How to make links
For pages inside the wiki, use brackets with quotes. For pages outside the wiki, use brackets without quotes.
Pages inside the wiki
If you enclose a sequence of characters in square brackets and double quotes ["like this"], that makes it a page name. To have it display with alternative text, write it ["like this" with the display stuff here].
URLs and Inline Images
There are several ways to insert external references1 into the text:
direct URL insertion; if the URL ends in an image extension (".gif", ".jpg" or ".png"), the URL is converted to an image tag.
If you enter URLs into normal text, there is the problem of detecting what belongs to the URL and what not. There are four ways to force the ending of an URL:
put a space after the URL.
use the bracketed URL syntax.
The supported URL schemes are: `http`, `https`, `ftp`, `nntp`, `news`, `mailto`, `telnet`, and `file`.
* http://daviswiki.org * [http://daviswiki.org] * [http://daviswiki.org Davis Wiki - The best place on the Internet] * http://daviswiki.org/coolfiles/circleblack.png * [http://daviswiki.org/circleblack.png] * [http://daviswiki.org/circleblack.png our old logo] * ["A Page In The Wiki"] * ["A Page In The Wiki" blah blah] * firstname.lastname@example.org * [#anchorname Anchor Link]
How to redirect a page
To have a page redirect to another page, simply put the line:
#redirect A Page In The Wiki
Unless you've got a really good reason, please keep redirects around even if they're not being linked to. This is important because it makes it easier for people in the future to link to pages within the wiki, as well as keeps links from other websites working well into the future.
When to make links to non-existent pages
Link to a (non-existent) page only when you think it would be a good page for us to have here. Links should be made to places where useful information could go. It's okay to have links to nowhere, but links should be kept reasonable.
So, when you make a page, say Central Park, you should do a search to see what pages refer to "central park". Then change the links on those pages appropriately and reasonably. This means that you should just use words like "park" liberally and without linking them if the place doesn't exist yet.
If the place does exist, then it's your call whether to link to it when you refer to it.
If you feel like you understand wiki editing fairly well, you might want to use InterWiki Linking to link to other wikis with. It gives you a cool wiki community icon, and leads people to other wiki community projects.