Knowledge Base / Markup Types


There are currently four different markup options on CurseForge. Each one is different and will be covered in more detail below.

Curse Wiki

Curse Wiki is modeled after MediaWiki's markup. As a result most of MediaWiki's standard usage will apply.

Most notable difference is the lack of simple linking, i.e. [SubPage] won't render properly.

Also Image links won't work. There may be others that I'm not aware of (I didn't write the current implementation), so please make me aware of them.

In the future I plan to do a full rewrite of the parser engine to fix these and other issues.

General Mediawiki Markup


The following BBCode tags are supported:

A hyper link
a url
displays an image
Displays a wikipedia search link.
Displays a google search link.
[dict] or [dictionary]
looks up a word via
opens a list
a item in a list
a preformatted code block

Note: Our BBCode implementation is a thin wrapper around WikiCreole. The BBCode tags are converted to WikiCreole, and then that parser is used.


This allows you to use a subset of html in your postings.

Valid Tags:

  • a
  • p
  • b
  • br
  • hr
  • strong
  • u
  • em
  • i
  • img
  • div
  • span
  • center
  • table
  • td
  • tr
  • thead
  • tfoot
  • tbody
  • caption
  • colgroup
  • rowgroup
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • h2
  • h3
  • h4
  • h5
  • h6

You may use the following attributes:

  • id
  • name
  • title
  • width
  • height
  • style
  • href
  • src

Plain Text

Just what it sounds like. This simply escapes characters, urlizes links, replaces newlines with a br tag and wraps paragraphs with p tags.


WikiCreole attempts to be a universal wiki markup language to be used across different wiki software. It is far more standardized and sane than many other wiki formats, especially MediaWiki and Curse Wiki. We hope for it to be an adequate successor to Curse Wiki on curseforge and wowace.

More information can be found at

Unlike the old and incomplete Curse Wiki, we properly support linking within a project and also to other projects. e.g. [[Ace3:Getting Started]] would actually link to Ace3's getting started page (if on the WoW game or wowace) or [[WoW/Ace3:Getting Started]] otherwise. You can also do [[KB:Markup Types]] to link to this knowledge base page.

For a cheat sheet on syntax, see Markup Types / WikiCreole


Date created
Mar 06, 2009