Wikivoyage:Internal links

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Links to other Wikivoyage pages should be incorporated into the text of an article if relevant and useful for readers. Generally link only the first instance of a link target, although where there are lists—for example, of country-names, further on in an article—it may be acceptable to relink items to avoid a patchy visual effect.

Don't overlink. Avoid adding unnecessary links to potential articles that don't fit with our goals and that won't have travel content. Wikivoyage has specific goals, and content that doesn't have much to do with travel is probably never going to have an article in Wikivoyage. Even if there is an article on a common term, such as railway station, think carefully about why a reader would use the link before adding the square brackets.

It's often desirable to link to a more specific section rather than a whole article. For example, "... unlike the situation for Russian visas, where citizens of some countries are exempt from the normal requirements". Note here that a pipe has been used to work the item into the sentence more smoothly: [[Russia#Visas|Russian visas]] was typed in to display Russian visas, but clicking on the link will still take the reader to the Visa section in the article on Russia.

A link is added by putting double brackets around the linked item [[examplepage]]. Use section links within the existing (anchor) article only sparingly, such as "Check out Hooters in the [[#Drink]] section".

For related pages that don't really work into the text, use a "See also" at the bottom of the appropriate section of the page:

See also: Disabled travellers, Yosemite National Park

If the page isn't broken into sections, simply put the "See also:" at the bottom of the page itself. "See also:" should be the last thing on the page, but before the routebox template, if any.

You can also add the related template to the bottom of the page {{related|examplepage}} which will show the link in a "related pages" block in the navigation bar on the left.

Other namespaces[edit]

Do not link to articles in other namespaces (Wikivoyage:, User:, Talk:) from the main namespace. It's totally OK to link from those namespaces to each other or to the main namespace, but not vice versa. An exception is for editorial or procedural text like Article status messages ("Stub", "Outline", etc.) In these cases, the links should be hidden inside templates.

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