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Wikitext is the main markup language used to format content on Wikia. It can be used to add photos, tables, bold styles, links, and other many other visual changes.

It's not necessary to know wikitext in order to edit a page: you can use the new VisualEditor, or visual mode in the classic editor, to avoid it. However, users who learn it may appreciate the additional control they have over page content.

Wikitext can be used via 'source mode' in either editor. To access an article's wikitext:

  • Classic editor: click the 'Source' tab at the top right of the edit area.
  • VisualEditor: click the menu button towards the right side of the toolbar, and choose 'Source Editor'.

Below is an outline of basic wikitext that you can use while editing. Many of the options listed below have shortcut buttons in the editor toolbars.

Text formattingEdit

Description You type You get
Italicise text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Internal link
(within a wiki)
[[Help:Contents]]

[[Help:Contents|Displayed text]]

Help:Contents
Displayed text
Redirect to another page #REDIRECT [[Help:Contents]] redirectltr.png Help:Contents
External link
(to other websites)
[http://www.example.org]

[http://www.example.org displayed text]
http://www.example.org

[1]

displayed text
http://www.example.org

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The following work only when used at the start of a line of code
Headings

A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article.

==Level 2==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====
=====Level 5=====
======Level 6======

Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Bulleted list

*One
*Two
**Two point one
*Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list

#One
#Two
##Two point one
#Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three

Image formattingEdit

Description You type You get
Image [[File:SeaOtter.png]] SeaOtter
Sized image [[File:SeaOtter.png|100px]] SeaOtter
Thumbnail image [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|Caption text]]
SeaOtter

Caption text

Aligned image

[[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|100px|left]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|100px|center]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|100px|right]]

SeaOtter
SeaOtter
SeaOtter
Linked image [[File:SeaOtter.png|link=Help:Contents]] SeaOtter

Further wikitext examplesEdit

For more complex content that is sometimes more easily managed with wikitext editing, see:

Video tutorials on the wikitext basicsEdit

Wikia University - Introduction to Wikitext01:32

Wikia University - Introduction to Wikitext

Wikia University - How to Use Wikitext02:17

Wikia University - How to Use Wikitext

See alsoEdit

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