Create Custom Branded URLs # matchurl

Create Custom Branded URLs # matchurl

21.Oct.2021

 

 

The tag is used to demarcate references.  It has two attributes, cite and title , that are required in order for it work properly.  To have the reference text appear between these tags, they must be closed at the end of the reference or else you will get something like this: [][] .  

 

Source 1 . Note how there's an extra line break after the first wiki word because we didn't close the tag after "Source". You can also use a unique id attribute so as to not interfere with any other references on your page. For example...

 

Source 1 . It's also important that you do not put the tags directly after an inline tag. For example...

 

This won't work! The link to source 2 still appears even though it is within a reference tag. Use either of these two approaches if you plan on using references:

 

That will work just fine. See how the references are out of the way instead of right after the inline tag? Converting a wiki word into a reference is as simple as surrounding it with two curly braces- {{ and }} . For example...

This has some {bold, italic}&some regular text{}. All together now... This has some **bold** & some regular text{}.

This reference then shows up as the text between two colons:  Source 1 . Note how we didn't put a space after the second colon since we closed the reference tag before it. Don't worry if your inline tags and your references overlap. They will not interfere with each other. For example...

This has some {{bold}}, some italic, and regular text{}. All together now... This has some **bold**,         some italic, and regular text{}.

There are at least four different ways to create custom branded URLs, but this article will just cover one of them because it's by far the easiest method to use so long as you have a custom domain.

The following code for this example is what you should put at the very bottom of your page if you want to create a simple branded URL:

                             

As you can see, the only difference in the latter example from when we used wiki words is that I replaced them with "YourBrandedURL" and "MySuperAwesomeStartup".

This should be enough to get you started and should give you a good idea of what you can do. You can also use HTML formatting, but I would recommend against it as these URLs will appear as plain text in the "What links here" section of this article.   

                             

                 

         That will work just fine. See how the references are out of the way instead of right after the inline tag? Converting a wiki word into a reference is as simple as surrounding it with two curly braces- {{ and }} . For example...

                      

         That should give you the necessary background information on custom branded URLs in MediaWiki. The rest of this article will detail how you can create your own branded link when editing your site, along with other useful tips that could come in handy. If you found this information helpful or if there is anything else that I left out that needs to be added, please leave a comment so I know. Thank you and happy editing!

         You can create your very own custom branded URLs with ease. Also known as a Vanity URL, such links will have a brand name or a relevant business keyword in their moniker and redirect to your site.

                   

         The rest of this article will detail how you can create your own branded link when editing your site, along with other useful tips that could come in handy. If you found this information helpful or if there is anything else that I left out that needs to be added, please leave a comment so I know. Thank you and happy editing!

                    Another thing that you need to know is that, as with wiki words, these must be unique across an entire site. If someone else has already created a custom branded URL for their site with the same keyword as yours, your server will return a 404 error when someone tries to visit it. It's therefore important to pick something original so as not to interfere with other sites on the web. A good way that I've found of doing this is just by throwing random letters into a bowl and then picking the winner once you're finished. Then just make sure to keep track of which ones you've used - either in a list or on paper - so you don't use them again by accident. Although if they

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