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Wiki structure

Common wiki stuff

Common wiki tags

Mediawiki is one of the wikiengines that gives most build-in tags for use. Here are a list of the most common tags:

 [[Link to wiki-page]] 
 [[Some page|link with custom text]] 
 ==HEADER 1== 
 ===HEADER 2===  (etc.)
 ''Italic text'' 
 '''Bold text''' 
 * Bulletes list 
 # Numbered list 

Advanced formatting features

  • Rich set of features for controlling content display
  • Many HTML-like features supported (, style, ....)
  • Advanced formatting elements:
    • Images
    • Tables

(see online dokumentation for details)


  • Breadcrumbs
  • Left side menubar



Wiki toobox

Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify what extension that is successfully installed.


Categories, a software feature of wiki, provide automatic indexes that are useful as tables of contents.

You can categorize pages and files by adding one or more Category tags to the content text. These tags create links at the bottom of the page that take you to the list of all pages in that category, which makes it easy to browse related articles.


The PlantUML extension allows to easily add UML diagrams into Wiki using a simple text description.

The following diagrams are available:

  • sequence diagram,
  • use case diagram,
  • class diagram,
  • activity diagram,
  • component diagram,
  • state diagram

The language is explained in this document: Language Reference Guide.pdf


Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. It has important applications in networking, bioinformatics, software engineering, database and web design, machine learning, and in visual interfaces for other technical domains.