Help:Wiki University VisualEditor--Links

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Visual Editor toolbar[edit | edit source]


Links[edit | edit source]

LinkVE.jpg Links
Click "Edit source" and highlight text you want to make either an internal or external link. The following down down menu appears. (Note: this menu might list possible links you may want to use depending on what you highlighted.)

Internal links

  • "Search pages" tab is for selecting links to articles within the Wiki. Suggested articles might be shown. Otherwise, enter name of article you want to link too. (No double square brackets required as with Wikitext coding.)

Section of a page with Interal links

  • If you want to link to a particular place on a page rather than the whole page, place a pound sign # after the title of the article and the exact name of the header as entered on the page after the pound sign. For example: MaDonald County, Missouri Genealogy#County Courthouse. Again no double square brackets are required as in wikitext.

External links

  • "External link" tab is for entering the URL of the external link. (No single square brackets required as with Wikitext coding).

To save links

  • Click "Done" when finished
  • Click "Save page" in the VisualEditor tool bar.
  • Fill in "Summary" on panel that appears and then "Save page."

Try these out[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz
  • The "Search pages" tab is for entering external links.
A. True
B. False
  • The "External link" tab in the drop down menu is for external links.
A. True
B. False
  • You can only use one of the suggested internal links when you click "Search pages"?
A. True
B. False


Create the following links using the Visual Editor:

  • Create an external link to "Wikipedia"
  • Create an external link to ""
  • Create a link to "Kentucky, United States Genealogy"
  • Create a link to Kentucky, United States Genealogy and the section "Kentuck Information."