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Start with http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples if you are new to MediaWiki markup.

Creating new pages

To create a new page, do this:

  1. Visit Template:NewPage and copy the text area to clipboard. Feel free to modify the template.
  2. Goto WikEmacs:Scratch Buffer
  3. Add this [[Test Page]] and save the scratch buffer.
  4. Click on the new Wiki link to create a blank page and paste the contents of clipboard there.
  5. Save the newly created page.
  6. Now you have a basic template which you can expand upon. Add content to the new page as you please.


  • Articles should be geared toward the current and development versions of Emacs, 23 and 24 at time of writing. References to older Emacs releases should generally be avoided.
  • Articles should not reproduce documentation already available from another source. Many packages and extensions are well-documented on their own project sites; and Emacs itself includes extensive documentation. Link to official documentation where possible.
  • Comments and questions belong on the Discussion pages, not in articles themselves. Always sign your comments using ~~~~. This expands to your username (if logged in) and adds a timestamp. Unsigned comments make the discussion hard to follow.
  • Extensions and packages will not be hosted here. If you are looking for a place to host your extension try GitHub or one of the other many hosting / source control platforms out there!


There are templates defined for referencing variables, function, command, keys, manual etc. Use them for uniform experience. See Special:UncategorizedTemplates.

Some examples:

What it looks like What you type
M-x apropos
[C-x C-c]
{{Keys|C-x C-c}}
[C-x C-f] (find-file) ||
{{KeyBinding|C-x C-f|find-file}}
Major Modes (`(info "(emacs) Major Modes")')
{{Manual|emacs|Major-Modes|Major Modes}}


There are special categories defined for Operating system, Emacs releases, Programming languages etc. Use these when possible or introduce new ones as required. See Special:Categories.