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Sue is reading the Molten Core article.

The first letter of target is automatically capitalized. So typing [[Molten Core]] is the same as typing [[molten Core]]. Internally spaces are automatically represented as underscores (typing an underscore has the same effect as typing a space, but is not recommended). Thus the link above is to http://www.wowwiki.com/Molten_Core, which is the page with the name "Molten Core".

Sue is reading the [[Molten Core]] article.

Link to a section on a page, e.g.

When section editing does not work the link is treated as link to the page, i.e. to the top; this applies for:

  • links to non-existent sections
  • links in redirects
  • interwiki links

Section linking:

  • The part after the number sign (#) must match a section heading on the page. Matches must be exact in terms of spelling, case, and punctuation. Links to non-existent sections are not broken; they are treated as links to the top of the page.
  • Identifiers may be created by attaching an id="..." attribute to almost any HTML element. This doesn't work with legacy browsers
[[Travel_Guide#Alliance]] is a link to a section in another article.
[[#Links, URLs]] is a link to a section on the current page.
[[#example]] is a link to an
anchor that was created using
<div id="example">an id attribute
</div>
Link text and target are different: the naming policy page.

This is called a piped link.

Same target, different text:
[[WoWWiki:Naming policy|the naming policy page]]
Endings are blended into the link: potions, pwned
Endings are blended
into the link: [[potion]]s, [[pwn]]ed

Automatically hide stuff in parentheses: Druid.

Automatically hide namespace: Village pump.

The server automatically fills in the part after the | when you save the page. Next time you open the edit box you will see the expanded piped link. A preview interprets the abbreviated form correctly but does not expand it yet in the source. Press Save and again Edit and you will see the expanded version. The same applies for the following feature.

Automatically hide stuff in parentheses:
[[Druid (lore)|]]. 
Automatically hide namespace:
[[WoWWiki:Village pump|]].
Link to a different Wiki.

This only works if the wiki has been registered with the WoWWiki server, so not all wikis produce inter-wiki links.

Link to a different [[Wikipedia:Wiki|]]
When adding a comment to a Talk page,

you should sign it. You can do this by adding three tildes for your user name:

Rustak

or four for user name plus date/time:

Rustak 08:10 Oct 5, 2002 (UTC)

You can also simply place the date/time manually using five tildes if you have a custom signature.

When adding a comment to a Talk page,
you should sign it. You can do this by
adding three tildes for your user name:
: ~~~
or four for user name plus date/time:
: ~~~~
You can also simply place the date/time manually if you have a custom signature.
: {{User:Rustak/Signature}} ~~~~~
This page doesn't exist is a page that doesn't exist yet.
  • You can create it by clicking on the link.
  • To create a new page:
    1. Create a link to it on some other page.
    2. Save or preview that page.
    3. Click on the link you just made. The new page will open for editing.
  • Have a look at how to start a page guide and the naming conventions page for your project.
[[DELETE THIS PAGE IF IT EXISTS|This page doesn't exist]] is a page
that doesn't exist yet.

Redirect one article title to another by putting text like this in its first line.

The redirect line should be the only line in the article for a redirect to work.

#REDIRECT [[Creatures]]
"What links here" and "Related changes" can be linked as:

Special:Whatlinkshere/WoWWiki:How to edit a page and Special:Recentchangeslinked/WoWWiki:How to edit a page

Most special pages work in this format: The name of the special page followed by the specific page. For example, contributions links are Special:Contributions/Username.

[[Special:Whatlinkshere/
WoWWiki:How to edit a page]] and
[[Special:Recentchangeslinked/
WoWWiki:How to edit a page]]
External links: Wikipedia, [1]
External links:
[http://www.wikipedia.com Wikipedia],
[http://www.wikipedia.com]
Or just give the URL: http://www.wikipedia.com.

In the URL all symbols must be among: A-Z a-z 0-9 ._\/~%-+&#?!=()@ \x80-\xFF. If a URL contains a different character it should be converted; for example, ^ has to be written %5E (to be looked up in ASCII). A blank space can also be converted into an underscore.

Or just give the URL:
http://www.wikipedia.com.

To include links to non-image uploads such as sounds, use a "media" link.
Sound


[[media:Sg_mrob.ogg|Sound]]
Link to templates {{tocright}}.

This will provide a nicely formatted link to the template instead of adding the template to the page.

See the section on templates below.

Link to templates {{t|tocright}}.

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