Wikispaces uses the following text markup rules. Remember that you can skip wikitext entirely by using the visual editor.

Text Formatting


Heading 1
= heading 1 =
Heading 2
== heading 2 ==
Heading 3
=== heading 3 ===
Bulleted List
* list
Numbered List
# numbered
Bold
**bold**
Italics
//italics//
Underline
__underline__
Monospaced Font
{{curly braces}}
Escaping
` `escaping` ` (surround in double backtick characters).
Indenting
> indent

Links and Images and Files


Page Link
[[pagename|label]] or just [[pagename]]
Page Link in Another Space
[[space:pagename|label]] or just [[space:pagename]]
URL
http://some.url
Email
help@wikispaces.org
Labeled URL
[[http://some.url|label]]
Image
[[image:name.jpg]] (png, jpeg, and gif - learn more about image tags)
File
[[file:name.txt]] (any file type supported)
Anchor
[[#anchor]] see wikitext anchor for more details

Link examples

[[foo]]
This will display the text "foo" on the page which will be a link to the page in this space also called "foo".

[[foo|bar]]
This will display the text "bar" on the page which will be a link to the page in this space called "foo".

[[hep:the]]
This will display the text "hep:the" on the page which will be a link to the page in the "hep" space called "the".

[[hep:the|bar]]
This will display the text "bar" on the page which will be a link to the page in the "hep" space called "the".

Other Layout


Horizontal Line
----
Table
|| table cell || table cell || table cell ||
Table Heading Cell
||~ heading1 ||~ heading2 ||

Table Cell Alignment
||= centered ||> right ||

Table of Contents
[[toc]] or [[toc|flat]]
note that [[toc|flat]] only displays first level headings using the = heading = syntax
Right-to-Left text
[[rtl]] ... [[rtl]]
note that the rtl tags must be on their own lines

Page Includes

Pages can be included inside other pages to make larger pages by using the [[include]] tag. This can be useful in breaking a large page up into smaller, more manageable pieces, or to create reusable components, like headers and footers, that can be included on multiple pages. The only required attribute of the include tag is the page attribute. Includes can optionally include a section title using the title attribute or can include an edit button, allowing users to edit the included page directly, using the editable attribute.
Basic Include
[[include page="PAGENAME"]]
Include With Section Title
[[include page="PAGENAME" title="Section Title"]]
Include With Direct Edit Button
[[include page="PAGENAME" editable="true"]]

Special Tags


Signature
- jbyers jbyers
(three tildes)(i.e. ~)
Signature with Date
- jbyers jbyers Mar 10, 2005
(four tildes) (i.e.~)
Source Code
[[code]] ... [[code]]
see the code page for details on color highlighting
Mathematics
[[math]] ... [[math]]
supporting LaTeX math markup
RSS Feeds
[[rss ... ]]
see wikitext rss for more details
Embedded Media
[[media ...]]
see wikitext media for more details

Preventing Wikitext

Sometimes the content of your page will include some of the above wikitext, and Wikispaces will mark up that text. For example, an equation that contains 2 equals signs (a = b = c) will look like a heading, or a footnote (* see details) will be interpreted as an unordered list. To prevent this markup, wikitext can be escaped by surrounding the ambiguous area with double back ticks. The back tick character is on the same key as the ~ tilde character on the keyboard. For example, to prevent a list from being displayed, use:
` ` * this is a footnote, not a list item` `