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User Contributions

When viewing another person's user page, an additional link "user contributions" appears in the "tools" of the sidebar. This takes you to a list of all of this user's wiki edits. Use this to get an idea of how prolific a contributor somebody is, or to track down edits made by a user who is causing trouble/making bad wiki edits.

Editing someone else's page

It's generally considered bad etiquette to rewrite or reword another person's user page. You should not change content on someone else’s user page without their permission. Editing is not disallowed, but you should avoid adding information (or especially opinions) which might be misinterpreted as coming from that user, in situations where this could potentially cause upset. Some types of edit are widely acceptable, and unlikely to cause upset:

Fixing internal links, when a page has been moved or deleted
Fixing broken external links
Categorizing or fixing categories of user pages.

User talk pages

Every user page has an associated talk page; a "user talk page". This is a special kind of talk page, for leaving messages directed at a particular user. See Help:Talk pages#User talk pages. Link to the reader's user page

To create a link to the user page of the user that clicks that link, use Special:MyPage. Similarly, to link to the user talk page, use Special:MyTalk.

Formatting (Hit View Source To Preview All)

Description You type You get Character (inline) formatting – applies anywhere Italic text

italic


italic Bold text

bold


bold Bold and italic

bold & italic


bold & italic Escape wiki markup

no [[wiki]] ''markup''


no wiki markup Section formatting – only at the beginning of the line Section Headings of different levels

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Level 6
   Skip Level 1, it is page name level.
   Do not put any text on the same line after the ending equal signs.
   An article with 4 or more headings automatically creates a table of contents (unless setting the magic word).


Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Horizontal rule

Text before


Text after


Text before

Text after Bullet list

  • Start each line
  • with an asterisk (*).
    • More asterisks give deeper
      • and deeper levels.
  • Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      • But jumping levels creates empty space.

Any other start ends the list.

  • combine bullet list
    • with definition
- definition
    • creates empty space
  • combine bullet list
    • with definition
    - definition
    • without empty spaces
  • bullet list
- definition
  • sublist that doesn't create empty
  • spaces after definition


   Start each line
   with an asterisk (*).
       More asterisks give deeper
           and deeper levels.
   Line breaks
   don't break levels.
           But jumping levels creates empty space.

Any other start ends the list.

   combine bullet list
       with definition
       - definition
       creates empty space
   combine bullet list
       with definition
       - definition
       without empty spaces
   bullet list
   - definition
       sublist that doesn't create empty
       spaces after definition

Numbered list

  1. Start each line
  2. with a number sign (#).
    1. More number signs give deeper
      1. and deeper
      2. levels.
  3. Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      1. But jumping levels creates empty space.
  4. Blank lines
  1. end the list and start another.

Any other start also ends the list.


   Start each line
   with a number sign (#).
       More number signs give deeper
           and deeper
           levels.
   Line breaks
   don't break levels.
           But jumping levels creates empty space.
   Blank lines
   end the list and start another.

Any other start also ends the list. Definition list

item 1
definition 1
item 2
definition 2-1
definition 2-2


item 1

   definition 1

item 2

   definition 2-1
   definition 2-2

Indent text

Single indent
Double indent
Multiple indent

This workaround may harm accessibility.


   Single indent
       Double indent
                   Multiple indent

Mixture of different types of list

  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
  3. three
    three item one
    three def one
  4. four
    four def one
    this looks like a continuation
    and is often used
    instead
    of <br />
  5. five
    1. five sub 1
      1. five sub 1 sub 1
    2. five sub 2

The usage of #: and *: for breaking a line within an item may also harm accessibility.


   one
   two
       two point one
       two point two
   three
   three item one
       three def one
   four
       four def one
       this looks like a continuation
       and is often used
       instead
       of 
   five
       five sub 1
           five sub 1 sub 1
       five sub 2

Preformatted text

Start each line with a space.
Text is preformatted and
markups can be done.

This way of preformatting only applies to section formatting. Character formatting markups are still effective.


Start each line with a space. Text is preformatted and markups can be done.

Preformatted text blocks

Start with a space in the first column,
(before the <nowiki>).

Then your block format will be
    maintained.

This is good for copying in code blocks:

def function():
    """documentation string"""

    if True:
        print True
    else:
        print False


Start with a space in the first column, (before the <nowiki>).

