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*On the page where&nbsp;you want the link to appear, type:'''&nbsp;<nowiki>[[pagetitle|visibletext]]</nowiki> '''where "'''pagetitle'''" = the name of the article you want to link to, and "'''visibletext'''" = the text users see on the page and will click on to be directed to the linked article.
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*<u>Internal Link:</u> On the page where&nbsp;you want the link to appear, type:'''&nbsp;<nowiki>[[pagetitle|visibletext]]</nowiki> '''where "'''pagetitle'''" = the name of the article you want to link to, and "'''visibletext'''" = the text users see on the page and will click on to be directed to the linked article.
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*<u>External Link:</u> On the page where&nbsp;you want the link to appear, type:'''&nbsp;<nowiki>[http://hyperlink visibletext]</nowiki> '''where "'''<nowiki>http://hyperlink</nowiki>'''" = the url of the website you want to link to (including <nowiki>http://</nowiki>), and "'''visibletext'''" the text users see on the page and will click on to be directed to the other website or url.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:57, 24 February 2010

Quick Reference:

  • Internal Link: On the page where you want the link to appear, type: [[pagetitle|visibletext]] where "pagetitle" = the name of the article you want to link to, and "visibletext" = the text users see on the page and will click on to be directed to the linked article.
  • External Link: On the page where you want the link to appear, type: [http://hyperlink visibletext] where "http://hyperlink" = the url of the website you want to link to (including http://), and "visibletext" the text users see on the page and will click on to be directed to the other website or url.
Click here to view a demo


How to create an internal link using wikitext

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  1. Type double square brackets [[.
  2. Type the name of the article you want to link to immediately after the two square brackets, without leaving a space between the brackets. This is the actual article you will link to. If you want the text on the page to show the actual article title, skip to step 4. If you want the text on the page to read differently from the actual article title, continue with step 3.
  3. After typing the exact name of the article you are linking to, type the pipe symbol |, and then type the text that you want to appear as the link on the page.
  4. Next type double square brackets ]] without leaving a space between the bracket and the last letter of the title or text.

Tip: To enter the pipe symbol (|), hold the "Shift" key down and then press the \ (the shift and the backslash keys).

Example:

[[African American Resources|African American Research]]

The text above will appear as: African American Research even thought the actual title of the article is "African American Resources."

Interwiki Links

  • Instructions for using the {{Wpd}} template for creating interwiki links to articles in the English-language Wikipedia.

WorldCat Links

  • Instructions for using the {{WorldCat}} template for creating links to the English-language WorldCat catalog.