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Templates

Inline

{{clr}} or {{clear}} clears a horizontal space. Use this instead of multiple line breaks.
{{title}} changes the displayed title of a page. Does not alter the actual title. Also works on userpage names.
{{T}} creates a formatted wikilink to a template.
{{Tt}} or {{H:title}} creates a dotted underline with mouse-over text
{{outdent}} creates a line that shows a reply on a talk page was "outdented", meaning the indentation was scaled back.
{{Wikipedialink}} or {{Wlink}} shortcut for links to Wikipedia. Should always be used with "subst:".
{{anchor}} inserts an Anchor, acting as an invisible index entry.
{{TOC limit}} limits the depth of subheaders in the table of contents.
{{source}} parses a link or info to provide attribution for a file

Notices

{{expand}} section expansion or update request
{{ce}} general copyediting request
{{in-universe}} copyediting request for in-universe descriptions
{{merge}} notice for merging articles
{{move}} notice for moving pages
{{split}} notice for long articles in need of splitting
{{delete}} mark page for deletion
{{file rename}} notice for renaming files
{{file improve}} notice for improving a file

Graphic

{{R}} allows resizing of images from external hosts

Transclusion

  • <section begin="Epilogue" />The end.<section end="Epilogue" /> - transclude parts of pages into other pages. Documentation.

References

<ref></ref> wrap these tags around a reference.
<references /> put this at the bottom of an article in the references section to list all references
{{cite}} make pretty citations. Documentation.
{{cite web}} the most common form of the above template used on this wiki.
<ref group="note"></ref> use in conjunction with <references group="note" /> to create a notes section at the bottom of an article.

Magic words and XML tags

__TOC__ forces table of contents to load where this is inserted in the source.
__NOTOC__ removes the table of contents.
~~~ adds your signature without a timestamp.
~~~~ adds your signature and a timestamp. Useful on talk pages.
~~~~~ adds a stand alone timestamp.
#REDIRECT [[Article]] creates a redirect page.
<nowiki></nowiki> disable wiki markup between the tags, display "as is"
---- adds a horizontal line ("rule") across the page.

Discussion

Helpful tips for newcomers and veterans alike. Add them at above this section. -Throwawaytv 10:17, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Couldn't we make this a Help page? FANMADE Pinkie portal front by blackgryph0n-d3f93p8Lord of Shadows Words mean nothing!FANMADE Pinkie portal back by blackgryph0n-d3f93p8 03:43, August 31, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking either that or make this a pinned topic, though I haven't worked with forums so I don't know how to implement that without researching. ~Bobogoobo (talk) Lyra_speaks_S2E25.png 11:53, November 10, 2012 (UTC)
It's currently under the site's main menu, Community > Help > Tips and tricks. We can make it even more prominent by moving Help into its own primary tab. –Throwy 12:14, November 10, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah it should be called "Help Page" as Shad said, it would be better I guess.  OC.gifForce talk CM.png 13:44, November 10, 2012 (UTC)
This should gain more visibility. Nice work; Thanks –  Drakep6yPvD4.png  11:46, June 12, 2013 (UTC)
      
       As Force and Shadows said, this should be called a help page. Although, it only gives you tips and stuff. So maybe call it
       "Help for Tips and Tricks"? :) Staritanna asks answers and talks (talk) 23:42, December 13, 2013 (UTC)

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