Wikipediais a Wiki, whichmeans that anyone can easily edit any Protected_pageand save those changes immediately to that page. After your first edit you are a Wikipedia editor!To request a change to a protected page, you may use any template.

Introduction

Editinga Wikipedia page is not very hard. Simply click on the "'''edit this page'''"tab at the top of a Wikipedia page (or on a Sectionlink). This will bring you to a new page witha text box containing the editable text of the original page. If you just want to experiment, please do so in the sandbox;not here. You should write a short Edit_summaryin the small field below the edit-box. You may use shorthand to describe your changes, as described in the Edit_summary_legend, and when you have finished, press the Show_previewbutton to see how your changes will look. You can also see the difference between the page withyour edits and the previous version of the page by pressing the Show_changesbutton. If you're satisfied withwhat you see, Be_bold_in_updating_pagesand press the Save pagebutton. Your changes will immediately be visible to other Wikipedia users.

You can also click on the "'''Discussion'''"tab to see the corresponding Talk_page, whichcontains comments about the page from other Wikipedia users. Click on the "'''+'''"tab to add a new section, or edit the page in the same way as an article page.

You should remember to Sign_your_posts_on_talk_pageson Talk_pagesand some special-purpose Project_namespace, but you should notsign edits you make to regular articles. In Page_history, the MediaWikisoftware keeps track of whichuser makes eachchange.

Tips on editing Wikipedia articles

Always use a Neutral_point_of_view, because Wikipedia is What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_a_soapbox.

Cite your sources, so others can check and extend your work. Most Wikipedia articles currently lack good references, and this continues to be Wikipedia's single greatest criticismthat it is not a reliable source. Please help by researching online and print resources to find references for the article you are working on, then Citing_sourcesin proper form, and consider in-text citation for contentious facts. There is no consensus on the best way to do this, but anything is better than nothing.

Link to your articlefrom other articles. After making a new page, it's a good idea to use the What_links_herefeature to check the pages that already link to your new page. Make sure that all the links are referring to your page in the right context. For example, a link to the Mercury article in an astronomy-related article should direct readers to Mercury_(planet)rather than Mercury_(mythology). You should also use the Searchingto find occurrences of the title of your new pageand possible variants thereofso that you can Links.

Minor edits

See also Minor_edit

When editing an article page on this site, a How_to_log_inuser can mark that edit as being "minor". Minor edits generally mean spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearrangement of text. It is possible to hideminor edits when viewing the Recent_Changes. Marking a significant change as a minor edit is considered bad behavior, especially when it involves the deletion of some text. If you accidentally mark an edit as minor, you should edit the source once more, mark it major (or, rather, ensure that the check-box for "This is a minor edit"is not checked), and, in the summary, state that the previous change was a major one.

Wiki markup

The wiki markupis the syntax system you can use to format a Wikipedia page.

In the left column of the table below;you can see what effects are possible. In the right column, you can see how those effects were achieved. In other words, to make text look like it looks in the left column, type it in the format you see in the right column.

You may want to keep this page open in a separate browser window for reference. If you want to try out things without danger of doing any harm, you can do so in the Sandbox. Try opening the Sandbox in a separate window or tab and keeping this page open for reference.

Examples

What it looks like What you type
Start your Manual_of_Style_(headings)as follows:New sectionSubsectionSub-subsection
  • Start witha second-level heading (
==
);don't use first-level headings (=).
    • A #Placement_of_the_Table_of_Contents_.28TOC.29will automatically be added to an article that has four or more sections.
    • If appropriate, place subsections in an appropriate order. If listing countries, place them in alphabetical order rather than, say, relative to population of OECDcountries, or some random order.
==New section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====

A single newlinegenerally has no effect on the layout.These can be used to separatesentences within a paragraph.Some editors find that this aids editingand improves the function diff(used internally to comparedifferent versions of a page).But an empty linestarts a new paragraph.
  • When used in a list, a newline doesaffect the layout (#lists).
A single [[newline]]
generally has no effect on the layout. 
These can be used to separate
sentences within a paragraph.
Some editors find that this aids editing
and improves the function ''diff'' 
(used internally to compare
different versions of a page).

