Wiki Formatting Syntax

Doc5 supports What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editing like a normal text editor. Just highlight any text or components of the wiki page in Edit mode and click one or more of the buttons above the editing area.

This page contains examples of syntax you may use when editing the pages. To have a look at the source of a page, press the Edit button in the top right (some pages are View Only which prevents editing). If you want to try something, just use the Sandpit page.

Basic text formatting

Doc5 supports bolditalic, underlined and monospaced texts. Of course you can combine all these.

You can use subscript and superscript, too.

You can mark something as deleted as well.

How about some text colour or background colour?


Doc5 supports multiple ways of creating links.


External links are recognized automagically: or simply Of course any text can be turned into a link too: This Link points to google. Email addresses like this one, are easy, just choose the Link Type as Email.


Internal links are created by just using the category and page name in the link field. e.g. simply click on the Link button and type in doc5:syntax to link to this page. You can read this information out of your address bar in your browser for any page, or click on Page > Info, in the menu above.

For details about catagories see categories.

Image Links

You can also use an image to link to another internal or external page by combining the syntax for links and images (see below) like this:


Images and other files

You can include images by using the image button in the editor toolbar. The image options allow you to resize and align them farm1staticflickrcom94250740469_f9e7adbe42_mjpg

Resize to given width: farm1staticflickrcom94250740469_f9e7adbe42_mjpg

Resize to given width and height: farm1staticflickrcom94250740469_f9e7adbe42_mjpg

By using left or right whitespaces you can choose the alignment


Of course, you can add a title (displayed as a tooltip by most browsers), too.

This is the caption

For linking an image to another page see Image Links above.


When editing a page you can insert a YouTube video that is embedded in the page and can be resized and play when the page is loaded.


Doc5 supports ordered and unordered lists.

  1. The same list but ordered

  2. Another item

    1. Just use indention for deeper levels

  3. That’s it

  4. Top
    1. Next
    2. Next2
      1. Next
      2. NextNext2


Doc5 supports simple tables.

H1 H2 H3
Cell1 Cell2 Cell3
Cell4 Cell5 Cell5

Embedding Code

You can embed raw HTML or PHP code into your documents by using the Formatted text type. It applies to a line of text.

echo "Hello World!";


The editor toolbar has a some simple templates available to use when creating a page or adding specific layouts to existing content.


Use the Symbol or Smiley Face icons in the editor toolbar to insert any of the many options available.




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