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Two Kinds of Links[edit | edit source]
There are two kinds of links in the Wiki: External and Internal.
- External links are to sites outside of FamilySearch Wiki.
- Internal links are to pages inside of FamilySearch Wiki.
External Links[edit | edit source]
External links are created by placing the URL  of the link inside of one set of opening and closing square brackets with a space separating the URL and the name you want to give the link:
- NOTICE one square bracket on either side of the link.
- NOTICE space between org and Wikipedia.
This is how the external link looks on the page:
- NOTICE the little box to the right with the small arrow point upwards. That little box tells you that the link is an external link.
All links whether internal or external are blue. If you put your mouse over the link an underline will appear as well. If the link is red or black something is wrong, which we will cover in the next chapter.
Internal Links[edit | edit source]
- Internal Links are created with double square brackets on either side of the page name in FamilySearch Wiki separated by a pipe from the name we want to give the link like so:
- NOTICE the double square brackets on either end of the link.
- NOTICE the pipe separating the page name and the name of the link. A pipe is required not a space.
|You do not need to give a name to an internal link in FamilySearch Wiki if you think the page name itself is okay. You can simply use [[Missouri, United States Genealogy]]. Either form will get you to the page "Missouri, United States Genealogy"|
This is how the internal link appears on the page. When you place your mouse over the word, the text turns blue and a line appears under the word. This lets you know it is an internal link.
- NOTICE there is no little box with an arrow to the right of it.
Linking to Headers[edit | edit source]
You can link directly to a section of a page. If you want to link only to Additional Resources section on the Missouri, United States Genealogy page, for example, type a pound sign after the page name followed by the name of the section header:
- NOTICE the pound sign (#) between the page name and the name of the section.
This is how it appears on a page:
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Links to e-mail site is coded as follows;
- NOTICE the "mailto:" inside single square brackets used in external links.
Try these out[edit | edit source]
- URL means Uniform Resource Identifier and is the generic term to identify web sites on the Internet