But an empty line
starts a new paragraph.

You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.
  • Please use this sparingly.
  • Close markup between lines, do not start a linkor italicsor boldon one line and close it on the next.
You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.
  • It's easy to create a list:
    • Start every line witha star (asterisk).
      • More stars means deeper levels.
        • A newline in a list
marks the end of a list item.
  • An empty line starts a new list.
* It's easy to create a list:
** Start every line with a star.
*** More stars means deeper levels.
**** A newline in a list
marks the end of a list item.

* An empty line starts a new list.

  1. Numbered lists are also good
    1. very organized
    2. easy to follow
      1. easier still
# Numbered lists are also good
## very organized
## easy to follow
### easier still

Definition list : list of definitions
item : the item's definition
another item
the other item's definition
  • Begin witha semicolon. One item per line;a newline can appear before the colon, but using a space before the colon improves parsing.
; Definition list : list of definitions
; item : the item's definition
; another item
: the other item's definition

  • You can even create mixed lists
    1. and nest them
      • like this
      • can I mix definition list as well?
      • : yes
      • how?
      • : it's easy as
        • a
        • b
        • c
* You can even create mixed lists
*# and nest them
*#* like this
*#*; can I mix definition list as well?
*#*: yes
*#*; how?
*#*: it's easy as
*#*:* a 
*#*:* b
*#*:* c

A colon indents a line or paragraph.
A manual newline starts a new paragraph.
  • This is primarily for displayed material, but is also used for discussion on Talk_pages.
: A colon indents a line or paragraph.
A manual newline starts a new paragraph.

When there is a need for separating a block of text
The blockquotecommand will indent bothmargins when needed instead of the left margin only as the colon does.
This is useful for (as the name says) inserting blocks of quoted (and cited) text.
The '''blockquote''' command will indent both margins when needed instead of the left margin only as the colon does.
(See formula on right):
  • This is useful for:
    • pasting preformatted text;
    • algorithm descriptions;
    • program source code;
    • ASCII_art;
    • chemical structures;
    • WARNING: If you make it wide, you page_wideningand hence less readable, especially for people who use lower resolutions. Never start ordinary lines withspaces.
 IF a line starts with a space THEN
     it will be formatted exactly
         as typed;
     in a fixed-width font;
     lines will not wrap;
 END IF

Centered text.
  • Please note the American spelling of "center".
Centered text.
A horizontal_dividing_line:this is above it
and this is below it.
  • Mainly useful for
    • disambiguation -but to be used sparsely, only when separating completely different, unrelated (groups of) meanings
    • separating threads on Talk pages.
A [[horizontal dividing line]]:
this is above it
----
and this is below it.

Links and URLs

What it looks like What you type
London has public_transport.
  • A link to another Wikipedia article.
  • Internally, the first letter of the target page is automatically capitalized and spaces are represented as underscores (typing an underscore in the link has the same effect as typing a space, but is not recommended).
  • Thus the link above is to the URLen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_transport, whichis the Wikipedia article withthe name "Public transport". See also Canonicalization.
London has [[public transport]].

San Francisco also haspublic_transport.
  • Same target, different name.
  • This is a piped_link.
  • The "piped"text must be placed first, the text that will be displayed, second.
San Francisco also has
[[public transport|
public transportation]].

San Francisco also haspublic_transportation.Examples include buses, taxis,and streetcars.
  • Endings are blended into the link.
  • Preferred style is to use this instead of a piped link, if possible.
San Francisco also has
[[public transport]]ation.

Examples include [[bus]]es, [[taxi]]s,
and [[streetcar]]s.

See the Manual_of_Style.
See the [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style]].

