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Here is a list of things I plan to come back to and finish off later, in no particular order.
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==Wikipedia Wiki Editing Resources==
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Wikipedia's Wiki Editing Cheatsheet] <br>
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Wiki_markup#Text_formatting Wikipedia's Wiki Markup/Text Formatting Guide]
  
== Ratings ==
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==Spaces, New Lines, Paragraphs, And More==
* Improvements to [[:Category:Ratings_Templates#Improvements|Ratings Templates]]
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You might have already noticed that single spaces between lines do not create spaces in the text. For example:
  
== Referencing ==
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<pre><nowiki>
* Create templates for use with the [[MW:Extension:Cite|Cite]] extension.
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Typing
** See [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_templates Wikipedia's Citation templates] and [http://uesp.net/wiki/Template:Cite_web UESP's Cite_Web template].
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like
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this
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would come out
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like this:
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</nowiki></pre>
  
== Social Media Networks for userspace profile pages ==
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Typing
* <s>[[:Template:RedditMe]]</s>
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like
* <s>[[:Category:People on Reddit]]</s>
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this
* [[:Template:LinkedInMe]]
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would come out
* [[:Category:People on LinkedIn]]
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like this:
* [[:Template:PinterestMe]]
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* [[:Category:People on Pinterest]]
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A blank space between the two lines, on the other hand, creates a new paragraph. For example:
* [[:Template:SkypeMe]]
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* [[:Category:People on Skype]]
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<pre><nowiki>
* <s>[[:Template:YouTubeMe]]</s>
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This would look like one paragraph.
* <s>[[:Category:People on YouTube]]</s>
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* [[:Template:DeviantArtMe]]
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This would look like another.
* [[:Category:People on DeviantArt]]
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* [[:Template:DiasporaMe]]
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This would be the third.
* [[:Category:People on Diaspora]]
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</nowiki></pre>
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This would look like one paragraph.
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This would look like another.
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This would be the third.
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For a new line, you must use the line break (br) command after the line. (Single Spaces are not necessary, but are used for clarity.)
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Just do this:
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<pre><nowiki>
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Text Line 1<br>
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Text Line 2<br>
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Paragraph 2 Line 1
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</nowiki></pre>
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Text Line 1<br>
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Text Line 2<br>
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Paragraph 2 Line 1
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'''Remember:''' For the sake of clarity, it is best to place a line break, but not necessary.
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==Emphasis==
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'''Hello!'''
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''How Are You?''
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This is basic, but important. Use three apostrophes for bold text and two for italics. The above section was made like this:
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<pre><nowiki>
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'''Hello!'''
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''How Are You?''
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</nowiki></pre>
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HTML encoding also works. For <b>Bold</b> and <i>Italics</i> you would use the following:
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<pre><nowiki>
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<b>Bold</b> and <i>Italics</i>
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</nowiki></pre>
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==Lists==
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*Creating a bulleted list is simple.
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**Creating Sub-Bullets is just as easy.
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***And so on and so on and so on.
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*Going back is easy too.
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<pre><nowiki>
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*Creating a bulleted list is simple.
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**Creating Sub-Bullets is just as easy.
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***And so on and so on and so on.
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*Going back is easy too.
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</nowiki></pre>
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#Numbered Lists are almost the same
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##So are sub numbers
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###sub sub numbers
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#and going back is also just as easy.
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<pre><nowiki>
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#Numbered Lists are almost the same
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##So are sub numbers
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###sub sub numbers
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#and going back is also just as easy.
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</nowiki></pre>
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*Mixing lists are possible too.
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*#Such as this one
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*#*You can also<br>have new lines<br>inside lists.
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<pre><nowiki>
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*Mixing lists are possible too.
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*#Such as this one
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*#*You can also<br>have new lines<br>inside lists.
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</nowiki></pre>
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==Horizontal Rules==
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Don't use these too often, as they break up the page. Instead, it is recommended you use section breaks (see below). If you really need them, however, this is the formatting:
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<pre><nowiki>
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----
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</nowiki></pre>
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==Indentation==
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:A colon indents a line.
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<pre><nowiki>
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:A colon indents a line.
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</nowiki></pre>
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==Alignment==
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A page is left-aligned by default.
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<center> Center Text Like This </center>
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<pre><nowiki>
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<center> Center Text Like This </center>
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</nowiki></pre>
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==Section Breaks==
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Many articles on the wiki use section headers and tables of contents, like the ones above. Two equal(=) signs makes a topic.
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<pre><nowiki>
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==This Is a Topic==
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===This Is a Subtopic===
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====This is a Sub Sub Topic====
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===This is a subtopic of the first topic, but not the other sub topics===
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==This is another topic==
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</nowiki></pre>
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To add a Table Of Contents, type:
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<pre><nowiki>
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__TOC__
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</nowiki></pre>
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If a Table of Contents is automatic for the article (true for certain namespaces and templates), you can use this formatting to remove one:
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<pre><nowiki>
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__NOTOC__
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</nowiki></pre>
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'''Note:''' Table of contents lists only list topics that appear after they are inserted.
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[[Category:Help Files]]

