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Basic markup

Headings and subheadings

Headings and subheadings are a way to organize an article. If an article discusses several topics and dedicates more than a couple of paragraphs to each, you can make the article more readable by inserting a heading for each topic — that is, creating a section for each topic. You can also create sections within sections (i.e., subsections) by using subheadings:

You create headings surrounding the heading text with surrounding = tags. The more = symbols in the wiki tag, the more nested the heading is:

You type You get
==Heading 1==

Heading 1

===Heading 2===

Heading 2

If an article has at least four headings, a table of contents is automatically generated. Try creating a heading in the Sandbox. It will be added automatically to the table of contents for the page, assuming three others already exist.

Bold and italics

You type You get
''italic'' italic
'''bold''' bold
'''''bold italic''''' bold italic

Bolding and italicizing are done by surrounding a word or phrase with multiple apostrophes ('). The names of an article's subject are written in bold when they are first mentioned in the article. For example, the article Communist Party of 2b2t begins:

The Communist Party of 2b2t (CP2B), commonly known as The Soviets, was a group formed under the goal of purging 2b2t of fascist imagery. ...

Italics are uncommonly used; they should be used when mentioning the names of real-life books, movies, albums, and video game titles (such as when mentioning Minecraft). One article using italics in its title is 2b2t Chronicles.

Using the editor toolbars

Wiki markup

The Wikipedia editor has two toolbars with buttons that help with the use of wikimarkup. For instance, if you want to type a text in bold, instead of manually typing the ''' tags, you can just press the Bold button and then type the text in bold directly. If your toolbar looks like this:

Enhanced toolbar: main selections
Enhanced editing toolbar
Icon Function What it shows when editing What it shows on the page
Bold text Bold '''Bold text''' Bold text
Italic text Italic ''Italic text'' Italic text
External link External link [http://www.example.com link title] link title
Internal link Internal link [[Link title]] Link title
Embedded file Insert image [[File:Example.jpg|thumbnail]]
Insert cites <ref>Insert footnote text here</ref> [1]
Your signature with timestamp Sign talk comments

(with time stamp)

--~~~~ --Username (talk) 13:35, 15 July 2024 (UTC)
  1. Insert footnote text here


The VisualEditor toolbar appears at the top of the screen when you begin editing.
Screenshot of the VisualEditor toolbar
Headings pull-down menu: allows you to change how the paragraph is formatted. To change the style of a paragraph, put your cursor in the paragraph and select an item in this menu (you don't have to highlight any text). Section titles are formatted "Heading", and subsections are "Heading 2", "Heading 3", and so on. The normal format for text is "Paragraph".
Formatting: Clicking the "A" opens a menu.
  • The "Bold" item (B) bolds the selected text.
  • The "Italic" item (I) italicizes the selected text.
  • The "Superscript" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and to be slightly higher than the surrounding text.
  • The "Subscript" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and slightly lower than the surrounding text.
  • The "Strikethrough" item (S) adds a solid bar through the selected text.
  • The "Computer code" item (a set of curly brackets: {}) changes the font of the selected text to a monospaced font, which sets it apart from surrounding (proportionally spaced) text.
  • The "Underline" item (U) adds a solid line beneath the selected text.
  • The "Language" item (Aあ) allows you to label the language (for example, Japanese) and direction (for example, right-to-left) of the selected text.
  • The final item (), called "Remove", removes all character formatting from the selected text, including links.


To make the article more beautiful you can make it colorful. Colored tables are more understandable and illustrative. Here's some colors, you can use in your articles.

