How to Insert a Hyphen into a wikiHow Title

wikiHow titles use hyphens to represent spaces in the URL. If you try to start a title with a hyphen in it, the wikiHow system will interpret it as a space. This article will show you how to make a hyphen show up. Note that this can only be done by admins, because it requires changing a title.

Steps

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    Go to the page with the title you wish to change.
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    Choose "Move" from the admin buttons on the top of the page.
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    Copy this:
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    Paste it into wherever you want the hyphens to be in the new title.
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    Write "inserting hyphens" in the "Reason" box. This is so people who look at the page history understand why you changed the title.
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    Click on "Move Page". The new title should now have hyphens in. Example: How to Make Rice‐a‐Roni

Tips

  • If you copy and paste the full URL, you might notice that the hyphens are translated into this code: %E2%80%90
    • E.g. How to Make Rice‐a‐Roni is also http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Rice%E2%80%90a%E2%80%90Roni

Warnings

  • There's the possibility that inserting a hyphen causes the page to break in ways we don't know about, so use this knowledge sparingly. Don't go hyphen crazy.

Article Info

Categories: Writing and Editing