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Bold and italics

Use the apostrophe character in groups of two or three to create bold and italics text.

What you type What you see
''italicized text'' italicized text
'''bold text''' bold text
'''''italicized and bold text''''' italicized & bold text

Links to Muppet Wiki articles

In a wiki, it's important to help build the web by creating links to other articles.

Put two brackets around text to create a link to another article. If that article doesn't exist yet, then the link you create will show up as red.

You can change the text of the link by using the | character to separate the name of the article from the words that will appear in the article.

What you type What you see
[[Kermit the Frog]] Kermit the Frog
[[This article doesn't exist]] This article doesn't exist
[[Kermit the Frog|Mr. the Frog]] Mr. the Frog

Headings

If an article is long enough, you can divide the page into different sections. The wiki will automatically generate a table of contents based on the content for all articles with more than three sections.

You can also create a horizontal divider by using four dashes in a row.

What you type What you see
== Header Two == Header Two
=== Header Three === Header Three
==== Header Four ==== Header Four
----

Indented text

Use the colon at the start of a line to indent a block of text. Use two colons to indent further.

What you type What you see
: Indented text
Indented text
:: Double indent
Double indent

Bullets and Lists

Use an asterisk at the start of a line to create a bullet.

Use the # sign at the start of each line to create a numbered list.

You can also mix and match the characters to make a nested list.


What you type What you see
* Item One
* Item Two
  • Item One
  • Item Two
# Item One
# Item Two
  1. Item One
  2. Item Two
* Item One
** Item Two
  • Item One
    • Item Two
* Item One
*# Item Two
  • Item One
    1. Item Two

Links to other websites

You can also make external links to other websites. Type a bracket, the site address (URL), a space, the title of the page that you're linking to, and another bracket to close it in.

What you type What you see
[http://www.toughpigs.com Tough Pigs] Tough Pigs

Images and other media

To add image files to the Wiki from your computer, follow these steps:

  • Give the file an appropriate and suitable name. Make sure you don't use a name that's already taken by another file -- you can check the image list to be sure.
  • Click on the Upload file link in the sidebar.
  • Click on the Browse button and locate the image on your computer.
  • Click on the Upload file button to add the file.

To include the image in a particular article, use the following Image markup tag and substitute the name of your picture file:

[[Image:filename.jpg]]

Always be respectful of copyright -- don't just take files from other sites without permission.

Please only upload .jpg files, not .gif or .bmp files.

Uploading images to the wiki is easy and free. Please don't post images to the wiki that are loaded from another website, or a service like Photobucket. It's disrespectful to steal bandwidth from another site, and it's unnecessary.

Suppressing markup

It's also possible to tell MediaWiki to ignore any of the above rules using a simple tag:

What you type What you see
<nowiki>'''text here'''</nowiki> '''text here'''
Location Source

How to access source mode in the classic editor

Wikitext is the main markup language used to format content on wikias. It can be used to add photos, tables, bold styles, links, and other visual changes.

It's not necessary to know wikitext in order to edit at Wikia. You can use the visual mode in the classic editor, or the new VisualEditor (where enabled), to avoid it. However, users who learn it find that they have more control over their editing experience. It can be used in 'source mode' in either editor.

Below is a cheat sheet for basic wikitext that you can use while editing. Many of the options listed below have shortcut buttons in the visual editors' toolbars.

Wikitext cheat sheet

Text

Description You type You get
Italicise text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Internal link
(within a local wiki)
[[Help:Contents]]

[[Help:Contents|Displayed text]]

Help:Contents
Displayed text
Redirect to another page #REDIRECT [[Help:Contents]] redirectltr.png Help:Contents
External link
(to other websites)
[http://www.example.org]

[http://www.example.org displayed text]
http://www.example.org

[1]

displayed text
http://www.example.org

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The following work only when used at the start of a line of code
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======

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

Images

Description You type You get
Image [[File:SeaOtter.png]] SeaOtter
Sized image [[File:SeaOtter.png|150px]] SeaOtter
Thumbnail image [[File:SeaOtter.png|thumb|Caption text]]
SeaOtter

Caption text

Bordered image [[File:SeaOtter.png|border|Caption text]] SeaOtter
Aligned image

[[File:SeaOtter.png|border|150px|left]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|border|150px|center]] [[File:SeaOtter.png|border|150px|right]]

SeaOtter
SeaOtter
SeaOtter
Linked image [[File:SeaOtter.png|link=Help:Contents]] SeaOtter

Further examples

For more complex content that is sometimes more easily managed with wikitext editing, see:

See also

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