- Don't indent paragraphs
- Words wrap and fill as needed
- Use blank lines as separators
- Four or more minus signs make a horizontal rule
- %%% makes a linebreak (in headings and lists too)
- asterisk for first level
- asterisk-asterisk for second level, etc.
- Use * for bullet lists, # for numbered lists (mix at will)
- semicolon-term-colon-definition for definition lists:
- term here
- definition here, as in the <DL><DT><DD> list
- One line for each item
- Other leading whitespace signals preformatted text, changes font.
- '!' at the start of a line makes a small heading
- '!!' at the start of a line makes a medium heading
- '!!!' at the start of a line makes a large heading
- Indent with one or more spaces to use a monospace font:
This is in monospace
This is not
- semicolon-colon -- works like <BLOCKQUOTE>
- this is an indented block of text
- Use doubled single-quotes ('') for emphasis (usually italics)
- Use doubled underscores (__) for strong emphasis (usually bold)
- Mix them at will: bold italics
- Emphasis can be used multiple times within a line, but cannot cross line boundaries:
- Use doubled tilde (~~) for
- Use (^^) for keyboard text (<kdb> in HTML) s
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- Hyperlinks to other pages within the Wiki are made by placing the page name in square brackets: this is a page link or UsingWikiWords (preferred)
- Hyperlinks to external pages are done like this: http://www.wcsb.org/
- You can name the links by providing a name, a bar (|) and then the hyperlink or pagename: PhpWiki home page - the front page
- You can suppress linking to old-style references and URIs by preceding the word with a '!', e.g. NotLinkedAsWikiName, http://not.linked.to/
- , , ,  refer to remote references. Click EditLinks on the edit form to enter URLs. These differ from the newer linking scheme; references are unique to a page.
- Also, the old way of linking URL's is still supported: precede URLs with "http:", "ftp:" or "mailto:" to create links automatically as in: http://c2.com/
- URLs ending with .png, .gif, or .jpg are inlined if in square brackets, by themselves:
HTML Mark-Up Language
- Don't bother
- < and > are themselves
- The & characters will not work
- If you really must use HTML, your system administrator can enable this feature. Start each line with a bar (|). Note that this feature is disabled by default.