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Internal Links

Links to other pages within WeRelate are created using a pair of "double square brackets" enclosing the page title ([[PageTitle on WeRelate]]

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Colorado research guide

[[Colorado research guide]]

Notes
  • Sometimes when writing narrative you may want to "call up" a page, but the actual page title may not work well for the passage. In such cases you can use a "pipe" to make an alias for the page name.
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A Research Guide to Colorado

[[Colorado research guide|A Research Guide to Colorado]]

  • Sometimes a link will read better if the namespace designator is removed. For example, if you want to point to a particular person page Person:John Smith (1) you might not want to include the "person" namespace or the index number. a "pipe" can be used to create an alias. Conveniently, Wikimedia has a way to avoid retyping the part of the title you want to preserve---just insert the pipe before the final double square brackets!
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John Smith

[[Person:John Smith (1)|]]


External Links

A link can be created to any web page by using a pair of "single square brackets" to enclose the pages URL.

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[1]

[http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazbm/gazbm082.html]

Notes

  • A "blank space" following the URL, and a descriptive name in front of the terminal pair of square brackets can be used to make an URL address more intelligible to the reader. For example
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Standards of Proof

[http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazbm/gazbm082.html Standards of Proof]

  • A "blank space" works only with a URL; the "pipe trick" works only with titles of WeRelate pages


Links to Wikipedia

If you want to create a link to a wikipedia article, it is not necessary to specify the URL. All that's needed is the Wikipedia article name preceded by "wikipedia:", all enclosed in double square brackets ([[Wikipedia:SomeArticle]]

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Wikipedia:Genealogy

[[Wikipedia:Genealogy]]


Pointing to Subsections

If only a portion of a wiki article (either on WeRelate, Wickipedia, or most other Wikis) is of interest, you can point a link to the specific section using the "#" command.

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Wikipedia:Genealogy#Records_in_genealogical_research

[[Wikipedia:Genealogy#Records_in_genealogical_research]]

Note:
  • An appropriately placed "pipe" before an "alias" can be used effectively to make a link more user friendly:
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Records in Genealogical Research

[[Wikipedia:Genealogy#Records_in_genealogical_research|Records in Genealogical Research]]

  • The "pipe" trick works only with titles of Wiki articles; a "blank space" works only with URL's.

Transclusions

Odd wiki-word, meaning something like "Take it from this article over here, and put in that article over there". Werelate usually refers to this as the simpler and more intuitive "inclusion".

Suppose you have a statement that you want to use in many articles, and you want to a) say exactly the same thing each time, and b) don't want to retype the whole thing everytime. To do this you use a "transclusion". Tansclusions have the form Some surrounding text {{Some text that you want to in different articles}} surrounded by more text.

Here's how you do it


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blah-blah blah-blahblah-blahblah-blah
This very important information is being used in an article about transclusion blah-blah blah
more blah-blah blah-blah blah-blah blah-blah
blah-blah blah-blahblah-blahblah-blah
{{Something Important Said Here}}
blah-blah blah more blah-blah blah-blah blah-blah blah-blah
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