Then your block format will be

   maintained.

This is good for copying in code blocks:

def function():

   """documentation string"""
   if True:
       print True
   else:
       print False

Paragraphs

MediaWiki ignores single line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can force a line break within a paragraph with the HTML tag
. HTML tags

Some HTML tags are allowed in MediaWiki, for example ,
, and . These apply anywhere you insert them.

Description You type You get Inserted (Displays as underline in most browsers)

Inserted

or

Underline


Inserted

or

Underline Deleted (Displays as strike-through in most browsers)

Strike-through

or

Deleted


Strike-through

or

Deleted Fixed width text

Source code

or

Fixed width text


Source code

or

Fixed width text Blockquotes

Text before

Blockquote

Text after


Text before

   Blockquote

Text after Quotes

This is a quotation

The q element must not be used in place of quotation marks that do not represent quotes; for example, it is inappropriate to use the q element for marking up sarcastic statements.[1] "This is a quotation" Comment

Comments are visible only in the edit zone.


Comments are visible only in the edit zone. Completely preformatted text

Text is '''preformatted''' and 
''markups'' '''''cannot''''' be done

For marking up of preformatted text, check the "Preformatted text" entry at the end of the previous table.


Text is preformatted and markups cannot be done

Customized preformatted text

Text is '''preformatted''' 
with a style and 
''markups'' '''''cannot''''' be done

A CSS style can be named within the style attribute.


Text is preformatted with a style and markups cannot be done

continued: Description You type You get Default preformatted text has a CSS attribute (white-space: pre-wrap;) to wrap the text according to available width

This long sentence is used to demonstrate text wrapping. This additional sentence makes the text even longer. This additional sentence makes the text even longer.


This long sentence is used to demonstrate text wrapping. This additional sentence makes the text even longer. This additional sentence makes the text even longer.

Customized preformatted text with disabled text wrapping

This long sentence is used to demonstrate text wrapping. This additional sentence makes the text even longer. This additional sentence makes the text even longer.


This long sentence is used to demonstrate text wrapping. This additional sentence makes the text even longer. This additional sentence makes the text even longer.

Inserting symbols

Symbols and other special characters not available on your keyboard can be inserted in a multitude of ways. Many Operating Systems and browsers allow you to insert special characters through a menu option or Operating System panel. Additionally, you can use the WikiEditor or VisualEditor to insert them into the edit screen.

As a last resort, you can use a special sequence of characters. Those sequences are called HTML entities. For example, the following sequence (entity) → when inserted will be shown as right arrow HTML symbol → and — when inserted will be shown as an em dash HTML symbol —. Hover over any character to find out the symbol that it produces. Some symbols not available in the current font will appear as empty squares. HTML symbol entities Á á  ⠴ Æ æ À à ℵ Α α & ∧ ∠ Å å ≈ à ã Ä ä „ Β β ¦ • ∩ Ç ç ¸ ¢ Χ χ ˆ ♣ ≅ © ↵ ∪ ¤ † ‡ ↓ ⇓ ° Δ δ ♦ ÷ É é Ê ê È è ∅     Ε ε ≡ Η η Ð ð Ë ë € ∃ ƒ ∀ ½ ¼ ¾ ⁄ Γ γ ≥ > ↔ ⇔ ♥ … Í í Î î ¡ Ì ì ℑ ∞ ∫ Ι ι ¿ ∈ Ï ï Κ κ Λ λ 〈 «  ← ⇐ ⌈ “ ≤ ⌊ ∗ ◊ ‎ ‹  ‘ < ¯ — µ · − Μ μ ∇ – ≠ ∋ ¬ ∉ ⊄ Ñ ñ Ν ν Ó ó Ô ô Œ œ Ò ò ‾ Ω ω Ο ο ⊕ ∨ ª º Ø ø Õ õ ⊗ Ö ö ¶ ∂ ‰ ⊥ Φ φ Π π ϖ ± £ ′ ″ ∏ ∝ Ψ ψ " √ 〉 » → ⇒ ⌉ ” ℜ ® ⌋ Ρ ρ ‏ › ’ ‚ Š š ⋅ § ­ Σ σ ς ∼ ♠ ⊂ ⊆ ∑ ⊃ ¹ ² ³ ⊇ ß Τ τ ∴ Θ θ ϑ   Þ þ ˜ × ™ Ú ú ↑ ⇑ Û û Ù ù ¨ ϒ Υ υ Ü ü ℘ Ξ ξ Ý ý ¥ ÿ Ÿ Ζ ζ ‍ ‌ Description You type You get Copyright symbol ©


