At our company, we have an internal wiki, the access to which is restricted to a specific group. If someone from outside that group attempts access, they will be diverted to the special MediaWiki message page: MediaWiki:Badaccess-groups.

I have changed the MediaWiki:Badaccess-groups page to contain specific help text. I want to add a link to a wiki page that explains more information. Here's the problem: when I add that link it displays it correctly for me. But for other users it displays as if I'm using <nowiki> tags; literally: [[link]].

Does anyone know how to solve this?

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Why not just simply link it using html sending them to the page. It's not really the built in way but, it works.

More Info on Linking in HTML

  • Sorry, I can no longer verify this solution as I have long since moved on from that project. Apr 28, 2012 at 7:31
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    Well I suggest at least upvoting or accepting an answer then. The question gets bumped periodically, and lets people know that it is an unanswered question. Apr 28, 2012 at 12:56

What if you try using the hyperlink button to make the link? Or, make an external link that just goes to the Wiki page you're trying to link to.

  • if I press the link button I get the standard formatting: [[link]]. I see it as a link - other users do not (they see [[link]]). I'll clarify the question. Nov 4, 2010 at 15:19

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