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Help:Links

Template:PD Help Page There are four sorts of links in MediaWiki:

  1. internal links to other pages in the wiki
  2. external links to websites
  3. inter-wiki links (links to other wikis)
  4. inter-language links to other language versions of the same wiki

To add an internal link, enclose the name of the page you want to link to in double square brackets. When you save the page, you'll see the new link pointing to your page. If the page exists already, it is displayed in blue, empty pages are displayed in red. Selflinks to the current page are not transformed in URLs but displayed in bold.

The first letter of the target page is automatically capitalized and spaces are represented as underscores (typing an underscore in the link will have a similar effect as typing a space, but is not recommended, since the underscore will also be shown in the text).

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[edit] How to link

Template:Hl3|Description Template:Hl3|You type Template:Hl3|You get
Internal link [[Main Page]] Main Page
Piped link [[Main Page|different text]] different text
External link http://mediawiki.org http://mediawiki.org
External link,

different title

[http://mediawiki.org MediaWiki] MediaWiki
External link,

numbered

[http://mediawiki.org] [1]
Anchor link [[#See also]] #See also
Category link [[:Category:Help]] Category:Help
Internal link to image file [[media:example.jpg]] media:example.jpg
Interwiki link [[Wikipedia:MediaWiki]] Wikipedia:MediaWiki
mailto link [mailto:info@example.org email me] email me
redirect #REDIRECT [[Main Page]] Main Page

[edit] More advanced

Template:Hl3|Description Template:Hl3|You type Template:Hl3|You get
Piped link,

different title

[[Main Page|<span title="different title">different text</span>]] different text
External link,

same host unnamed

[http://{{SERVERNAME}}/pagename] [2]
mailto named with subject line and body [mailto:info@example.org?Subject=URL%20Encoded%20Subject&body=Body%20Text info] info



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[edit] How to avoid auto-links

By default, when you write a URL as is, it will be transformed in an external link.

To avoid that effect, put the URL between <nowiki> start & end tags as in:

<nowiki>http://mediawiki.org</nowiki>

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

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