           ©

Greek delta letter symbol δ


           δ

Euro currency symbol €


See the list of all HTML entities on the Wikipedia article List of HTML entities. Additionally, MediaWiki supports two non-standard entity reference sequences: ‏ and ‏ which are both considered equivalent to ‏ which is a right-to-left mark. (Used when combining right to left languages with left to right languages in the same page.) HTML tags and symbol entities displayed themselves (with and without interpreting them)

   &euro;  → €
   Typo to be corrected  → Typo to be corrected
   <span style="color: red; text-decoration: line-through;">Typo to be corrected  → Typo to be corrected

Nowiki for HTML

can prohibit (HTML) tags:

<pre> →
But not & symbol escapes:

    &  → &

To print & symbol escapes as text, use "&" to replace the "&" character (eg. type "&nbsp;", which results in " ").

External / Internal Links (Hit View Source To View All)

Internal link
Main Page
Help:Contents
Extension:DynamicPageList (Wikimedia)
Main Page
Help:Contents
Extension:DynamicPageList (Wikimedia) Piped link
editing help
Links to a section/anchor within the target page. previewing
Piped link to an anchor on the same page
different text
See also meta:Help:Piped link.
editing help
previewing different text Pipe trick
Extensions
John Doe
DynamicPageList
DynamicPageList
The pipe trick involves less typing for editors, but is potentially confusing to readers, as seen in these DynamicPageList examples.
Extensions
John Doe
DynamicPageList
DynamicPageList Word-ending links
Helps
Helping
Helpers
Helpalmostanylettersyoulikehere
HelpBUTnotalways
Follows so-called "linktrail rules" localised per each language.
Helps
Helping
Helpers
Helpalmostanylettersyoulikehere
HelpBUTnotalways Avoiding word-ending links
Helpful advice
GPLv3
Helpful advice
GPLv3 Link to an anchor on the same page
#See also Anchors are provided automatically on section headings and to the top of the page. #See also Setting an anchor for incoming links
optional text
optional text
Rendered block-level and inline, respectively. Doing this would allow for #Unique anchor name 1 on the same page or Help:Links#Unique anchor name 1 on a different page. Omit the "optional text" for an invisible anchor.
Setting an anchor in a section heading

Section heading

Note the placement. This must be a "span" tag, not a "div". (Such anchors allow sections to be retitled without breaking incoming links.)
optional text
optional text Section heading Link to an anchor at another page
Help:Images#Supported media types for images
Help:Images#Supported media types for images Link to the current page's talk page
Discussion
See also Help:Magic words#Page names Discussion Link to a subpage
/example
Shortcut for /example. See also Help:Subpages. /example Link to a subpage without the leading slash
/example/
Shortcut for example. example Visible link to a category page
Category:Help
Without the leading colon the link would not be visible and the page would instead be placed into the category; this is a very common mistake. See also Help:Categories. Category:Help Visible link to an image or media file
File:Example.jpg
this example
Media:Example.jpg
Without the leading colon on the "File:" examples, the images would actually be displayed. See also Help:Images.
The Media: prefix is used to link directly to the uploaded file, rather than the file-information page.
File:Example.jpg
this example
Media:Example.jpg Link to a page specific to each reader (user page, etc.)
Special:MyPage
Special:MyTalk
Special:Preferences
Special:MyPage
Special:MyTalk
Special:Preferences Internal link to a specific revision
Special:PermanentLink/2393992
Revision numbers can be found in each page's edit history. (It is very common to see links to specific revisions implemented as external links because it's easy to cut-and-paste an entire URL to form an external link.) Special:PermanentLink/2393992 Internal link to a "diff"
Special:Diff/2393992
Special:Diff/2390639/2393992
The default (in the first example above) is to show the changes from the previous revision. See also the comments in the previous item.
Special:Diff/2393992 Special:Diff/2390639/2393992 Redirect #REDIRECT Main Page
Should be the first and only line on the page. See Help:Redirects. Redirect arrow without text (cropped).svg Main Page