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*The blue globe/earth icon [[Image:Globe (internal linking).jpg|28x23px]] with the two chain links looped together on the toolbar is used for internal linking.
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*The blue globe/earth icon [[Image:Globe_(internal_linking).jpg]] with the two chain links looped together on the toolbar is used for internal linking.
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*Watch a [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/fhd/Community/FamilySearch/Wiki_Demos/En/videos.html?v=creating-links video demonstration] of how to create links.
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=== Types of links  ===
  
== What is an internal link?  ==
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A link is a hyperlink or method for navigating to another page in the wiki or on the internet. There are two kinds of links that you can use in the FamilySearch wiki:
  
An internal link is a link in FamilySearch Wiki article that links to another article or page within the FamilySearch Research Wiki. In other words, if users click on an internal link, the link will send them to another page in the FamilySearch Research Wiki website, rather than to a different website. Links that send users to another website are known as [[Create an external link|external links]].  
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#An ''internal link'' provides a link to other pages in the FamilySearch wiki only. This article discusses how to create these links.  
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#An ''external link'' provides a link to pages that are not part of the FamilySearch wiki. To create external links, including a list of templates to use for linking to pages on specific internet sites, see [[Create an external link]].
  
== Does the text on the page have to match the article title being linked to? ==
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=== How to create an internal link ===
  
No. For example, on the Kentucky portal page, I want to include a list of topics related to that specific locality, such as "Tax Records," "Land Records," "Census Records," and "Vital Records." Obviously, the actual titles of the articles would need to include more than just "Land Records," because those words would apply to MANY different localities. The articles are titled, "Kentucky Tax Records," "Kentucky Land Records," "Kentucky Census Records," and "Kentucky Vital Records." Rather than have the word "Kentucky" appear over and over on the Kentucky portal page, I choose to only list the topics. The word "Kentucky" is not visible in front of each of the topics even though the article titles include this word.  
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To create internal links using the "Standard Editor", see [[Help:Advanced Linking#How_to_create_an_internal_link_using_Wikitext|How to create an internal link using Wikitext]].  
  
== How to create an internal link using the toolbar  ==
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The wiki editor provides a set of tools for creating both internal and external links.
  
 
#Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki.  
 
#Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki.  
 
#Navigate to the page where you want to add the internal link. Click the '''Edit '''link in the navigation bar page options. This will open the editing window.  
 
#Navigate to the page where you want to add the internal link. Click the '''Edit '''link in the navigation bar page options. This will open the editing window.  
 
#In the editing window, type the text you want to create the link with. Remember, this does not need to be the same as the title of the article to which you are linking.  
 
#In the editing window, type the text you want to create the link with. Remember, this does not need to be the same as the title of the article to which you are linking.  
#Using your mouse, position your cursor in front of the text you just typed. While holding down the left mouse button, drag the cursor across the text until it is highlighted and then release the mouse button (the text should still be highlighted as shown in the image below).[[Image:HighlightTextEditor.png|border|center|350px]]  
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#Using your mouse, position your cursor in front of the text you just typed. While holding down the left mouse button, drag the cursor across the text until it is highlighted and then release the mouse button (the text should still be highlighted as shown in the image below).[[Image:HighlightTextEditor.png|border|center|350px|HighlightTextEditor.png]]  
#On the editing toolbar, click the hyperlink icon. It looks like a tiny globe/earth with two chain links in front of it.[[Image:HighlightTextEditorhyperlink.png|border|center|350px]]  
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#On the editing toolbar, click the hyperlink icon. It looks like a tiny globe/earth with two chain links in front of it.[[Image:HighlightTextEditorhyperlink.png|border|center|350px|HighlightTextEditorhyperlink.png]]  
#After clicking the hyperlink icon, the "Link" window will open.[[Image:LinkLinkWindow.png|border|center|300px]]  
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#After clicking the hyperlink icon, the "Link" window will open.[[Image:LinkLinkWindow.png|border|center|300px|LinkLinkWindow.png]]  
#At the top of the "Link" window, locate the "Link" box. Here you will type the name of the article you want to link to. Notice that after typing the first three letters of the article title, possible matches will appear in the "Automatic Search Results" box. [[Image:LinkAutoSearchexample.png|border|center|300px]]  
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#At the top of the "Link" window, locate the "Link" box. Here you will type the name of the article you want to link to. Notice that after typing the first three letters of the article title, possible matches will appear in the "Automatic Search Results" box. [[Image:LinkAutoSearchexample.png|border|center|300px|LinkAutoSearchexample.png]]  
#If the title of the article you want to link to appears in the "Automatic Search Results" box, left-click on the title of the article and the name of the article will appear in the "Link" box above. Once the correct article title appears in the "Link" box, click '''OK''' to save the link in the editing window. [[Image:LinkLinkOK.png|border|center|300px]]  
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#If the title of the article you want to link to appears in the "Automatic Search Results" box, left-click on the title of the article and the name of the article will appear in the "Link" box above. Once the correct article title appears in the "Link" box, click '''OK''' to save the link in the editing window. [[Image:LinkLinkOK.png|border|center|300px|LinkLinkOK.png]]  
#The text that you highlighted in step 4 will now appear blue in the editing window.[[Image:HighlightTextEditorhyperlinkexample.png|border|center|350px]]  
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#The text that you highlighted in step 4 will now appear blue in the editing window.[[Image:HighlightTextEditorhyperlinkexample.png|border|center|350px|HighlightTextEditorhyperlinkexample.png]]  
#Save your changes by scrolling down using the outside scroll-bar until you locate the '''Save page''' button located below the editing window.  
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#Scroll down using the outside scroll-bar until you locate the '''Summary ''' space located below the editing window. Enter a brief summary of the edit.
#After clicking '''Save page''', you will be able to click on the newly created link between two Wiki articles. ''NOTE: If the link appears red on the page, the title of the linked article was typed in incorrectly. Repeat the steps above, paying close attention to steps 6-7.''
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#To save this edit, click the '''Save page''' button.  
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#After clicking '''Save page''', you will be able to click on the newly created link between two Wiki articles.
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{{Note|''NOTE: If the link appears red on the page, the title of the linked article was typed in incorrectly. Repeat the steps above, paying close attention to steps 6-7.''}}
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=== Does the text on the page need to match the title of the linked page?  ===
  
