wikiHow to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

Two Methods:Linking a Page InternallyLinking to an External Page

This section will provide the step by step guide on how to create internal and external links in wiki editing.

Method 1
Linking a Page Internally

This will add a link to a page that is on wikiHow.com.

Easy Method

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    Put double brackets [[ and ]] around the word you want to link. For example: On wikiHow, writing [[Relax]], will produce Relax. Article titles are case sensitive, so you must have the title correctly capitalized.

Advanced Editing Method

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    Get in edit mode by clicking the "Edit" button. On wikiHow click again to reach "Advanced Editing".
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    Highlight the word you want internally linked to a page.
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    Click the internal link icon, the third button after bold and italicize.
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    Click save.

Method 2
Linking to an External Page

This will add a link to a page that is not on the wikiHow site.

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    Get in edit mode by clicking the "Edit" button. On wikiHow click again to arrive on "Advanced Editing".
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    Highlight the word you want to link to an external website.
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    Hit the external link button, the fourth button after internal link.
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    Insert the URL within the bracket before the word you want to put external link.
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    It would look like this. [http:/www.google.com Google]
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    Make sure there is a single space between URL and Words external linked.
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    Click save button.

Tips

  • Make sure that there is a single character space between the URL and the word linked.
  • A "red" word means page doesn't exist. A "green" word means page existed.
  • It will help if you read the guide to wiki editing at MediaWiki.
  • It is not necessary to go into Advanced editing to add links a certain way. Just memorize the coding shown here.

Warnings

  • Do not include "how to" in the link. [[How to Relax]] will not work, whereas [[Relax]] will.

Article Info

Categories: Wikis