Editing Pages

Wiki syntax is different from (x)HTML, and uses a simplified markup scheme to tell the Wiki system how to format articles. Typically, if you can use (x)HTML, it's fairly easy to learn wikicode.

Feel free to practice by making entries for the university.

Creating and Editing Pages

To edit a page simply click on the edit button at the bottom of the page. This will open an editor page, with a text entry box and a toolbar with common formatting options, like on many forums and websites.

To create a link to a page, use triple square brackets around the name, [[[like so]]]. To make a link that displays different text to the page name, instead use [[[page name | text to display]]].

To create a new page, make a link just like above, then follow it to create and edit a new page. Links to empty pages are shown in a different colour so they're easy to identify.


Inline Formatting

There's wikicode for most common inline formatting tasks, as shown in the below table.

Code Result
//italic text// italic text
**bold text** bold text
//**italic and bold**// italic and bold
__underline text__ underline text
--strikethrough text-- strikethrough text
{{teletype (monospaced) text}} teletype (monospaced) text
normal^^superscript^^ normalsuperscript
normal,,subscript,, normalsubscript
[!-- invisible comment --]


Headings are made by starting a line of text with '+' characters. Use as many '+'s as needed for the heading level you want- for example,

+ Level 1 Heading
++ Level 2 Heading
+++ Level 3 Heading
++++ Level 4 Heading
+++++ Level 5 Heading
++++++ Level 6 Heading

Your headings can also be used to generate tables of contents for articles. To insert a table of contents, use:

[[f>toc]] - right-float table of contents
[[f<toc]] - left-float table of contents

at or near the top of the entry.


To make a list, start a line with an asterisk. To increase indent put extra spaces
before the asterisk.

* Bullet 1
* Bullet 2
 * Bullet 2.1
  • Bullet 1
  • Bullet 2
    • Bullet 2.1

Similarly, numbered lists are created by starting paragraphs with hashes.

# Item 1
# Item 2
 # Item 2.1
  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2
    1. Item 2.1

Bulleted and numbered lists can be mixed as needed.

More Advanced Formatting

Visit the documentation pages to learn more about wiki formatting, including some more advanced options.

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