Text on this wiki is, by default, written in a form very close to how you might write text for an email message. This style of text formatting is called MarkDown, and it works like this:

Leave blank lines between paragraphs.

You can *emphasise* or **strongly emphasise** text by placing it in single or double asterisks.

To create a list, start each line with an asterisk:

• "* this is my list"
• "* another item"

To make a numbered list, start each line with a number (any number will do) followed by a period:

1. "1. first line"
2. "2. second line"
3. "2. third line"

To create a header, start a line with one or more # characters followed by a space and the header text. The number of # characters controls the size of the header:

# # h1

## ## h2

### ### h3

#### #### h4

##### ##### h5
###### ###### h6

To create a horizontal rule, just write three or more dashes or stars on their own line:

To quote someone, prefix the quote with ">":

To be or not to be, that is the question.

To write a code block, indent each line with a tab or 4 spaces:

10 PRINT "Hello, world!"
20 GOTO 10


To link to an url or email address, you can just put the url in angle brackets: <http://ikiwiki.info>, or you can use the form [link text](url)

In addition to basic html formatting using MarkDown, this wiki lets you use the following additional features:

• To link to another page on the wiki, place the page's name inside double square brackets. So you would use [[WikiLink]] to link to WikiLink.

• Insert smileys and some other useful symbols.

• Use shortcuts to link to common resources.

[[!wikipedia War_of_1812]]

• Create and fill out templates for repeated chunks of parameterized wiki text.

• Insert various directives onto a page to perform useful actions. For example, you can: