Adding source links.

+4 votes
New to this, but getting more confident!

When adding sources i've been typing..

* Name Event http ref

It works but looks untidy

Then tried using the <ref> </ref> tags resulting in..

* Name Event <ref>http link</ref>

which gives the result..

* Name Event [1]

Much tidier, and the [1] is a hyperlink. But to where? Although looking active, it doesn't link to anywhere. Do I need to make a list of links somewhere?

Thanks in advance..
WikiTree profile: Joseph Bottomley
in WikiTree Help by Peter Tuck G2G Rookie (250 points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith
..said I was a newbie. Just realised I was still on the editing screen, rather than public view! Think I'm getting there!!..
looks like Doug Lockwood has made a number of edits for you to improve the look.

2 Answers

+6 votes

You're close.  The format for a hyperlink is:

[URL Displayed Text]


[ This is my link to Google]

will appear as This is my link to Google

There is a single space after the URL.  If you don't enter any text to display after the URL, it will appear like [1].

by Kerry Larson G2G6 Pilot (166k points)
+7 votes
I have added in line citations for you for census data, Select edit to see how it was done.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)

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