Economics#See_alsois a linkto a section within another page.#Links_and_URLsis a linkto a section on the current page.#exampleis a link to ananchor that was created using
an id attribute
  • The part after the number sign (#) must matcha section heading on the page. Matches must be exact in terms of spelling, case, and punctuation. Links to non-existent sections are not broken;they are treated as links to the top of the page.
  • Identifiers may be created by attaching an id="..."> attribute to almost any HTML element. This doesn't work withlegacy browsers.
[[Economics#See also]] is a link
to a section within another page.

[[#Links and URLs]] is a link
to another section on the current page.

[[#example]] is a link to an
anchor that was created using
an id attribute
Automatically hide stuff in parentheses:kingdom_(biology).Automatically hide namespace:Village_Pump. Or both:Manual_of_Style_(headings)But not:Manual_of_Style#Links
  • The server fills in the part after the pipe character (|) when you save the page. The next time you open the edit box you will see the expanded piped link. When Show_previewing your edits, you will not see the expanded form until you press Saveand Editagain. The same applies to links to sections within the same page (#link-to-section).
Automatically hide stuff
in parentheses:
[[kingdom (biology)|]].

Automatically hide namespace: 
[[Wikipedia:Village Pump|]].

Or both:
[[Wikipedia:
Manual of Style (headings)|]]

But not:
[[Wikipedia:
Manual of Style#Links|]]

Viniculture_in_Londonis a pagethat does not exist yet.
  • You can create it by clicking on the link (but please do not do so withthis particular link).
  • To create a new page:
    1. Create a link to it on some other (related) page.
    2. Save that page.
    3. Click on the link you just made. The new page will open for editing.
    4. For more information, see How_to_start_a_pageand check out Wikipedia's Naming_conventions.
    5. Please do not create a new article without linking to it from at least one other article.
[[Viniculture in London]]
is a page 
that does not exist yet.

How_to_edit_a_pageis this page.
[[Wikipedia:
How to edit a page]]
is this page.

When adding a comment to a Talk page,you should sign it by addingthree tildes to add your user name:
Brockert
or four to add user name plus date/time:
Brockert00:18, Nov 19, 2004 (UTC)
Five tildes gives the date/time alone:
00:18, Nov 19, 2004 (UTC)
  • The first two bothprovide a link to your user_page.
When adding a comment to a Talk page,
you should sign it by adding
three tildes to add your user name:
: ~~~
or four for user name plus date/time:
: ~~~~
Five tildes gives the date/time alone:
: ~~~~~

  • Redirectone article title to another by placing a directive like the one shown to the right on the firstline of the article (suchas at a page titled "[[USA]]").
  • Note that, while it is possible to link to a section, it is not possible to redirect to a section. For example, "#REDIRECT [[United States#History]]"will redirect to the United_Statespage, but not to any particular section on it. This feature may be implemented in the future -see 218(it appears as a bug).
#REDIRECT [[United States]]

  • Link to a page on the same subject in another language by using a link of the form:
[[language code:Title]]
.
[[fr:Wikipdia:Aide]]

What links hereand Related changespages can be linked as:Special linkandSpecial link
'''What links here''' and
'''Related changes'''
pages can be linked as:
[[Special:Whatlinkshere/Wikipedia:How to edit a page]]
and
[[Special:Recentchangeslinked/Wikipedia:How to edit a page]]

A user's Contributionspage can be linked as:Special linkorSpecial link
A user's '''Contributions''' page
can be linked as:
[[Special:Contributions/UserName]]
or
[[Special:Contributions/192.0.2.0]]

  • To put an article in a Category, place a link like the one to the right anywhere in the article. As withinterlanguage links, it does not matter where you put these links while editing as they will always show up in the same place when you save the page, but placement at the end of the edit box is recommended.
[[Category:Character sets]]

  • To linkto a Categorypage without putting the article into the category, use an initial colon (:) in the link.
[[:Category:Character sets]]

