Wiki Life: Cross Linking


Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday – Wiki Life post.

A few months ago I presented the User Experience Guidelines. Today I want to concentrate on an article which focuses on one particular topic of these guidelines – Cross-Linking. Let me give you an example, to make the importance of this topic more clear. As an author you want to contribute an article to the wiki. After the article is written you could easily publish it, but you should not miss one additional step – add links to your article which guides the user to additional content which he/she might find useful. Sounds easy? It is. Nevertheless, there are some pitfalls.

Fortunately, Richard Mueller has created an article about cross-linking last month on how you can do cross-linking in a clear, consisting manner, that means providing the user the best experience he/she can get. He shows how to use the portals which are already there, how to link to a parent article, or how you should use a table of contents.

– German Ninja Jan (Twitter, BlogProfile)

Comments (8)

  1. Maheshkumar S Tiwari says:

    Thanks Horizon_Net for sharing and thanks Richard for writing it….

  2. Steef-Jan Wiggers says:

    A very instructive and clarifying article. Thanks!

  3. Benoit Jester - MTFC says:

    Thanks for this useful article !

  4. Richard Mueller says:

    Thanks for highlighting the article. Cross Linking will make our articles more useful, and also more discoverable.

  5. Matthew Yarlett says:

    Great idea to highlight Richards article on Cross-linking. It's an important topic.

  6. Naomi N says:

    Good work!

  7. Ed Price - MSFT says:

    Thank you to Richard (and Yagmoth and Naomi) for helping us get our Cross-Linking story improved!

  8. hassan sayed issa20014 says:

    Congratulations