Can you fix the Ref tags so they display correctly?

+9 votes
I use a different style for inline citations and don't know how to fix this sytle of coding. Please help and educate me while you're at it. I am teachable. Thank you!
WikiTree profile: Alexandre Comeau
asked in WikiTree Help by Jacqueline Girouard G2G6 Mach 4 (42.9k points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith
The forward slash was in the wrong place on the second paragraph.  Check the change log to see how it was moved.  Hope that helps!
Thanks Vincent, I'll study that. I prefer a different way to code inline citations but I want to know how to do this style [come the revolution, I may have to know how :) ]

3 Answers

+5 votes

The problem could be the " " 's in title and lack of a space between the title and the following /

I tested these edits, and it worked, but didn't save so you can learn by doing.  Have the bio section on my clip board if you would like me to paste and save it.

answered by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (283k points)
edited by Patricia Roche
+7 votes

Hi Jacqueline, I like to use the C button on the tool bar in the == Biography == text area.  The C stands for citation and when you click it it enters this where your cursor is:

<ref>Insert reference here</ref>

Then you just copy and paste your citation between the codes.  The citation will appear between the

 == Sources == and the 
<references /> lines.  

answered by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (467k points)

yes, that's what I do, but someone else entered this citation and I just want to correct it. See question: "I use a different style for inline citations and don't know how to fix this style of coding"

I normally do the copy from the source first and then when I hit the C I can just paste and it's all done.  or if I forget and paste what I copied first, I can just highlight it and hit C and it puts the refs around it.  A cool piece of coding IMHO.
Yes, I like it too and experience what you describe regularly--lol. I have a word document with all the sources I regularly use and it's always open on my desktop. No excuse for not putting in the source!
+2 votes
An explanation about how to use these types of inline citations is in the Advanced Sourcing section on this page:
answered by Paula Cullen G2G6 Mach 2 (23.1k points)

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