Linking Preservapedia articles together is very important. These easily created links allow users to access information related to the article they are reading and greatly add to Preservapedia's utility.
How to link
To make a link to another Preservapedia page (called a wiki link), put it in double square brackets, like this:
- [[Aluminum]] = Aluminum
If you want to link to an article, but display some other text for the link, you can do so by adding the pipe "|" divider (SHIFT + BACKSLASH on English-layout and other keyboards) followed by the alternative name. For example:
- [[Target page|display text]] = display text
You can make a link to a specific section of a page like so:
- [[Target page#Target section|display text]] = display text
If you want the display text of the link to appear in italics or bold, nest the double square brackets for the link within the multiple apostrophes that delimit the italicized or bold text, like this:
- ''[[Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City]]'' = Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City
Please check your links to ensure they point to the correct article. For example, Preservation points to an article about the treatment (i.e. the actual act of preserving something), while Historic Preservation is the title of the article about the profession.
Also note that there is a special space reserved for primary source documents, allowing users to share materials in the public domain. Source documents may be linked by adding the prefix "Source:" before the title of the link like this:
- [[Source:Athens Charter for the Restoration of Historic Monuments]]
Be careful not to confuse a source document with the article about the document. While Source:Athens Charter for the Restoration of Historic Monuments links to the actual charter text, Athens Charter for the Restoration of Historic Monuments links to an article about the charter.
When to link
Adding links to an article makes it more useful, but too many links can be distracting. This is why you should only link the first occurrence of a word. Lead sections can have more links.
Looking at other Preservapedia articles can also help you learn when to add links.
You can also put the article in a category with others in a related topic. Just type [[Category:]], and put the name of the category between the colon and the brackets like this example:
- [[Category:Case studies]]
It is very important to put in the correct categories so that other people can easily find your work. The best way to find which categories to put in is to look at pages on similar subjects, and check which categories they use. For example if you write an article about a type of building material, you may look at an article on another similar type of building material to see which categories could be appropriate.
For more information refer to the Categories page.
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