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Further help and reading

Wikis are easy to edit, giving the user a wide array of options without having to learn any programming or markup languages.


Editing Resources

  1. Use the Hattrick wiki sandbox to try out your editing skills.
  2. Start with Getting started to know more about editing in Hattrick wiki.
  3. You can see more generic details in Help:Contents.
  4. Detailed help for Editors can be found on the Wikimedia site: Wikimedia for Editors (due to the fact that they may have add-ons installed that aren't installed on the hattrick wiki, some features described there are possibly not available here).

Short examples

The best way to see how an editing option works is to click edit at the top of any page (you should actually use the Sandbox for testing purposes) to see the source of the content to see how things are done.

Some basic features:

  • To create a list (like this one) just start every line with an asterisk: *
  • To create a numbered list, start each line with a hash: #
  • Italic text is created by enclosing your text with two apostrophes: ''Italic text''.
  • Bold text is created by enclosing your text with three apostrophes: '''Bold text'''.
  • To create a link to something inside the Wiki, just enclose the page name in 2 sets of square brackets My Hattrick: [[My Hattrick]]
  • To create a link to something outside the Wiki, enclose the URL 1 set of square brackets: Hattrick
  • To write titles, sections... put 2 or more equals signs at the start and the end of the line: ==Short Examples==.

The wiki markup

In the left column of the table below, you can see what effects are possible. In the right column, you can see how those effects were achieved. In other words, to make text look like it looks in the left column, type it in the format you see in the right column.

You may want to keep this page open in a separate browser window for reference. If you want to try out things without danger of doing any harm, you can do so in the Sandbox.

Note: The more up to date version of the MediaWiki User's Guide (editing overview) can be found here.

Sections, paragraphs, lists and lines

See: Help:Editing (sections, paragraphs, lists and lines).

Links and URLs

See: Help:Editing (links and URLs).


What it looks like What you type
A picture: Wiki.png

or, with alternative text: The Hattrick Wiki

or, floating to the right side of the page and with a caption:

The Hattrick Wiki

or, floating to the right side of the page without a caption:

The Hattrick Wiki

  • Only images that have been uploaded to Hattrick Wiki can be used. To upload images, use the upload page. You can find the uploaded image on the image list.
  • See the image policy for more information.
  • Alternative text, used when the image isn't loaded or in a text-only browser, is strongly encouraged.
  • The frame tag automatically floats the image right.
A picture: [[Image:Wiki.png]]

or, with alternative text:
[[Image:Wiki.png|The Hattrick Wiki]]

or, floating to the right side of the page and with a caption:
[[Image:Wiki.png|frame|The Hattrick Wiki]]

or, floating to the right side of the page ''without'' a caption:
[[Image:Wiki.png|right|The Hattrick Wiki]]

Clicking on an uploaded image displays a description page, which you can also link directly to: Image:Wiki.png


Character formatting

What it looks like What you type

Emphasize, strongly, very strongly.

  • These are double and triple apostrophes (single-quote marks), not double-quote marks.
''Emphasize'', '''strongly''', '''''very strongly'''''.

A typewriter font for monospace text or for computer code: int main()

  • For semantic reasons, using <code> where applicable is preferable to using <tt>.
A typewriter font for <tt>monospace text</tt>
or for computer code: <code>int main()</code>

You can use small text for captions.

You can use <small>small text</small> for captions.

You can strike out deleted material and underline new material.

You can also mark deleted material and inserted material using logical markup rather than visual markup.

  • When editing regular Wikipedia articles, just make your changes and don't mark them up in any special way.
  • When editing your own previous remarks in talk pages, it is sometimes appropriate to mark up deleted or inserted material.
You can <s>strike out deleted material</s>
and <u>underline new material</u>.

You can also mark <del>deleted material</del> and
<ins>inserted material</ins> using logical markup
rather than visual markup.

Diacritical marks:
è é ê ë ì í

Ú Û Ü ß à á
â ã ä å æ ç
è é ê ë ì í
î ï ñ ò ó ô
œ õ ö ø ù ú
û ü ÿ

è é ê ë ì í

&Agrave; &Aacute; &Acirc; &Atilde; &Auml; &Aring; 
&AElig; &Ccedil; &Egrave; &Eacute; &Ecirc; &Euml; 
&Igrave; &Iacute; &Icirc; &Iuml; &Ntilde; &Ograve; 
&Oacute; &Ocirc; &Otilde; &Ouml; &Oslash; &Ugrave; 
&Uacute; &Ucirc; &Uuml; &szlig; &agrave; &aacute; 
&acirc; &atilde; &auml; &aring; &aelig; &ccedil; 
&egrave; &eacute; &ecirc; &euml; &igrave; &iacute;
&icirc; &iuml; &ntilde; &ograve; &oacute; &ocirc; 
&oelig; &otilde; &ouml; &oslash; &ugrave; &uacute; 
&ucirc; &uuml; &yuml;

¿ ¡ § ¶
† ‡ • – —
‹ › « »
‘ ’ “ ”

&iquest; &iexcl; &sect; &para;
&dagger; &Dagger; &bull; &ndash; &mdash;
&lsaquo; &rsaquo; &laquo; &raquo;
&lsquo; &rsquo; &ldquo; &rdquo;

Commercial symbols:
™ © ® ¢ € ¥
£ ¤

&trade; &copy; &reg; &cent; &euro; &yen; 
&pound; &curren;

x1 x2 x3

x1 x2 x3 or x¹ x² x³

  • The latter method of superscripting can't be used in the most general context, but is preferred when possible (as with units of measurement) because most browsers have an easier time formatting lines with it.

ε0 = 8.85 × 10−12 C² / J m.

1 hectare = 1 E4 m²

x<sub>1</sub> x<sub>2</sub> x<sub>3</sub>
x<sup>1</sup> x<sup>2</sup> x<sup>3</sup>
or x&sup1; x&sup2; x&sup3;

&epsilon;<sub>0</sub> =
8.85 &times; 10<sup>&minus;12</sup>
C&sup2; / J m.

1 [[hectare]] = [[1 E4 m&sup2;]]

Greek characters:
α β γ δ ε ζ
η θ ι κ λ μ ν
ξ ο π ρ σ ς
τ υ φ χ ψ ω

&alpha; &beta; &gamma; &delta; &epsilon; &zeta; 
&eta; &theta; &iota; &kappa; &lambda; &mu; &nu; 
&xi; &omicron; &pi; &rho; &sigma; &sigmaf;
&tau; &upsilon; &phi; &chi; &psi; &omega;
&Gamma; &Delta; &Theta; &Lambda; &Xi; &Pi; 
&Sigma; &Phi; &Psi; &Omega;

Math characters:
∫ ∑ ∏ √ − ± ∞
≈ ∝ ≡ ≠ ≤ ≥ →
× · ÷ ∂ ′ ″
∇ ‰ ° ∴ ℵ ø
∈ ∉ ∩ ∪ ⊂ ⊃ ⊆ ⊇
¬ ∧ ∨ ∃ ∀ ⇒ ⇔
→ ↔

&int; &sum; &prod; &radic; &minus; &plusmn; &infin;
&asymp; &prop; &equiv; &ne; &le; &ge; &rarr;
&times; &middot; &divide; &part; &prime; &Prime;
&nabla; &permil; &deg; &there4; &alefsym; &oslash;
&isin; &notin; &cap; &cup; &sub; &sup; &sube; &supe;
&not; &and; &or; &exist; &forall; &rArr; &hArr;
&rarr; &harr;

Suppressing interpretation of markup:
Link → (''to'') the [[Main Page]]

  • Used to show literal data that would otherwise have special meaning.
  • Escape all wiki markup, including that which looks like HTML tags.
  • Does not escape HTML character references.
  • To escape HTML character references such as &rarr; use &amp;rarr;

<nowiki>Link &rarr; (''to'') 
the [[Wikipedia FAQ]]</nowiki>

Commenting page source:
not shown when viewing page

  • Used to leave comments in a page for future editors.
  • Note that most comments should go on the appropriate Talk page.

<!-- comment here -->

Table of Contents (TOC)

At the current status of the wiki markup language, having at least four headers on a page triggers the TOC to appear in front of the first header (or after introductory sections). Putting __TOC__ anywhere forces the TOC to appear at that point (instead of just before the first header). Putting __NOTOC__ anywhere forces the TOC to disappear.

If you want some subheadings to not appear in the Table of Contents, then make the following replacements.

Replace == Header 2 == with <h2> Header 2 </h2>

Replace === Header 3 === with <h3> Header 3 </h3>

And so forth.

For example, notice that the following header has the same font as the other subheaders to this "Tables" section, but the following header does not appear in the Table of Contents for this page.

This header has the h4 font, but is NOT in the Table of Contents

This effect is obtained by the following line of code.

<h4> This header has the h4 font, but is NOT in the Table of Contents </h4>


There are two ways to build tables:

  • in special Wiki-markup (see Tables)
  • with the usual HTML elements: <table>, <tr>, <td> or <th>.

The use of the latter has to be avoided if ever possible.


(See also Hattrick:Variable)

Code Effect
{{PAGENAME}} Editing
{{localurl:pagename}} /wiki/Pagename
{{localurl:Wikipedia:Sandbox|action=edit}} /w/index.php?title=Special:Sandbox&action=edit
{{ns:1}} Talk
{{ns:2}} User
{{ns:3}} User talk
{{ns:4}} Hattrick
{{ns:5}} Hattrick talk
{{ns:6}} File
{{ns:7}} File talk
{{ns:8}} MediaWiki
{{ns:9}} MediaWiki talk
{{ns:10}} Template
{{ns:11}} Template talk
{{ns:12}} Help
{{ns:13}} Help talk
{{ns:14}} Category
{{ns:15}} Category talk
{{SITENAME}} Hattrick

NUMBEROFARTICLES is the number of pages in the main namespace which contain a link and are not a redirect, i.e. number of articles, stubs containing a link, and disambiguation pages.


The MediaWiki software used by Hattrick Wiki has limited support for template inclusion. This means standardised text chunks (such as boilerplate text) can be inserted into articles. For example, typing {{stub}} will appear as "This article is a stub. You can help Hattrick by expanding it." when the page is saved. See Hattrick:Template messages for a list of the most common messages.

Hiding the edit links

Insert __NOEDITSECTION__ into the document to suppress the edit links that appear next to every section header. This shouldn't be done if possible, since it's better for the server if only one section is edited and since people shouldn't be discouraged from contributing.