Tutorial:Wikitext basics

Statistics Explained Markup codes

For more details, see Wikitext advanced or Mediawiki Help Formatting

Description You type You get
Italic text

''italic'' (note: type twice ', not " !)


Bold text



Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Internal link
(within Statistics Explained)

[[Name of page|]]
[[Glossary:Name of page|Text to display]]

Name of page
Text to display

External link
(to other website, for instance www.example.org)

[http://www.example.org Text to display]

Text to display

Redirect to another page (usually in 'Glossary' namespace

#REDIRECT [[Glossary:Target page]]

Redirect arrow without text.pngGlossary:Target page

Redirect to other section with a header within the same page

[[#Target_header|Target header]]

Redirect arrow without text.pngTarget header

Creating a footnote (reference)
To create a footnote (reference), use this format:

Article text<ref>Text of the footnote (including any links, for instance [http://www.example.org Link text]).</ref>

Article text[1]
To reuse the same note, reuse the name with a trailing slash:

Article text.<ref name="test" />

To display notes, add either of these lines to the References section


  1. Text of the footnote (including any links, for instance Link text).

Section headings[1]
A table of contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article. Avoid levels 4-5, this might overload table of contents; use instead bold normal text line with blank line before and after.

==Level 1==
===Level 2===
====Level 3====
=====Level 4=====
======Level 5======

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4
Level 5
Bulleted list[1]
Empty lines between list items advised against, see numbered lists.

**Two point one

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list[1]
Empty lines between list items restarts numbering at 1.

##Two point one

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Thumbnail image, size 350 pixels, positioned to the right

[[Image:Eurostat logo RGB 60.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Text of caption below the image]]

Text of caption below the image
Display on next line <br style="clear: both" />

(text following markup is displayed on next line)

No table of contents


(no table of contents is displayed)

Table of contents at specific location


(table of contents is displayed at the specific location where this code is inserted in article)

Indenting Text[1]

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Applies only at the very beginning of lines.