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Wikitext is the main markup language used to format content on Wikia. It can be used to add photos, tables, bold styles, links, and other many other visual changes.

It's not necessary to know wikitext in order to edit a page: you can use the new VisualEditor, or visual mode in the classic editor, to avoid it. However, users who learn it may appreciate the additional control they have over page content.

Wikitext can be used via 'source mode' in either editor. To access an article's wikitext:

  • Classic editor: click the 'Source' tab at the top right of the edit area.
  • VisualEditor: click the menu button towards the right side of the toolbar, and choose 'Source Editor'.

Below is an outline of basic wikitext that you can use while editing. Many of the options listed below have shortcut buttons in the editor toolbars.

Text formattingEdit

Description You type You get
Italicise text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Internal link
(within a wiki)
[[Help:Contents]]

[[Help:Contents|Displayed text]]

Help:Contents
Displayed text
Redirect to another page #REDIRECT [[Help:Contents]] redirectltr.png Help:Contents
External link
(to other websites)
[http://www.example.org]

[http://www.example.org displayed text]
http://www.example.org

[1]

displayed text
http://www.example.org

Sign your posts
on talk pages
~~~~ Your username 08:48,

8 August 2020 (UTC)

The following work only when used at the start of a line of code
Headings

A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article.

==Level 2==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====
=====Level 5=====
======Level 6======

Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Bulleted list

*One
*Two
**Two point one
*Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list

#One
#Two
##Two point one
#Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three

Image formattingEdit

Description You type You get
Image [[File:SeaOtter.png]] File:SeaOtter.png
Sized image [[File:SeaOtter.png|100px]] 100px
Thumbnail image [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|Caption text]]
File:SeaOtter.png
Aligned image

[[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|100px|left]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|100px|center]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|100px|right]]

File:SeaOtter.png
File:SeaOtter.png
Linked image [[File:SeaOtter.png|link=Help:Contents]] File:SeaOtter.png

Further wikitext examplesEdit

For more complex content that is sometimes more easily managed with wikitext editing, see:

Video tutorials on the wikitext basicsEdit

File:Wikia University - Introduction to Wikitext
File:Wikia University - How to Use Wikitext

See alsoEdit

Further help and feedbackEdit

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Wikitext is the main markup language used to format content on Fandom. It can be used to add photos, tables, bold styles, links, and many other visual changes.

It's not necessary to know wikitext in order to edit a page: you can use the VisualEditor, or visual mode in the classic editor, to avoid it. However, users who learn it may appreciate the additional control they have over page content.

Wikitext can be used via 'source mode' in either editor. To access an article's wikitext:

  • Classic editor: click the 'Source' tab at the top right of the edit area.
  • VisualEditor: click the menu button towards the right side of the toolbar, and choose 'Source Editor'.

Below is an outline of basic wikitext that you can use while editing. Many of the options listed below have shortcut buttons in the editor toolbars.

Text formatting

Inline wikitext: code you can use anywhere in the code
Description You type You get
Italicize text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Strikethrough <s>strikethrough</s> strikethrough
Internal link
(within a wiki)
[[Help:Contents]]

[[Help:Contents|Displayed text]]

Help:Contents
Displayed text
Redirect to another page #REDIRECT [[Help:Contents]] Redirectltr.png Help:Contents
External link
(to other websites)
[https://www.example.org]

[https://www.example.org displayed text]
https://www.example.org

[1]

displayed text
https://www.example.org

Sign your posts
on talk pages
~~~~ (4 tildes) Your username 08:12,

8 August 2020 (UTC)

Insert the current date and time (UTC). Generally only used on talk pages. ~~~~~ (5 tildes) 08:12, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Display wikitext code as typed <nowiki>[[This is not a link]]</nowiki> [[This is not a link]]
Code that works only at the start of a line
Description You type You get
Headings

A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article.

(Skip level 1; it's used for the page name.)

== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
====== Level 6 ======

Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Indented paragraph or line

No indent
: One indent
:: Two indents

No indent

One indent
Two indents
Bulleted list

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Mixed list

* bulleted item
*# numbered item 1
*#: indented item a
*#: indented item b
*# numbered item 2

  • bulleted item
    1. numbered item 1
      indented item a
      indented item b
    2. numbered item 2
Preformatted text with working links

" "Color Text (note space at start, remove quotation marks)

Color Text
Preformatted text that shows underlying wikitext

<pre>[[Color]] Text</pre>

[[Color]] Text

Image formatting

Description You type You get
Image [[File:SeaOtter.png]] SeaOtter
Sized image
(width change with aspect ratio maintained)
[[File:SeaOtter.png|100px]] SeaOtter
Thumbnail image [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|Caption text]]
SeaOtter

Caption text

Aligned image

[[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|100px|left]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|100px|center]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|100px|right]]

SeaOtter
SeaOtter
SeaOtter
Linked image [[File:SeaOtter.png|link=Help:Contents]] SeaOtter
Changed alt text [[File:SeaOtter.png|alt=A sea otter|]] A sea otter

Further wikitext examples

For more complex content that is sometimes more easily managed with wikitext editing, see:

See also

Further help and feedback

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