PesWiki.com

Menu

PESWiki:Tutorial (PESWiki links)

Lasted edited by Andrew Munsey, updated on June 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm.

  • 10 errors has been found on this page. Administrator will correct this soon.
  • This page has been imported from the old peswiki website. This message will be removed once updated.

__NOEDITSECTION__ __NOTOC__

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1]

Links are important in PESWiki articles. A brief table of these topic can be found at PESWiki:Quick guide.

Internal links

One of the things that makes PESWiki useful (and addictive) is extensive cross-listing by There was an error working with the wiki: Code[5]. These easily-created links allow users to access information related to the article they're reading.

When to link

The easiest way to learn when to link is to look at PESWiki articles for examples. If you're trying to decide whether to make a link or not, ask yourself "If I were reading this article, would the link be useful to me?"

How to link

When you want to make a link to another PESWiki page (called a wiki link) you have to put it in double square brackets, like this:

:Sandbox

For example, if you want to make a link to, say, the PESWiki:Contributing to PESWiki page, it would be:

:PESWiki:Contributing to PESWiki

(The 'PESWiki:' part signifies that the target page is in the PESWiki There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2], rather than the Main namespace, where normal articles go.)

Also remember that in PESWiki the links are created automatically,

so if you put double square brackets around a word, it becomes a link, and because of that you have to be careful about PESWiki:Disambiguation.

If you want to use words other than the article title as the text of the link, you can do so by adding the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3] "|" divider (SHIFT + BACKSLASH on English-layout and other keyboards) followed by the alternative name.

For example, if you wanted to make a link to this page's PESWiki:Sandbox, but wanted it to say "my text" you would write it as such:

:To view the article, Sandbox...

It would appear as:

:To view the article, Sandbox...

but would link to the sandbox.

Linking dates

Linking dates may not seem useful however, please link dates since it enables the use of a user preference in how dates are displayed. An unlinked date, like July 13, 2004, will always be displayed in that manner. If you link the date:

:There was an error working with the wiki: Code[6], There was an error working with the wiki: Code[7]

PESWiki will display it in one of the following ways:

:July 13, 2004

:13 July 2004

:2004 July 13

:2004-07-13

This will be according to the preference set by the individual user. (This feature is only available to logged-in users. It only works if the date is linked.)

Categories

You can also put the article in a category with others in a related topic. Just type There was an error working with the wiki: Code[8], and put the name of the category between the colon and the brackets.

To make a link to a Category page (for example, as a reference for further research), simply put a colon (:) at the beginning of the "Category" tag, like this:

:There was an error working with the wiki: Code[9]

The above code would produce the following:

:There was an error working with the wiki: Code[10]

It is very important to put in the correct categories so that other people can easily find your work. The best way to find which categories to put in is to look at pages on similar subjects, and check which categories they use. For example if you write an article about a type of tree, you may look at an article on another type of tree to see which categories could be appropriate.

For more information regarding categories and categorization, refer to the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4] page.

{|style="float: left margin-top: -1.5em background-color: #f4f4ff color: #000 padding: .2em .6em font-size: 130% border: 1px solid #ccf"

|&larr Test what you've learned in the Sandbox

|}

{|style="float: right margin-top: -1.5em background-color: #f4f4ff color: #000 padding: .2em .6em font-size: 130% border: 1px solid #ccf"

|Continue the tutorial with PESWiki:Tutorial (Related site links)

|}

Comments