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Here you'll learn the basics of article formatting.

Change how your article looks through the use of formatting.


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



"Pipe" a link to change the link's text [[Help:Spam|Spam]] Spam
Link to a section

[[Help:Templates#Using a template]]
[[Help:Templates#Using a template|Using a template]]

Help:Templates#Using a template
Using a template

Red link [[something missing]] something missing
References and footnotes
sources in the article will appear where <references/> is put, typically under a level 2 section heading (see below) towards the bottom of the page.

Hello,<ref>Library of Congress</ref> World.<ref></ref>

References: <references/>

Hello,[1] World.[2]


  1. Library of Congress
Signature ~~~~

do not sign in an article, only on talk pages
Username (talk) 10:30, 18 July 2024 (UTC)
Plain website
Link a website [] [1]
Link and name a website [ Wikipedia] Wikipedia
Strike your talk page comment
to show your previous comment is outdated
<del>This topic isn't notable.</del> This topic isn't notable.
Hide text somewhere for editors
consensus is how things are decided
<!-- This had consensus, discuss at talk page -->
Show an image [[File:Wiki.png|thumb|Caption]]
Templates My email is {{Email|account|}} My email is tnuoccamoc.elpmaxe
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
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.png Target page
Redirect to a section of another page
requires JavaScript
#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]] Redirect arrow without text.png 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
Term definition

; Term
: Definition

has a leading semicolon ";" and colon ":" in front
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

no indent (normal)
: first indent
:: second indent
::: third indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent

Would you like to try some formatting?

Enter ShoutWiki's Sandbox, and try the following:

  1. Click edit above
  2. Try to add some formatted text
  3. Click Show preview to check what you have written
  4. Click Save page to save your writing