Help:Editing

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The following table shows some of the main codes used when editing a page on the LGBT UK History Project. It is a modified version of the equivalent page on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet).

Checklist for editing

Works anywhere in the text
Description You type You get
Italic text

''italic''

italic

Bold text

'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic text

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Link to another page on this Wiki

[[Name of page]]
[[Name of page|Text to display]]

Name of page
Text to display

Link internal heading

[[#Heading name]]
[[#Heading name2|Name2]]

#Heading name
Name2

Show an image

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

Caption
Size an image

[[File:Wiki.png|thumb|60px|Cap]]

(option "60px" means 60 pixels wide)

Cap
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 saved.
Signature
Sign your contributions when posting to a Talk Page.

~~~~

(Do not sign in an article, only on talk-pages.)

Username (talk) 04:20, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

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


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
Nonindexed headers
(left out of Table of Contents)

; Header name

(has a leading semicolon ";" in front)

Header name

(will not appear in Table of Contents)
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
multi-column list

using the {{columns-list}} template

{{columns-list|3|
* One
* Two
* Three
* Four
* Five
* Six
* Seven
* Eight
}}

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight
Indenting text

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent

Adding footnote references

Insert footnotes as references in a page to list at page bottom
 

Hello,<ref>Encyclopædia Britannica</ref> World.<ref>http://www.w3.org/</ref>

==References==
<references>

Hello,[1] World.[2]

References

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. http://www.w3.org/