postheadericon How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

Two Methods:Linking a Page InternallyLinking to an External PageCommunity Q&A

This section will provide the step by step guide on how to create internal and external links in wiki editing.

Method 1 Linking a Page Internally

This will add a link to a page that is on wikiHow.com.

Easy Method

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

1 Put double brackets [[ and ]] around the word you want to link. For example: On wikiHow, writing [[Relax]], will produce Relax. Article titles are case sensitive, so you must have the title correctly capitalized. Advanced Editing Method

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

1 Get in edit mode by clicking the “Edit” button. On wikiHow click again to reach “Advanced Editing”.

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

2 Highlight the word you want internally linked to a page.

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

3 Click the internal link icon, the third button after bold and italicize.

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

4 Click save. Method 2 Linking to an External Page

This will add a link to a page that is not on the wikiHow site.

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

1 Get in edit mode by clicking the “Edit” button. On wikiHow click again to arrive on “Advanced Editing”.

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

2 Highlight the word you want to link to an external website.

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

3 Hit the external link button, the fourth button after internal link.

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

4 Insert the URL within the bracket before the word you want to put external link.

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

5 It would look like this. [http:/www.google.com Google]

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

6 Make sure there is a single space between URL and Words external linked.

How to Create Links in MediaWiki Wikis

7 Click save button.

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