<u>'''Other Helpful Hints:'''</u><br>  
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It is not required, but the linking text should clearly convey the content of the linked page to the researcher and may 1) expand on the title of the linked page or 2) be more concise.<br>  
  
*To link to an article in this wiki, the link text must exactly match the article title (including spelling and punctuation). If there are any differences, the link will create a new blank article with the title you entered.
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Example 1:
*If the page exists, the link will be blue.
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*If the page has not yet been created, the link will be red.
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*Click on the red link to create the page and begin adding text.
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=== To create an internal link using wikitext===
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Page Title: Mennonites
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  Linking Text: Researching Mennonite Records
  
(see [[Help:Advanced Linking|Advanced Linking]] ) <br>
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Example 2:  
  
== Interwiki Links ==
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  Page Title: Create an External Link
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Linking Text: external links
  
*Instructions for using the {{tl|Wpd}} template for creating interwiki links to articles in the English-language [[wikipedia:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]].
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=== See also ===
  
== WorldCat Links  ==
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*[[Help:Create an external link|Creating an external link]]
  
*Instructions for using the {{tl|WorldCat}} template for creating links to the English-language [http://www.WorldCat.org WorldCat] catalog.
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Types of links

A link is a hyperlink or method for navigating to another page in the wiki or on the internet. There are two kinds of links that you can use in the FamilySearch wiki:

  1. An internal link provides a link to other pages in the FamilySearch wiki only. This article discusses how to create these links.
  2. An external link provides a link to pages that are not part of the FamilySearch wiki. To create external links, including a list of templates to use for linking to pages on specific internet sites, see Create an external link.

How to create an internal link

To create internal links using the "Standard Editor", see How to create an internal link using Wikitext.

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The wiki editor provides a set of tools for creating both internal and external links.

  1. Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
  2. Navigate to the page where you want to add the internal link. Click the Edit link in the navigation bar page options. This will open the editing window.
  3. In the editing window, type the text you want to create the link with. Remember, this does not need to be the same as the title of the article to which you are linking.
  4. Using your mouse, position your cursor in front of the text you just typed. While holding down the left mouse button, drag the cursor across the text until it is highlighted and then release the mouse button (the text should still be highlighted as shown in the image below).
    HighlightTextEditor.png
  5. On the editing toolbar, click the hyperlink icon. It looks like a tiny globe/earth with two chain links in front of it.
    HighlightTextEditorhyperlink.png
  6. After clicking the hyperlink icon, the "Link" window will open.
    LinkLinkWindow.png
  7. At the top of the "Link" window, locate the "Link" box. Here you will type the name of the article you want to link to. Notice that after typing the first three letters of the article title, possible matches will appear in the "Automatic Search Results" box.
    LinkAutoSearchexample.png
  8. If the title of the article you want to link to appears in the "Automatic Search Results" box, left-click on the title of the article and the name of the article will appear in the "Link" box above. Once the correct article title appears in the "Link" box, click OK to save the link in the editing window.
    LinkLinkOK.png
  9. The text that you highlighted in step 4 will now appear blue in the editing window.
    HighlightTextEditorhyperlinkexample.png
  10. Scroll down using the outside scroll-bar until you locate the Summary space located below the editing window. Enter a brief summary of the edit.
  11. To save this edit, click the Save page button.
  12. After clicking Save page, you will be able to click on the newly created link between two Wiki articles.

Does the text on the page need to match the title of the linked page?

It is not required, but the linking text should clearly convey the content of the linked page to the researcher and may 1) expand on the title of the linked page or 2) be more concise.

Example 1:

Page Title: Mennonites
Linking Text: Researching Mennonite Records 

Example 2:

Page Title: Create an External Link
Linking Text: external links

See also