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5. Links

Links are a vital part of your pages. They are the main way that people will move around the site.

More on internal links

Tutorial 5

Links are your path around the wiki

We saw how to make internal links on Page 3 of this tutorial. But you can also change the appearance of internal links:

To use words other than the article title as the text of the link, you can use a pipe character "|". It is next to the left-shift button on your keyboard.

For example, if you wanted to make a link to "Psychology_Wiki:About", but wanted it to say "Our Vision" you would write:

[[Psychology_Wiki:About|Our Vision]]
It would show as:
Our Vision

You can also add extra letters directly outside the double square brackets to change the link text. This is useful for plurals:

For example, you would write:

Read one of our Personal [[Experience]]s.
It would appear as:
Read one of our Personal Experiences.


How do I link to external sites?

If you want to link to a site outside of Wikia, just type the full URL for the page you want to link to.

http://www.google.com/

It is often better to have the link text show something more useful than the URL. You can do this with single square brackets.

The alternative text goes after the URL, with a space in between (not a pipe this time).

[http://www.google.com/ Google search engine]
will look like this:
Google search engine


Try adding some links to this page:

  1. Click edit above
  2. Try to add some internal or external links below the Test Edits heading below.
  3. Click Show preview to check what you have written
  4. Click Save page to save your writing

You have now completed the tutorial, and have all the basic knowledge to edit this wiki.

For some ideas on where to go next, see page 6 of this tutorial


Test edits...

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