Help talk:Create an Internal Link

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Kay,  you might find a tip helpful that Mollie gave me. Like you, I wanted to display a line of code on a certain page of the wiki:

[[Category:Indians of North America]] [[Category:United States of America]]

However, every time I added it, the system of course interpreted it as code and made it so the users couldn't see the brackets. I knew I could overcome this by making an image of the code line and inserting it to my page that way. However, Mollie told me about a "nowiki" code that makes the system disregard all text between the nowiki tags. So I've used it above -- go to the Wikitext view to see the code. Hope it helps! Ritcheymt 09:22, 7 February 2008 (MST) 

Creating Numerous, Repetitive Links

Creating links of an oft-repeated phrase, title, word or acronym can be easily accomplished using OpenOffice, which can be downloaded for free. From FSWiki, copy a page (containing the repeated word or phrase) in WikiText mode and paste it into OpenOffice.  Do a Find and Replace (binoculars icon) for the word or phrase with link brackets added, click 'Replace All' and close.  Copy and paste the page with links back into the Wiki, still in WikiText mode, and save.  It's slick and saves a lot of time, effort, and sanity.  Bakerbh 22:05, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

A Find and Replace option is also available in FCKEditor, the default editing sofware that pops up when you click "Edit" on a wiki article. The Find and Replace icon looks like a capital A and B with some dotted arrows. Ritcheymt 18:17, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
This may work for some things, but not if there is a link embedded in the text.  I tried.  Bakerbh 19:40, 22 April 2009 (UTC)