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: