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Welcome to the sandbox. You can play around here and learn the basics of MediaWiki editing.

There are some examples on this page. For a comprehensive manual on using MediaWiki visit their manual/help page or our help page.

This is a heading

This is a sub heading

Normal text

Italic text

Bold text

Bold italic text

Big Font

Typewrither Font

Bulleted items:

  • Level 1
  • Level 1
    • Level 2
      • Level 3
    • Level 2

Numbered items:

  1. Level 1
  2. Level 1
    1. Level 2
      1. Level 3
    2. Level 2
  3. Level 1


A colons (:) indents (Tab) a paragraph or line.
The more you colon the more you indent
Until it gets out of hand...
Or not... :)
The "pre" command preseves formatting and types in a block (very nice for computer code)
You can do the same by using a leading space

About line breaks

Merely pressing enter does not make line breaks.

Adding the
break command

Double enter

makes paragraph


About links

Internal links

[[Some Wiki Page|My page]]

Results in:
My page  : Links to the wiki page "Some Wiki Page" and displays "My page" as the link. If the text after the pipe (|) is ommited, then the page name e.g. "Some Wiki Page" will display as the link.

External links

[ Google]

Results in:
Google  : Links to the external site "" and displays "Google" as the link. Text after the URL (separated by a space) is handled as plain text for the link. Simply typing an URL e.g. will shown the full URL as a link.

Happy wiki'ing (by the way, these are lines, use sparingly)