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Wiktenauer Cheatsheet

Works anywhere in the text
Description You type You get

Italics, bold, and both

''italics'', '''bold''', and '''''both'''''

italics, bold, and both

Rubrics in normal or bold weight

{{red|red text}} and {{blue|blue text}}
{{red|red text|b=1}} and {{blue|blue text|b=1}}

red text and blue text
red text and blue text

Link to another page

[[sword]]
[[sword]]s

sword
swords

"Pipe" a link to change the link's text

[[Johannes Liechtenauer|Liechtenauer]]

Liechtenauer

Link to a section

[[Johannes Liechtenauer#Treatise]]
[[Johannes Liechtenauer#Treatise|Recital]]

Johannes Liechtenauer#Treatise
Recital

Red link
red links in articles help by showing desired redirects or notable pages

[[something missing]]

something missing

References and footnotes
footnotes in the article will appear where {{reflist}} is put, typically under a level 2 section heading (see below) labeled "References" at the bottom of the page; text between {{ }} is for a template

Hello,<ref>Library of Congress</ref> World.<ref>http://www.w3.org/</ref>

{{reflist}}

Hello,[1] World.[2]

  1. Library of Congress
  2. http://www.w3.org/
Signature
sign your contributions when posting to a talk page

~~~~

do not sign in an article, only on talk pages

Username (talk) 13:25, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Plain link to a website

http://www.wiktenauer.com

http://www.wiktenauer.com

Numbered link to a website

[http://www.wiktenauer.com]

[1]

Link and name for a website

[http://www.wiktenauer.com Wiktenauer]

Wiktenauer

Strike your talk page comment
to show your previous comment is outdated

<s>This topic isn't notable.</s>

This topic isn't notable.

Hide text somewhere for editors
consensus is how things are decided

<!--This had consensus, discuss at talk page-->

Show an image
for uploading, see the intro to uploading images

[[File:Wiktenauer logo.png|100px]]

Wiktenauer logo.png

Show an image with a caption

[[File:Wiktenauer logo.png|thumb|left|Caption]]

Caption
template:Citation needed
one of many cleanup templates

This statement is true.{{cn}}

This statement is true.[citation needed]

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 saved

Works only at the beginning of lines

Description You type You get
Pre-formatted text
placing a space before the first character on a line creates a block of pre-formatted text; since nothing on the site uses this feature, when this appears it usually indicates a space where one shouldn't be

_Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, 
Redirect to another page
redirects must be placed at the start of the first line

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Redirect arrow without text.svgTarget page

Redirect to a section of another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

Redirect arrow without text.svgTarget page#anchorName

Section headings
a Table of Contents will automatically be generated when at least four headings are added to an article; you can make one appear with less than four headings with the __FORCETOC__ magic word

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

do not use = Level 1 = as it is for page titles

Level 1

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

technically, it's an abuse of the HTML <dd> tag

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
Mixed list
all three lists can be stacked together arbitrarily, as long as the symbols line up correctly

None
: Indent
:* Indent bullet
:*# Indent number
:* Indent bullet
:*# Indent bullet number
:*# Indent bullet number
:*#: Indent bullet number indent
:*#:# Indent bullet number indent number
:*# Indent bullet number
:*#: Indent bullet number indent
:*#:# Indent bullet number indent number

None

Indent
  • Indent bullet
    1. Indent number
  • Indent bullet
    1. Indent bullet number
    2. Indent bullet number
      Indent bullet number indent
      1. Indent bullet number indent number
    3. Indent bullet number
      Indent bullet number indent
      1. Indent bullet number indent number


See also

Wiki markup quick reference (PDF download)