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Help:Links

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There are three sorts of links in STOWiki:

  1. internal links to other pages in the wiki
  2. external links to other websites
  3. interwiki links to other wiki websites, such as Memory Alpha


Internal links[edit source]

To add an internal link, enclose the name of the page you want to link to in double square brackets. When you save the page, you'll see the new link pointing to your page. If the page exists already it is displayed in blue, if it does not, in red. Selflinks to the current page are not transformed in URLs but displayed in bold.

If you really want to link to the current page, use an anchor (see below), or [[#top|current page]] which always links to the top.

The first letter of the target page is automatically capitalized, unless otherwise set by the admins, and spaces are represented as underscores (typing an underscore in the link will have a similar effect as typing a space, but is not recommended, since the underscore will also be shown in the text).

Description You type You get
Internal link
[[Main Page]]
Main Page
Piped link
[[Main Page|different text]]
different text
Plural link
[[Kit]]s
Kits
Redirect
#REDIRECT [[Main Page]]

See also Help:Redirects

Main Page
Internal link to an anchor
[[#See also]]

Section headings and the top of the page are automatically anchored.

#See also
Internal link to an anchor at another page
[[Help:Images#See also]]
Help:Images#See also
Internal link to the current page's talk page
[[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|Discussion]]

See also Help:Magic_words#Page_names

Discussion
Internal link to a category page
[[:Category:Help]]

See also Help:Categories

Category:Help
Internal link to an image or a file of other types
[[media:example.jpg]]

See also Help:Images

media:example.jpg

External links[edit source]

Description You type You get
External link
http://www.startrekonline.com
http://www.startrekonline.com
External link with different label
[http://www.startrekonline.com Star Trek Online]
Star Trek Online
External link numbered
[http://www.startrekonline.com]
[1]
External link icons
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.avi video]
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.wav sound]
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.pdf document]

External link icons may differ depending on the file type of the target.

video sound document

External link to the same host
[http://{{SERVERNAME}}/pagename]
[2]
External link to other host passing the page name
[http://google.com/search?q={{PAGENAMEE}}]
[3]
Mailto link
[mailto:info@example.org email me]
email me
Mailto named with subject line and body
[mailto:info@example.org?Subject=URL%20Encoded%20Subject&body=Body%20Text info]
info

How to avoid auto-links[edit source]

By default, when you write a URL as is, it will be transformed to an external link.

To avoid that effect, put the URL between <nowiki> tags as in:

<nowiki>http://mediawiki.org</nowiki>

Interwiki links[edit source]

Interwiki links are links with the internal link markup to a website registered in advance. For example, you can link to the Sunflower article on http://memory-alpha.org by typing [[ma:Spock]], which will result in a link to ma:Spock. This is because http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/ is registered to the STO Wiki with the prefix of ma.

Similar to internal page links, you can create piped links, with alternate link label, e.g. [[ma:Spock|Ambassador Spock]].

Basically this is an abbreviation for longer URLs. A very similar link could be created as a normal external link by typing [http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Spock Spock], but interwiki links allow you to type out an easy and compact link, almost as if you are linking to a page on your own wiki. Additionally, external links show us as orange or brown, while interwiki links are blue, similar in color to internal STOWiki links.

See also[edit source]