Advertisement

Wiki Code Cheat Sheet

Wiki coding can be very confusing when you're first starting out, but it's simple enough once you've learned it.

Those of you familiar with forum coding will probably instinctively try to use that here. This is a mistake. Most forums use brackets in their tags, but Wikia uses them, too, but for linking. Putting code in brackets will get you absolutely nothing.

Once you've memorized these, the only other thing you have to remember is that you can only edit existing tags when you're looking at the source code. When you edit a page, you have two tabs, Visual mode and Source mode. While you can add new tags in either mode, the next time you edit the page Visual mode will update to display the text as it appears on the page. Source mode will always display the code.

Text formatting

BOLD
When you want to bold something, there are two ways to go about it (the same two ways that apply to all text formatting code on the Wiki); first, you can use plain HTML code.

The lightsaber sliced through his head like it was soft butter is written as:

<b>The lightsaber sliced through his head like it was soft butter</b>


Now if you want to write the same sentence using Wikia code, it's quite a bit different. Wikia uses apostrophes. In this case, three:

'''The lightsaber sliced through his head like it was soft butter'''


ITALICS
The lightsaber sliced through his head like it was soft butter is written as:

<i>The lightsaber sliced through his head like it was soft butter</i>


Or:

''The lightsaber sliced through his head like it was soft butter''


BOLD ITALICS
This is just simple addition. You want something bold and italicized? Just combine 'em:
The lightsaber sliced through his head like it was soft butter


<i><b>The lightsaber sliced through his head like it was soft butter</b></i>

Note: When combining html tags, it is important to close tags in the opposite order to which they were opened; the first opened must be the last closed.
Or:

'''''The lightsaber sliced through his head like it was soft butter'''''
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.