Help:Link

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    a video screencast showing how to create links

    this page explains how to make the wikilink, interwiki link, or external web link (as hyperlinks) connections on wikipedia, which gives readers one-click access to other wikipedia pages, other wikimedia projects, and external websites.

    a link has various (changeable) appearances on the "anchor" page, and the "target" page, which owns the "backlinks", and which can count the links to it with the wp:what links here tool.

    for a short list of some basic shortcuts, see wikipedia:cheatsheet.

    for guidelines on how links should be used in wikipedia, see wikipedia:manual of style/linking.

  • wikilinks (internal links)
  • interwiki links
  • external links
  • what is an "anchor"?
  • section linking (anchors)
  • table row linking
  • piped link
  • subpage links
  • isbn, rfc and pmid automatic links
  • changing link appearance
  • hover tooltips
  • disallowed characters
  • link reports
  • additional link-related functions
  • conversion to canonical form
  • see also
  • notes and references

A video screencast showing how to create links

This page explains how to make the wikilink, interwiki link, or external web link (as hyperlinks) connections on Wikipedia, which gives readers one-click access to other Wikipedia pages, other Wikimedia projects, and external websites.

A link has various (changeable) appearances on the "anchor" page, and the "target" page, which owns the "backlinks", and which can count the links to it with the WP:What links here tool.

For a short list of some basic shortcuts, see Wikipedia:Cheatsheet.

For guidelines on how links should be used in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Linking.