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Formatting links[edit | edit source]

There are a few ways to create links to external web sites in the wiki.

Descriptive option for use in text[edit | edit source]

The best type of link for most situations includes a description of the linked site. This description appears as the title of the link e.g. Useful Web Site. To create a link like this just type a link and the description, separated by a space and enclosed in single square brackets: [ Useful Web Site]. This will create a link to the Useful Web Site that appears like this: Useful Web Site and should be used in conjunction with the full citation in literature cited.

Footnote format[edit | edit source]

Enclosing the link in single square brackets without providing a description: [] ...will display the link as a number in brackets, like this: [1]. This format looks like a footnote and it should be used in conjunction with numbered full citations in literature cited.

For your citations section[edit | edit source]

Type in the full URL for the link: The wiki treats this text as a link like this: and will display full web address. Use this format in your citations section so that users can work from a printout if needs be; avoid using this format in the main text of your lesson. This material adapted from here Once changes have been made, you should delete the text ''{{Links}}''from your page.

Dmccabe (talk)04:10, 1 April 2009