Name Code
IndianRed CD 5C 5C
LightCoral F0 80 80
Salmon FA 80 72
DarkSalmon E9 96 7A
LightSalmon FF A0 7A
Crimson DC 14 3C
Red FF 00 00
FireBrick B2 22 22
DarkRed 8B 00 00
Pink FF C0 CB
LightPink FF B6 C1
HotPink FF 69 B4
DeepPink FF 14 93
MediumVioletRed C7 15 85
PaleVioletRed DB 70 93
LightSalmon FF A0 7A
Coral FF 7F 50
Tomato FF 63 47
OrangeRed FF 45 00
DarkOrange FF 8C 00
Orange FF A5 00
Gold FF D7 00
Yellow FF FF 00
LightYellow FF FF E0
LemonChiffon FF FA CD
LightGoldenrodYellow FA FA D2
PapayaWhip FF EF D5
Moccasin FF E4 B5
PeachPuff FF DA B9
PaleGoldenrod EE E8 AA
Khaki F0 E6 8C
DarkKhaki BD B7 6B
Lavender E6 E6 FA
Thistle D8 BF D8
Plum DD A0 DD
Violet EE 82 EE
Orchid DA 70 D6
Fuchsia FF 00 FF
Magenta FF 00 FF
MediumOrchid BA 55 D3
MediumPurple 93 70 DB
BlueViolet 8A 2B E2
DarkViolet 94 00 D3
DarkOrchid 99 32 CC
DarkMagenta 8B 00 8B
Purple 80 00 80
Indigo 4B 00 82
SlateBlue 6A 5A CD
DarkSlateBlue 48 3D 8B
Name Code
GreenYellow AD FF 2F
Chartreuse 7F FF 00
LawnGreen 7C FC 00
Lime 00 FF 00
LimeGreen 32 CD 32
PaleGreen 98 FB 98
LightGreen 90 EE 90
MediumSpringGreen 00 FA 9A
SpringGreen 00 FF 7F
MediumSeaGreen 3C B3 71
SeaGreen 2E 8B 57
ForestGreen 22 8B 22
Green 00 80 00
DarkGreen 00 64 00
YellowGreen 9A CD 32
OliveDrab 6B 8E 23
Olive 80 80 00
DarkOliveGreen 55 6B 2F
MediumAquamarine 66 CD AA
DarkSeaGreen 8F BC 8F
LightSeaGreen 20 B2 AA
DarkCyan 00 8B 8B
Teal 00 80 80
Aqua 00 FF FF
Cyan 00 FF FF
LightCyan E0 FF FF
PaleTurquoise AF EE EE
Aquamarine 7F FF D4
Turquoise 40 E0 D0
MediumTurquoise 48 D1 CC
DarkTurquoise 00 CE D1
CadetBlue 5F 9E A0
SteelBlue 46 82 B4
LightSteelBlue B0 C4 DE
PowderBlue B0 E0 E6
LightBlue AD D8 E6
SkyBlue 87 CE EB
LightSkyBlue 87 CE FA
DeepSkyBlue 00 BF FF
DodgerBlue 1E 90 FF
CornflowerBlue 64 95 ED
MediumSlateBlue 7B 68 EE
RoyalBlue 41 69 E1
Blue 00 00 FF
MediumBlue 00 00 CD
DarkBlue 00 00 8B
Navy 00 00 80
MidnightBlue 19 19 70
Name Code
Cornsilk FF F8 DC
BlanchedAlmond FF EB CD
Bisque FF E4 C4
NavajoWhite FF DE AD
Wheat F5 DE B3
BurlyWood DE B8 87
Tan D2 B4 8C
RosyBrown BC 8F 8F
SandyBrown F4 A4 60
Goldenrod DA A5 20
DarkGoldenrod B8 86 0B
Peru CD 85 3F
Chocolate D2 69 1E
SaddleBrown 8B 45 13
Sienna A0 52 2D
Brown A5 2A 2A
Maroon 80 00 00
White FF FF FF
Honeydew F0 FF F0
MintCream F5 FF FA
Azure F0 FF FF
AliceBlue F0 F8 FF
GhostWhite F8 F8 FF
WhiteSmoke F5 F5 F5
Seashell FF F5 EE
Beige F5 F5 DC
OldLace FD F5 E6
FloralWhite FF FA F0
Ivory FF FF F0
AntiqueWhite FA EB D7
Linen FA F0 E6
LavenderBlush FF F0 F5
MistyRose FF E4 E1
Gainsboro DC DC DC
LightGrey D3 D3 D3
Silver C0 C0 C0
DarkGray A9 A9 A9
Gray 80 80 80
DimGray 69 69 69
LightSlateGray 77 88 99
SlateGray 70 80 90
DarkSlateGray 2F 4F 4F
Black 00 00 00