Here's how to connect pages.
You can easily add links to the body of any page or biography.
Link to a website, page, blog, video, or photo anywhere on the Internet like this:
|[http://youtube.com/watch?v=1siAozJOIJ0 here's a link to a YouTube video]|
The link will appear like this: here's a link to a YouTube video
As you can see above, you simply enclose the URL in a single set of [brackets].
If you include a space after the URL and then text, e.g. "here's a link to a YouTube video", that becomes the text in link.
There are easy shortcuts for adding links to other profiles on WikiTree.
If you include a vertical "pipe" (the pipe is above the backslash on most keyboards) the text after it becomes the link, e.g. Ben Franklin.
It's just as easy to link to Free-Space Profiles about the important pets, places, events, and other things in your family history.
Simply enclose the WikiTree ID (prefixed with "Space:") inside a double set of brackets like this:
|[[Space:Edward D. Whitten's Model Ships|Edward's Model Ships]]|
If you include a pipe the text after it will become the link, like this Edward's Model Ships.
Advanced tip: If you haven't already created the page, the link will appear red and you can click on it to create it. Easy as pie!
Linking to a WikiTree Category requires a colon at the start of the tag, like this:
|Check out the [[:Category:World War II|World War II category]]|
Otherwise you'll be categorizing the profile in the World War II category instead of linking to the category page.
When adding a geographic location, it's easy to make a Google Maps link like this:
You can enter almost any string after the "q=" and Google will find it.
You can make any word a Wikipedia link like this:
|The [http://www.wikitree.com WikiTree website] is great. Check out [[Franklin-1|Ben Franklin's profile]].|
Don't be afraid to experiment. Things are easy to change or change back on a wiki.
Ask on G2G if you have any trouble.
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