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First draft of this page derived from: http://wiki.ubc.ca/UBC_Wiki:FAQs

Latest revision as of 10:57, 27 August 2014

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There are two main types of links that can be created on the Kumu Wiki:

  1. internal links to other pages in the wiki
  2. external links to other websites

Internal links

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, if it does not, in red. Selflinks to the current page are not transformed in URLs but displayed in bold. (If you really want to link to the current page, use an anchor (see below), or [[#top|current page]] which always links to the top.)

The first letter of the target page is automatically capitalized, unless otherwise set by the admins, 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
Shortened sort-of-piped link
#REDIRECT [[Main Page]]

See also Help:Redirects

Main Page
Internal link to an anchor
[[#See also]]

Section headings and the top of the page are automatically anchored.

#See also
Internal link to an anchor at another page
[[Help:Formatting#See also]]

If two or more anchors have the same name, add a number, example: #See also2

Help:Formatting#See also
Internal link to the current page's talk page
Internal link to a subpage

Shortcut for [[Help:Links/example]]. See also Help:Subpages.

Internal link to a subpage without the leading slash

Shortcut for [[Help:Links/example|example]].

Internal link to a category page

See also Help:Categories

Direct link to an image, pdf, or other file type (rather than linking to the file page)


See also Help:Adding Media



Internal link to the user's user page

External links

Description You type You get
External link http://mediawiki.org http://mediawiki.org
External link with different label [http://mediawiki.org MediaWiki] MediaWiki
Numbered external link [http://mediawiki.org] [1]
External links with file icons [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.avi video] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.ogg sound] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.pdf document]

Currently supported extensions: ogm, avi, mpeg, mpg (video); ogg, mid, midi, mp3, wav, wma (audio); and pdf (document)


External link to the same host http://{{SERVERNAME}}/pagename http://kumu.tru.ca/pagename
External link to other host passing the pagename http://google.com/search?q={{PAGENAMEE}} http://google.com/search?q=Links
Mailto link [mailto:info@example.org email me] email me
Mailto named with subject line and body [mailto:info@example.org?Subject=URL%20Encoded%20Subject&body=Body%20Text info] info

How to avoid auto-links

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> tags as in:


First draft of this page derived from: http://wiki.ubc.ca/UBC_Wiki:FAQs