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ARRSEPedia makes it easy to make user-friendly external links to websites and locations away from the main site.

External links

If you want to link to a site outside of ARRSEPedia, it should go under an "External links" heading at the end of an article.

The easiest way to make a link is to simply type in the full URL for the URL page you want to link to. If you want to make a link to Google, all you need to do is type:

http://www.google.com/

The wiki will automatically treat this text as a link (as has been done with the URL above) and will display the raw web address, including the "http://" part. In practice, you won't see this format much, as raw URLs are ugly and often give no clue to what the site actually is. Clearly, as simple soldiers, this won't do.

To make the link display something other than the URL, use one square bracket at each end. If you want to make a link to Google, type:

[http://www.google.com/]

This will display the link as a number in brackets, like this: [1]. This format can be used for citing sources within an article. As you can see, it looks like a footnote, so it's best to use it only as such (for example, following a direct quote or a statement which requires a source).

If you want the link to appear with text that you specify, add an alternative title after the address separated by a space (not a pipe). So if you want the link to appear as Google search engine, just type:

[http://www.google.com/ Google search engine].

When placed under the "External links" heading, the links should be listed in bullet-point format:

==External links==
*[http://www.google.com/ Google search engine]

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