Mediawiki syntax codes (was 'the 12 days of wiki')
glenahan at vfemail.net
Fri Dec 21 05:55:13 PST 2007
good crib sheet.
On Dec 21, 2007, at 5:33 AM, Kent McLean wrote:
> cody at 5000tq.com wrote:
>> Really, honestly, theres no giberish to it. The only codes involved
>> that you need are some equals signs to crate headings. Beyond that if
>> you need italic or bold text you need some symbols, but it's all
>> pretty damned easy.
> What he said. I don't know of a Mediawiki editor to simplify things.
> Googling didn't turn up much.
> When you click on the "Edit" button of a Mediawiki page, it puts you
> into a simple text editor. Then you need just a few "gibbers" to
> the gibberish. For example:
> = Section 1 = 1 equal sign at each end
> == Section 1.1 == 2 equal signs
> === Section 1.1.1 === 3 equal signs
> == Section 2 == Mediawiki automatically generates
> a table of contents from these
> # numbered list item 1 pound (hash) sign,
> # item 2 with no blank lines between
> * bulleted list an asterisk,
> * bulleted list with no blank lines
> ''italics'' two single quotes at each end
> '''bold''' tripled single quotes at each end
> (4 single quotes gets you bold italics)
> [[Category:General repair]] put at the bottom of the page; it
> adds the page to the Categories page,
> so you can find it later
> Advanced usage: to get nested bullets inside a numbered list, do this:
> # first numbered list item
> #* bullet 1
> #* bullet 2
> # 2nd numbered list item
> Kent McLean
> '99 A4 Avant, 2.8L 30V, quattro, Tiptronic, "Yeah, baby!"
> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody" becoming "Old Faithful"
> '91 200 TQA #1, for sale
> '91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke
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