Formatting wiki pages
Text on this wiki is, by default, written in a form very close to how you might write text for an email message. This style of text formatting is called MarkDown, and it works like this:
Leave blank lines between paragraphs.
You can *emphasise* or **strongly emphasise** text by placing it in single or double asterisks.
To create a list, start each line with an asterisk:
- "* this is my list"
- "* another item"
To make a numbered list, start each line with a number (any number will do) followed by a period:
- "1. first line"
- "2. second line"
- "2. third line"
To create a header, start a line with one or more
# characters followed
by a space and the header text. The number of
# characters controls the
size of the header:
To create a horizontal rule, just write three or more dashes or stars on their own line:
To quote someone, prefix the quote with ">":
To be or not to be, that is the question.
To write a code block, indent each line with a tab or 4 spaces:
10 PRINT "Hello, world!" 20 GOTO 10
To link to an url or email address, you can just put the url in angle brackets: <http://ikiwiki.info>, or you can use the form [link text](url)
In addition to basic html formatting using MarkDown, this wiki lets you use the following additional features:
To link to another page on the wiki, place the page's name inside double square brackets. So you would use
[[WikiLink]]to link to WikiLink.
Insert smileys and some other useful symbols.
Use shortcuts to link to common resources.
Create and fill out templates for repeated chunks of parameterized wiki text.
Insert various directives onto a page to perform useful actions. For example, you can:
Add a table of contents to a page:
Change the title of a page:
[[!meta title="full page title"]]
Create a blog by inlining a set of pages: