# Help: Wiki markup examples

## Wikitext markup -- making your page look the way you want

### Organizing your writing -- sections, paragraphs, lists and lines

What it looks like What you type
Sections and subsections

Note: Single equal signs give the highest level heading, like the page title; usually projects have the convention not to use them.

New section

Subsection

Sub-subsection


== New section ==

=== Subsection ===

==== Sub-subsection ====

Newline

A single newline has no effect on the layout.

But an empty line starts a new paragraph, or ends a list or indented part. (<p> disables this paragraphing until </p> or the end of the section)

(in Cologne Blue two newlines and a div tag give just one newline; in the order newline, div tag, newline, the result is two newlines)

You can make the wikitext more readable by putting in newlines. You might find this causes future problems -- see Help:Don't use line breaks for details.


A single
newline
has no
effect on the
layout.

But an empty line
starts a new paragraph.
You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.

(The HTML tag <br> is sufficient. The system produces the XHTML code <br />.)

You can break lines<br>
without starting a new paragraph.
• Unordered Lists are easy to do:
• start every line with a star
• more stars means deeper levels
• A newline
• in a list

marks the end of the list.

• Of course
• you can
• start again.
* Unordered Lists are easy to do:
** start every line with a star
*** more stars means deeper levels
*A newline
*in a list
marks the end of the list.
*Of course
*you can
*start again.


1. Numbered lists are also good
1. very organized
2. easy to follow
2. A newline
3. in a list

marks the end of the list.

1. New numbering starts
2. with 1.
# Numbered lists are also good
## very organized
## easy to follow
#A newline
#in a list
marks the end of the list.
#New numbering starts
#with 1.

• You can even do mixed lists
1. and nest them
• or break lines
in lists
* You can even do mixed lists
*# and nest them
*#* or break lines<br>in lists

Definition list

word
definition of the word
longer phrase
phrase defined
; word : definition of the word
; longer phrase
: phrase defined
indenting
A colon indents a line or paragraph.

A manual newline starts a new paragraph.

: A colon indents a line or paragraph.
A manual newline starts a new paragraph.

Centered text.
<center>Centered text.</center>
A horizontal dividing line: above

and below.

If you don't use a section header, you don't get a TOC entry.

A horizontal dividing line: above
----
and below. 

General notes:

• Enclose the target name in double square brackets -- "[[" and "]]"
• First letter of target name is automatically capitalized
• Spaces are represented as underscores (but don't do underscores yourself)
• Links to nonexistent pages are shown in red -- DCCWiki User's Guide: Starting a new page tells about creating the page.
• When the mouse cursor "hovers" over the link, you see a "hover box" containing...
What it looks like What you type
Basic

Sue is reading the [[Introduction_to_DCC]].
Section of page

If the section doesn't exist, the link goes to the top of the page. If there are multiple sections by the same name, link to specific ones by adding how many times that header has already appeared (e.g. if there are 3 sections entitled "Example header," and you wish to link to the third one, then use [[#Example section 3]]. For more info, see Help:Links.

*[[Introduction_to_DCC#FreeDCC]].
*[[Introduction_to_DCC#Sealand]].

Use a pipe "|" to create a link label:

*[[Help:Links|About Links]]
*[[Introduction_to_DCC#Computer Networks|Comparing computers to DCC]]


"blank" pipes hide:

After you save, the server automatically fills in the link label.

*In parentheses: [[Throttle|]].
*Namespace: [[Help:Requests for adminship|]].

Get FREE DCC stuff is a page that doesn't exist yet.

• You can create it by clicking on the link.
• Have a look at how to start a page guide and the naming conventions page.
[[Get FREE DCC stuff]] is a page that doesn't exist yet.

Or your user name plus date/time: Joe Wicki 08:10 Oct 5, 2002 (UTC)

The server will fill in the link after you save.

You should "sign" your comments on talk pages:
: Or your user name plus date/time: ~~~~

Redirect

one article title to another with this special link.

#REDIRECT [[Throttle]]
ISBN 0123456789X
RFC 123

Sound


[[media:Sg_mrob.ogg|Sound]]


To include links to a Category page.
Category:DCC


[[:Category:DCC]]

Dates

Use links for dates, so everyone can set their own display order. Use Special:Preferences to change your own date display setting.

[[July 20]], [[1969]] , [[20 July]] [[1969]]
and [[1969]]-[[07-20]]

will all appear as 20 July-1969 if you set your date display preference to 1 January 2001.
Special pages

[[Special:Whatlinkshere/
Help:Editing]]