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Works anywhere in the text        
Description You type You get
Italics, bold, and both

''italics'', '''bold''', and '''''both''''' (Two apostrophes, three apostrophes, and five apostrophes

italics, bold, and both

Internal link to another page



"Pipe" a link to change the link's destination

[[You Are Not Alone (film)|You are not alone]]

You are not alone

Link to a section

[[Apollo #Hyacinth]]
[[Apollo #Hyacinth|Hyacinth]]

Apollo #Hyacinth

Red link
red links in articles help by showing desired redirects or notable pages

[[something missing]]

something missing

References and footnotes
sources in the article will appear where {{reflist}} is put, typically under a level 2 section heading (see below) towards the bottom of the page; text between {{}} is for a template

Hello,<ref>[ Library of Congress]</ref> World.<ref></ref>

References: {{reflist}}

Hello,[1] World.[2]


sign your contributions when posting to a talk page


do not sign in an article, only on talk pages

Username (talk) 17:04, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Plain website

Link a website



Link and name a website

[ Boywiki]


Strike your talk page comment
to show your previous comment is outdated

<s>This topic isn't notable.</s>

This topic isn't notable.

Hide text somewhere for editors
consensus is how things are decided

<!--This had consensus, discuss at talk page-->

Show an image
for uploading, see the Requests for file uploads



Template:Citation needed
one of many Page tags

This statement is true.{{cite}}

This statement is true.[Citation needed]

Add a page to a category [[Category:Category name]]

place near the bottom of a page
shows "Category name" in a bar at bottom when the page is previewed or saved

Works only at the beginning of lines    

Description You type You get
Redirect to another page
redirects must be placed at the start of the first line

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

30px-Redirect arrow without text.jpg Target page

Redirect to a section of another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

30px-Redirect arrow without text.jpg Target page#anchorName

Section 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======

do not use  =Level 1=  as it is for page titles

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
Indenting text
this is used when replying on a talk page, to make it easier to follow conversations.

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent
::::fourth indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
fourth indent

See also