Help:Wiki University VisualEditor--Links

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Visual Editor toolbar[edit | edit source]

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Links[edit | edit source]

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TO CREATE A LINK

  • Click the Edit tab.
  • Highlight the text you want to make into a link, then click the link icon.
  • Note: the text you highlighted is displayed in the search box.
  • Select either the FamilySearch Wiki tab to create an internal link or the External site tab to create an external link.


INTERNAL LINK

  • After clicking on the FamilySearch Wiki tab, enter the article title into the search box.
  • If you don't know the article title, enter a keyword and a list of suggested articles will be displayed in a drop down menu. Click on the article to which you want to link.
  • Click Done to add the link.
  • To save your changes, click Save changes... on the Visual Editor tool bar, enter a Summary description of your changes, then click on the Save changes again.


EXTERNAL LINK

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  • After clicking on the External Site tab, enter the URL for the external link into the search box.
  • Click Done to add the link.
  • To save your changes, click Save changes... on the Visual Editor tool bar, enter a Summary description of your changes, then click on the Save changes again.


LINK to a Page Section
There are times you may want to, not only link to a page, but go to a specific section or header on that page. Note: this may be done for internal links but NOT external links.

  • Click on the FamilySearch Wiki tab.
  • Enter the article title into the search box.
  • Place a pound sign (#) immediately after the article title.
  • Directly following the pound sign, add the "exact" header name to which you desire to link.
  • Click Done and save your changes.
  • For example: McDonald County, Missouri Genealogy#County Courthouse.

Try these out[edit | edit source]

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Quick Quiz
  • The "Search pages" tab is for entering external links.
A. True
B. False
  • The "External link" tab in the drop down menu is for external links.
A. True
B. False
  • You can only use one of the suggested internal links when you click "Search pages"
A. True
B. False


Exercises

In your Sandbox create the following links using the Visual Editor:

  • Create an external link to "Wikipedia" using the word "Wikipedia."
  • Create an external link to "w3Schools.com" using the word "w3Schools."
  • Create an internal link to "Kentucky, United States Genealogy" using the word "Kentucky."
  • Create an internal link to "Kentucky, United States Genealogy" and to the section "Kentucky Information" using the words "Genealogical information for Kentucky."