Before editingEdit

Improve pagesEdit

Fitting into the communityEdit

See also: InuYasha Wiki:Equality and InuYasha Wiki:No personal attacks A wiki is set around the idea of contributing information and cooperating with the community, thus getting along with the community is an important thing.

The basicsEdit

See also: InuYasha Wiki:Writing policy and Page layouts If you find the following tutorial confusing or not understandable, then please visit Help:Editing, Help:Wiki markup, or possibly Wikia University on Community Central for video instructions. And please also notice that this page only lists essential scripts in order to edit on InuYasha Wiki. There are still other things that are not mentioned.

In a wiki, the script text we use is called "Wikitext", also as "Wiki markup". Wikitext is a common language for editing a wiki. You can either create a page or edit one. Here is the basic essentials to edit in a wiki.

To practice the things you have learned here, go to the Sandbox page.

Description Wikitext Result
Bold Text
Italicized Text
Bold & Italicized
'''''Bold & Italicize'''''
Bold & Italicize
The following script only work when used at the start of a line
==Level 2==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====
=====Level 5=====
======Level 6======
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Text Bullets
*text bullets
**sub text bullets
  • text bullets
    • sub text bullets
Numbered List
#numbered list
#numbered list
##sub numbered list
  1. numbered list
  2. numbered list
    1. sub numbered list
:Increased indent
::Increased indent
Increased indent
Increased indent second level
(differs from Bold, works more like headers)

Description Wikitext Result
Internal links
Fandom wikis
[[w:c:inuyasha.answers:Home]] [[w:c:inuyasha.answers:Home|InuYasha Answers Wiki]]

(Usage similar to internal links)


InuYasha Answers Wiki

External links
[ InuYasha Answers Wiki]

(Add a space between url and displayed text)

InuYasha Answers Wiki
#REDIRECT [[InuYasha]]
Redirect-icon InuYasha
Wikimedia projects
Interlanguage links
(Inuyasha on Japanese InuYasha Wiki)
Languages: 日本語

Images, audio files, and videos
Description Wikitext Result
Full size
Caption text
[[File:Inuyasha.png|thumb|Caption text]]
[[File:Inuyasha.png|Caption text]]

(Caption displays when the cursor hovers if "thumb" is not applied, not recommended.)


Caption text

Alignment left (thumbnail)
Alignment center (thumbnail)
Alignment right (thumbnail)

(Thumbnail aligns right as default)

For rules of file uploading, please see InuYasha Wiki:Image policy

(Taking Template:Fair use rationale for example)
Fair use rationale








Fair use rationale

Inuyasha the character


InuYasha opening, Kimi ga Inai Mirai


To illustrate the appearance



Other information

© Rumiko Takahashi, Sunrise.

{{Fair use rationale}}
(With no parameter)
{{Fair use rationale
| Description       = Inuyasha
| Source            = ''InuYasha'' opening, 
 [[Kimi ga Inai Mirai]]
| Purpose           = To illustrate the 
| Resolution        = High
| Other Information = © Rumiko Takahashi, 

(With parameters)

Notice: The parameters in a template varies. Please read the template document to learn how to use it.
For a full list of templates, please visit Category:Templates

General (Category module enabled)
Page view

Add category
Classic editor and Source editor

Add category...
Wikitext Result
For a list of available categories, please visit Page layouts or Special:Categories

Description Wikitext Result
General references
Grouped references
<ref name="groupname">Grouped references</ref> and<ref name="groupname" />
[2] and[2]
Displaying references
  1. Reference
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grouped references
General notes
<ref group="Note">Note</ref>
[Note 1]
Grouped notes
<ref group="Note" name="groupname">Grouped notes</ref> and<ref group="Note" name="groupname" />
[Note 2] and[Note 2]
Displaying notes
  1. Note
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grouped notes
For rules of referencing, please see InuYasha Wiki:Reference and source policy

(Taking User:Wikia for example)
Description Wikitext Result
General signature
Wikia (Talk) 06:00, May 23, 2018 (UTC)
Without timestamp
(not recommended)
Wikia (Talk)
Timestamp only
(special purposes only)
06:00, May 23, 2018 (UTC)
For rules of customizing signature, please see InuYasha Wiki:Signature policy

