Regular linking means that you just enclose the name of the article in the square brackets, and that is then the way it will be presented in the article.
- [[Conker's Pocket Tales]] links to Conker's Pocket Tales.
A label is a text-string added to a link, so that one can link to an article, but have the link say something other than the name of the article. There are basically two ways of labeling: piped labeling and add-on labeling.
Piped labeling is done by adding a pipe between the actual link and the label you wish to present.
- [[User:Limp Bizkit|LB]] links to User:Limp Bizkit, but the label appears as LB and displays like this: LB
Add-on labels is text "added on" to the link. It is written directly after the two closing square brackets of a link.
- [[Tedi]]s links to Tedi, but displays as Tediz. This is most often used for adding plurals or an "ing" suffix to a link. For example, writing [[Tedi]]z instead of [[Tedi|Tediz]] or [[Jump]]ing instead of [[Jump|Jumping]]. The restrictions are that any symbol, even uppercase letters, can break the label.
- TediZ (a case of an uppercase letter breaking the label)
- Tedi# (a case of a symbol breaking the label)
It is possible to mix both types of labeling, but there really is no point, since what is written as the add-on label might as well be a part of the piped label.
- Limp Bizkits (code is [[User:Limp Bizkit|Limp Bizkit]]s)
- Limp Bizkits (code is [[User:Limp Bizkit|Limp Bizkits]])
To make an external link, just write the URL. Please note that this means that the http:// part is needed. Simply starting the link with www. will not work.
- https://conker.rarewiki.com/ automatically turns into https://conker.rarewiki.com/
However, if you wish to label the link, you must enclose it in single square brackets and write the label after a space as opposed to after a pipe. It has the same properties as a Piped Label though.
- [https://conker.rarewiki.com/ Main page] (note the space between the URL and the label) becomes Main page
Add-on labeling is not possible with external links.
- [https://conker.rarewiki.com/ Main page]s gives Main pages (note that "s" is not part of the label)
Subpages, can be linked to like regular articles, as long as the entire path is there.
- [[User:Limp Bizkit/Sandbox]] gives User:Limp Bizkit/Sandbox
It is likewise possible to label them as regular links.
Sections of a page are determined by the use of "="s as headers in a page. In order to direct a link towards a certain section of a page, the "#" symbol must be used inside the link. To do this, link to a page as normal, but immediately after the page name, insert an # and the name of the section desired.
- [[Conker#Conker's Bad Fur Day]] gives Conker#Conker's Bad Fur Day
Piped linking is usually utilized when linking to sections of a page in mainspace articles.
- [[Conker#Conker's Bad Fur Day|Conker]] gives Conker
Pipes cut down the amount of piping needed for linking to disambigs, other spaces and titles with colons or commas. For example, if you wished to link to the page Conker (series) and show it as Conker, you can type [[Conker (series)|Conker]].
There is a "pipe trick" where simply typing [[Conker (series)|]] also gives Conker. This saves a lot of time and effort if you're fixing a lot of links. Here are some examples:
|[[Conker: Live & Reloaded|]]||Live & Reloaded|
|[[User:Limp Bizkit|]]||Limp Bizkit|
|[[Conker Wiki:Manual of Style|]]||Manual of Style|
|[[Category:Conker Wiki|]]||Conker Wiki|