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TiddlyWiki Cheat Sheet by Simon Fermor

Getting started with Tiddlywiki (

Useful Websites

Initial Setup

After creating a new TiddlyWiki edit the following tiddlers:
Defa­ult­Tid­dlers - the tiddlers that should be displayed when opening the TiddlyWiki
Main­Menu - the items that display on the left side of the TiddlyWiki
Site­Title - the main heading in the page
Site­Sub­Title - the text following the main heading

Left Menu

To edit the menu:
1. Edit MainMenu tiddler
2. Add menu items in [[]]
3. Add separators using ----- (5 -)

ColorPalette Styles

BackgroundBackgr­ound, title and subtitle text
ForegroundText color
Primar­yPaleInterface options box
Primar­yLightMainMenu, links, bottom of header gradient
PrimaryMidMainMenu text, links, tags list, bottom of header
Primar­yDarkTop right menu, tiddler buttons
Second­aryPaleCode snippets background
Second­ary­LightHighlight for buttons and right menu
Second­aryMidTable titles, save box
Second­aryDarkTiddler titles
Tertia­ryPaleRight hand menu, tiddler tag button
Tertia­ryLightRight hand menu borders
Tertia­ryMidRight hand menu unseleted tags
Tertia­ryDarkTiddler subtitle

Block Elements

Headings! Heading level 1, !! Heading level 2 etc.
Unordered List* Level 1, ** Level 2, *** Level 3
Ordered List# Level 1, ## Level 2, ### Level 3
Definition List; term, :descr­iption
Block Quotes> Level 1, >> Level 2, >>> Level 3
Prefor­matted{{{ quoted text }}} (on separate lines)

Inline Formatting

Bold''Bold'' (pairs of double single quotes)

Special Formatting

Force a line break<br>
Create a horizontal line----
Hide text% text %% text %
Raw HTML<ht­ml>...<­/h­tml>
Prevent wiki formatting"­"­"­Inside triple double­-qu­ote­s"""


ColumnsColumns delimited by |
HeadingsHeading text preceded by !
Caption|The Caption|c

Adding External Links

Links to external sites can be entered in the following form:
[[NY Times|­htt­p:/­/ww­w.n­yti­]]

This displays as a link with the title "NY Times"

Tiddler Links

To add a link from tiddler to another, enclose the name of the destin­ation tiddler in [[]] for example, [[Dest­ination Tiddler Name]].

Where names are entered with multiple capital letters (WikiW­ords), a link is provided automa­tic­ally.

To prevent WikiWords from being converted to links, use a tilde (~) character at the front of the word.

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Mike Mike, 08:57 14 Feb 14

Thank you for this cheat-sheet. Came in quite handy!

Dima Dima, 14:51 18 Feb 14

Thanks! It'll be great to add some info about shadow tiddlers - for example
in a standard TiddlyWiki, the MarkupPostHead shadow tiddler contains HTML that is inserted at the end of the <head> section of the TiddlyWiki HTML.

jero jero, 10:27 18 Jul 14

Hi. Thank you very much.
By the way, there is an error: it should be ^^suprscript^^, and not ^superscript^.

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