Wiki Markup is a typical "Tagging" language. It is made up of a series of "tags" that surround text and tell Confluence how to display it. For example, to bold the words "This is my Name." you would enter
*This is my name.*
in the Wiki Markup window. The page would then display:
This is my name.
A quick notation guide, Notation Help, appears beside the edit screen when you choose the Wiki Markup edit tab. This quick guide displays common Wiki Markup tags. You can also click the full notation guide link in the help window to view the full Notation Guide. This shows you the entire list of formatting and other complex operations that Confluence's notation permits, along with the markup detailing how to perform them.