Latest revision as of 07:34, 28 December 2014

Wikipedia Wiki Editing Resources

Wikipedia's Wiki Editing Cheatsheet
Wikipedia's Wiki Markup/Text Formatting Guide

Spaces, New Lines, Paragraphs, And More

You might have already noticed that single spaces between lines do not create spaces in the text. For example:

Typing 
like 
this
would come out 
like this:

Typing like this would come out like this:

A blank space between the two lines, on the other hand, creates a new paragraph. For example:

This would look like one paragraph.

This would look like another.

This would be the third.

This would look like one paragraph.

This would look like another.

This would be the third.

For a new line, you must use the line break (br) command after the line. (Single Spaces are not necessary, but are used for clarity.)

Just do this:

Text Line 1<br>
Text Line 2<br>

Paragraph 2 Line 1

Text Line 1
Text Line 2

Paragraph 2 Line 1

Remember: For the sake of clarity, it is best to place a line break, but not necessary.

Emphasis

Hello!

How Are You?

This is basic, but important. Use three apostrophes for bold text and two for italics. The above section was made like this:

'''Hello!'''

''How Are You?''

HTML encoding also works. For Bold and Italics you would use the following:

<b>Bold</b> and <i>Italics</i>

Lists

  • Creating a bulleted list is simple.
    • Creating Sub-Bullets is just as easy.
      • And so on and so on and so on.
  • Going back is easy too.
*Creating a bulleted list is simple.
**Creating Sub-Bullets is just as easy.
***And so on and so on and so on.
*Going back is easy too.
  1. Numbered Lists are almost the same
    1. So are sub numbers
      1. sub sub numbers
  2. and going back is also just as easy.
#Numbered Lists are almost the same
##So are sub numbers
###sub sub numbers
#and going back is also just as easy.
  • Mixing lists are possible too.
    1. Such as this one
      • You can also
        have new lines
        inside lists.
*Mixing lists are possible too.
*#Such as this one
*#*You can also<br>have new lines<br>inside lists.

Horizontal Rules

Don't use these too often, as they break up the page. Instead, it is recommended you use section breaks (see below). If you really need them, however, this is the formatting:

----

Indentation

A colon indents a line.
:A colon indents a line.

Alignment

A page is left-aligned by default.

Center Text Like This
<center> Center Text Like This </center>

Section Breaks

Many articles on the wiki use section headers and tables of contents, like the ones above. Two equal(=) signs makes a topic.

==This Is a Topic==
===This Is a Subtopic===
====This is a Sub Sub Topic====
===This is a subtopic of the first topic, but not the other sub topics===
==This is another topic==

To add a Table Of Contents, type:

__TOC__

If a Table of Contents is automatic for the article (true for certain namespaces and templates), you can use this formatting to remove one:

__NOTOC__

Note: Table of contents lists only list topics that appear after they are inserted.