Add and edit wiki pages

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You can add a title and content to a page, after the wiki Git repository is provisioned for your team project. There's a side-by-side edit and preview experience where you can edit the page and preview the content as you go.

While you author pages using Markdown format, you can also use the format pane for rich-text formatting and inserting images, attachments, and links.

Wiki home page

As you edit the page, save it by entering Ctrl+S. To save with a custom revision message, select next to Save. For more shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts to manage wiki pages.

Save page with a custom message

Wiki command-line tools

Commands Description
az devops wiki show Open a wiki
az devops wiki page show Get the content of a page or open a page
az devops wiki page create Add a new page
az devops wiki page update Edit a page
az devops wiki page delete Delete a page


To add or edit pages to a wiki that you've published from a Git repository, see Publish a Git repository to a wiki. This article addresses how to add and edit pages of a wiki that you've provisioned for a team project.


  • You must have a provisioned wiki.
  • You must be a member of the team project as a contributor to add or update wiki pages.
  • You must have Basic access level to edit the project wiki.

Open the Wiki

Connect to your project using a supported web browser and choose Wiki.

Screenshot showing highlighted Wiki menu selection.

If you need to switch your team project, choose Azure DevOps to browse all team projects and teams.

Add a wiki page

To add another page, choose New page. Or, to add a subpage, open the context menu of an existing page and select Add subpage.

Specify a unique title of 235 characters or less. Page titles are case-sensitive. For other title restrictions, see Wiki Git repository files and file structure, File naming conventions.

Screenshot of first wiki page.

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to add a new page by pressing n or add a subpage by pressing c. For a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts to manage wiki pages.

Wiki page title naming restrictions

Each wiki page corresponds to a file within the wiki Git repo. Names you assign to a wiki page title must conform to the following restrictions.

Restriction type Restriction
File name The fully qualified page path shouldn't exceed 235 characters.
Uniqueness Page titles are case sensitive and must be unique within the wiki hierarchy.
Special characters - Must not contain any Unicode control characters or surrogate characters.
- Must not contain the following printable characters: / \ #.
- Must not start or end with a period ..
File size Must not exceed the maximum of 18 MB.
Attachment file size Must not exceed the maximum of 19 MB.

Special characters in Wiki page titles

You can specify page titles which contain one or more of these special characters : < > * ? | -. For example, you can name a Markdown file as "FAQ?" or "Set-up guide". The characters have the following URI encoded strings:

Character Encoded string
: %3A
< %3C
> %3E
* %2A
? %3F
| %7C
- %2D
" %22

Edit and delete wiki pages

To edit an existing wiki page, open the page and select Edit, or open the context menu and select Edit. You can also use keyboard shortcut e to go to the edit of the current page quickly.

For code wikis, you can edit a page in the side-by-side editor, using the markdown toolbar to create your content. This experience is identical to the process in a project wiki. You can also edit wiki pages in the Repos hub also by using the option, Edit in Repos.

Screenshot of Edit wiki page.

If your code wiki has branch policies, select Edit in Repos to create a branch and continue editing. The Edit in Repos option is specifically available for code wikis.

To delete a page, open the context menu from the tree or the one inside the page and select Delete. Confirm the delete in the dialog that opens.


When you delete a page, you also delete all the metadata and all its subpages (if any) in the hierarchy.

Reorder a wiki page

You can reorder pages within the wiki tree view to have pages appear in the order and hierarchy you want. You can drag-and-drop a page title in the tree view to do the following operations:

  • Change the parent-child relationship of a page.
  • Change the order of the page within the hierarchy.


Moving a page in the hierarchy may break links to it from other pages. You can always fix the links manually after you move. Reordering a page within a hierarchy has no impact on page links.

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to reorder pages. Select a page and press CTRL + UP ARROW or CTRL + DOWN ARROW to change page orders. To change the parent-child relationship of a page, open its context menu and select Move. The Move page dialog opens. Select a parent page under which you can move the current page.

Move wiki page in the hierarchy

For a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts to manage wiki pages.

Make a page the wiki home page

By default, the first page you add when you create a wiki is set as the wiki home page. You can change your wiki homepage if another page becomes more relevant by dragging and dropping the page to the top of the tree.

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