Lex:Basics of MediaWiki

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The Basics

These are the basic styles of MediaWiki. Know these to write and link basic articles in these Lexicon games.


Use Equals signs (=) to make headers. Each = you use makes your heading a less important one. Use one = for a very important top level heading and two or three for more minor headings.

=== Sample Header Level 3 ===

Displays as

Sample Header Level 3


For reference, bulleted lists are known as unordered lists, and numbered lists are known as ordinal lists.

Bulleted Lists

Preceed each line with "* ". Mediawiki will make any unbroken series of lines starting with "* " into a bulleted list.


* List item 1
* List item 2
* List item 3
* List item N

Translates to:

  • List item 1
  • List item 2
  • List item 3
  • List item N



More Information

Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.