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It is highly encouraged that whenever the first mention of an important term is made, it is linked with the appropriate Wikipedia (or in some cases islamWiki) articles. These important terms include, names of things or concepts that a reader is likely to be new to, such as Kutub al-Sittah.

How to link

To make a link to another Wikipedia page (called a wiki link), put it in double square brackets, like this:

[[Sandbox]]

which the reader will see, after you save your edit, as this: Sandbox

If you want to link to an article, but display some other text for the link, you can do so by adding the pipe "|" divider (SHIFT + BACKSLASH on English-layout and other keyboards) followed by the alternative name. Place the article you want to link to before the pipe divider, and the text to be seen after the pipe divider. Two examples:

1. :[[Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]] In the finished article, the text will read 'Fox', and link to the article called 'Fox Broadcasting Company'.

2. :[[Queen (band)|Queen]] and [[Queen (chess)|Queen]] will both display as Queen, but link to very different articles.

You can make a link to a specific section of a page like so:

[[Target page#Target section|display text]]

For example:

[[Wikipedia:Tutorial/Wikipedia_links#Categories|Categories]]

will display as this: Categories

If you want the display text of the link to appear in italics or bold, nest the double square brackets for the link within the multiple apostrophes that delimit the italicized or bold text, like this:

''[[War and Peace]]''

which will display as this: War and Peace

To insert interwiki links (like when linking to a Wikipedia article), just type the page name with the appropriate interwiki prefix. For example to link to the Wikipedia article Kutub al-Sittah type: wikipedia:Kutub al-Sittah where the prefix wikipedia: acts as a shortcut for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.

Please check your links to ensure they point to the correct article. For example, wikipedia:Apple points to the article about the fruit, while wikipedia:Apple Inc. is the title of the article about the consumer electronics manufacturer.

For more information, see Help:Link

When to link

Adding links to an article makes it more useful, but too many links can be distracting. To avoid overlinking, you should normally create a link in an article only at the first occurrence of a word or phrase (thus, lead sections of articles often have more links than other sections). You should not link common words such as "state" and "world", even though Wikipedia has articles for those words, unless these common words are central concepts to the article.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Linking

Categories

You can also put the article in a category with others in a related topic. Near the bottom of the article, type [[Category:]], and put the name of the category between the colon and the brackets. For example, [[Category:Tutorials]].

It is very important to put in the correct categories so that other people can easily find your work. The best way to find which categories to put in is to look at pages on similar subjects, and check which categories they use. For example, if you write an article about a type of tree, you may look at an article on another type of tree to see which categories could be appropriate.

For more information, see wikipedia:Wikipedia:Categorization
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