Help:Cheatsheet


Wikitext cheatsheet

Works anywhere in the text        

Description You type You get
Italics, bold, and both

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

italics, bold, and both

Link to another page
see Help:Interwikimedia links for linking to sister projects

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

copy edit
copy editors

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

[[Android (operating system)|Android]]

Android

Link to a section

[[Frog#Locomotion]]
[[Frog#Locomotion|locomotion in frogs]]

Frog#Locomotion
locomotion in frogs

Red link
Links to pages that don't exist are automatically red. Red links in articles often help by showing desired redirects or notable pages.

[[Red link example]]

Red link example

Plain website

https://www.wikipedia.org

https://www.wikipedia.org

Link a website

[https://www.wikipedia.org]

[1]

Link and name a website

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

Wikipedia

Citations, 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 name="LoC">[https://www.loc.gov/about/ Library of Congress]</ref> World!<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.w3.org/ |title = World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)}}</ref>

Hello again!<ref name="LoC" /><ref>Perry's Handbook, Sixth Edition, McGraw-Hill Co., 1984.</ref>

References: {{reflist}}

Hello[1] World![2]

Hello again![1][3]

References:
  1. ^ a b Library of Congress
  2. ^ "World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)".
  3. ^ Perry's Handbook, Sixth Edition, McGraw-Hill Co., 1984.
Template:Citation needed
one of many cleanup templates

This statement is true.{{cn}}

This statement is true.[citation needed]

