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Help on Linking


  1. How to make links
    1. Simple Rule
    2. Pages inside the wiki
    3. Within a Page
  2. URLs and Inline Images
    1. Example
    2. Display
  3. How to redirect a page
  4. InterWiki Links

How to make links

Simple Rule

For pages inside the wiki, use brackets with quotes. For pages outside the wiki, use brackets without quotes.

Pages inside the wiki

If you enclose a sequence of characters in square brackets and double quotes ["like this"], that makes it link to the named page. To have it display with alternative text, write it ["like this" with the display stuff here].

Within a Page

First you must set an 'anchor'. So, say you're on the coffee section of a page. You place an anchor here with the label coffee by putting [[Anchor(coffee)]] by that area. Then you can create a link to that section by putting [#coffee Text for the link here] wherever you'd like on the page. Clicking on the link will take you directly to that section. For example: There has been an anchor with the label end placed at the very end of this page. If I write [#end the end of the page!] it displays as: the end of the page! Go ahead and click on it :)

URLs and Inline Images

There are several ways to insert external references1 into the text:

If you enter URLs into normal text, there is the problem of detecting what belongs to the URL and what not. There are four ways to force the ending of an URL:

The supported URL schemes are: `http`, `https`, `ftp`, `nntp`, `news`, `mailto`, `telnet`, and `file`.


 * []
 * [ Davis Wiki - The best place on the Internet]
 * []
 * [ our old logo]
 * ["Wiki Sand Box"]
 * ["Wiki Sand Box" blah blah]
 * [#end Anchor Link]


How to redirect a page

To have a page redirect to another page, simply put the line:

#redirect A Page In The Wiki

as the first line of the page you want to redirect to the page "A Page In The Wiki". So putting that line in any page, at the top, will make that page redirect to the page "A Page In The Wiki"

InterWiki Links

If you feel like you understand wiki editing fairly well, you might want to use InterWiki links to link to other wikis with. It gives you a cool wiki community icon, and leads people to other wiki community projects. InterWiki links provide a standard way to link to other wikis.


[wiki:WikiPedia:Poop A page about poop]

will give you this

[wikipedia]A page about poop

If you click on the link, you will be taken to the Wikipedia's page on Poop.

You can edit the list of wikis by editing the page InterWiki Map. A word on page names: always uses CamelCasingToIndicateSpacesBetweenWords. Wikipedia_is_a_big_fan_of_the_underscore. So [wiki:Wiki:APageInTheWiki] [wiki:WikiPedia:A_Page_In_The_Wiki].

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