Three ways to link to external (non-wiki) sources:
  1. Bare URL: http://www.nupedia.com/(bad style)
  2. Unnamed link: [1] (only used within article body for footnotes)
  3. Named link: Nupedia
See Interwiki_mapfor the list of shortcuts.
  • Square brackets indicate an external link. Note the use of a space(not a pipe) to separate the URL from the link text in the "named"version.
  • In the URL, all symbols must be among:
    A-Z a-z 0-9 . _ \ / ~ % -+ #? !=( ) @
  • If a URL contains a character not in this list, it should be encoded by using a percent sign (%) followed by the hexadecimalcode of the character, whichcan be found in the table of ASCII#ASCII_printable_characters. For example, the caret character (^) would be encoded in a URL as %5E.
  • If the "named"version contains a closing square bracket "]", then you must use the HTMLspecial character syntax, i.e. #93;otherwise the MediaWikisoftware will prematurely interpret this as the end of the external link.
  • There is a class that can be used to remove the arrow image from the external link. It is used in Refto stop the URL from expanding during printing. It should neverbe used in the main body of an article. However, there is an exception: wikilinks in Image markup. An example of the markup is as follows:
    • Markup:

[http://www.sysinternals.com/
ntw2k/freeware/winobj.shtml WinObj]
Three ways to link to
external (non-wiki) sources:
# Bare URL:
http://www.nupedia.com/
(bad style)
# Unnamed link:
[http://www.nupedia.com/]
(only used within article
body for footnotes)
# Named link:
[http://www.nupedia.com Nupedia]

Linking to other wikis:
  1. Interwikilink: InterWiki link
  2. Interwiki link without prefix: InterWiki link
  3. Named interwiki link: InterWiki link
Linking to another language's wiktionary:
  1. InterWiki link
  2. InterWiki link
  3. InterWiki link
Linking to other wikis:
# [[Interwiki]] link:
[[Wiktionary:Hello]]
# Interwiki link without prefix:
[[Wiktionary:Hello|]]
# Named interwiki link:
[[Wiktionary:Hello|Wiktionary definition of 'Hello']]

Linking to another
language's wiktionary:
# [[Wiktionary:fr:bonjour]]
# [[Wiktionary:fr:bonjour|bonjour]]
# [[Wiktionary:fr:bonjour|]]

ISBN 012345678XISBN 0-12-345678-X
  • Link to books using their ISBN. This is preferred to linking to a specific online bookstore, because it gives the reader a choice of vendors. However, if one bookstore or online service provides additional free information, suchas table of contents or excerpts from the text, then a link to that source will aid the user and is recommended.
  • ISBN links do not need any extra markup, provided you use one of the indicated formats.
ISBN 012345678X

ISBN 0-12-345678-X

Text mentioning RFC 4321 anywhere
Text mentioning RFC 4321 anywhere

Date formats:
  1. July_20, 1969
  2. 20_July1969
  3. 1969-07-20
  4. 1969-07-20
  • Link dates in one of the above formats, so that everyone can set their own display order. If Special link, you can use Special linkto change your own date display setting.
  • All of the above dates will appear as "[[20 July|20 July]] [[1969|1969]]"if you set your date display preference to "15 January 2001", but as "[[20 July|July 20]], [[1969|1969]]"if you set it to "January 15, 2001", or as "[[1969|1969]]-[[July 20|07-20]]"if you set it to "2001-01-15".
Date formats:
# [[July 20]], [[1969]]
# [[20 July]] [[1969]]
# [[1969]]-[[07-20]]
# [[1969-07-20]]


Special AOlinks like As_of_2006needing future maintenance
Special [[WP:AO]] links like [[As of 2006|this year]]
needing future maintenance

Sg_mrob.ogg
  • To include links to non-image uploads suchas sounds, use a "media"link. For images, #Images.
Some uploaded sounds are listed at Sound.
[[media:Sg_mrob.ogg|Sound]]

Images

Only images that have been uploaded to Wikipedia can be used. To upload images, use the Special link. You can find the uploaded image on the Special link.

