In compatible browsers, an edit toolbar can be automatically displayed with the edit box, provided that this has been set in the preferences. It appears automatically for editors who are not logged in. This functions partly as a typing aid and partly as a reminder of the available functions. All the functions are available simply by typing the code directly into the edit box (such as [[link]]) – this may be easier.
To turn a piece of text into an internal link, select it and press the third button.
In Mozilla browsers, IE, and Chrome you can format existing text by highlighting the text you want to format and clicking the relevant button on the toolbar. If you click a button without selecting any text, sample text will be inserted at the cursor's position (like so: Bold text). In other browsers, clicking on the button presents an explanation for that feature. (Pre-release 9.0 versions of Opera browser also seem to support the advanced functionality.)
List of functions
|Icon||Function||What it shows when editing||What it shows on the page|
|Ignore wiki formatting||
||abc '''[[Bold text]]'''|
|Sign talk comments (with time stamp)||
||Username (talk) 02:34, 30 July 2014 (UTC)|
|Automatically redirect to another page||
|Standard line break||
|Superscript (math: index notation)||
|Subscript (chemical formulas)||
|Insert a reference (citation footnote)||
||99% of all widgets are cool. More text.
|Search and Replace||
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