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Works anywhere in the text        
DescriptionYou typeYou get
Italics, bold, and both''italics'', '''bold''', and '''''both'''''italics, bold, and both
to another page
see for linking to sister projects
[[copy edit]]
[[copy edit]]ors

"" a link to change the link's destination[[Android (operating system)|Android]]
Link to a section[[Frog#Jumping]]
[[Frog#Jumping|the jumping of frogs]]

red links in articles help by showing desired or pages
[[something missing]]
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
Hello,<ref>[ Library of Congress]</ref> World.<ref></ref>

References: {{reflist}}

Hello, Library of Congress World.


sign your contributions when posting to a

do not sign in an article, only on talk pages
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Plain websitehttp://www.wikipedia.org
Link a website[][2]
Link and name a website[ Wikipedia] Wikipedia
your comment
to show your previous comment is outdated
<s>This topic isn't [[WP:N|notable]].</s>This topic isn't .
Hide text somewhere for editors
is how things are decided

''for uploading, see the ''

one of many
This statement is true.{{cn}}This statement is true.
Add a page to a [[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    
DescriptionYou typeYou get
redirects must be placed at the start of the first line
#REDIRECT [[Target page]]
#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

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
* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three
  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
# 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 , to make it easier to follow conversations.
After a string of indents, or to revive a discussion, an outdent {{Outdent|n}} () can be used to reset the paragraph to the left margin.
no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent
::::fourth indent
{{Outdent|4}} outdent
no indent (normal)
first indent
:second indent
::third indent
:::fourth indent
(return to left margin)

See also
  • For a full list of editing commands, see
  • To experiment with editing, use the
  • For a guide to editing, see
  • For a PDF, printable cheatsheet, see
  • For a pre-formatted collapsible cheatsheet with the most commonly used templates, see
  • For more quick introductions, see
  • For a guide to editing and displaying mathematical equations and formulas, see


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