Internal links or wikilinks are links that lead to other articles in the encyclopedia. They may lack relevance and efficiency or look akward.
The left part shows the result whilt the right part shows what to type.
The difference between internal and external links :
[[internal link]] = double square brackets = the Ab icon of the cheatsheet —> shows a dark blue link
[external link] = single square bracket = globe icon of the cheatsheet —> shows a light blue link with an icon
Careful ! Contray to text and web editors that have icons for bold, italics and underligning, in Ekopedia the 3rd icon "Ab" is used for internal links.
Link to Main Page.
Link to [[Main Page]].
the main page
[[Main Page|the main page]]
Growing pepper in Kent.
[[Growing pepper in Kent]].
[[User:Wilson|]] is the same as [[User:Wilson|Wilson]]
Link to comments related to a page of the Ekopedia domaine : [[Talk Help:How to edit a page]]<br/> Link to a standard discussion page [[Talk:Main Page]]
You can directly point to a section or a sub-section belonging to an article : simply type # before the title and the section's title (mind the spelling, case sensitive)
The following link :
[[help:internal links#Repeating links|repeating links]]
In some articles there may be many links, some of which not necessary or apporpriate. Indeed, la too many internal links in an article can rather be a hindrance for the reader, especially when they're not useful or appropriate. Improving an article does not mean evey word should become a link. Just try and think whether the links is a plus.
A link on a date or a place are often useless. If it's a link to a technical phrase related with the theme, it makes sense : a link towards Vegetarianism in an article about a vegetable, or a link towards carbon dioxide in Pollution, but a link on Bicycle in « Peter prefers Bicycles to cars », a link on bicycles doesn't add any information.
For a link to be efficient,, you must check the corresponding article exists - maybe the title will be slightly different, so it may be redundant or the link exists but it is a homonym.
 Immediate information
Some links are a whole phrase, thus : Environmental movement) and some contributeurs tend to put links on seperate words [[environment]]al [[movement]] or [[Environmental|Environmental]] and [[movement|movement]]. Always mind the 3 clicks rule clics : theinformation must be available in 3 clicks for the reader. On the page of the article, there will be links to Environment, maybe to othermovements as well.
Inserting the same link several times is useless. If you describe the Hundred Years' War, you're not going to put a link on France and England at each occurance, it's useless and boring. Put it the first time the words occur, or once in each paragraph if the sections are long.
Some links may look akward. There are ways to put this right :
- cap as first letter : this is not necessary — unless for grammatical reasons — the software manages ;
- the pipe (|), you can change the text of a link compared to the real title : thus, [[2|1+1]] reads 1+1 ;
- if there are parentheses in the title of the article — even if they must be avoided —, there is no need to write this content twice, use the pipe after the end of the parenthesis to mask this content. Par exemple : [[Leo (constellation)|Leo]] reads Leo ;
- if the title of the article is part of the words of the link, put the complementary letters after the link. For example : WWOOFing : [[WWOOF]]ing will lead to WWOOF .
All Ekopedia pages can be linked, whether it be articles, meta pages, templates, categories or pictures. In most case, you only have to put the title of the page between double square brackets. However, for categories and pictures this syntax won't create a link but will categorize the article and insert the picture. The you must prefix the title of the article with « : ». Thus,
So you can put a different name to lead to a category. e.g. :[[:Category:Main|alphabetical list]] will read alphabetical list.