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[edit] Paragraphs

Mediawiki ignores normal line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can also start a newline with the HTML tag <br />.

[edit] Basic Formatting

  • Bold
'''Bold Text'''
  • Italic
''Italic Text''
  • Bold Italic
'''''Bold Italic'''''
  • Horizontal Line

  • Insert your username: Murray
  • Insert your username and the date: Murray 06:34, 16 June 2007 (MDT)
  • Insert the date: 06:34, 16 June 2007 (MDT)

[edit] Lists

  • Bullets - level 1
    *Bulleted Text - level 1
    • Bullets - level 2
      *Bulleted Text - level 2
      • Bullets - level 3
        *Bulleted Text - level 3
  1. Numbered Text - level 1
    #Numbered Text - level 1
    1. Numbered Text - level 2
      ##Numbered Text - level 2
      1. Numbered Text - level 3
        ###Numbered Text - level 3

[edit] Headings

[edit] Level 1 Heading

==Level 1 Heading==

[edit] Level 2 Heading

===Level 2 Heading===

[edit] Level 3 Heading

====Level 3 Heading====
[edit] Level 4 Heading
=====Level 4 Heading=====

Note that headings should be used with some care as they have significance other than just their appearance, for example they create the TOC at the top of the page.

[edit] HTML

Some HTML-Tags are allowed in MediaWiki, for example
<code>, <div>, <span> and <font>

[edit] Links

There are four sorts of links in MediaWiki:

  1. internal links to other pages in the wiki
  2. external links to websites
  3. Interwiki linking, links to other wikis
  4. inter-language links to other language versions of the same wiki

To add an internal link, enclose the name of the page you want to link to in double square brackets. When you save the page, you'll see the new link pointing to your page. If the page exists already, it is displayed in blue, empty pages are displayed in red. Selflinks to the current page are not transformed in URLs but displayed in bold.

The first letter of the target page is automatically capitalized and spaces are represented as underscores (typing an underscore in the link will have a similar effect as typing a space, but is not recommended, since the underscore will also be shown in the text).

[edit] How to link

Description You type You get
Internal link [[Main Page]] Main Page
Category link [[:Category:Help]] Category:Help
Piped link [[Main Page|different text]] different text
Anchor link [[#External links|Anchor link]] Anchor link
External link
External link,

different title

[ MediaWiki] MediaWiki
External link,


[] [1]
External link,

same host unnamed

[http://{{SERVERNAME}}/pagename] [2]
Interwiki link [[Wikipedia:MediaWiki]] Wikipedia:MediaWiki
mailto unnamed [] [3]
mailto named [ info] info
redirect #REDIRECT [[Main Page]] Main Page

[edit] Images

Note: As digital images can take up considerable space, please make sure you only download images with a maximum size of about 1000 x 720 pixels. An excellent shareware program for editing file size is Irfanview.


Wikipedia: Picture Tutorial or

Mediawiki: Image help

[edit] Categories

Categories are a very important feature in the Wiki as they allow us to group articles with like topics and automatically create lists of such articles.

As with everything else, to add a category to an article is very easy:

and if it is a new category, the category will be created automatically. This command can be placed anywhere on the page, but I recommend that for ease of use it is at the top or bottom of the page.

To create a link to a category use:

At the bottom of any page with a category, a box will be displayed:

Category: CatName

Clicking on Category will take you to a list of categories and clicking on CatName will take you to the list of articles linked to that category type.

See Mediawiki: Categories

[edit] More Help


Wikipedia Tutorial or

Mediawiki Tutorial

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