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Wikis like the Square Enix Wiki use a unique editing language called "Wiki Markup". This makes it easy to edit almost any page on the Wiki without needing to be literate in a complicated programming language. If you have never edited on a Wiki before, below are some of the most basic Wiki markup codes to help you get started.

Text Formatting

What it looks like What you type in
Bold Text
'''Bold Text'''
Italic Text
''Italic Text''
Bold and Italic Text
'''''Bold and Italic Text'''''
Underlining works, as does striking out.
<u>Underlining</u> works, as does <s>striking out</s>.

A line break won't be registered with only one new line. This line appears to be in the same paragraph as the previous line.

Two new lines, however, begins a new paragraph.

A line break won't be registered with only one new line.
This line appears to be in the same paragraph as the previous line.

Two new lines, however, begins a new paragraph.

You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.

You can break lines<br>
without starting a new paragraph.
This makes '''all''' of the wiki coding not display.
<nowiki>This makes '''all''' of the wiki coding not display.</nowiki>
Big text or small text
<big>Big text</big> or <small>small text</small>
Superscript or subscript
<sup>Superscript</sup> or <sub>subscript</sub>
Hidden page comments:
not shown when viewing page
<!-- This is a hidden comment -->

A typewriter font for monospace text or for computer code: int main()

  • For semantic reasons, using <code> where applicable is preferable to using <tt>.
A typewriter font for <tt>monospace text</tt>
or for computer code: <code>int main()</code>
Centered text.
<center>Centered text.</center>

Link Formatting

A direct link and a piped link (one that shows different text than its actual link):
Sora is the main character of Kingdom Hearts.

Any type of link can be a piped link.

[[Sora]] is the main character of ''[[Kingdom Hearts (game)|Kingdom Hearts]]''.
This is a link to a page that doesn't exist. If you want to create that page, you could do so by clicking the link.
[[This is a link to a page that doesn't exist]].
If you want to create that page, you could do so by clicking the link.
Linking to a different namespace that is not Category:
Talk:Main Page
[[Talk:Main Page]]
Linking to the category namespace:
Category:Characters
[[:Category:Characters]]
Linking to a subpage:
User:Sove/sig
[[User:Sove/sig]]
External links:
*[http://www.seiwanetwork.org/wiki] (very bad)
*http://www.seiwanetwork.org/wiki (bad)
*[http://www.seiwanetwork.org/wiki Square Enix Wiki] (good)
Linking to Wikipedia:

Wikipedia:Final Fantasy

[[Wikipedia:Final Fantasy]]<br>
To have a page automatically send a user to a different page, use this code.
(See Help:Redirects for more information)
#REDIRECT [[page name]]

Chrono Trigger#History is a link to a section within another page.

#Links and URLs is a link to a section on the current page.

#example is a link to an anchor that was created using

an id attribute
  • The part after the number sign (#) must match a section heading on the page. Matches must be exact in terms of spelling, case and punctuation. Links to non-existent sections aren't broken; they are treated as links to the top of the page.
  • Identifiers may be created by attaching an id="..."> attribute to almost any HTML element.
[[Chrono Trigger#History]] is a link
to a section within another page.

[[#Links and URLs]] is a link
to a section on the current page.

[[#example]] is a link to an
anchor that was created using
<div id="example">an id attribute</div>

Automatically hide stuff in parentheses: Drakengard.

Automatically hide namespace: Characters.

  • The server fills in the part after the pipe character (|) when you save the page. The next time you open the edit box you will see the expanded piped link. When previewing your edits, you will not see the expanded form until you press Save and Edit again. The same applies to links to sections within the same page (see previous entry).
Automatically hide stuff in parentheses:
[[Drakengard|]].

Automatically hide namespace: 
[[:Category:Characters|]].
  • To put an article in a Category, place a link like the one to the right anywhere in the article. As with interlanguage links, it does not matter where you put these links while editing as they will always show up in the same place when you save the page, but placement at the end of the edit box is recommended.
[[Category:Characters]]


Linking to other wikis:

  1. Interwiki link: Wiktionary:Hello
  2. Named interwiki link: Hello
  3. Interwiki link without prefix: Hello

Linking to another language's wiktionary:

  1. Wiktionary:fr:bonjour
  2. bonjour
  3. fr:bonjour
Linking to other wikis:
# [[Interwiki]] link: [[Wiktionary:Hello]]
# Named interwiki link: [[Wiktionary:Hello|Hello]]
# Interwiki link without prefix: [[Wiktionary:Hello|]]

Linking to another language's wiktionary:
# [[Wiktionary:fr:bonjour]]
# [[Wiktionary:fr:bonjour|bonjour]]
# [[Wiktionary:fr:bonjour|]]

Sections and Lists

New section
Subsection
Sub-subsection
== New section ==

==== Subsection ====

===== Sub-subsection =====
Text.
Indented text.
Further indented text.
Text.
:Indented text.
::Further indented text.
  • A list
  • You can go in the same level
    • Or create a sub-level
      • As many as needed
  • Then start a new list with an empty line
*A list
*You can go in the same level
**Or create a sub-level
***As many as needed

*Then start a new list with an empty line
  1. You can also make numbered lists
  2. The numbers are automatically added
    1. It's easy to create them
#You can also make numbered lists
#The numbers are automatically added
##It's easy to create them
: A colon indents a line or paragraph.
: A colon indents a line or paragraph.

A horizontal dividing line: this is above it


and this is below it.

A horizontal dividing line:
this is above it
----
and this is below it.

Signing Posts

When adding a comment to a Talk page, you should sign it by adding four tildes to add your user name plus date/time:
Sove Starphoria 18:55, 19 February 2012 (EST)

Other, less recommended alternatives are:

  • Three tildes to add user name alone:
Sove
  • Five tildes gives the date/time alone:
18:55, 19 February 2012 (EST)
When adding a comment to a Talk page, you should sign it by adding four tildes to add your user name plus date/time:
: ~~~~
Other, less recommended alternatives are:
*Three tildes to add user name alone:
: ~~~
*Five tildes gives the date/time alone:
: ~~~~~

External Links

  • MediaWiki.org - Main site for the MediaWiki software that runs websites like the Square Enix Wiki and Wikipedia. You can go here if you'd like to find more information and details on Wiki Markup



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