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

It's not necessary to know wikitext in order to edit at Wikia. You can use the visual mode in the classic editor, or the new VisualEditor (where enabled), to avoid it. However, users who learn it find that they have more control over their editing experience. It can be used in 'source mode' in either editor.

Below is a cheat sheet for basic wikitext that you can use while editing. Many of the options listed below have shortcut buttons in the visual editors' toolbars.

Wikitext cheat sheet

Text

Description You type You get
Italicise text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Internal link
(within a local 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

Images

Description You type You get
Image [[File:SeaOtter.png]] SeaOtter
Sized image [[File:SeaOtter.png|150px]] SeaOtter
Thumbnail image [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|Caption text]]
SeaOtter

Caption text

Bordered image [[File:SeaOtter.png|border|Caption text]] SeaOtter
Aligned image

[[File:SeaOtter.png|border|150px|left]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|border|150px|center]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|border|150px|right]]

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

Further examples

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

See also

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