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SharePoint Wiki Links

A SharePoint tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom

SharePoint logoSharePoint wiki links only work within one site, and they cannot be added by clicking a button. Instead the wiki link syntax has to be typed in.

But with wiki links you can achieve things that are difficult to do in other ways. Peter Kalmstrom, CEO of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions and Microsoft certified SharePoint specialist, shows some examples in the demo below.

Double square brackets

SharePoint wiki link selection Wiki links are always surrounded by double square brackets, and when you type the first two brackets on a SharePoint page in edit mode, you will be shown a list of the site's pages, lists and views. Select one of the options and add the closing brackets, and a wikilink is created.


Peter shows seven different ways to manipulate and work with wiki links. Note that he uses the TAB key when he links to a document and a list.
  • Create a link to an existing page.
  • Create a link to a non existing page and let SharePoint create the new page.
  • Create a link to a library.
  • Create a link to a document
  • Modify the anchor text of a link.
  • Create a link to a list.
  • Create a link to a list item that opens the item in a new window on top of the SharePoint page where the link is placed.
Task opened by SharePoint wiki link


Also refer to the kalmstrom.com Blog post about SharePoint wiki links





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