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Wikipedia Cheatsheet

Works anywhere in the text
Description You type You get
Italic text

''italic''

italic

Bold text

'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic text

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Link to another Wikipedia page

[[Name of page]]
[[Name of page|Text to display]]

Name of page
Text to display

Add an image

[[File:Wiki.png|thumb|alt=Alt text|Caption]]

Add a page to a category [[Category:Category name]] Categories should be placed at the end of pages. The category name will display in a bar at the bottom when the page is previewed or saved.
Signature
Sign your contributions when posting to a Talk Page.
Do not sign when contributing to an article.

~~~~

Username (talk) 05:21, 31 Mosegamanye 2014 (UTC)

Use a template

{{Example}}

Template:Example

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]]

Redirect arrow without text.svg Target page

Redirect to a section of another page
Redirects must be placed at the start of the first line.

#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

Redirect arrow without text.svg Target page#anchorName

Section headings
A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article.
Do not use =Level 1=; it is reserved for page titles.

==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
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
Adding references

Cheatsheet for citing a website or publication
Referencing for beginners

Insert a reference into a page so it will be automatically formatted

Hello,<ref>Encyclopædia Britannica</ref> World.<ref>http://www.w3.org/</ref>

References: <references />

Hello,[1] World.[2]

References:

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. http://www.w3.org/

See also

Wiki markup quick reference (PDF download)