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Internal links: Links to other pages in the 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, if it does not, in red. Selflinks to the current page are not transformed in URLs but displayed in bold. (If you really want to link to the current page, use an anchor (see below), or [[#top|current page]] which always links to the top.)

The first letter of the target page is automatically capitalized, unless otherwise set by the admins, 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).

Description You type You get
Internal link
[[Main Page]]
Main Page
Piped link
[[Main Page|different text]]
different text
#REDIRECT [[Main Page]]

See also Help:Redirects@MediaWiki

Main Page
Internal link to an anchor
[[#See also]]

Section headings and the top of the page are automatically anchored.

#See also
Internal link to an anchor at another page
[[Help:Files & Images#Images]]
Help:Files & Images#Images
Internal link to the current page's talk page

See also MagicWords@MediaWiki

Internal link to a category page

See also Help:Categories@MediaWiki

Internal link to an image or a file of other types

See also Help:Files & Images



External links: Links to other websites

Description You type You get
External link
External link with different label
[ MediaWiki]
External link numbered
External link icons
[ video]
[ sound]
[ document]

External link icons may differ depending on the file type of the target.

video sound document

External link to the same host
External link to other host passing the pagename
Mailto link
[ email me]
email me
Mailto named with subject line and body
[ info]

Wiki User Level: Wiki User Level::Novice

Content of this and other "Help" pages was taken and adapted from the Help pages of the MediaWiki.