Wiki pages are designed to be easy to create and edit, and require a minimal amount of technical knowledge. If you can create a forum post, you can edit a wiki page. Read this page for some basic theory and common codes, and you'll be well on your way.

Modern Wikis such as this one now offer Visual Editing making it easier for everyone to contribute. All the information below can be used is the standard wiki editor box should you want to really tweak the content display.

For information on how to create pages, read the New article help page.

Wiki Code

Wikis use their own syntax (markup) for formatting text. Below is a list of common syntax you can use to format your pages. A more extensive guide to wiki editing can be found on Wikimedia's site.

It's also worth noting that many of these functions can now be easily carried out with the Visual Editor.


Text Formatting

What you see What you type
Italic Text ''Your Text'' (2 apostrophes)
Bold Text '''Your Text''' (3 apostrophes)
Bold Italic Text '''''Your Text''''' (5 apostrophes)
Underline <u>Your Text</u>
Strike out <strike>Strike out</strike>
Superscripts and subscripts: X2, H2O X<sup>2</sup>, H<sub>2</sub>O


Text Layout

What you see What you type
:Indented text : Indented text.
Centered text
<center>Centered text</center>

The blockquote command produces block quotations, typically by surrounding them with whitespace.

<blockquote>The '''blockquote''' command produces block quotations, typically by surrounding them with whitespace.</blockquote>


Footers (Sources/Citations)

What you're doing What you see What you type
Assigning reference number High proportion of women play with their romantic partner [1]. High proportion of women play with their romantic partner <ref>[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7796482.stm The virtual battle of the sexes] - BBC 23/12/08</ref>.
Assigning reference id Used to reference a single source multiple times in the same article [2]. Used to reference a single source multiple times in the same article <ref name=incgamers>[https://diablo.puredmg.com/diablo-4-quarterly-dev-update/ Diablo 4 Quarterly Dev update – December 2021] - PureDiablo 20/12/22</ref>.


Add <references/> where you want the list of citations to appear (usually at the foot of the page), and the list will appear thus:

Section Headers

To keep pages organized, separate the text into sections. Section headers do this nicely, and are automatically added to the table of contents. Headers should be hierarchical and descending, as needed. There are several levels of headers formed by equals signs that will display in descending point size and font colour.

What you see What you type
Heading 1 ==Heading 1==
Heading 2 ===Heading 2===
Heading 2 ===Heading 3===


The single equal sign is not used in articles. It's automatically used for formatting the title of pages. Use the double equal signs for the first heading.

Do not put numbers at the beginning of headings as the wiki automatically inserts them in the Table of Contents box.


The Table of Contents Box

Wiki format automatically creates ToC boxes like you see on the left of this page, after 4 headings have been created. If you have only 3 headlines but need a ToC box then type __toc__.


Lists

One of the most common formatting tool is the list used to present short facts in sequence.


What you see What you type
  • Item One
  • Item Two
    • Item Two and a half
      • Item two and three quarters
  • Item Three
* Item One

* Item Two
** Item Two and a half
*** Item two and three quarters
* Item Three

  1. Item One
  2. Item Two
    1. Sub item
    2. Sub item
    3. Sub item
  3. Item Three
  4. Item Four

# Item One
# Item Two
## Sub item
## Sub item
## Sub item
# Item Three
# Item Four

  • Female Classes
    • Amazon
      Assassin
      Sorceress
  • Male Classes
    • Barbarian
      Druid
      Necromancer
      Paladin

* Female Classes
**Amazon<br>Assassin<br>Sorceress
* Male Classes
**Barbarian<br>Druid<br>Necromancer<br>Paladin

List Heading
with an automatic indent
Bolds it
then will
list
your
items
below

; List Heading: with an automatic indent
; And no bullets: then will
: list
: your
: items
: below


Soft Returns

The wiki script ignores single returns. If you wish to create a new paragraph you need to hit return twice to leave one blank line. If you want to list something directly underneather another line of text then you need to use <br>


Preformatted Boxes

These boxes will go as wide as the text, so to control their width you will need to use <br>.

Preformatted boxes are used for:

  • pasting preformatted text
  • algorithm descriptions
  • program source code
  • ASCII art

You make one by simply adding a space before the beginning of a sentence.

Aren't I dramatic!

Creating Links

Creating links is very simple and there are two methods to do so: an external site link for outside sources and an internal site link for content inside the wiki.

Internal Links
What you're Linking to What you see What you type
Article Sanctuary [[Sanctuary]]
Category Category:Druid [[:Category:Druid]]
Category without the word 'category' displaying Druid [[:Category:Classes |Druid]]
Section within an article Druid Spirit Skiills [[Druid#Spirit_Skills]]
Directly to an image (not embedded on page)


The Necromancer


here's the Necromancer [[:Image:Necromancer-3-1024x576.jpg| here's the Necromancer]]
Link to an image Necromancer [[:File:Necromancer-3-1024x576.jpg|Necromancer]]
External Links
External page as url http://diablo.puredmg.com http://diablo.puredmg.com
External page as a piece of text News at PureDiablo. News at [http://diablo.puredmg.com PureDiablo].
External page as a number [1] [http://diablo.puredmg.com]

Images

To insert an image, just add the following code, [[File:filename.jpg]]. Make sure you have the correct file extension. The valid image files are:

  • .jpg
  • .png

Images are automatically justified to the left side on a page, but it's easy to change this with variables, to make boxes around images and to change their size.


Categories

Every page should be slotted into at least one category, to enable others to find it easily. If you are making new articles, it's very important to make sure they are put in the correct category.

  • Read more about categories in the.

Creating Tables

The easiest way to create a table is to utilise the Visual Editor. With that, you can make changes to both columns and rows.

The syntax for creating table is fairly easy and very logical. Here's a basic example:


{|
! 1
! 2
! 3
|-
| 4
| 5
| 6
|}


That will look like this:

1 2 3
4 5 6

The tables are automatically formatted with the site style so you aren't required to add any style elements. The only time you would need to add an element to the table is if you want to specify a width or want to make a table that is different than the standard style.

As you can see the wiki code 'looks' like a table and you can expand on this and format more complex tables. It's easy enough to look at other tables as well, to get inspiration if you want to do more advanced things with it.