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Scratch Wiki Cheatsheet

Works anywhere in the text        

Description You type You get
Italic text


Bold text


Bold and italic text
'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Link to another page
[[Target page]]

[[Target page|Text to display]]

Target page
Text to display

Link internal heading
[[#Heading name]]

[[#Heading name2|Name2]]

#Heading name

Show an image


Size an image


(option "60px" means 60 pixels wide)

Alt text
Add a page to a category
[[Category:Category name]]

(place near the bottom of a page)
Shows "Category name" in a bar at bottom when the page is previewed or saved.
Sign your contributions when posting to a talk page.

(Do not sign in an article, only on talk-pages.)

Example (talk | contribs) 14:22, 22 July 2024 (UTC)

Scratch Blocks
<scratchblocks>move (10) steps</scratchblocks>

(See Block Plugin for more syntax)

move (10) steps

Using Templates

Description You type You get
Use a template
Gobo1.png This is an example template. For help with templates, see Help:Templates.
Use {{note}}
{{note|This Text}}
Note Note: This Text
Use {{warning}}
{{warning|This Text}}
Note Warning: This Text
Use {{caution}}
{{caution|This Text}}
Note Caution: This Text
Use {{main}}
{{main|Target page}}
Main article: Target page

Works only at the beginning of lines

Description You type You get
Redirect to another page
Redirects must be placed at the start of the first line.
#REDIRECT [[Target page]]
Redirect arrow.png Target page
Redirect to a section of another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

Redirect arrow.png Target page#anchorName
Section headings
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======

(Do not use  =Level 1=  as it is for page titles)

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Level 6
Nonindexed headers
(left out of Table of Contents)
; Header name

(has a leading semicolon ";" in front)

Header name

(will not appear in Table of Contents)
Bulleted list

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

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

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Indenting and Outdenting text
This is used when replying on a talk page, to make it easier to follow conversations.
no indent (normal)

:first indent

::second indent

:::third indent


(More colons ":" can be used for further indents)

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent


Adding footnote references

Referencing for beginners
Insert footnotes as references in a page to list at page bottom
Hello,<ref>Scratch Wiki</ref>


<references />

Hello,[1] World.[2]


Changing text fonts

Description You type You get
Small text
<small>smaller text</small>

smaller text

Big text
<big>bigger text</big>

bigger text

Set text font color blue
<span style="color:blue">words</span>


Set text gold
<span style="color:gold">golden</span>


Set text grayish
<span style="color:#616161">grayed</span>


Set text white-on-blue
<span style="color:white; background:blue">

blue background</span>

blue background

Shadowed text
<span style="text-shadow:1px 0px 0px orange">

shadowed text</span>

shadowed text

Changing the font family
<span style="font-family:Verdana">Custom font family</span>

Custom font family

Strike through text
<s>strike words</s>

strike words

Using tables

Description You type You get
Start and end a table
(nothing, because the table has nothing in it)
Add a table cell
| Cell 1
| Cell 2
Cell 1 Cell 2
Use a wikitable (recommended)
{| class="wikitable"
| Cell 1
| Cell 2
Cell 1 Cell 2
Add a table heading
{| class="wikitable"
! Heading 1
! Heading 2
Heading 1 Heading 2
Add a table row
{| class="wikitable"
! Heading 1
! Heading 2
| Cell 1
| Cell 2
| Cell 3
| Cell 4
Heading 1 Heading 2
Cell 1 Cell 2
Cell 3 Cell 4
Add HTML attributes to tables, headings, and cells
{| class="wikitable" width="200px"
! style="background-color: #f00" | Heading
| style="background-color: #00f; color: white;" | Cell
Heading Cell

See Also

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