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I tried to search for this topic using several different search strings. I assume this must have been discussed already but I could not find it. My question is this:


I used to be able to link to an external website and choose to use a numbered link/reference (eg - It would look like this. [1] ). The new format does not seem to have that option. Of course I can do it manually but it becomes difficult to make sure that my numbered citations are in the correct order. My wiki (pathinfo.wikia.com) is mainly for physicians, so we are used to being able to cite the medical literature via this style of numbered references/citations. Is there an easier way to do this, like their used to be? Thanks!

Zao275 06:04, September 11, 2010 (UTC)

Help:Cite --Uberfuzzy@Wikia 06:36, September 11, 2010 (UTC)
Further to this question. I noticed that, when using the same reference multiple times, Wikia's format for the {{reflist}} or </references> is to number them. e.g. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3... rather than the wikipedia format of a b c d.... Personally I think the wikipedia format is better, is it possible to change this? OllieMartin 15:00, September 13, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure, but I think that would require a change in the extension (which is hopelessly outdated on Wikia as it is). Chances of an update of the extension before the whole Oasis thing is over is virtually non-existent. --Duskeytalk 17:55, September 13, 2010 (UTC)
Have a look at the MediaWiki extension pages as it has a section on changing output format Here (I've not tried it out myself as 1.0, 1.1 is fine for me) - BulldozerD11 21:28, September 13, 2010 (UTC)
Ah, it seems it might be possible then. Let us know how it goes. --Duskeytalk 22:26, September 13, 2010 (UTC)
More than possible. It's pi$$ easy! Just go to your MediaWiki:Cite references link many format and change the code <sup>[[#$1|$2]]</sup> to <sup>[[#$1|$3]]</sup>. Bingo! Cheers BulldozerD11 you've done it again! OllieMartin 18:01, September 14, 2010 (UTC)

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