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Wikitravel:Section headers

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Wherever possible, section headers should be identical to the ones in the article templates. Don't add a "Restaurants" header to an article; make it "Eat" instead. Don't add "Introduction", but "Understand". The more consistent the sections of articles in Wikitravel are, the easier it is for readers to find what they're looking for.


Wiki markup has a specific format for section headers. Section headers should start with two equal signs. If there are sub-sections of the sections, their headers start with three equal signs, and sub-sub-sections get four equal signs, etc.

For example,

== Section 1 ==

=== Section 1.1 ===

=== Section 1.2 ===

==== Section 1.2.1 ====

Section headers should be separated from text above and below with a blank line, as follows:

...and that's all you need to know.

== Talk ==

The people of Frosnobish speak Frosnobian.

Avoid squishing the header into the rest of the text. It will usually show on the page correctly, but it is harder to edit.


Section headers should follow the same rules of capitalization as article titles: capitalize the first word in the title, and any proper names. Everything else should be lowercase.

Combining sections

When appropriate, two sections may be combined into one, such as See and Do, or Eat and Drink. Note that section names should still follow our standard conventions (i.e, "See and Do" is acceptable, "Sights and Sounds" is not), be capitalized, and the word "and" should be what separates the two section names.

Combining sections should only be done when it makes sense to do so; for instance, in Walt Disney World/Magic Kingdom, the line between attractions and activities is a difficult distinction for this destination, hence the combination of the See and Do sections made sense for this article.

Which section to use

See Where you can stick it.

See also