Newbie needs help with Cite error 2

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Trying very hard to get the citations correct but keep getting "Cite error 2".  What am I doing wrong?  Open to constructive criticism and recommendations.  Brain fried . . . going to bed . . . looking forward to hearing from some kind soul.  :)
WikiTree profile: Edward Philpott
in Policy and Style by L Philpott G2G Crew (850 points)
Can't see the page in Edit mode, it's Green privacy.

But writing <ref/> will cause Cite error 2.

Well done, L!

Now you just need to remove the unsourced template from Edward's profile.

In case you don't know how, just click the Edit tab, scroll down to the bio/sources section (Edit Text), delete the word Unsourced and the surrounding double brackets, and click the SAVE CHANGES button!

Like I said, NEW-BIE!  Thanks Lindy!

1 Answer

+5 votes
Best answer
Check the syntax of your <ref name=xxx> statement. or <ref name="xxx">

It should be <ref name=xxx>source citation</ref> Then subsequent uses should be <ref name=xxx />  If  you've used the quotes in the first example continue to use the quotes. Also if you've copy/pasted from a "Word document" those quotes don't work.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by J Murray
Thank you Anne!

It was the cutting/pasting of quotation marks that got me. Relieved it was that simple.
Thanks Ann, your answer also helped me. :)

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