Does the 2010 SharePoint wiki offer improved support for lightweight markup language? If so, where can I find the documentation?
For example, is there markup for bold text - external links - images ?
I'm not aware of changes to the wiki "language" used in SharePoint 2010.
The user interface has certainly improved. For example typing the
If there are certain language features you are looking for, please update your post with more details.
Actually, almost all the SharePoint wiki markup is provided through the GUI (on the ribbon). So, there is no special SharePoint wiki syntax, except [[links]] syntax.
When you create standard "Team Site", where is a page with tips on wiki markup, which mention
Now, about your samples:
You can select text and press Ctrl-B, or appropriate ribbon button:
Note: If you'd like to create a wiki page markup programmatically, you will not need any wiki syntax, because the page contents is stored in html format, in appropriate document library's aspx-files.
As mentioned in other answers, SharePoint's wiki includes a ribbon which allows you to do most things. The disadvantage to this is that this information is not encoded in the editable markup. If you prefer your markup to be visible, read on.
Placing double square brackets around content creates a link to a page of that name on the root of the site. e.g.
Linking to content in sub folders can be done using forward slashes between directories in the path. The text displayed will be the name of the page. e.g.
You can change the text displayed on a link by using the Pipe (
You can also link to other content within the same SharePoint site. For example, if you have a list called Tasks you can link to it via
To link to an item within that list, use the item's Title; e.g.
Certain characters/strings can be escaped by placing a backslash before them. These characters are
Third Party Options
You can also install alternate wikis from third parties with their own markups.