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MediaWiki Administrators' Tutorial Guide by Mizanur Rahman

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Formatting Pages

An important aspect of building pages is to format the pages to make them more structured to view. We can format our pages using the editor option in the edit page or we can use wiki syntax directly in the edit panel.

Wiki syntax is a special set of markup characters that is used by MediaWiki for formatting content. As we know, to show our contents in web page we use HTML tags for formatting. MediaWiki itself is a web-based site, but it still has its own syntax and markup rules. During the rendering of the page MediaWiki converts their markup syntax into corresponding HTML syntax. So as a user we don't have to know all the HTML tags to edit any pages. The wiki syntax gives the flexibility to format the content with very easy-to-use ...

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