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How do I create links? How do I link to other articles from my article?

asked 2017-07-21 17:24:35 -0600

updated 2017-07-24 15:24:17 -0600

What do I do to link my article? What does it mean to add internal wiki links? how to link from another article to mine

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answered 2017-07-21 17:35:59 -0600

updated 2017-11-03 19:49:00 -0600

In any given Wikipedia article, there are two main links you'll come across:

  • Blue text represents linked text. For the most part, these links will bring a reader from one Wikipedia article to another.

    For example: If you were reading about Chemistry Sets but then realized what you actually wanted to be reading about were other educational toys, you could click the "Educational Toy" blue link (see image) and follow it to that Wikipedia page.

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  • Red text is a link that does not yet exist as a Wikipedia article. When that article is created, that red link will automatically be updated to a blue one. See all those red links in the example below?

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Add links and categories to your article! An article on Wikipedia that does not link to any other article on Wikipedia is called an orphan, and cannot be easily found by other editors.

Adding a link using the VisualEditor

  1. Select "Edit" on the article and then highlight the word or phrase you want to link. In the example below, the word is "copper". image description

  2. Then, click the link icon above (it looks like a paperclip). This will open up a list of Wikipedia articles related to your highlighted term. image description

  3. Scroll through the list until you find the article that you want to link to. Select that article. The word you highlighted should now be blue. image description

  4. Select "save changes" and add an edit summary. image description

  5. "Save changes" one more time and boom, you're done!

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