From StrategyWiki, the video game walkthrough and strategy guide wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

You can format your text using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, single quotes or equation marks 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 single quotes like ''this''. Also note that when editing a page there are buttons that can help you if you forget such code, the ones at the top that look like this: Button bold.png By clicking them, an example will appear with the wikitext and text for you to replace.

Text formatting markup[edit]

Description You type… You get…
Applies anywhere
Italic text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Escape wiki markup <nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki> no ''markup''
Only at the beginning of the line
Headings of different sizes

==Level 1==
===Level 2===
====Level 3====
=====Level 4=====


  • Never use =Level 0= because the page's title, e.g. StrategyWiki:Guide/Wiki markup on this page, is considered Level 0 and encompasses the whole page.
  • Do not use wiki formatting within a heading (e.g. bold or italics), except for images and links (e.g. [[File:FILENAME.png]] or [[Game title or page|Heading text]]).
  • All headings should use the highest level possible. That is, if it isn't a sub-section/header, then it should be == Level 1==. This removes arbitrarily assigning heading levels, and makes all headings use the largest font.
  • If you are putting a heading underneath another one, it should be logical. For example, if the page is for a world, then a sub section would be a continent. The world would be Level 0 (single =), and the levels would be level 1 (double ==).

Level 1[edit]

Level 2[edit]

Level 3[edit]

Level 4[edit]
Horizontal rule


Bullet list

* one
* two
* three
** three and one-third
** three and two-thirds

  • one
  • two
  • three
    • three and one-third
    • three and two-thirds
Numbered list

# one
# two
# three
## three point one
## three point two

  1. one
  2. two
  3. three
    1. three point one
    2. three point two
Numbered list starting from any number (must use HTML or a combination of HTML and Wiki Markup; # begins a new order list so it can only be used for sub-lists)

<ol start="50">
<li>fifty one</li>
<li>fifty two</li>
#fifty two point one
#fifty two point two

  1. fifty
  2. fifty one
  3. fifty two
    1. fifty two point one
    2. fifty two point two
Mixture of bulleted
and numbered lists

# one
# two
#* two point one
#* two point two

  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
Definition list

:item 1
:item 2

item 1
item 2
Preformatted text

  preformatted text is done with
  a space at the
  beginning of the line

preformatted text is done with
a space at the 
beginning of the line

Note that using =Top-level headings= is not allowed, as they disrupt page flow. For the top-level headings in a page, use ==First-level headings==.


MediaWiki ignores normal line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can also start a newline with the HTML tag "<br/>". However, it is advised you always start new paragraphs by leaving an empty line, as it is more semantically correct than just using an HTML linebreak; this also helps us keep a consistent style across the wiki.


Some HTML tags are allowed in MediaWiki; for example <code>, <div>, <pre>, <span> and <font>.

Automated Table of Contents[edit]

Although an automated Table of Contents will appear on pages with enough headings, sometimes you don't want this. You can force pages to always display a table of contents (for instance if you have only two very long sections) or never display a table of contents (usually for aesthetic purposes).

To force a table of contents, or to change the position of the table of contents, use __TOC__ at the top of your page. To never show a table of contents, use __NOTOC__.

Note that this is not the same as a guide's /Table of Contents subpage. For information on creating and modifying those see Table of contents.

Section Editing[edit]

If your preferences enable it, edit by section links will appear on pages containing headings. You can force these not to display regardless of preferences by putting __NOEDITSECTION__ on the top of the page.