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The template {{section link}} is appropriate to reference sections within the same article.


When using in article body text, consider whether an overt link to a specific section in another article may be confusing to readers who cannot follow links, such as those viewing a printed version of the material, or a version republished without links.


  • {{section link|Article|Section}} or {{section link|Article#Section}} link to section of other article. Example: Ronda § Appearance
  • {{section link|Article|Section|nopage=yes}} links to section of other article, only displaying the section’s title. Example: § Appearance
  • {{section link||Section}}, for usage within the same article, supply an empty first parameter. Example: §§ Ronda​ and Appearance

Single section

The template {{section link}} is used to generate a link to a certain section of a local wiki page and render an appropriate section mark (“§”).

Markup Renders as
[[Roxxy#Story]] Roxxy#Story
{{section link|Roxxy|Story}} Roxxy § Story
{{section link|Roxxy#Story}} Roxxy § Story

Multiple sections

This template may generate consecutive links to several sections of the same page. You can write:

Markup Renders as
{{section link|Pregnancy|Conception|Maternity}} Pregnancy §§ Conception​ and Maternity

Suppressing page name

Sometimes the page name needs not to appear, e.g. to avoid redundancy and wordiness. For the page on which the template is used, not specifying a page name creates a section link only. The following:

{{Section link||Suppressing page name}}

Is the equivalent of:

[[#Suppressing page name|§ Suppressing page name]]

and renders as:

§ Suppressing page name

For other pages, |nopage=yes can be used to suppress the page name. This can be used when the page name is clear from context, such as on talk pages referring to the article being discussed.

This common case can be entered using {{section link|{{ARTICLEPAGENAME}}|Section|nopage=yes}}.

Comparison of displayed results
Markup Renders as
{{section link|Jenny’s route|Requirements}} Jenny’s route § Requirements
{{section link|Jenny’s route|Requirements|nopage=yes}} § Requirements
{{section link|Jenny’s route|Requirements|Story|Pregnancy}} Jenny’s route §§ Requirements, Story, and Pregnancy
{{section link|Jenny’s route|Requirements|Story|Pregnancy|nopage=yes}} §§ Requirements, Story, and Pregnancy

Styling page name

For some page names (e.g. titles of films or short stories) we’re always supposed to present the core part of the page’s name (without any parenthetic disambiguation) in italics, quotation marks, or some other markup. The |display= parameter can be used for this purpose:

Markup Renders as
{{section link|Wikipedia:The Last Temptation of Christ (film)|General controversy|display=Wikipedia:The Last Temptation of Christ (film)}} Wikipedia:The Last Temptation of Christ (film) § General controversy


It is common practice to copy article and section name from the browser’s address bar. When doing that, the article and section names may contain underscores; for example Wikipedia:Albert_Einstein#Scientific_career

This template automatically replaces the underscores with space characters:

{{section link|Mrs._Smith#Personality}} produces Mrs. Smith § Personality

There are articles that have underscores. To retain the underscores in the rendered output, use |keep-underscores=yes parameter:

  • The article and section are copied from browser address bar:
  • The extraneous underscores are manualy removed:
Wikipedia:Dual_EC_DRBG#Timeline of the Dual_EC_DRBG cryptotrojan
Markup Renders as
{{section link|Wikipedia:Dual_EC_DRBG#Timeline of the Dual_EC_DRBG cryptotrojan|keep-underscores=yes}} Wikipedia:Dual_EC_DRBG § Timeline of the Dual_EC_DRBG cryptotrojan