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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.