Sections in MediaWiki are created by creating their headers. You can use the example below and replace Section, Subsection and Sub-Subsection with the names you would like to give to your sections:

How to Create a Section in MediaWiki

Creating sections in MediaWiki is essential for organising content and making it easier to navigate. Sections allow readers to quickly find the information they are looking for and help maintain a clean and structured layout. Follow the steps below to create sections in MediaWiki.

Steps to Create a Section in MediaWiki

Step 1: Log in to Your Account

  1. Access the MediaWiki site: Open your browser and go to the MediaWiki site where you want to create sections.
  2. Log in: Click on the Log in link usually located at the top right corner of the page. Enter your username and password, then click Log in.

Step 2: Navigate to the Page You Want to Edit

Find and navigate to the page where you want to create sections. You can use the search bar to locate the page.

Step 3: Edit the Page

  1. Click the Edit Tab: At the top of the page, click the Edit tab to open the editing interface. If you prefer to use the source editor, click on the Edit source tab.

Step 4: Add Section Headings

Use the following syntax to create section headings:

== Heading Level 2 ==
=== Heading Level 3 ===
==== Heading Level 4 ====

For example, to create a main section and a subsection, you can add the following:

== Main Section ==
Content of the main section.

=== Subsection ===
Content of the subsection.

Step 5: Save the Page

  1. Preview Your Changes: Before saving, it’s a good idea to preview your changes to ensure everything looks as expected. Click on the Show preview button to see how your page will look.
  2. Save Your Changes: If you’re satisfied with the preview, scroll down and click on the Save changes button. Add a summary of your changes in the edit summary box to describe what you have done.

Step 6: Verify the Sections

After saving, verify that the sections are displayed correctly on the page. Check that the headings are formatted properly and that the content is organised as intended.

Additional Tips

  • Use Consistent Heading Levels: Ensure that you use consistent heading levels throughout your page to maintain a clear structure.
  • Table of Contents: MediaWiki automatically generates a table of contents for pages with multiple headings. This can help users navigate your content more easily.
  • Subsections: You can create subsections within sections by using additional equal signs (=) to define deeper levels of headings.
  • Formatting Content: Use other MediaWiki formatting options to enhance your content, such as bold text (”’bold”’), italic text (”italic”), and lists (* for bullet lists, # for numbered lists).


By following these steps, you can create well-organised sections in MediaWiki to enhance the readability and navigation of your content. Properly structured pages help users find the information they need quickly and improve the overall user experience on your MediaWiki site.

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