An edit toolbar can be automatically displayed with the edit box, provided that this has been set in your preferences. (It appears automatically for editors who are not logged in.) This functions partly as a typing aid and partly as a reminder of the available functions.


An example of the edit toolbar

Usage exampleEdit

To turn a piece of text into an internal link, select the target text and press the third button on the toolbar.

You can format existing text by highlighting the text you want to format and clicking the relevant button on the toolbar. If you click a button without selecting any text, sample text will be inserted at the cursor's position (like so: Bold text).

Custom buttons can also be added to the bar - see Help:Custom edit buttons for more details.

List of functionsEdit

Apart from the last four examples, these pieces of wikitext are created by typing abc, selecting it and clicking the buttons on the toolbar:

Icon Function What it shows when editing What it shows on the page
button_bold.png Bold or strong emphasis '''abc''' abc
button_italic.png Italic or emphasis ''abc'' abc
button_link.png Internal link [[Help:Contents]] Help:Contents
button_extlink.png External link []
button_headline.png Section heading == abc ==

abc Edit

button_image.png Insert image [[File:Wiki.png]] Wiki
button_media.png Insert media [[Media:abc.ogg]] Media:abc.ogg
button_math.png Mathematical formula <math>abc</math> $ abc $
button_nowiki.png Ignore wiki formatting <nowiki>abc '''[[Bold text]]'''</nowiki> abc '''[[Bold text]]'''
button_sig.png Sign talk comments (with time stamp) ~~~~ Example 16:38, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
button_hr.png Horizontal line ----
button_wmu.png Halp:Add Images icon
button_map_open.gif Help:Google maps icon

See alsoEdit