Template:Official website

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Official website

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The purpose of this template is to provide a standard format for labeling links to official websites. The only required parameter is the URL. Three other parameters are also available:

  • name= is used to reformat the title if "official website" is not suitable.
NOTE: This name should succinctly and accurately describe the external link in relation to the subject. In particular, it should not include the article subject's name as the reader reasonably expects that all external links pertain to the subject.
  • mobile= is optionally used if there is a different "official website" for use with Mobile Web devices
  • format=flash is optionally used if the website requires Adobe Flash Player software

Some URLs that contain special characters, such as & or =, will break the template. The solution is to prepend the URL with 1=

Code Result
{{Official website|example.org}} Official website
{{Official website|www.example.org}} Official website
{{Official website|http://www.example.org/}} Official website
{{Official website|https://www.example.org/}} Official website
{{Official website|1=http://www.example.org/?action=view}} Official website
{{Official website|http://www.example.org|name=Example}} Example
{{Official website|example.org|mobile=http://m.example.org}} Official website (Mobile)
{{Official website|example.org|format=flash}} Official website (Requires Adobe Flash Player)


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Official website

This template is used to mark articles without geolocation data (coordinates). Use the {{coord}} template to add geographical data.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
URL 1 The URL that the template will link to string empty required
URL Text name The text the URL will display. If not provided this will default to 'Official website'' string empty optional
Mobile Website mobile If the website has a different 'official website' for mobile devices this website can be listed here string empty optional
Requires Flash format If the website requires Adobe Flash Player software to be displayed, set this parameters value to 'flash' string empty optional

See also

  • {{URL}} – for use instead of {{Official website}} in infoboxes
  • {{Official websites}} – for multiple websites such as for different countries (preferably in English)
  • {{Official websites in}} – for multiple websites in different languages (preferably in English)