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Thaur's five types o links in MediaWiki:

  1. Internal links til ither pages in the wiki
  2. Ootby links til ither wabsteids
  3. Ootby links til internal pages in the wiki
  4. Interwiki links til ither wabsteids registert til the wiki in advance
  5. Interleid links til ither wabsteids registert aes ither leid versions o the wiki

Internal links[edit]

Tae add aen internal link, enclaise the name o the page that ye want tae link til in dooble square brackets. Whan ye hain the page, ye'll see the new link pointin til yer page. Gif the page awreadie exeests it is displeyed in blue, gif it disna, in reid. Sellinks til the nou page arna transformed intil URLs bit ar displeyed in baud. (Gif ye reallie want tae link til the nou page, uise aen ancher (see ablo), or [[#top|nou page]], this aye links til the tap.)

The first letter o the tairget page is autæmateeclie capitalised, onless itherwise set bi the admeens, n spaces ar represented aes unnerscores (typin aen unnerscore in the link will hae ae siclike effect aes typin ae space, bit isna recommendit, aes the unnerscore will be shawn in the tex ava).

Descreeption Ye type Ye get
Internal link
[[Main Page]]


[[Extension:DynamicPageList (Wikimedia)]]
Main Page


Extension:DynamicPageList (Wikimedia)

Piped link
[[Help:Editing pages|editing help]]

[[Help:Editing pages#Preview|previewing]]

See foreby Meta:Help:Piped link

editing help


Pipe trick

[[User:John Doe|]]

[[Extension:DynamicPageList (Wikimedia)|]]

[[Extension:DynamicPageList (third-party)|]]

The pipe trick quicklie maks shorter link tex, but coud be ae swither in circumstances like the DynamicPageList link examples.


John Doe



Waird-endin links, follaein saw cawed "linktrail rules" localised per ilka leid





Follows so-called "linktrail rules" localised per each language.






Avoidin waird-endin links
[[Help]]<nowiki />ful advice

[[wikipedia:GNU General Public License|GPL]]<nowiki />v3

Helpful advice


#REDIRECT [[Main Page]]

See Help:Reguidals ava

Main Page
Internal link til aen ancher
[[#See also]]

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

#See also
Internal link til aen ancher fae differant tex
[[#See also|different text]]
different text
Settin aen internal link ancher
<div id="Unique anchor name 1">optional text</div>

<span id="Unique anchor name 2">optional text</span>

Rendered block-level and inline, respectively. Omit the "optional text" for an invisible anchor.

optional text

optional text

Setting an anchor in a section heading

==<span id="Alternate Section Title"></span>Section heading==

Note the placement; this must be a "span" tag. (Used to avoid breaking incoming links when a section is retitled.)

Section heading
Internal link til aen ancher oan anither page
[[Help:Images#Supported media types for images]]
Help:Images#Supported media types for images
Internal link til the nou page's tauk page

See Mageec wairds#Page names ava.

Internal link til ae subpage

Shortcut for [[Help:Links/example|/example]]. See also Help:Subpages.

Internal link til ae subpage wioot the leadin slash

Shortcut for [[Help:Links/example|example]].

Internal link til ae categerie page

See Help:Categeries ava

Internal link til aen eemage or ae file o ither types

[[:File:example.jpg|this example]]


See also Help:Images. Note that using the "media:" prefix links directly to the uploaded file.


this example


Internal link til the uiser's uiser page
Internal link til the uiser's tauk page

Ootby links[edit]

Tae add aen external link, enclaise the URL follaed bi space n the name o the page that ye want tae link til in single square brackets. Whan ye hain the page, ye'll see the new link pointin til yer page, wi ae triangle icon efter it tae shaw that it wis coded wi single bracket external link syntax, n thus micht lead til anither steid.

Descreeption Ye type Ye get
Ootby link

URLs beginning with "http://" and "https://" are automatically linked. To prevent this, see How to avoid auto-links below.
Ootby link wi differant label
[ MediaWiki]
Nummered ootby link
Ootby links wi file icons
[ video]

[ sound]

[ document]

See Ootby link icons fer nou supportit icons n extensions.




Protocol-relative external link
[// Wikipedia]

[// //]

The link will be HTTP or HTTPS depending on the protocol of the current page. This is only supported inside square brackets [ ]. Note that // by itself does not make a link.



