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This article, Warhammer 40K Homebrew Wiki:How to Format a Page, is part of WH40K Homebrew Wiki's "Guide" articles. It is treated as a community project and serves as both hints and guidelines. You are free to edit it, if deemed appropriate.

A page can be formatted in a number of different ways, using headers, lists, infoboxes, and image galleries. For ideas on how to implement each of these in the different editors, please see the Classic editor page, the Visual Editor page, and the wikitext page for source mode.


  • It is good to break up long articles into sections to help the reader stay oriented. This can be done using headings. The format options available are:
Format option What it will look like
Normal text Text in a regular paragraph format
Heading 2

is the highest level of paragraph formatting. This is meant for major section headings.

Heading 3

is a sub-header and can be used as a sub-section heading

Heading 4

is a smaller sub-header

Heading 5
is the smallest sub-header option
Code / preformatted Technical text that should be displayed in a fixed-width font


Lists can help to visually group related content and may be numbered or have bullet points.

  • Numbers: A numbered list will look like this:
  1. First item
  2. Second item
  3. Third item
  • Bullets: A bullet list will look like this:
  • First item
  • Second item
  • Third item


  • Infoboxes can be used to separate out important basic information that people may want to find quickly.

Image galleries

  • A gallery of images or a slideshow can be used to present similar types of images in a more compact format on the page.

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Formatting Text

How you perform the act of formatting text depends largely on the editor you choose to use. Nevertheless, the process is largely the same the rich text editor and VisualEditor — both of which have pictographic editing tools.

Though some individual wikis have added these editing icons to source mode, formatting in source is generally quite different, requiring a knowledge of wikitext.

Formatting with either of the visual editors

The editor toolbar in the classic rich-text editor.

The editor toolbar in the VisualEditor is much the same, though some of the options are in drop-down menus.

  • Once you click the edit button and enter the editor, you will see this toolbar on top of the page.
  • Highlight the text you wish to modify with your cursor, and then choose:
    •  Bold button.png to make the text bold.
    • Italic button.png to make the text italic.
    •  Underline button.png to underline the text.
    •  Strikethrough button.png to strike-through the text.

Text Formatting

Inline wikitext: code you can use anywhere in the code
Description You type You get
Italicise text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Internal link
(within a wiki)

[[Help:Contents|Displayed text]]

Displayed text
Redirect to another page #REDIRECT [[Help:Contents]] latest Help:Contents
External link
(to other websites)

[ displayed text]


displayed text

Sign your posts
on talk pages
~~~~ (4 tildes) Your username 23:29,

16 January 2021 (UTC)

Insert the current date and time (UTC). Generally only used on talk pages. ~~~~~ (5 tildes) 23:29, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
Display wikitext code as typed <nowiki>[[This is not a link]]</nowiki> [[This is not a link]]
Code that works only at the start of a line
Description You type You get

A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article.

==Level 2==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====
=====Level 5=====
======Level 6======

Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Indented paragraph or line

No indent
: One indent
:: Two indents

No indent

One indent
Two indents
Bulleted list

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list

##Two point one

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Mixed list

* bulleted item
*# numbered item 1
*#: indented item a
*#: indented item b
*# numbered item 2

  • bulleted item
    1. numbered item 1
      indented item a
      indented item b
    2. numbered item 2
Preformatted text with working links

" "Color Text (note space at start, remove quotation marks)

Color Text
Preformatted text that shows underlying wikitext

<pre>[[Color]] Text</pre>

[[Color]] Text

Beyond the basics

As you can see from the above images, there are many more buttons than we've mentioned. You can perform all sorts of formatting, much of which has been demonstrated above. Since formatting in Fandom's visual editors is largely a matter of highlighting text and pushing one of the buttons, take some time to explore the interfaces. You'll easily learn how to perform formatting much more advanced than italics and bolding.

Further information can be found here:

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