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:
Asterisk
*
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
Braces
{ }
Used to initiate special functions such as Templates
Colon
:
Used in category tags and in some linking
Equal
=
Used to create headers
Pipe (or Vertical Line)
|
Used to instigate alternate text
Pound
#
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''')
Underscore
_
Used to initiate some magic functions


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