Ootby link til the same host
Ootby link til ither host passin the pagename{{PAGENAMEE}}

See also: URL encoded page names, PAGENAMEE encoding
Mailtil link
[ email me]
email me
Mailtil named wi subject line n bodie
[ info]
Custom URI
[skype:echo123 call me]

Any URI you wish to add needs to be first declared through $wgUrlProtocolsManual:$wgUrlProtocols.

[skype:echo123 call me]

(Disabled on

Ootby links til internal pages[edit]

Tae add ae link til ae page oan the same wiki uisin URL speirin boonds, ye micht need tae uise ootby link syntax.

Descreeption Ye type Ye get
Ootby link til the nou page's eedit page
[ Edit this page]

[{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|action=edit}} Edit this page]

See Mageec wairds n Ootby links ava

Edit this page

Edit this page

Ootby link til the nou page's eedit page, n styled tae luik like aen internal link
<span class="plainlinks">[ Edit this page]</span>

The plainlinks class can be uised in cases whaur ye want aen ootby link tae luik like aen internal link, bi suppressin the icon that normallie kiths efter it.

Edit this page

Ootby link icons[edit]

Some MediaWiki installations are set up to use special icons to denote external links to specific file types or using specific protocols. None of these special icons are enabled here on, but we present them here for the sake of completeness.

Test link Icon Trigger
[2] Icon External Link.png http://, gopher://, [//]
[3] Lock icon blue.gif https://
[4] Icon External Link E-Mail.png mailto:
[5] Icon External Link Newsgroups.png news://
[6] Icon External Link FTP.png ftp://
[7] Icon External Link IRC.png irc://
[8] Icon External Link MP3.png .ogg, .mid, .midi, .mp3, .wav, .wma
[9] Icon External Link Video.png .ogm, .avi, .mpeg, .mpg
[10] Icons-mini-file acrobat.gif .pdf, .pdf#, .pdf?

Hou tae avoid autæ-links[edit]

Whan ye pit ae URL oan ae wiki page it will autæmateeclie be convertit intil aen ootby link, like this:

Tae avoid that effect, pit the URL atween <nowiki> tags, like this:


Tae get this:

Interwiki links[edit]

Interwiki links ar links wi the internal link maurkup til ae wabsteid registerit in advance. Fer example, ye can link til the Sunflower airticle oan bi typin [[wikipedia:Sunflower]], this will ootcome in ae link wikipedia:Sunflower. This is cause is registerit til yer wiki bi defaut wi the prefix o wikipedia. (This link micht na wairk richt gif the admeen o yer wiki haes chynged the settin.) Onlike internal links, interwiki links dinna uise page exeestance detection, sae aen interwiki link will kith aes blue even gif the page disna exeest oan the remote wiki.

Siclike til internal page links, ye can cræft piped links, wi alternate link label, e.g. [[wikipedia:Sunflower|muckle yellae flouer]] is the link muckle yellae flouer n [[wikipedia:Sunflower|]] is the link Sunflower.

Basiclie, interwiki links ar abbreeveeations fer commynlie uised langer external links. Ae fair siclike link coud be cræftit aes [ muckle yellae flouer].

Mair details ar at Manual:Interwiki n Help:Interwiki linkin. See the defaut interwiki prefixes. Tae eedit the interwiki buird oan yer steid, see the Interwiki extension.

Interleid links[edit]

Gif yer wiki haes ither leid versions, ye micht fynd “interleid links” in the sidebaur, jist ablo tuilkist in the kist named “in other languages.”

Interleid links behave siclike til interwiki links, except that thay'r leeted in the sidebaur. Tae cræft aen interleid link fae ae page, jist type [[language prefix:pagename]] whaurever ye like in the page; the leid prefix is the prefix speceefied at yer wiki fer the ither leid version (tipiclie the ISO 639-1 leid code).

The interlanguage link is unilateral, it does not point back from that page in the other language. For that purpose, an equivalent back-link needs to be placed there as well. It does not work like the "Edit links" in the languages section of Wikipedia-language versions. But it can be used across all name spaces, including 'User:' to point to ones other profiles in other languages.

Gif ye want tae get the interleid link tae kith in the content o the page raither than in the sidebaur, ye can add ae colon afore the leid prefix:


Whan ae link is baith interwiki n interleid, the order is wikipedia:en:Sunflower.

For more information, see m:Help:Interlanguage link.

See foreby[edit]