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Help:Links

ktip.png This documentation of JAMWiki functionality is based on Mediawiki's reference at mediawiki:Help:Links. Original content licensed in the public domain.

There are four sorts of links in JAMWiki:

  1. internal links to other pages in the wiki
  2. external links to other websites
  3. interwiki links to other websites registered to the wiki in advance
  4. Virtual wiki links to other virtual wikis on the current wiki
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Internal links[edit]

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
[[JAMWiki]]
JAMWiki
Piped link
[[JAMWiki|different text]]

See also Meta:Help:Piped link

different text
word-ending links
[[Configuration]]s

[[Configuration]]ing

[[Configuration]]ers

[[Configuration]]anylettersyoulikehere

Configurations

Configurationing

Configurationers

Configurationanylettersyoulikehere

Redirect
#REDIRECT [[JAMWiki]]

See also Help:Redirects

JAMWiki
Internal link to an anchor
[[#Internal links]]

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

#Internal links
Internal link to an anchor from different text
[[#Internal links|different text]]
different text
Setting an internal link anchor
<div id="NameOfAnchorHere">optional text</div>

Omit the "optional text" for invisible anchor.

optional text
Internal link to an anchor at another page
[[Help:Images#Internal links]]
Help:Images#Internal links
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:User Documentation]]

See also Help:Categories

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

[[media:example.pdf]]

See also Help:Images

media:example.jpg

media:example.pdf

External links[edit]

Description You type You get
External link http://mediawiki.org http://mediawiki.org
External link with different label [http://mediawiki.org MediaWiki] MediaWiki
Numbered external link [http://mediawiki.org] [1]
External links with file icons [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.avi video]

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.ogg sound]

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.pdf document]

video
sound
document

External link to the same host http://{{SERVERNAME}}/pagename http://jamwiki.org/pagename
External link to other host passing the pagename http://google.com/search?q={{PAGENAMEE}} http://google.com/search?q=Links
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&amp;body=Body%20Text info] info

How to avoid auto-links[edit]

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]

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://en.wikipedia.org by typing [[:wikipedia:Sunflower]], which will result in a link wikipedia:Sunflower. This is because http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ is registered to your wiki by default with the prefix of wikipedia. This link may not work properly, if the admin of your wiki has changed the setting. Unlike internal links, interwiki links do not use page existence detection, so an interwiki link will appear blue even if the page does not exist on the remote wiki.

Similar to internal page links, you can create piped links, with alternate link label, e.g. [[:wikipedia:Sunflower|big yellow flower]].

Basically this is an abbreviation for longer URLs. A very similar link could be created as a normal external link by typing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunflower big yellow flower], 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.

The available interwiki links that are configured for a site can be managed from the Special:VirtualWiki tool by users with admin rights on the wiki.

The default Interwiki links installed with JAMWiki (as of version 1.1) are:

Prefix Pattern Target
jamwikiorg http://jamwiki.org/wiki/en/{0} JAMWiki
mediawiki http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/{0} MediaWiki
metawikipedia http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/{0} Wikimedia Meta-Wiki
wiki http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?{0} WikiWiki
wikia http://www.wikia.com/wiki/index.php/{0} Wikia
wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{0} Wikipedia
wikiquote http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/{0} Wikiquote
wikinews http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/{0} Wikinews

Virtual wiki links[edit]

If your wiki utilizes virtual wikis, you may find "virtual wiki links" in the sidebar in the box named "Other Languages."

Virtual wiki links behave similar to interwiki links, except that they are listed in a separate box. To create an virtual wiki link from a page, just type [[:virtual wiki prefix:pagename]] wherever you like in the page; the language prefix is the prefix specified at your wiki for the other language version (typically the ISO language code).

If you want to make the virtual wiki link to appear in the content of the page, you can add a colon before the language prefix, e.g. [[:en:Sunflower]].