You can format your text by using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, single quotes or equal signs which have a special function in the wiki, sometimes depending on their position. For example, to format a word in italic, you include it in two pairs of single quotes like ''this''.

Paragraphs

MediaWiki ignores single line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can force a line break within a paragraph with the HTML tag <br />.

Text formatting markup

Description You type You get
character (inline) formatting – applies anywhere
Italic text
''italic''

italic

Bold text
'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic
'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Strike text
<strike> strike text </strike>
strike text
Escape wiki markup
<nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki>

no ''markup''

Escape wiki markup once
[[API]]<nowiki/>extension

APIextension

section formatting – only at the beginning of the line
Headings of different levels

== Level 2 ==

=== Level 3 ===

==== Level 4 ====

===== Level 5 =====

====== Level 6 ======


  • Level 1 is the page name level so we avoid using it in content formatting.
  • An article with 4 or more headings automatically creates a table of contents.

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Level 6
Horizontal rule
Text above
----
Text below

Text above


Text below

Bullet list
* Start each line
* with an [[Wikipedia:asterisk|asterisk]] (*).
** More asterisks gives deeper
*** and deeper levels.
* Line breaks<br />don't break levels.
*** But jumping levels creates empty space.
Any other start ends the list.
  • Start each line
  • with an asterisk (*).
    • More asterisks gives deeper
      • and deeper levels.
  • Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      • But jumping levels creates empty space.

Any other start ends the list.

Numbered list
# Start each line
# with a [[Wikipedia:Number_sign|number sign]] (#).
## More number signs gives deeper
### and deeper
### levels.
# Line breaks<br />don't break levels.
### But jumping levels creates empty space.
# Blank lines

# end the list and start another.
Any other start also
ends the list.
  1. Start each line
  2. with a number sign (#).
    1. More number signs gives deeper
      1. and deeper
      2. levels.
  3. Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      1. But jumping levels creates empty space.
  4. Blank lines
  1. end the list and start another.

Any other start also ends the list.

Definition list
;item 1
: definition 1
;item 2
: definition 2-1
: definition 2-2
item 1
definition 1
item 2
definition 2-1
definition 2-2
Indent text
: Single indent
:: Double indent
::::: Multiple indent

This workaround may be controversial from the viewpoint of accessibility.
Single indent
Double indent
Multiple indent

HTML tags

Some HTML tags are allowed in MediaWiki, for example <code>, <div>, <span> and <font>. These apply anywhere you insert them.

Description You type You get
Inserted
(Displays as underline in most browsers.)
<ins>Inserted</ins>

or

<u>Underline</u>

Inserted

or

Underline

Deleted
(Displays as strikethrough in most browsers.)
<s>Struck out</s>

or

<del>Deleted</del>

Struck out

or

Deleted

Fixed width text
<code>Source code</code>

or

<tt>Fixed width text</tt>

Source code

or

Fixed width text

Blockquotes
text above
text above
<blockquote>blockquote</blockquote>
text below
text below

text above text above

blockquote

text below text below

Comment
<!-- This is a comment -->
Comments are only visible
in the edit window.

Comments are only visible in the edit window.

LaTeX equations

This wiki is equipped with LaTeX support, meaning contributors can include robust math equations with their edits by entering a formula in LaTeX format.

If you know LaTeX, simply add your equation code to any page with any of the methods outlined below. If you do not, one of the easiest ways to generate LaTeX is via a Chrome extension called the Daum Equation Editor.

Daum Equation Editor

To install Daum, click here and then click the blue ADD TO CHROME button.

To open Daum, open a new tab in Chrome and click Apps from the lower center of the window. Then, select Daum Equation Editor from the options displayed. The app will open in the current tab with an interface as described below:

  • The upper, dark grey area of the application provides some of the basic equation forms and options to get you started.
  • The center, white, area is where you build your equation.
  • The lower, grey area is where your LaTeX code will be generated.

Adding LaTeX to a page

Once you've built your equation, select and copy the text from the lower, grey area and paste it into the wiki page you are working with surrounded by the appropriate characters from the list below:

The following math environments are defined for inline style math:

  • $...$ (can be turned off, even per page),
  • \(...\) and
  • <math>...</math>.

And the following math environments are defined for block display style math:

  • $$...$$ (can be turned off, even per page),
  • \[...\],
  • \begin{...}...\end{...} and
  • :<math>...</math>.

Examples of Equations

Using the methods above, can result in equations that look like this:

$$x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}.$$

$$x=1a \over 2b$$

$${ T }_{ ij }=\sum _{ ij }^{ }{ { e }^{ ij } } \left\lceil \ln { { X }_{ ij } } \right\rceil$$

$$sum_(i=1)^n i^3=((n(n+1))/2)^2$$

If you click on Edit next to the heading Examples of Equations, you can see exactly how to specify the equation in your wiki article.