InsertLink

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"InsertLink" is a tool developed by "Hallo Welt!" for inserting links into wiki articles:

  • to other wiki pages,
  • to wiki pages in specific namespaces,
  • to external websites,
  • to other wikis (e.g. Wikipedia articles) and
  • to files on other drive.

These functions do not just save you time working with wiki code, but also present you with a list of existing articles in the wiki for you to choose from.

Where can I find InsertLink?

If you are already in the edit mode, you find the function "InsertLink" in the wiki code editor and in the WYSIWYG editor. The dialogue will open if you click on that button: Btn-WYSIWYG-InsertLink.png
To delete links, mark the link and click on this button: Btn-WYSIWYG-Link entfernen.png

Links to other wiki pages

This is the main use. Linking from one article to another. So you can link related issues. You can name articles the same if they exist in different namespaces. So if you choose a namespace InsertLink will show a fitting list.


Screenshot:Insert a link to another wiki page


  • Place the cursor where you want the link to be inserted
  • Click the "Insert Link" button
  • Give the target of the link, this is the correct namespace and the article within it, and, if desired, add the text to be displayed for the link
Start typing a word and the system will show matching page names and also matching namespaces. So if you want to link a page in a namespace, choose a namespace first and then start typing again to look for a page in this namespace. By the way the auto-complete, which starts while typing a title, uses a left and right truncation and therefore also finds elements which are not located in the beginning of a page title.
  • Click on "ok"
  • The following code is inserted: [[other_article|text]] or [[namespace:wiki|Wiki article]]
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Note

If you link to a page in the namespace "Category", no category will be added, but rather a link will be created to the desired category page. This is done via the automatic insertion of a colon before the link target e.g. [[:category:meta|Wiki article]]. To add a category, it is best to use the InsertCategory function.


External link

This is how you link to an external website or blog in the web.

Screenshot:Insert a link to a website
  • Place the cursor where you want the link to be inserted
  • Click the "Easy Insert Link" button and go to external link
  • Give the target of the link and, if desired, add the text to be displayed for the link (e.g. http://www.wikipedia.org; Wikipedia)
  • Click on "ok"
  • The following code is inserted: [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]

E-mail link

It is the "mailto" function. So if you click on an email link later your mailing program will open an email with the receiver.


Screenshot:Insert a "mailto" link


  • Place the cursor where you want the link to be inserted
  • Click the "Easy Insert Link" button and go to "email link"
  • Give the target of the link and, if desired, add the text to be displayed for the link (e.g. medienwerkstatt@hallowelt.biz; Email Hallo Welt)
  • Click on "ok"
  • The following code is inserted: [mailto:medienwerkstatt@hallowelt.biz Email Hallo Welt]


Link to another wiki (interwiki link)

Here you can link to other wikis (MediaWikis).


Screenshot:Insert a link to another wiki


  • Place the cursor where you want the link to be inserted
  • Click the "Easy Insert Link" button and go to "Link to another wiki"
  • Give the target of the link and, if desired, add the text to be displayed for the link (e.g. Wiki; Wiki at UseMod)
  • Choose the wiki (e.g. UseMod)
  • Click on "ok"
  • The following code is inserted: [[usemod:Wiki|Wiki at UseMod]]


Links to files

See the article FileLink for information on this.

Tips for working with InsertLink

  • Every user can use the InsertLink tool.
    Cannot find the article you want to link to? Perhaps it is due to the only limitation for linking to wiki pages. If you do not have the correct rights for the namespace of the article you want to link to, it will not be displayed in the drop-down menu. Generally read-rights are necessary.
  • When linking to wiki pages, generally only those page names are offered which lie in the chosen namespace. When changing the namespace, you may need to clear the page field to give you a new choice.