Mark-up Language

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The WikiTextEditor uses a Mark-up Language to enable functions and modify the text, which essentially means the insertion of special characters that communicate specific commands to the MediaWiki software.

Here are a list of the key characters (referred to throughout both manuals):

Symbol Name Symbol Used to:
Used to create a bulleted list
Back Slash
Often used in URLs, as well as in advanced wiki functions to indicate the termination of that function
{ }
Used to initiate special functions such as Templates
Used in category tags and in some linking
Used to create headers
Pipe (or Vertical Line)
Used to instigate alternate text
Used to create anchors, as well as numbered lists
Square Brackets
[ ]
Used to create links
Single Quotation Marks
Used to modify text, such as italic (''text'') or bold ('''text''')
Used to initiate some magic functions

--MarkMcCumber (talk) 2 July 2014 (ADT)