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Front page, 1: Editin, 2: Formattin, 3: Picturs, 4: Wikipaedia airtins, 5: Relatit steid airtins, 6: Ootside airtins, 7: Collogue pages, 8: Stairt an airticle, 9: Pynts ti mind, 10: Registration, 11: Namespaces, 12: Wrap-up

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Front page
Editin
Formattin
Picturs
Wikipaedia airtins
Relatit steid airtins
Ootside airtins
Collogue pages
Stairt an airticle
Pynts ti mind
Registration
Namespaces
Wrap-up

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Airtins are important in Wikipaedia airticles.

Inside airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ane o the things that maks Wikipaedia uisefu (an addictive) is muckle cross-leetin bi inside airtins. Thir snell airtins lat uisers gang ti wittins anent the airticle they're readin.

Whan til airt[eedit | eedit soorce]

The eithest gate ti lairn whan ti airt is ti scance ower Wikipaedia airticles for exemplars. Gin ye're trying to decide gif ye shuid mak an airtin or no, speir at yersel "Gin I wis readin this airticle, wad the link be uisefu ti me?"

Whit wey til airt[eedit | eedit soorce]

Whan ye want ti mak an airtin til anither Wikipaedia page (cried a wiki airtin) ye maun pit it in double square brackets, this wey:

[[Saundpit]]

For exemplar, gin ye want to mak an airtin ti, sey, the Wikipedia:Contreibuting ti Wikipaedia page, it wad be:

[[Wikipedia:Contreibuting ti Wikipaedia]]

(The 'Wikipedia:' part ettles that the target page is in the Wikipaedia namespace, nae the Main namespace, whaur ordinar airticles gang.)

Mind an aa, that in Wikipaedia the airtins are daen bi the wiki, sae gin ye pit double square brackets aroond a word, it becomes an airtin, an cause o that ye maun be carefu aboot disambiguation.

Gin ye want ti uise words ither than the airticle teitle as the text o the airtin, ye can dae that bi eikin the pipe "|" divider (SHIFT + BACKSLASH on English-leyoot and ither keyboards) follaed bi the ither words.

For exemplar, gin ye wantit ti mak an airtin ti this page's saundpit, but wantit it ti sey "ma text" ye wad screive it this wey:

Ti see the airticle, [[Wikipedia:Lessons (Wikipaedia airtins)/saundpit|ma text]]...

It wad leuk like:

Ti see the airticle, ma text...

but wad airt ti the saundpit.

Airtin ti dates[eedit | eedit soorce]

Airtin ti dates michtna seem uisefu; houaniver, ye shuid aye airt ti dates sin it uises the uiser's settin for the gate dates shuid be shawn. An unairtit date, like July 13, 2004, will aye be shawn that gate. Gin ye airt ti the date:

[[July 13]], [[2004]]

Wikipaedia will shaw it in ane o the follaeing weys:

July 13, 2004
13 July 2004
2004 July 13
2004-07-13

-dependin on whit wis set bi that uiser. (This feature is juist for loggit-in uisers an it juist works gif the date is airtit til.)

Categories[eedit | eedit soorce]

Forbye ye can pit the airticle in a category wi ithers in a relatit subjeck. Juist type [[Category:]], an pit the name o the category atween the colon and the brackets.

Ti mak an airtin til a Category page (for exemplar, for a reference for mair research), juist pit a colon (:) at the stairt o the "Category" tag, this wey:

[[:Category:Astropheesics]]

The code abuin wad dae the follaein:

Category:Astropheesics

It is unco important ti pit in the richt categories sae that ither fowk can eithlie finnd yer work. The best gate ti finnd the categories ti pit in is ti leuk at pages on seimlar subjecks, an check the categories they uise. For exemplar gin ye screive an airticle aboot a type o tree, ye micht leuk at ane on anither type o tree ti see the best categories ti uise.

For tae find whit categories is tae haund tak a leuk at the Category:Main page.

Experiment[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gie it a shot! Here's the saundpit for this page.

Gang on wi the lessons.

Front page, 1: Editin, 2: Formattin, 3: Picturs, 4: Wikipaedia airtins, 5: Relatit steid airtins, 6: Ootside airtins, 7: Collogue pages, 8: Stairt an airticle, 9: Pynts ti mind, 10: Registration, 11: Namespaces, 12: Wrap-up