To see how any page is formatted, just follow the link "Edit text of this page" at the bottom of the page.
This is a simple sample paragraph. Paragraphs can have line breaks internally. To separate paragraphs, use a blank line.
Here is another paragraph. Note that HTML-special characters like <, >, and & are not special in wiki. (But with recent versions of UseModWiki, special sequences like < work in wiki.)
Do not indent paragraphs, or your text might look like this.
To create a horizontal line, type 4 or more minus/dash/hyphen (-) characters, like this:
You can link to a page by removing the spaces between two or more words, and starting each word with a capital letter. For instance, WikiName and TextFormattingExamples are samples of page links. Or surround a text with two square brackets to get a free link like Sample Free Link.
Non-existing pages, like SmashingWordsTogetherExample?, will be displayed with a question-mark for a link. The question mark link indicates the page doesn't exist yet--follow the link to create and edit the page.
Inline link: http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?SandBox
I prefer this inline link: [SandBox], It looks much cleaner and does the same job. WcGing
InterWiki link: UseMod:InterWiki
Sample uses of the "" delimiter:
To mark text as bold or italic, you can use the HTML <b> and <i> tags. For example:
Sample bold, italic, and bold+italic.
UseModWiki also implements the old "quote style" of text formatting, which is used on several wikis. Briefly:
Two single quotes are italics, three single quotes are bold, five single quotes are bold and italic.
: Text to be indented (quote-block) :: Text indented more ::: Text indented to third level
Pre-formatted section here. No other link or format processing is done on pre-formatted sections. For instance, UseModWiki is not a link here.
This is the starting-spaces version of preformatted text. Note that links like UseModWiki still work.