There are four sorts of links in MediaWiki:
- internal links to other pages in the wiki
- external links to websites
- interwiki links (links to other wikis)
- inter-language links to other language versions of the same wiki
To add an internal link, enclose the name of the page you want to link to in double square brackets. When you save the page, you'll see the new link pointing to your page. If the page exists already, it is displayed in blue, empty pages are displayed in red. Selflinks to the current page are not transformed in URLs but displayed in bold.
The first letter of the target page is automatically capitalized and spaces are represented as underscores (typing an underscore in the link will have a similar effect as typing a space, but is not recommended, since the underscore will also be shown in the text).
|Description||You type||You get|
|Internal link||[[Main Page]]||Main Page|
|Piped link||[[Main Page|different text]]||different text|
|External link||see Template:Weblink||see Template:Weblink|
|Anchor link||[[#See also]]||#See also|
|Anchor link at another page||[[Help:Images#See also]]||Help:Images#See also|
|Internal link to image file||[[image:example.jpg]]|
|Internal link to pdf file||[[image:example.pdf]]||File:Example.pdf|
|redirect||#REDIRECT [[Main Page]]||→ Main Page|
By default, when you write a URL as is, it will be transformed to an external link.
To avoid that effect, put the URL between <nowiki> start & end tags as in: