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This page contains examples of UseModWiki's formatting rules. (See TextFormattingRules for explanations and samples of each rule.)

To see how any page is formatted, just follow the link "Edit text of this page" at the bottom of the page.

Plain Text:

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 &lt; 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:

Page, URL, Image, and InterWiki Links:

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 image:

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

Looks better I agree, but also makes a chance for an attack. Suppose I come along later and edit your link to [SandBox] would most users notice the difference? I am not saying don't use it, I suggest you notice the risk and then decide which you prefer

InterWiki link: UseMod:InterWiki

Sample uses of the "" delimiter:

Bold and Italic Text:

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.


  1. Text for a numbered list item.
    1. Text for second-level list.
      1. Text for third level, etc.
      2. A second item of the same level get's an incremented number.
      • And we can shift back to bullets if we want to for some reason.

Indented Text:

 : Text to be indented (quote-block)
 :: Text indented more
 ::: Text indented to third level

looks like:

Text to be indented (quote-block)
Text indented more
Text indented to third level

Definition (indented)
Term (indented)
Definition (indented two levels)
Term (indented twice)
Definition (indented to third level)

Preformatted Text:

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.

Miscellaneous rules:

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Last edited October 30, 2006 5:36 pm by MarkusLude (diff)