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This is a copy of the master help page at Meta. Do not edit this copy.
Edits will be lost in the next update from the master page. See below for more information.

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Lists & Tables
Image & file uploads

Redirects (forward)
Moving a page
Page size

Fixing mistakes
Reverting edits
Show preview

Saving effort
Editing shortcuts
Edit toolbar
Magic words

Edit summary
Talk page
Edit conflict
Minor edit


Note: this article refers to editing pages and the results from previewing those pages, rather than how the pages are displayed when saved (except where mentioned).

Automatic conversion of wikitext can be divided into three categories:


Converted in preview

  • The result of the conversion is shown when pressing "Show changes". The rendering is shown with "Show preview". The conversion does not display in the edit box (save and press Edit again to see the result in the wikitext there):

The code ~<includeonly>~</includeonly>~~ will be displayed as ~~~ when the template is not included, ~~~~ when the template is included, and it will be expanded as the active user when the template is subst'd.

Not converted

  • The result will not be displayed at all:
    • Redirects will show a page containing a redirect link, not the page being redirected to. Everything below the redirect (not extra text on the same line) will be automatically blanked (though it will still be there in the wikitext)

Fully converted

  • The result will be displayed in the preview and in the edit box:
    • in the Esperanto Wikipedia, a character like Ŝ is automatically converted into the alternative notation Sx, because in some browsers it may not display in the edit box, even if it displays in the webpage (and Sx, whether resulting from this conversion or just typed, is rendered as Ŝ)

Note: the wikitext only shows the result, not how it was entered, which means that when testing these features, one has to remember or record what one has entered.


Wikipedia-specific help

None available.

This page is a copy of the master help page at Meta (for general help information all Wikimedia projects can use), with two Wikipedia-specific templates inserted. To update the main text, edit the master help page for all projects at m:Help:Editing shortcuts. For Wikipedia-specific issues, use Template:Ph:Editing shortcuts (the extra text at the bottom of this page) or Template:Phh:Editing shortcuts for a Wikipedia-specific lead (text appears at the top of this page). You are welcome to copy the exact wikitext from the master page at Meta and paste it into this page at any time. To view this page in other languages see the master page at Meta.

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