Signature
sign your contributions when posting to a talk page

~~~~

do not sign in an article, only on talk pages

Username (talk) 05:20, 5 December 2022 (UTC)

Ping a user on a talk page
so they will see your comment

[[User:Example]] or {{u|Example}}

User:Example or Example

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to show your previous comment is outdated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.

Underline your text

<u>This topic is notable</u>

This topic is 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

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

Caption
Add a page to a category [[Category:Category name]]

place near the bottom of a page
shows "Category name" in a bar at bottom when the page is previewed or published
Link to a category or file
[[:Category:Category name]]
[[:File:File name]]

Category:Wikipedia basic information
File:Example.jpg


Works only at the beginning of lines    
Description You type You get
Redirect to another page
redirects must be placed at the start of the first line

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Redirect arrow without text.svg Target page

Redirect to a section of another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

Redirect arrow without text.svg Target page#anchorName

Section headings
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 list

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Indenting text
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}} return to left margin

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
fourth indent
return to left margin

Images

[[File: | thumb | upright | right | alt= | caption ]]

Cite web

<ref>{{cite web
 |url= 
 |title= 
 |author= 
 |date= 
 |website= 
 |publisher= 
 |access-date= 
}}</ref>

Cite journal

<ref>{{cite journal
 |last1= 
 |first1= 
 |last2= 
 |first2= 
 |year= 
 |title= 
 |journal= 
 |volume= 
 |issue= 
 |pages= 
 |publisher= 
 |doi= 
 |url= 
 |access-date= 
}}</ref>

Cite book (short)

<ref>{{cite book
 |last= 
 |first= 
 |author-link= 
 |title= 
 |publisher= 
 |series= 
 |year=  
 |doi= 
 |isbn= 
}}</ref>

Cite book (extended)

<ref>{{cite book
 |last1       = 
 |first1      = 
 |last2       = 
 |first2      = 
 |author-link = 
 |coauthors   = 
 |editor      = 
 |title       = 
 |trans-title = 
 |url         = 
 |access-date = 
 |edition     = 
 |series      = 
 |volume      = 
 |date        = 
 |year        = 
 |publisher   = 
 |location    = 
 |isbn        = 
 |doi         = 
 |page        = 
 |pages       = 
 |chapter     = 
}}</ref>

Metric conversions

Single input:
{{convert|original_value|original_unit|conversion_unit|abbr=on}}
Range of values:
{{convert|orig_val1|range|orig_val2|original_unit|conversion_unit|abbr=on}}
Examples:
{{convert|60|and|170|kg|lb|abbr=on}}
{{convert|18|°C|°F}}
{{convert|3.21|kg|lb}}

Variables

Code Effect
{{CURRENTWEEK}} 49
{{CURRENTDOW}} 1
{{CURRENTMONTH}} 12
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} December
{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}} December
{{CURRENTDAY}} 5
{{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Monday
{{CURRENTYEAR}} 2022
{{CURRENTTIME}} 05:20
{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} 6,583,958
{{NUMBEROFPAGES}} 57,050,470
{{NUMBEROFUSERS}} 44,605,864
{{PAGENAME}} Cheatsheet
{{NAMESPACE}} Help
{{REVISIONID}} -
{{REVISIONUSER}} Ilex verticillata
{{localurl:pagename}} /wiki/Pagename
{{localurl:Wikipedia:Sandbox|action=edit}} /w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Sandbox&action=edit
{{fullurl:pagename}} //en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Pagename
{{fullurl:pagename|query_string}} //en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Pagename&query_string
{{SERVER}} //en-wiki.kfd.me
{{ns:index}} e.g. '{{ns:1}}' fullname of namespace e.g 'Talk'
{{SITENAME}} Wikipedia

Recalling named reference

<ref name="NAMEOFREF" />

Quotes

{{blockquote |text= |sign= }}

Blockquotes

<blockquote>
<p>QUOTED PARAGRAPH</p>
<p>NAME, SOURCE, REFERENCE</p>
</blockquote>

About

(This page is about USE1. For other uses, see About (disambiguation).)
{{About|USE1}}
(This page is about USE1. For other uses, see PAGE2.)
{{About|USE1||PAGE2}}
(This page is about USE1. For USE2, see PAGE2.)
{{About|USE1|USE2|PAGE2}}
(This page is about USE1. For USE2, see PAGE2. For USE3, see PAGE3. For USE4, see PAGE4. For USE5, see PAGE5.)
{{About|USE1|USE2|PAGE2|USE3|PAGE3|USE4|PAGE4|USE5|PAGE5}}

Tables (borderless)

{|
|-
! scope="col" |COLUMN1
! scope="col" |COLUMN2
|-
|ROW1
|ROW1/COL2
|-
|ROW2
|ROW2/COL2
|}

Tables (wikitable)

{| class="wikitable"
|-
! scope="col" |COLUMN1
! scope="col" |COLUMN2
|-
|ROW1
|ROW1/COL2
|-
|ROW2
|ROW2/COL2
|}

Collapsible tables (Default: collapsed)

{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="text-align: left;margin:0px;"
|- 
! style="width:20em;" |COLUMN1
! style="width:20em;" |COLUMN2
|- 
|ROW1
|ROW1/COL2
|-
|ROW2
|ROW2/COL2
|-
|}

Columns

{{col-begin|width=100%}}
{{col-break|width=}} 
{{col-end}}

Interwiki links

Wiki Shortcut
Wikimedia Commons [[commons:]]
Wikipedia [[w:]]
Wiktionary [[wikt:]]
Wikibooks [[b:]]
Wikisource [[s:]]
Wikispecies [[species:]]
Metawiki [[m:]]
MediaWiki [[mw:]]

Vandalism response templates

 * {{subst:uw-vandalism1|PageName}} ~~~~ (unintentional vandalism/test)
 * {{subst:uw-delete1|PageName}} ~~~~ (unintentional removal of content)
 * {{subst:uw-vandalism2|PageName}} ~~~~ (suitable for intentional nonsense or disruption)
 * {{subst:uw-delete2|PageName}} ~~~~ (variant for removal of content)
 * {{subst:uw-vandalism3|PageName}} ~~~~ ("please stop" for use after level 2 warning)
 * {{subst:uw-delete3|PageName}} ~~~~ (please stop removing content)
 * {{subst:uw-vandalism4|PageName}} ~~~~ (last warning for vandalism)
 * {{subst:uw-delete4|PageName}} ~~~~ (last warning for removing content)
 * {{subst:uw-vandalism4im|PageName}} ~~~~ (only warning; for severe or grotesque vandalism only)
 * {{subst:uw-delete4im|PageName}} ~~~~ (only warning; for many blankings in a short period of time)

Page citations

{{rp|page=}}


See also

 
Wiki markup quick reference (PDF download)