Help:Editing

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This article explains how to format articles on Wikizilla. When you edit a page, you can use WikiMarkup or HTML to format.

To understand how to edit articles and for more information on editing, please read Help:How To.

Links

[[Policy]]
  • Policy (A link to the page called Policy)
[[Policy|Wikizilla:Policy]]
  • Wikizilla:Policy (A link to the page called Policy with the text "Wikizilla:Policy")
[[User:Wikizilla]]
[http://www.bbc.co.uk BBC Website]
  • BBC Website (A link to the website bbc.co.uk with the text "BBC Website")

Text Formatting

''text''
  • text - Italics (two apostrophes on each side}
'''text'''
  • text - Bold (three apostrophes on each side}
<u>text</u>
  • text (underline)
~~~
~~~~
<tt>text</tt>
  • text (typewriter font for code)
X<sup>2</sup>, H<sub>2</sub>O
  • X2, H2O (superscript and subscript)
<nowiki>'''text'''</nowiki>
  • Does not format the text into text
Unformatted Text

Putting a blank space at the start of a line stops its contents being formatted.

Headings

Headings are big dividers on pages, and they show up in the table of contents at the top if the page is large enough.

== heading ==
  • A <h2> heading, like "Headings" (above)
=== heading ===
  • A <h3> heading, like "Third Level" (below)

Third Level

==== heading ====
  • A <h4> heading, like "Fourth Level" (below)

Fourth Level

Please do not use =Heading=, because that creates a first-level heading that should only be used on page titles, which are implemented automatically.

Lists

  • One asterisk (*) makes the first item in a bulleted list, like this one
  • Two asterisks (**) make the next line in
      • Three
        • Four
      • Three
  • one
    • two
      • Three
  1. One hash (#) makes the first item in a numbered list
    1. Two hashes (##) make the next item
    2. And so on
      1. And so on
  2. The same as the bulleted list

Page Formatting

This is plain text.

A single colon (:) indents this text once
You can repeat this for a new line too
Two colons (::) indents twice
Three (:::) indents three times.
etc.
#REDIRECT [[User:Wikizilla]]
  • This will redirect the current page to the page you mention. This should be used for other words that mean the same thing. For example, the page Gojira redirects to Godzilla, because they are just two different words for the same thing. There's a button for this in source mode.

Putting __NOEDITSECTION__ anywhere in an article prevents the little "Edit" buttons showing up at every heading. See Help:Magic Words.

New lines

To create a new paragraph, the "enter" key must be pressed twice after the end of a paragraph. For example:

One
two

Will render as:

One two

As you see, the "two" is combined with the "One" because there is only 1 new line in between them. To successfully create a new paragraph, there have to be 2 lines (one empty line in between the two), as follows:

One

two

Which will result in:

One

two

Single-space separation should only ever be used with non-text templates (such as infoboxes) or with headings and galleries.

Table of Contents

To place a table of contents over to the right hand side of the page, simply put {{TOC}} where you want it to show. You can also use __NOTOC__ anywhere in an article to stop a table of contents showing up. See Help:Magic Words.

Categories

[[Category:Help]]

This will add the page to the list of Working Documents, and automatically place a link at the bottom of the page. This page IS in the Working Documents category, and so at the bottom of this page you can see the link to it.

If you just want to link to a category page, put a colon (:) at the start of the link such as [[:Category:Help]] There's a button for this in source mode.

Templates

{{Monsters}}

This will show the code for whatever is in page Template:Monsters.

Comments

All wikitext formatting applies to comments and forums as well.