## Internal Links

To create a link between pages, start by typing `[` and a scrollable menu of available pages to link to will appear. As you continue typing more characters, relevant internal page link options will appear.

The resulting Markdown will look like this:

And end up looking like the link above to users!

Internal links only work within one project.

If you link across multiple projects, you must use standard hyperlinks.


## Anchor Links

All section headers include an anchor link. The format is `#header-name`. So for example this [link](🔗) will bring you back to this section:


## External Links

### Inline Linking

To link inline, type the text you want to link within brackets, `[x]`, followed directly by the link URL within parentheses, `(y)`.

Links look like this in the Markdown editor:

And result in a link that looks like this: [ReadMe](🔗)


### Reference-Style Linking

Reference-style linking allows you to give a link a number or "name" and refer to it multiple times.

For example, if you type the below in your dash:

...the links will look like this in your Hub:

When I first research something I look at [Wikipedia][1] then at [Google][2] then [Wookiepedia][3].

[1]: https://wikipedia.org "Wikipedia"

[2]: https://google.com "Google"

[3]: https://starwars.fandom.com "Wookiepedia"


## Open Links in New Tab

Markdown and [RDMD](🔗) currently do not have a way to define the target for a link. Instead, standard HTML will need to be used to open links in a new tab.

The HTML syntax is `target="_blank"`, which is used like this within the `<a>` tag:

This can be combined with our `doc:page` syntax to open [links to pages within the same project](🔗) like so:


## Validating Links

ReadMe supports several third-party tools to automatically find broken links in a documentation project, One service we suggest is the [W3C Validator](🔗). No login required. For the **URL** field, enter your doc's custom domain. Select **Hide redirects** and select **Check linked documents recursively**. Leave recursion depth blank.

The results will only show links that are broken, not on **which** pages those links occur, or how many times the broken links occur,


## What's Next

You can use the **What's Next** section at the bottom of the page to link to relevant pages within your project and/or relevant external links. You can also add a description to provide more context.