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{{help}}A '''hyperlink''' is a word or phrase in a [[Ballotpedia:About|Ballotpedia]] article that appears on your screen in red or blue.
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A '''hyperlink''' is a word or phrase in a [[Ballotpedia:About|Ballotpedia]] article that appears on your screen in red or blue.
  
 
[[Wikipedia:Help:Interwiki linking|Interwiki linking]]
 
[[Wikipedia:Help:Interwiki linking|Interwiki linking]]
  
 
==Blue Hyperlinks==
 
==Blue Hyperlinks==
 
 
If a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article appears on your screen in blue, that means that [[Main Page|Ballotpedia]] contains an article about that word or phrase.  By clicking on the blue word or phrase, you will be taken to the Ballotpedia article about it.
 
If a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article appears on your screen in blue, that means that [[Main Page|Ballotpedia]] contains an article about that word or phrase.  By clicking on the blue word or phrase, you will be taken to the Ballotpedia article about it.
  
 
=== Light blue hyperlinks ===
 
=== Light blue hyperlinks ===
 
 
If a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article appears on your screen in light blue, that means that the link is an external link or an [[Wikipedia:Help:Interwiki linking|interwiki link]]. By clicking on the light blue word or phrase, you will be taken to a website outside Ballotpedia.
 
If a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article appears on your screen in light blue, that means that the link is an external link or an [[Wikipedia:Help:Interwiki linking|interwiki link]]. By clicking on the light blue word or phrase, you will be taken to a website outside Ballotpedia.
  
 
==Red Hyperlinks==
 
==Red Hyperlinks==
 
 
If a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article appears on your screen in red, that means that:
 
If a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article appears on your screen in red, that means that:
  
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==The "wikify" template==
 
==The "wikify" template==
 
 
Ballotpedia has a [[Ballotpedia:Templates|template]] that can be used to indicate that an article would benefit from additional "wikification"--that is, the article would be improved if it had more hyperlinks in the article to pages outside the article.   
 
Ballotpedia has a [[Ballotpedia:Templates|template]] that can be used to indicate that an article would benefit from additional "wikification"--that is, the article would be improved if it had more hyperlinks in the article to pages outside the article.   
  
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A hyperlink is a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article that appears on your screen in red or blue.

Interwiki linking

Blue Hyperlinks

If a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article appears on your screen in blue, that means that Ballotpedia contains an article about that word or phrase. By clicking on the blue word or phrase, you will be taken to the Ballotpedia article about it.

Light blue hyperlinks

If a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article appears on your screen in light blue, that means that the link is an external link or an interwiki link. By clicking on the light blue word or phrase, you will be taken to a website outside Ballotpedia.

Red Hyperlinks

If a word or phrase in a Ballotpedia article appears on your screen in red, that means that:

  • There currently is no article on Ballotpedia about that word or phrase
  • Some other user on Ballotpedia has "flagged" that word or phrase in such a way as to suggest that it should have an article on Ballotpedia.

The way the other user "flagged" the word/phrase so that it appears in red on your screen is by inserting double-square brackets around the word/phrase while editing the article in which the word/phrase appears.

  • Inserting double-square brackets around a word or phrase is sometimes called "wikifying" the word or phrase.
  • This is how it looks: [[Ballot measure]] (which yields Ballot measure).

The "wikify" template

Ballotpedia has a template that can be used to indicate that an article would benefit from additional "wikification"--that is, the article would be improved if it had more hyperlinks in the article to pages outside the article.

  • The template is called Template:Wikify.
  • To insert the template in an article, type {{wikify}} at the top of the page.
  • This is what the "wikify" template looks like when inserted on a page:
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