An edit toolbar can be automatically displayed with the edit box, provided that this has been set in your preferences. (It appears automatically for editors who are not logged in.) This functions partly as a typing aid and partly as a reminder of the available functions.
To turn a piece of text into an internal link, select the target text and press the third button on the toolbar.
You can format existing text by highlighting the text you want to format and clicking the relevant button on the toolbar. If you click a button without selecting any text, sample text will be inserted at the cursor's position (like so: Bold text).
Custom buttons can also be added to the bar - see Help:Custom edit buttons for more details.
List of functionsEdit
Apart from the last four examples, these pieces of wikitext are created by typing abc, selecting it and clicking the buttons on the toolbar:
|Icon||Function||What it shows when editing||What it shows on the page|
|Bold or strong emphasis||abc|
|Italic or emphasis||abc|
|Ignore wiki formatting||abc '''[[Bold text]]'''|
|Sign talk comments (with time stamp)||Example 16:38, 15 September 2008 (UTC)|
|Halp:Add Images icon|
|Help:Google maps icon|