Template:Commons

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This template is part of Wikipedia's sister projects. This template links an article to a page on Wikimedia Commons, containing a gallery of related images.

Usage

{{Commons}} – puts link-box with current page's name.
{{Commons|pagename}} – puts link-box connecting title pagename.
{{Commons|pagename|showname}} – puts link-box showing the title showname.
{{Commons|pagename|position=left}} – floats link-box to the left side.

To place this template on the page, type {{Commons|pagename}}, where pagename is the name of a page on Wikimedia Commons (defaults to "{{PAGENAME}}", the end-name of a page where used).

  • The optional 2nd parameter gives the displayed link text.
  • The |position= parameter accepts one keyword, left, to float the box to the left instead of to the right.
  • To link to a Category, use {{Commons category|catname}}, where catname is the name of the category.

Location

If using a large, graphical template produces odd layout problems, like the excessive white space shown on the right of this screenshot, then switch to a different sister template.

N Do not place this template in a section all by itself.

N Do not place this template in a section containing columns.

This template should normally be placed at the top of the External links section at the end of an article, if the article has a section for external links. If no such section exists, then please place it at the top of the last section in the article, or consider using {{Commons-inline}} instead. See Wikipedia:Wikimedia sister projects for further recommendations about the best choice of template for various situations.

On disambiguation pages, this template should be listed above other text, but below any cleanup templates, images, infoboxes or navboxes.

Defaults

The pagenam defaults to wiki-variable "{{PAGENAME}}", which is the end-name of the page where used. For a Template:Txxx, the {{PAGENAME}} would be the end-name "Txxx". For a Category:Catxxx, that page would have {{PAGENAME}} as the end-name "Catxxx".

The default positioning of the link-box is to the right-side.

Examples

{{Commons}}

produces


{{Commons|Reconquista}}

produces


{{Commons|Category:Reconquista}}

produces


{{Commons|Reconquista|retaking of the Iberian Peninsula}}

produces


{{Commons|Reconquista|position=left}}

produces


Template data

This is the TemplateData documentation for the template used by the new VisualEditor.

Commons

Creates a small box with a link to a related page on Wikimedia Commons.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Pagename 1 The page name on commons. The article's page name is used as a default. string empty optional
Showname 2 Optional displayed link text. string empty optional
Position position Position to display the box: 'left' floats the box to the left rather than the default which is on the right. string empty optional

See also