How To Create Lists Ina Wiki

You can create three kinds of list on this Wiki:

  1. Unordered lists: a bulleted list
  2. Ordered lists: a numbered list
  3. Definition lists: a list of words or phrases with a seperated explanation of each.

Each is explaned below.

Unordered lists
create with leading asterisks (*) at the beginning of the line of text. The number of asterisks determines the depth of the item in the list. For instance, typing:
 *item 1
 **subitem 1
 **subitem 2
 *item 2

displays as:

Ordered lists
create with pound (#) signs at the beginning of the line of text. The number of pound signs determines the depth of the item in the list. For instance, typing:
 #item 1
 ##subitem 1
 ##subitem 2
 #item 2

displays as:

  1. item 1
    1. subitem 1
    2. subitem 2

  2. item 2
Definition list
create with colins (:) placed at the beginning of the line of text and the end of the defined word or phrase. For instance:
 :Fluffy: the name of a cat
 :Cat: a member of the feline species and the order of mammals.  Commonly raised as pets.
 :Species: a particular type of plant or animal that shares common characteristics with, and can commonly mate with, others of the same species.
 :Mammal: a type of animal characterized by, among other things, warm blood.

displays as:

Fluffy
the name of a cat
Cat
a member of the feline species and the order of mammals. Commonly raised as pets.
Species
a particular type of plant or animal that shares common characteristics with, and can commonly mate with, others of the same species.
Mammal
a type of animal characterized by, among other things, warm blood.

displays as:

Lists in mixed formats
ordered and unordered lists can be used together. For instance:
 #item 1
 **subitem 1
 **subitem 2
 #item 2

displays as:

  1. item 1

  2. item 2




-- Last edited September 18, 2015

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