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Welcome...[edit source]

Hello Rictobin!

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Again, welcome! Parrisl 05:45, 26 September 2013

External vs Internal links[edit source]

Thanks for quite a bit of good work on the French pages. I've noticed that most of these pages have external links when leading people to FamilySearch pages. It would be helpful if you could make these internal links instead. To do that...look at the differences between these two in wikitext

Weitbruch, France and

Weitbruch, France

To the outside observer, they only see the "arrow" - which will tell them it will open a new tab in their browser. In the second link, the one with no arrow.... clicking there will change the current page to the new link.  If you look in wikitext editor, you will notice that there is an extra set of square brackets [ ] and the name is shortened. The only name necessary for an internal link is the title of the FamilySearch Wiki page. If you want to shorten it further, for instance in the above example, only use the name Weitburch - you would type it this way (again, look at the wikitext)


All three of the above links take you to the same place, it's the consistency that we are looking for within FamilySearch Wiki.

   Thanks again for the good work you are doing. I know many of these links have been this way for a while, we are just trying to change them as we come to them.

  Another thing that we are trying to do is AVOID heading sizes one and two.  These are represented in wikitext by one equal sign  (   = Heading =  ) and two equal signs ( == Heading == ).  The largest engineering would like to see us use in editing is three or more equal signs.  If you come across this issue and want to change those pages, that would be fantastic as well.  Linda R Chappell 05:52, 6 February 2014 (UTC)