What it looks like What you type
A picture:
A picture: 
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Withalternative text:jigsaw globe
Withalternative text:
[[Image:wiki.png|jigsaw globe]]
  • Alternative text, used when a mouse hovers over the image or when the image is not loaded in a text-only browser, or when spoken aloud, is stronglyencouraged. See Alternate_text_for_imagesfor help on choosing it.
Floating to the right side of the page and witha caption:Wikipedia Encyclopedia
Floating to the right side of the pageand witha caption:
[[Image:wiki.png|frame|Wikipedia Encyclopedia]]
  • The frame tag automatically floats the image right.
  • The caption is also used as alternate text.
Floating to the right side of the page withouta caption:Wikipedia Encyclopedia
Floating to the right side of the pagewithouta caption:
[[Image:wiki.png|right|Wikipedia Encyclopedia]]
  • The help topic on Interlanguage linkexplains more options.
Linking directly to the description page of an image:
Linking directly to the description pageof an image:
[[:Image:wiki.png]]
  • Clicking on an image displayed on a page
(suchas any of the ones above)also leads to the description page
Linking directly to an image without displaying it:wiki.png
Linking directly to an imagewithout displaying it:
[[media:wiki.png|Image of the jigsaw globe logo]]
  • To include links to images shown as links instead of drawn on the page, use a "media"link.
Using the div tag to separate images from text (note that this may allow images to cover text):
Example:
Place images here
Using wiki markup to make a table in whichto place a vertical column of images (this helps edit links matchheaders, especially in Firefox browsers):
Example: {| align=right
|-
| 
Place images here
|}

See the Wikipedia's Image_use_policyas a guideline used on Wikipedia.

For further help on images, including some more versatile abilities, see the topic on Interlanguage link.

Character formatting

What it looks like What you type
Emphasized text
Strong emphasis
Even stronger emphasis
''Emphasized text''
'''Strong emphasis'''
'''''Even stronger emphasis'''''

A typewriter font for monospace textor for computer code: codeint main()/code
  • For semantic reasons, using code where applicable is preferable to using tt.
A typewriter font for monospace text
or for computer code: int main()

You can use small text for captions.
You can use small text for captions.

Better stay away from big text, unless it's within small text.
Better stay away from big text, unless
 it's within small text.

You can strike out deleted materialand underline new material.You can also mark deleted material andinserted material using logical markup.For backwards compatibility better combine thispotentially ignored new logical withthe old physical markup.
  • When editing regular Wikipedia articles, just make your changes and do not mark them up in any special way.
  • When editing your own previous remarks in talk pages, it is sometimes appropriate to mark up deleted or inserted material.
You can strike out deleted material
and underline new material.

You can also mark deleted material and
inserted material using logical markup.
For backwards compatibility better combine this
potentially ignored new logical with
the old physical markup.

Suppressing interpretation of markup:
Link → (''to'') the [[Wikipedia FAQ]]
  • Used to show literal data that would otherwise have special meaning.
  • Escape all wiki markup, including that whichlooks like HTML tags.
  • Does not escape HTML character references.
  • To escape HTML character references suchas rarr; use amp;rarr;

<nowiki>Link &rarr; (''to'') 
the [[Wikipedia FAQ]]</nowiki>

Commenting page source:
not shown when viewing page
  • Used to leave comments in a page for future editors.
  • Note that most comments should go on the appropriate Talk_page.

<!-- comment here -->

Diacritical marks:









  • See Interlanguage link.

