# Is there a quick way to link to the help center?

I learned from a meta post by HeyICanChan once that you can type [tour] in a comment and SE will convert that into a link to the tour page.

Is there a similar way to link to the help center?

It's common practice these days to link both in "greetings" comments to new users, but I have to copy the full URL link and insert that into the comment (using the [text] (URL) notation), which takes up space and isn't as quick as [tour].

• Let's try help center Sep 6, 2019 at 13:14
• The comment formatting section of the edit help page lists all the available shortcut links (remembered seeing it brought up before, searched and found from this answer). Sep 6, 2019 at 13:29
• @Carcer Make that an answer and I'll accept it. Sep 6, 2019 at 13:31
• – V2Blast StaffMod
Sep 6, 2019 at 18:19

The comment formatting section of the editing help pages lists all the available shortcut links you can use in comments, including [help] for the help center. As of posting that is:

[meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site name (e.g. "Super User Meta"). Does nothing if the site doesn't have (or already is) a Meta site.

[main] – like [meta], just the other way around.

 – link to the edit page for the post the comment is on, i.e. /posts/{id}/edit. Link text is "edit" (capitalization is respected).

[tag:tagname] and [meta-tag:tagname] – link to the given tag's page. Link text is the name of the tag.meta-tag only works on meta sites.

[help], [help/on-topic], [help/dont-ask], [help/behavior] and [meta-help] – link to frequently visited pages of the help center. Link text is "help center" (capitalization is respected). All links point to the main site.

[tour] – link to the Tour page. Link text is "tour" (capitalization is respected).

[so], [pt.so], [su], [sf], [metase], [a51], [se] – link to the given site. Link text is the site name.

[chat] – link to the current site's chat site, the link text being "{site name} Chat".

[ask], [answer] – link to the How to Ask or How to Answer page.

[something.se] – link to something.stackexchange.com, if that site exists. Link text is the site name. Use [ubuntu.se] for Ask Ubuntu.