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This page is a simplified version of the more detailed page Help:Editing.

Look to the bottom of the page for specific help creating or editing certain types of article.


Bold and Italic

Text is made bold or italic or both by surrounding it in quantities of single quote marks.

Wiki Text Result
''italic'' italic
'''bold''' bold
'''''bold and italic''''' bold and italic

Headings and Paragraphs

A page can be divided into sections, using the section header syntax. If a page has more than three headings, a table of contents (TOC) is automatically generated from the section headings.

== heading text ==
=== level2 ===
==== level3 ====
===== level4 =====

You have to leave a blank line to start a new paragraph.

Internal Links

Internal wiki links are written in double square brackets. The page does not actually have to exist for you to create a link to it. If the page doesn't exist, the link will show up in red. When the user clicks this link they will be taken to a blank edit page.

Wiki Text Result
[[Link to another page]] Link to another page
[[Link|different text]] different text

External Links

There are 3 ways of writing external links. The link must contain the 'http://' bit of the address or will not work.

Wiki Text Result
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk
[http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk] [1]
[http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk The Student Room] The Student Room

Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Wiki Text Result
* one
* two
* three
  • one
  • two
  • three
# one
# two
# three
  1. one
  2. two
  3. three


Pages are categorised by writing [[Category:Name of Category]] at the bottom of the page, for each category.

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