Description Wikitext Result
Horizontal line

Code / preformatted box
 Lorem ipsum

(Add a space at the start of the line)

Lorem ipsum

Detailed descriptionEdit

Text formationEdit

Here are several ways to format your text:

  • To Bold text, put 3 quotes around the text '''Text here'''
  • To Italicize text, put 2 quotes around the text ''Text here''
  • To create text bullets, place an asterisk in front of the text at the start of the line. You can add multiple asterisks which will result in bulleted sub-levels.
    • Like so.
  • For numbered lists, put a # in front of the text.
  • Use a colon (:) at the beginning for indenting text, and multiple colons will add more spaces, for example:
First level
Second level
  • The semicolon (;) is used in the "Relationships" section of the character pages. For example:
Lorem ipsum
will bring


Lorem ipsum

. It works exactly the same as

Lorem ipsum
but makes the page neater, as it doesn't require the bold script and typing two line feeds to break the sentence.


To create a link to a page in the InuYasha wiki database (an internal link), place double square braces around the keyword:

[[text here]]

If the link is red, then that means the page for it has not yet been created. If it is blue that means a page exists.

And to create a link that is outside of the wiki, just add a single brace on each side of the site's url.

[URL here]


Another thing you will learn is how to add files to wiki page. But before you can insert an image into a wiki page you must upload it to the wiki. On the "On the Wiki" section of the navigation bar of the wiki there are links that say "Photos" (for images and audio files) and "Videos". When you upload a file to the wiki you must license the file. To see what copyright you should attach to the file, see InuYasha Wiki:Image policy.

After uploading a file (including images, audio files, and video files), put

[[File:filename.extension|thumb|Descriptive text here]]

The "thumb" part means the file is a thumbnail and it will automatically align to the right when you insert it. To have the image align to the left, just add "|left".


If you want to put a "stub" tag on an article that is too short simply put two brackets on name of the template (case sensitive excluded the first letter)


If you want to put a template onto the article page, put brackets around the template's name and put it in the edit box (usually at the end of a page). Here is an example of what to type for a specific template. In this case, Template:Fair use:

{{Fair use}}

The template also has a second parameter, for instance:

{{Fair use|tv-screenshot}}

Please note that parameters are case sensitive, make sure it matches the template documentation in the template page.


Another important step is adding a category to your article. When you add a category it makes it easier to find the articles. By default, you're able to add categories to article by clicking on the "Add category" at the bottom of the page. And in Classic Editor as well as Source Editor, it is located on the right side. Adding a category with the tool is the same as you type into the page:

[[Category:category name]]    

check out what categories already exist and use them - try and put your article in a relevant and highly populated (and hence highly connected) category, and more people are likely to stumble across it.

Furthermore, to add your article to a category but order it differently (e.g. to file your article on "Joe Bloggs" as "Bloggs, Joe" - which would be handy, for the People category in particular) then use this formatting:

[[Category:category name here|Bloggs, Joe]]


Referencing is also an important technique when it comes to proving canonical content. Although the easiest way is to make use of the edit tools (Source editor and Help:Classic editor in source mode only), as showing here:

Button_reflink_alternate.png Ref_name_button.png Chapter reference button Episode reference button Movie reference button

The common script looks like this:


Any text for citation is placed within the tag, such as


In addition, if the source needs to be reference more than twice, then simply add name="groupname" after "<ref ":

<ref name="groupname">Reference</ref>

For displaying, simply add {{Reflist}} on the bottom of the page. Be sure to add ==References== before the template.


If the information is not about a source, but something essential to let readers know. Please add group="Note" after "<ref ":

<ref group="Note">Note</ref>

For displaying, simply add {{Notelist}} on the bottom of the page. Be sure to add ==Notes== before the template.


To sign your username to a discussion page, click the button on the editing bar with the swirly text (second to last). Or you can type four tildes:



To add a horizontal line (use sparingly) to page, type four dashes:


For prefromatted boxes, start each line with a space.