LIS 640 Knowledge Base


Anything you write here will be turned into HTML for you! As you make changes, compare to the results you get. (Open your page in a new tab, and refresh that tab after making some changes here.)

This is a paragraph. This is part of the same paragraph.

This starts a new paragraph (after a blank line).

This text is italics.

This text is bold.

This text is bold and italics.

Adding more blank lines equals has an effect in Wikitext! (It didn't in Markdown.)

This is a section break (four dashes this time instead of three):

This is an H1

This is an H2

This is an H3

As before, if you decide to use headings, use H3s.

This is a link to the intro page: Main Page

(Notice that Wikitext will auto-capitalize the word "Intro" in the URL there.)

This is a link to the intro page with custom text.

This is a link to a page with more than one word in the name: A Fun Example Here

(Notice that Wikitext changed the spaces to underscores in the URL. We have to name our files accordingly.)

This is a link to an external webpage:

This is a link to an external webpage with custom text.

(Notice that there are four different syntaxes above for the five different types of links. Markdown just had the one syntax.)

This is an image (clicking it does something in Wikitext):

This image has a border around it with a caption and floats to the right:

caption here

This is an image set to be a little bigger:

(A note about image URLs. Wikis are meant to house their own images. Ours does not. Instead, it redirects to WikiMedia Commons, a good source for creative commons images. I found an image at,_May_2018_-02.jpg, then replaced the part with the text File:/ instead. If you want to use images do the same.)

This is code (start a line with exactly one space):

import antigravity

(Markdown is just better for embedding code examples.)

This is a bullet list:

This is a numbered list:

  1. Apples
  2. Bananas
  3. Carrots

Lists can be nested and mixed in Wikitext:

Wikitext also has definition lists for things like glossaries (note the spaces and the semicolon vs colon):

Appeal centered on the speaker
Example, appeal to authority
Appeal centered on the audience
Example, sad puppy videos
The thing itself being talked about
Or, an appeal to logic/reason
The rhetorical situation

Lastly, this is a table (something very cumbersome in Markdown):

Table header here
First row, first thing First row, second thing
Bread Pie
Butter Ice cream