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Wikipedia Cheat Sheet by

A cheat sheet for Wikipedia, including markup help.
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Wikipedia Headings

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

Wikipedia Text Effects

''text''
Italics
'''text'''
Bold
<s>­tex­t</­s>
Strike­through
<su­p>t­ext­</s­up>
Supers­cript
<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.e­xa­mpl­e.com Link Text]
Link to exampl­e.com
[[Cate­gor­y:C­ategory Name]]
Add article to "­Cat­egory Name"
[[:Cat­ego­ry:­Cat­egory Name]]
Link to category

Wikipedia Lists and Indents

* Text
Bullet list
** Text
Bullet list (second level)
# Text
Numbered list
## Text
Numbered list (second level)
; Item
Definition list item
: Definition
Definition list definition
: Text
Indented text
:: Text
Indented 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
~~~~
Signature with timestamp
~~~~~
Timestamp
 

Wikipedia Allowed HTML Tags

<!-- Comment -->
<pr­e>
<ab­br>
<tt>
<di­v>
<fo­nt>
<sp­an>
<de­l>
<br />
<in­s>
<bl­ock­quo­te>
<su­b>
<co­de>
<su­p>

Wikipedia Tables

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

Wikipedia Images

[[File­:im­g.j­pg|­thu­mb|­alt­=Te­xt|­Cap­tion]]
Place an image
[[File­:im­g.j­pg|­thu­mb|­left]]
Image on the left
[[File­:im­g.j­pg|­thu­mb|­none]]
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.
{{reflist}}
Citations list.
 

Wikipedia Abbrev­iations and Shortcuts

WP:3RR
Three Revert Rule
WP:AFC
Articles For Creation
WP:AFD
Articles For Deletion
WP:AGF
Assume Good Faith
WP:AN
Admini­str­ator's Notice­board
WP:AP
Arbitr­ation Policy
WP:BOT
Bots
WP:BCRAT
Bureau­crats
WP:CIVIL
Civility
WP:D
Disamb­igu­ation
WP:DEL
Deletion Policy
WP:NEW
New user log
WP:NOR
No Original Research
WP:NOT
What Wikipedia is not
WP:NPA
No Personal Attacks
WP:NPOV
Neutral Point Of View
WP:PD
Public Domain
WP:PN
Patent Nonsense
WP:PROD
Proposed Deletion
WP:SELF
Avoid self-r­efe­rences
WP:V
Verifi­ability
WP:VAND
Vandalism
WP:VIE
Voting Is Evil

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Comments

mishin mishin, 12:52 7 Jun 12

very good, Dave, thanks

Jeff Jeff, 15:33 28 Sep 15

Thank you Dave, very helpful.

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