Help:Links

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Links can be used on Halopedia to, as their name suggests, link to other pages. There are both external (outside of wiki) and internal (inside wiki) links.

Internal Links[edit]

To do an internal link, you simply put the name of the page inside of two pairs of brackets. For example, to link to the article about the Plasma Pistol, you do the following: [[Plasma Pistol]], and you get: Plasma Pistol.

Inter-wiki Links[edit]

Interwiki links link from one wiki to another. For instance, to link to the Mario Wiki article on the Wii from Destinypedia, you do: [[mariowiki:Wii]], and you get: mariowiki:Wii. To link to another wiki instead of the Mario Wiki, simply replace "mariowiki" with another interwiki code from this list. To link to a Wikia site, use [[w:c:subdomain:Article]] where the subdomain is what appears before .wikia.com in the URL. For example, w:c:wii:Nintendo links to the Nintendo article on the Wii Wiki.

External Links[edit]

To make an external link, you copy the address of the web page you want to make a link to, and put it inside one pair of brackets. Example: [http://www.halopedia.org/Main_Page] makes [1], which sends you to the main page of Halopedia.

If you want to make a link to a page on [www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], you do [[wikipedia:Halo 3]]. This will appear as wikipedia:Halo 3.

Customizing Links[edit]

As you may have noticed, regular links look rather bland and unattractive. But it doesn't have to be that way. To learn more, read on. NOTE: a certain amount of HTML knowledge may be necessary to garner the desired results.

Internal Links[edit]

To change the appearance of an internal link, just put a pipe (|) after the link, and then use HTML or wiki formatting to alter to your preference. Example:
Before: [[Main Page]] -- Main Page
After: [[Main Page|Our homepage]] -- Our homepage

Inter-wiki Links[edit]

To customize inter-wiki links, use the same process as the one for internal links; putting a pipe after the link, and then how you want the link to appear afterwards.

External Links[edit]

For external links, no divider is necessary, simply a space after the link, and then the desired HTML, etc.

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