Syntax

Here's some examples of how use write wiki pages.

See also Cheat Sheet, Hints

Headings

To create a heading place two or more equal symbols (=) before and after the heading. The more equal signs you use the smaller the heading will be.

For example :

== Large Heading ==
=== Medium Heading ===
==== Small Heading ====

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Text Styles

Appearance Wiki Syntax Notes
italics ''italics'' These are single apostrophes. more...
bold ++bold++ more...
underlined __underlined__ Two underscores. more...
strike --strike-- more...
superscript ^^super script^^ more...
subscript ,,sub,,script more...
code $$code$$ Uses a fixed-width font. more...
Quoted ""Quoted"" more...

Paragraphs and Line Breaks

Start a new paragraph by leaving a blank line

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Start a new paragraph by
leaving a blank line

This is a new paragraph.
A line break
Note this is not the same as a new paragraph
There are three ways to create a line break
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A line break\\
Note this is not the same
as a new paragraph<br>
There are three ways to
create a line break<br/>
That's all of them.
Horizontal Line
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Horizontal Line
----
Use sparingly, as you should
use headings to break up a
page.

Links

The examples below link to a page called "nowhere", which doesn't exist, and to a page called "sandbox", which does exist.

A link to nowhere, and a link to the Sandbox
A link to [nowhere],
 and a link to the [Sandbox]
Change the name, but still link there. Go play.
Change the name,
but still link [there|nowhere].
Go [play|Sandbox].

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Lists

  1. Ordered
  2. lists
  3. are easy
# Ordered
# lists
# are easy
  • And so are
  • unordered
  • lists
* And so are
* unordered
* lists
  • Indentation
    • Is trickier
    • The more stars
      • The more indented
    • Simple as that
* Indentation
** Is trickier
** The more stars
*** The more indented
** Simple as that

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Tables

Code Meaning
{| start of a table
|| begin a new header cell
| begin a new cell
|- end one row, and begin a new one
|} table end

All of these have to be at the beginning of a line, but you can squash serval table cells together on one line.

A cell can span multiple lines, however, paragraphs are not created within table cells, so leaving a blank line does not cause a gap. If you do want paragraphs within a table cell, place a block within the cell using {{[ your-text-here ]}}

Hello World
abc 123
{|
|| Hello
|| World
|-
| abc
| 123
|}

Tables, table rows and table cells can have attributes.

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Blocks

A block of text
without __wiki__ syntax.
Notice how the underscores are not treated as wiki syntax.
{{{
A block of text
without __wiki__ syntax.
}}}
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Here's blockquote text:

See how it is indented

Here's blockquote text:
>>
See how it is indented
<<
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Here's quoted text:

See how it has quote marks around it.

Here's quoted text:
"""
See how it has quote marks around it.
"""
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A block.

This is useful inside of a table, to enable paragraphs. (Tables cells do not contain paragraphs by default).

Compare the above to this sentence, which is NOT split into two paragraphs.
((
A block.

This is useful inside of a table,
to enable paragraphs.
Tables cells do not contain
paragraphs by default.
))

Compare the above to this sentence,

which is NOT split into two paragraphs.
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Comments

Sometimes you may want to add comments into your wiki markup, which are not displayed on the final page. You can use the same syntax as HTML comments.

Comments
<!-- this isn't displayed -->

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