SgWiki:Guidebook/Links

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Linking articles together is very important. These easily created links allow users to jump to information related to the article they are reading, greatly adding to an article usefulness.

Internal Link

An Internal Link refers to a link that directs to a page or a section within sgWiki. To add an Internal Link, simply add "[[" before the link and "]]" after the link.
Syntax

[[ [article name] # [section name] | [display name] ]]

Notes:
Article Name is the article you wish to link to.
Section Name is header links that we had previously explained. (Optional)
Display Name is text that you want to display. The default are article name. (Optional)

External Link

An External Link refers to a link that directs to another website not within sgWiki. To add an External Link, simply add "[" before the link and "]" after the link.
Syntax

[ [website] [display name] ]

Notes:
Website is the url that you wish to link to.
Display Name is the text that you want to display. The default are the url address. (Optional)

When to link

Adding links to an article makes it more useful, but too many links can be distracting. To avoid over-linking, you should normally create a link in an article only at the first occurrence of a word or phrase within an article or a section. You should not link common words such as "station" and "bus", even when sgWiki has articles for those words, unless these are words that are keywords in the article.

Categories

Categories are useful if you wish to group a article with others in a related topic. Categories are found at the bottom of the article.

To add a category, simply add "[[Category:" before the name of the category and "]]" after the name of the category at the bottom of the article.
Syntax

[[Category: [category name] ]]

Notes:
Category Name is the category you wish the article to belong to.

Please ensure that a category must consist of 2 or more related articles.