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Wikipedia Cheatsheet

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

''italics'', '''bold''', and '''''both'''''

italics, bold, and both

Link to another page
see H:IW for linking to sister projects

[[copy edit]]
[[copy edit]]ors

copy edit
copy editors

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

[[Android (operating system)|Android]]

Android

Link to a section

[[Frog#Locomotion]]
[[Frog#Locomotion|the movement of frogs]]

Frog#Locomotion
the movement of frogs

Red link
links to pages that don't exist are automatically red. Red links in articles help by showing desired redirects or notable pages.

[[Red link example]]

Red link example

References and footnotes (first time used on page, not necessarily "first" in the text)
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 name="LoC">[http://www.loc.gov/about/ Library of Congress]</ref> World.<ref>http://www.w3.org/</ref>

References: {{reflist}}

Hello,[1] World.[2]

References:

References and footnotes (once the full reference is in place; otherwise it will cause an error)
Hello again,<ref name="LoC" />
Signature
sign your contributions when posting to a talk page

~~~~

do not sign in an article, only on talk pages

Username (talk) 04:47, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Plain website

http://www.wikipedia.org

http://www.wikipedia.org

Link a website

[http://www.wikipedia.org]

[1]

Link and name a website

[http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]

Wikipedia

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to show your previous comment is outdated

<s>This topic isn't [[WP:N|notable]].</s>

This topic isn't notable.

Underline your text

<u>This topic is notable</u>

This topic is 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 intro to uploading images

[[File:Wiki.png|thumb|Caption]]

Caption
Template:Citation needed
one of many cleanup templates

This statement is true.{{cn}}

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
Link to a category
[[:Category:Category name]]


Category:Wikipedia basic information
Category:Wikipedia help


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]]

Redirect arrow without text.svg Target page

Redirect to a section of another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

Redirect arrow without text.svg 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.
After a string of indents, or to revive a discussion, an outdent {{Outdent|n}} (Template:Outdent) can be used to reset the paragraph to the left margin.

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent
::::fourth indent
{{Outdent|4}} return to left margin

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
fourth indent

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── return to left margin

Quick Templates

See also

Wiki markup quick reference (PDF download)

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