From Settlement AtWork Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
This template: View, Discuss, Edit
SettlementAtWork wiki Help

<inputbox> type=search width=25 namespaces=Help**,SettlementAtWork,Main searchbuttonlabel=Search help pages </inputbox>


All Help pages

This wiki cross-references related information by linking to relevant internal and external Web-enabled content. Creating internal links in articles is the main way the wiki is structured and the main way people navigate the site. One way of conceptualizing a wiki page is as a mini relational database about a specific idea. For example, if there is a page about wind power, then it would naturally have links in it to wind turbines, renewable power, wind farms, greenhouse gas emissions, etc. Even if these pages don't exist already, it is good practice to make them as internal links because this practice is an indication to the wiki community that this page needs to be created.

Wherever you see blue text there should be a link embedded that you can click on to learn more.

  • To navigate back to this wiki from external sites such as Wikipedia, YouTube, etc., close the browser window by clicking on the red square containing a large X in upper right-hand corner
  • To navigate back from internal links, use the back button of the browser window

Creating links

Hyperlinks add a lot to the knowledge sharing capabilities of wikis. Links help people:

  • connect to different sites and sources
  • find additional relevant information on a topic, and
  • follow threads of meaning.

When you are creating or editing content, think about other information you may want to link to:

  • look for key phrases and words that should have their own article
  • think about other articles you have seen that could link back to the one you're working on
  • make sure you add links back to related articles to eliminate the chance of dead or orphaned pages
  • only create a link from the first instance of a keyword; if you use the word "committee" multiple times, only insert a link from the first use of the word
  • search this wiki first to ensure an article doesn’t exist under a slightly different title, such as "industry" when the new article or link might be titled "industries"
  • external links (to pages other than this wiki) should be collected in an "External Links" section, between the "See also" section (for internal links to articles on this wiki) and the "References" section

First, you will need to enter the edit function to do this, either of two ways:

  • Click on the Edit link beside the heading to edit just that section;
  • or click on the Edit tab at the top of the page and scroll down to the What topics would you like to see in the future? section.

Internal links

The simplest form of an internal link is the name of the article in double square brackets: [[Name of Page]]

Since no two articles in the wiki can have the same name, this will always link to the appropriate article.

NOTE: Page titles can include spaces, letters, and numbers, but the following symbols cannot be used: " # * + < > = @ [ ] \ ^ { } | ~

In most cases the name of the article will describe accurately what it is about, so when a link to the article it will suffice to use the simple syntax described on the previous page. For example, [[Sandbox]] will appear as a hyperlink to the Sandbox page: Sandbox.

When you would like to have another word or phrase to appear as the hyperlink instead of the article name, you can do so by separating the target article and the alternative text by a pipe symbol. For example, [[Sandbox | try it out!]], will appear as: try it out!. In this case, the phrase "try it out!" is a link to the Sandbox article.

Linking to a specific section of a wiki page

  • In edit mode click on “internal link” in editing toolbar. This will insert:[[Link title]]
    into your document
  • Put the exact name of the page you wish to link to inside the brackets. Make certain you’ve placed capital letters where they are in the page name.
  • Then add # sign right after the page title
  • Put in the exact title of the section you wish to link to, and be careful to use capital letters where they are used in the title
  • Add a space, the pipe sign “ | “ and add another space after the pipe sign
  • Add the exact heading/title of the section you wish to link to again after the pipe sign
  • Press Show Preview to make sure you’ve got it right.

Your final coding to establish an internal link to a specific section will look similar to this: [[Help#Basic editing | Basic editing]]

Linking to Category pages and Special Pages

When inserting a link to a category page, simply insert a colon prior to your standard linking wikitext. For example, [[:Category:People]] links to the user profile category in English (the French equivalent is Category:Personnes). For more information on the use of category pages, please see Help:Category.

Linking to special pages such as your watchlist or the Wiki stats page is simple. If you are on a page that has a Special tab at the top (instead of "page"), you can link to it by prefacing the page title with Special: in your internal link. For example, [[Special:ShortPages]] links to a list of pages that have been created but do not have content. You might want to help fill in these articles!

Linking with alternate text

Examples are shown in this editing box.

When you create a link you can use alternate text to better describe and place the link in context.

For internal links:

Use a pipe symbol, like this |, between the link title and the alternate text.

For external links:

Use a space between the full web address and the alternate text.

Which will appear in the article like this:

   Internal links:
   You'll find Help:Contents on the wiki. 
   You'll find some good learning resources 
   on the wiki. 
   External links:
   Wikipedia has excellent help resources. [1]
   Wikipedia has excellent help resources.
will appear as Contents

External links

If you would like to link to a page on the internet enclose the full URL in single square brackets. Using this simple method, the article page will display a number in square brackets with a small arrow symbol as the hyperlink (looks much like a footnote).

For example, [], will appear as: [2] as a hyperlink.

To display a word or phrase instead of the footnote symbol, add a space after the link then type what you would like to see displayed as the hyperlink.

For example, [ The Source] will be displayed as: The Source.

NOTE: The small arrow symbol will always appear next to an external link. This tells the users (and you!) that if you follow the link you are leaving the wiki to an external site.

For comprehensive information about establishing links consult Wikipedia’s Help: Link

Linking using images

You can also use images to link to pages internally or externally. Be sure to upload your image to this wiki first. Simply substitute your desired image and link destination into the following wiki code:


Image:Rss symbols all.JPG|150px|alt=Alt text

default [[Really Simple Syndication (RSS)|Learn more about RSS]]


Here's a breakdown of how to use the code.


Image:Rss symbols all.JPG|150px|alt=Alt text Specify the filename, and size in pixels if desired.

default [[Really Simple Syndication (RSS)|Learn more about RSS]] The text that appears after the bar (or after the space in an external link) will serve as your alt text.


The above code ends up looking like this, with an image linking to the article on RSS and alt text reading "Learn more about RSS":

Error: Image is invalid or non-existent.

External links