments or posting on wikis in source mode you'll need to know the basics of wikitext. It's true we have our awesome editor that helps with editing, but there are times where you'll need to edit using wiki text. Such situations can occur when leaving comments on blogs or article pages or when a page is only editable in source mode.

Wikipedia defines wiki text or wiki markup as a lightweight markup language used to write pages in wiki websites. It is a simplified alternative/intermediate to HTML. Its ultimate purpose is to be converted by wiki software into HTML, which in turn is served to web browsers.[1]

Below you'll find a cheat sheet to help you learn wiki text. It's a brief synopsis of wiki text but it's what you'll need to get started editing on the wikia.

We cover the basics in text editing, formatting and hyperlinking. Once you get going on your wiki a lot of this stuff will come naturally over time — but until then you've got this for reference.

Description Wikitext Result

Text editing:

Italic Text ''italic'' italic
Bold '''bold''' bold
Bold & Italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Formating:
Heading options

=Heading 1=
==Heading 2==
===Heading 3===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
====== Level 6 ======

Heading 1Edit

Heading 2Edit

Heading 3Edit

Level 4 Edit

Level 5 Edit
Level 6 Edit
Numbered list

# Numbered List
# next line
# next line
# next line

  1. Numbered List
  2. next line
  3. next line
  4. next line
Bulleted list

* Bullet List
* next line
* another
* one more
** sub-bullet
*** sub-sub-bullet

  • Bullet List
  • next line
  • another
  • one more
    • sub-bullet
      • sub-sub-bullet
Indenting

:Single indent
::Double indent
:::Triple indent

Single indent
Double indent
Triple indent
Numbering & bullets

# Numbering & bullets
# One with sub-bullets
#* sub-bullet one
#* sub-bullet two
#*: an indented note for sub-bullet two
#* Sub-bullet with numerlines
#*# a line
#*# another
#*# and another
#*#: an indented note
#*#:* a bullet for the note
#*#:* another
#*#:*; a bold note
#* back down to sub-bullets
# back down to numbered list

  1. Numbering & bullets
  2. One with sub-bullets
    • sub-bullet one
    • sub-bullet two
      an indented note for sub-bullet two
    • Sub-bullet with numberlines
      1. a line
      2. another
      3. and another
        an indented note
        • a bullet for the note
        • another
          a bold note
    • back down to sub-bullets
  3. back down to numbered list
Horizontal line

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Hyperlink:
Internal wiki page link [[link]] link
Internal piped link (displays text) [[link|displayed text]] displayed text
External link http://www.external.link.org http://www.external.link.org
External link number [http://www.external.link.org] [1]
External link displays text [http://www.external.link.org another name] another name
Category link

[[:Category:Links]]

Category:Links

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