Wikitext is the markup language used to format content on wikis. It can be used to add photos, tables, bold styles, links, and other visual changes.
It's not necessary to know wikitext in order to edit at Wikia. You can use the Visual mode in the standard editor, or the new VisualEditor (where enabled), to avoid it. However, users who learn it find that they have more control over their editing experience. It can be used in "source" mode in either editor.
Below is a cheat sheet for basic wikitext that you can use while editing. Many of the options listed below have shortcut buttons in the visual editors' toolbars. For more complex content that is sometimes more easily managed with wikitext editing, see: