Show Menu

Wikipedia Cheat Sheet by DaveChild

A cheat sheet for Wikipedia, including markup help.

Wikipedia Headings

==Text==Level 1 heading
===Text===Level 2
====Te­xt====Level 3

Wikipedia Text Effects

<no­wik­i>no ''mark­up'­'</­now­iki>Escape wiki markup

Wikipedia Links

[[Article Name]]
Link to article "­Article Name"
[[Article Name]]s
Link with text "­Article Names"
[[Article Name|Link Text]]
Link with text "Link Text"
[[Article Name#S­ubs­ect­ion­|Link Text]]
Link to subsection of article
[http:­//w­ww.e­xa­mpl­ Link Text]
Link to exampl­
[[Cate­gor­y:C­ategory Name]]
Add article to "­Cat­egory Name"
[[:Cat­ego­ry:­Cat­egory Name]]
Link to category

Wikipedia Lists and Indents

* TextBullet list
** TextBullet list (second level)
# TextNumbered list
## TextNumbered list (second level)
; ItemDefinition list item
: DefinitionDefinition list definition
: TextIndented text
:: TextIndented text (second level)

Can be nested, e.g., use #* to put a bullet list within a numbered list.

Wikipedia Lines and Signatures

----Horizontal Line
<br />Line break
~~~~Signature with timestamp

Wikipedia Allowed HTML Tags

<!-- Comment --><pr­e>
<br /><in­s>

Full list of allowed tags at http:/­/en.wi­kip­edi­a.o­rg/­wik­i/H­elp­:HT­ML_­in_­wik­itext

Wikipedia Tables

{| class=­"­nam­e"Start table
|-Start row
! Header 1Headings
! Header 2
| row 1, cell 1Data
| row 1, cell 2
| row 2, cell 1
| row 2, cell 2
|}End Table

Wikipedia Images

Place an image
Image on the left
Image with no text flowing around it

Wikipedia Citations

<re­f>S­mith, John. 'Reference Title''. Journal, 2011, p. 1.<­/re­f>
Inline citation.
<ref name="r­efn­ame­"­>te­xt<­/re­f>
Named inline citation.
<ref name="r­efn­ame­" />
Use earlier named citation.
{{citation needed}}
Citation needed.
Citations list.

More inform­ation at http:/­/en.wi­kip­edi­a.o­rg/­wik­i/W­iki­ped­ia:­Cit­ing­_so­urces


Wikipedia Abbreviations and Shortcuts

WP:3RRThree Revert Rule
WP:AFCArticles For Creation
WP:AFDArticles For Deletion
WP:AGFAssume Good Faith
WP:ANAdmini­str­ator's Notice­board
WP:APArbitr­ation Policy
WP:DELDeletion Policy
WP:NEWNew user log
WP:NORNo Original Research
WP:NOTWhat Wikipedia is not
WP:NPANo Personal Attacks
WP:NPOVNeutral Point Of View
WP:PDPublic Domain
WP:PNPatent Nonsense
WP:PRODProposed Deletion
WP:SELFAvoid self-r­efe­rences
WP:VIEVoting Is Evil

More at http:/­/en.wi­kip­edi­a.o­rg/­wik­i/U­ser­:Kj­kol­b/A­bbr­evi­ations and http:/­/en.wi­kip­edi­a.o­rg/­wik­i/W­iki­ped­ia:­Sho­rtcuts


Share This Cheat Sheet!

Favourited by 10 Members:

scitrenb ThibaultGomarin internaciulo Theosis akipta onitek sebbu srinivasraos jagrock lawvol


mishin mishin, 12:52 7 Jun 12

very good, Dave, thanks

Add a Comment

Your Comment

Please enter your name.

    Please enter your email address

      Please enter your Comment.