One way to enhance a profile is to Add Links
that can be clicked on to take viewers to other pages. Links can give a biography more depth, share pertinent information without repeating it, provide connections to non-blood relatives, and gain a higher google rating
for your page making it more likely to show up in search results.
First go to the Edit
page for a Profile (your own profile is a good place to practice)
and find the Biography
section located on the bottom left of the page.
You will need the web address for the page you wish to link to (I usually open the page in a seperate tab, highlight the address that's shown in the browser-bar, then press Ctrl-C to copy).
You can put the Link anywhere within your text, even in the middle of a sentance.
Where you wish the link to appear, type a brackett [ paste the address using Ctrl-V, then close with another brackett ] and click to save changes. This will show brackets and a number; if the number is clicked on it will take you to the new page. For example: if you typed [http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Allen-1] it would show [#].
To show text as the Link you simply type a regular blank space after the web-address (by tapping the space-bar)
and before the last brackett. For example: if you typed [http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Allen-1 Ethan Allen] was a hero
, it would show Ethan Allen was a hero
, with the words Ethan Allen
being the Link.
There are shortcuts for WikiTree pages, but this method works for all websites and pages and is a great way to start.
Adoptive parents can be talked about and Linked to from a biography, as well as god-parents, neighbors, team-mates, ship-mates, etc. Many people like to provide direct Links to notable ancestors or relations. Providing maps
to locations works too.
You can also Link to Freespace
pages... which we'll cover in another post!