You can also use the Cite gadget in the editing toolbar to automatically create the wikicode for citations.
- Click Cite in the toolbar at the top of the edit window.
- Position the cursor where you want to add a citation.
- Click the Templates pulldown, then selection the type of source: general webpage, news article, book, or journal article.
- Fill out the details of the source.
- Click Insert.
If you enter a Ref name, you can reuse the same citation elsewhere in the article without needing to re-enter the details. Click Named references to re-use a citation that includes a Ref name.