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Bloomingpedia:Wiki markup examples

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Some examples to get your formatting careers off to a good start. Beginning with the basics; we'll cover formatting text and laying out pages.

Text formatting markup

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====
=====level 5=====

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
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<br>spanning several lines<br>without breaking the numbering
# three
## three point one
## three point two

  1. one
  2. two
    spanning several lines
    without breaking the numbering
  3. three
    1. three point one
    2. three 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


Mediawiki ignores normal line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can also start a new line with the HTML tag <br />.

Image Tips

There are many options for handling images in articles, options that cover: image placement, size, captioning and more. Most folks will be happy with working on placement, size and captions. You can specify image placement as: left, center, or right. You can specify an image's horizontal size in pixels. You can add a caption (this automatically reduces the size of the image for you) to explain the image and the caption can include links to other articles. Use the pipe character to separate the image specifications, the pipe character looks like a vertical bar, |, and usually shares a key with the backslash \.

Example 1



Example 2

Image by Chris Robb.

[[Image:Walnut-Street-20050511.jpg|left|thumb|Image by [[Chris Robb]].]]

Example 3

Image by Chris Robb of downtown Bloomington.

[[Image:Walnut-Street-20050511.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Image by [[Chris Robb]] of downtown [[Bloomington]].]]

Signatures in comments

For people using the article Talk pages, adding your signature after your comment is a very helpful way of keeping track of the discussion. Adding a signature is very simple on Bloomingpedia, simply append a series of tilde characters and you'll have a nice signature. Three tildes will sign your name and four tildes will add a date/time stamp after your name. The name that appears is controlled by the "nickname" setting in your user preferences.


Some HTML-Tags are allowed in MediaWiki, for example <code>, <div>, <span> and <font>.


Cribbed from the MediaWiki help formatting page, with their blessings, of course.