Guide to Linking and the Mention System
The mention system exists to make your world building life on World Anvil a whole lot easier; it links your articles together so your readers will stay on your world for all eternity. If you have started an article and you mention something that you already have an article for then the only thing you have to do is to mention it and it will appear as a link. Even if you don't have an existing article you can still mention it and it will also appear in your to-do-list.
Mentioning an existing articleTo mention an article that you have already created, maybe with the purple button, you type an @ and add the first letters of the name of the article or the first letters of the article type. Then you click the button of the article you want to link to and it will automatically appear in the editor.
Mentioning a non-existing articleYou can also link an article that hasn't been created yet. To do so, simply add the link as normal, typing the full name of the future article. After the article title, type its template name between (parenthesis). Like this:
Excerpts vs. TooltipsWhile editing an article, go to the "Design" tab on top of the page and find the "Excerpt" text box:
Block links and other tidbitsWhile you are editing an article, on the right sidebar below the to-do list you will find this: The text link is just the regular link that you get with the mentioning system. But the block link looks like the left one if you are placing them at the bottom of the vignette or a text box or like the right one if you put it in the sidebar.
Table of contents
- Mentioning an existing article
- Mentioning a non-exiting article
- Excerpts vs. Tooltips
- Block links and other tidbits
Extended mention system
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