&Agrave; &Aacute; &Acirc; &Atilde; &Auml; &Aring; 
&AElig; &Ccedil; &Egrave; &Eacute; &Ecirc; &Euml; 
&Igrave; &Iacute; &Icirc; &Iuml; &Ntilde; &Ograve; 
&Oacute; &Ocirc; &Otilde; &Ouml; &Oslash; &Ugrave; 
&Uacute; &Ucirc; &Uuml; &szlig; &agrave; &aacute; 
&acirc; &atilde; &auml; &aring; &aelig; &ccedil; 
&egrave; &eacute; &ecirc; &euml; &igrave; &iacute;
&icirc; &iuml; &ntilde; &ograve; &oacute; &ocirc; 
&oelig; &otilde; &ouml; &oslash; &ugrave; &uacute; 
&ucirc; &uuml; &yuml;

Punctuation:




&iquest; &iexcl; &sect; &para;
&dagger; &Dagger; &bull; &ndash; &mdash;
&lsaquo; &rsaquo; &laquo; &raquo;
&lsquo; &rsquo; &ldquo; &rdquo;

Commercial symbols:


&trade; &copy; &reg; &cent; &euro; &yen; 
&pound; &curren;

Subscripts:
x1x2x3or
x₀x₁x₂x₃x₄
x₅x₆x₇x₈x₉Superscripts:
x1x2x3or
x⁰x¹x²x³x⁴
x⁵x⁶x⁷x⁸x⁹
  • The latter methods of sub/superscripting cannot be used in the most general context, as they rely on Unicode support whichmay not be present on all users'machines. For the 1-2-3 superscripts, it is nevertheless preferred when possible (as withunits of measurement) because most browsers have an easier time formatting lines withit.
0=8.85 10−12C²/ J m.1 hectare=1_E4_m²

x1 x2 x3 or

x&#8320; x&#8321; x&#8322; x&#8323; x&#8324;
x&#8325; x&#8326; x&#8327; x&#8328; x&#8329;
x1 x2 x3 or

x&#8304; x&sup1; x&sup2; x&sup3; x&#8308;
x&#8309; x&#8310; x&#8311; x&#8312; x&#8313; &epsilon;0 = 8.85 &times; 10&minus;12 C&sup2; / J m. 1 [[hectare]] = [[1 E4 m&sup2;]]
Greek characters:






&alpha; &beta; &gamma; &delta; &epsilon; &zeta; 
&eta; &theta; &iota; &kappa; &lambda; &mu; &nu; 
&xi; &omicron; &pi; &rho; &sigma; &sigmaf;
&tau; &upsilon; &phi; &chi; &psi; &omega;
&Gamma; &Delta; &Theta; &Lambda; &Xi; &Pi; 
&Sigma; &Phi; &Psi; &Omega;

Mathematical characters:








&int; &sum; &prod; &radic; &minus; &plusmn; &infin;
&asymp; &prop; &equiv; &ne; &le; &ge;
&times; &middot; &divide; &part; &prime; &Prime;
&nabla; &permil; &deg; &there4; &alefsym; &oslash;
&isin; &notin; &cap; &cup; &sub; &sup; &sube; &supe;
&not; &and; &or; &exist; &forall; &rArr; &hArr;
&rarr; &harr;

\sin x + \ln ysinx+ lny\mathbf{x}=0x=0Ordinary text should use #emph, and should not use i or b. However, mathematical formulas often use italics, and sometimes use bold, for reasons unrelated to emphasis. Complex formulas should use Formula, and simple formulas may use math;or i and b;or
''
and
'''
. According to WikiProject_Mathematics#Italicization_and_bolding, wiki markup is preferred over HTML markup like i and b.
\sin x + \ln y
sin''x'' + ln''y''

\mathbf{x} = 0
'''x''' = 0

Spacing in simple mathformulas:
Obviously, x²0 is true when xis a real number.
  • To space things out without allowing line breaks to interrupt the formula, use non-breaking spaces: nbsp;.

Obviously, ''x''&sup2;&nbsp;&ge;&nbsp;0 is true when ''x'' is a real number.

Complicated formulas:
\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{x^n}{n!}
  • See Formulafor how to use math>.
  • A formula displayed on a line by itself should probably be indented by using the colon (:) character.

