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Wikipedia Cheatsheet

Works anywhere in the text        
Description You type You get
ItalicsTemplate:Anchor, boldTemplate:Anchor, and bothTemplate:Anchor

''italics'', '''bold''', and '''''both'''''

italics, bold, and both

LinkTemplate:Anchor to another page
see H:IW for linking to sister projects

[[copy edit]]
[[copy edit]]ors

copy edit
copy editors

"Pipe" a link to change the link's destination

[[Android (operating system)|Android]]

Android

Link to a section

[[Frog#Jumping]]
[[Frog#Jumping|the jumping of frogs]]

Frog#Jumping
the jumping of frogs

Red link
red links in articles help by showing desired redirects or notable pages

[[something missing]]

something missing

References and footnotes
sources in the article will appear where {{reflist}} is put, typically under a level 2 section heading (see below) towards the bottom of the page; text between {{}} is for a template

Hello,<ref>[http://www.loc.gov/about/ Library of Congress]</ref> World.<ref>http://www.w3.org/</ref>

References: {{reflist}}

Hello,<ref>Library of Congress</ref> World.<ref>http://www.w3.org/</ref>

References:

Template:Reflist

SignatureTemplate:Anchor
sign your contributions when posting to a talk page

~~~~

do not sign in an article, only on talk pages

Username (talk) 23:27, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Plain website

http://www.wikipedia.org

http://www.wikipedia.org

Link a website

[http://www.wikipedia.org]

[1]

Link and name a website

[http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]

Wikipedia

Strike your talk page comment
to show your previous comment is outdated

<s>This topic isn't [[WP:N|notable]].</s>

This topic isn't notable.

Hide text somewhere for editors
consensus is how things are decided

<!--This had consensus, discuss at talk page-->

Show an image
for uploading, see the intro to uploading images

Template:Anchor

[[File:Wiki.png|thumb|Caption]]

Template:Citation needed
one of many cleanup templates

This statement is true.{{cn}}

This statement is true.Template:Cn

Add a page to a categoryTemplate:Anchor [[Category:Category name]]

place near the bottom of a page
shows "Category name" in a bar at bottom when the page is previewed or saved
Works only at the beginning of lines    
Description You type You get
Redirect to another pageTemplate:Anchor
redirects must be placed at the start of the first line

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

30px Target page

Redirect to a section of another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

30px Target page#anchorName

Section headingsTemplate:Anchor
a Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article

==Level 2==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====
=====Level 5=====
======Level 6======

do not use  =Level 1=  as it is for page titles

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Level 6
Bulleted listTemplate:Anchor

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered listTemplate:Anchor

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Indenting textTemplate:Anchor
this is used when replying on a talk page, to make it easier to follow conversations.
After a string of indents, or to revive a discussion, an outdent {{Outdent|n}} (Template:Outdent) can be used to reset the paragraph to the left margin.

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent
::::fourth indent
{{Outdent|4}} outdent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
fourth indent

Template:Outdent (return to left margin)


Template:Help navigation



Source: Wikipedia Cheatsheet