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Formatting pages is a vital part of the wiki editing process. Without knowledge of the markup, editors won't be able to do such basic tasks as create links or headers. While the Wikia editors make the process simpler, it is still important to know the markup for manual implementation.

This is a simple guide to essential markup.

Introduction Edit

The vast majority of markup functions are HTML tags with different syntax - for instance, instead of <em> tags, wikis use '' instead. Users who are familiar with HTML will understand how these functions work.

Most functions are created through tags, which are symbols or text that are placed at either end of a sentence to create a different appearance. An example of an often used tag is <nowiki>Text</nowiki>, with nowiki being the tag that stops other tags from functioning for display purposes.

Text Edit

Bold text Edit

Use '''Bold text''' (three apostrophes each side) to produce Bold text.

Italic text Edit

Use ''Italic text'' (two apostrophes each side) to produce Italic text.

Combined text Edit

Use '''''Combined text''''' (five apostrophes each side) to produce Combined text.

Strikethrough Edit

Use <del>Stricken text</del> to produce Stricken text

Links Edit

Internal Edit

Produces a link that's inside the Game Difficulty Wiki. Use [[Definition:Reflexes]] to produce Definition:Reflexes.

Internal links can be renamed, while still pointing to the intended page. Use [[User:Lone Scoot|Scoot]] to produce Scoot.

Links to Wikipedia can also be used. Use [[wp:Anti-tank dog]] to produce wp:Anti-tank dog. Renames are recommended when inserting.

For categories, use [[Category:Category]] to categorise pages. [[Category:Documentation]] categorises this page as "Documentation".

To display a category without categorising a page, use a colon in front of Category:. For example, [[:Category:Definitions]] links to Category:Definitions.

External Edit

Produces a link from another website. Type in the full URL to produce a link: http://spottingdogs.tumblr.com is automatically linked. Always include http:// for links, or it won't work!

To rename an external link, create a space between the URL and the new name. Use [http://handsomedogs.com Handsome Dogs] to produce Handsome Dogs.

Putting an external link in square brackets produces a number. Typing [https://duckduckgo.com/?q=cool+dogs] produces [1]. This is discouraged, as using the other two methods are much more practical.

Lists Edit

Unordered Edit

For unordered lists, put a * before each item in a list. For example:

  • *First item
  • *Second item

Lists can be indented using more of * . For example:

  • *First indent
    • **Second indent
      • ***Third indent

Lists don't have to be sequential. For example:

  • *First indent
    • **Second indent
  • *First indent

Ordered Edit

Ordered lists use ordered numbers instead of bullet points. The syntax is the same as unordered lists. For example:

  1. #First indent
    1. #Second indent
  2. #First indent

Indents Edit

Indents are mainly used on talk pages to note a new paragraph being said. For example:

:First speaker
::Second speaker
:::First speaker

Pictures Edit

For picture syntax, please see Docs:Formatting/Images (coming whenever 2015).

Headers Edit

For headers, please see Docs:Formatting/Headers.

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