: \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{x^n}{n!}

(see also: Chess_symbols_in_Unicode)

No or limited formatting - showing exactly what is being typed

A few different kinds of formatting will tell the Wiki to display things as you typed them -what you see, is what you get!

style="width:8em"| What it looks like What you type
nowikitags
The nowiki tag ignores [[Wiki]] ''markup''.
It reformats text by removing newlines    and multiple spaces.
It still interprets special characters: →

<nowiki>
The nowiki tag ignores [[Wiki]] ''markup''.
It reformats text by removing newlines    and multiple spaces.
It still interprets special characters: &rarr;
</nowiki>

pretags
The pre tag ignores Wikimarkup.It also doesn't     reformat text.It still interprets special characters: 
The pre tag ignores [[Wiki]] ''markup''.
It also doesn't     reformat text.
It still interprets special characters: &rarr;
Leading spaces Leading spaces are another way to preserve formatting.
Putting a space at the beginning of each line
stops the text   from being reformatted. It still
interprets 
Wikimarkupand special
characters: →
Leading spaces are another way to preserve formatting.

 Putting a space at the beginning of each line
 stops the text   from being reformatted. It still
 interprets [[Wiki]] ''markup'' and special
 characters: &rarr;

Table of contents

At the current status of the wiki markup language, having at least four headers on a page triggers the TOC to appear in front of the first header (or after introductory sections). Putting
__TOC__
anywhere forces the TOC to appear at that point (instead of just before the first header). Putting
__NOTOC__
anywhere forces the TOC to disappear. See also Section#Compact_TOCfor alphabet and year headings.

Tables

There are two ways to build tables:

For the latter, and a discussion on when tables are appropriate, see How_to_use_tables.

Variables

(See also Variable)
Code Effect
{{CURRENTWEEK}}
{{CURRENTDOW}}
{{CURRENTMONTH}}
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}
{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}}
{{CURRENTDAY}}
{{CURRENTDAYNAME}}
{{CURRENTYEAR}}
{{CURRENTTIME}}
{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}
{{PAGENAME}}
{{NAMESPACE}}
{{REVISIONID}}
{{localurl:pagename}}
{{localurl:
Wikipedia:Sandbox
|action=edit}}
{{fullurl:pagename}}
{{fullurl:pagename|
query_string
}}
{{SERVER}}
{{ns:1}}
{{ns:2}}
{{ns:3}}
{{ns:4}}
{{ns:5}}
{{ns:6}}
{{ns:7}}
{{ns:8}}
{{ns:9}}
{{ns:10}}
{{ns:11}}
{{ns:12}}
{{ns:13}}
{{ns:14}}
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{{SITENAME}}
NUMBEROFARTICLESis the number of pages in the main namespace whichcontain a link and are not a redirect, in other words number of articles, stubs containing a link, and disambiguation pages.

CURRENTMONTHNAMEGENis the genitive (possessive) grammatical form of the monthname, as used in some languages;CURRENTMONTHNAMEis the nominative (subject) form, as usually seen in English.

In languages where it makes a difference, you can use constructs like

{{grammar:case|word}}
to convert a word from the nominative case to some other case. For example,
{{grammar:genitive|{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}}}
means the same as
{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}}
.

Templates

The MediaWikisoftware used by Wikipedia has support for templates. This means standardized text chunks (suchas Template_messagestext) can be inserted into articles. For example, typing will appear as "''This article is a [[Wikipedia:Stub|stub]]. You can help Wikipedia by [[Wikipedia:Stub|expanding it]].''"when the page is saved. See Template_messagesfor the complete list. Other commonly used templates are: for disambiguation pages, for spoiler warnings and like an article stub but for a section. There are many subject-specific stubs for example: , , and . For a complete list of stubs see WSS/ST.

Hiding the edit links

Insert __NOEDITSECTION__into the document to suppress the edit links that appear next to every section header.

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