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This page is a sample. Hit the EDIT button above to see the magic.

These exmples were all taken from the Wikimedia Wikitext Examples Page referred to by the Help Page. Go to the Wikimedia Wikitext Examples Page for many others.

Section headings

Headings organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them.


Using more "equals" (=) signs creates a subsection.

A smaller subsection

Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 creates H1 tags which should be reserved for page title.

You can italicize text by putting 2 apostrophes on each side.

3 apostrophes will bold the text.

5 apostrophes will bold and italicize the text.

(Using 4 apostrophes doesn't do anything special --
there are just 'left over ones' that are included as part of the text.)

A single newline generally has no effect on the layout. These can be used to separate sentences within a paragraph. Some editors find that this aids editing and improves the diff function (used internally to compare different versions of a page).

But an empty line starts a new paragraph.

When used in a list, a newline does affect the layout (see below).

  • Unordered lists are easy to do:
    • Start every line with a star.
      • More stars indicate a deeper level.
    Previous item continues.
    • A newline
  • in a list

marks the end of the list.

  • Of course you can start again.
  1. Numbered lists are:
    1. Very organized
    2. Easy to follow

A newline marks the end of the list.

  1. New numbering starts with 1.

You should "sign" your comments on discussion pages:
- Three tildes gives your signature: Pashdown
- Four tildes give your signature plus date/time: Pashdown 22:53, 11 June 2007 (MDT)
- Five tildes gives the date/time alone: 22:53, 11 June 2007 (MDT)