Template:Sister project links

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The {{Sister project links}} template provides links to the 'Search' page on the various Wikimedia sister projects. If a matching article exists, the reader will be directed there. Otherwise, normal search results are shown.


{{Sister project links | wikt= | commons= | b= | n= | q= | s= | v= | voy= | species= | d= | mw= | display=}}

<!-- input 'no' to exclude projects -->
This is the TemplateData documentation for the template used by the new VisualEditor.

Sister project links

Displays a terminal window with a set of commands. If the titles in the individual sister projects differ, use the following parameters, which are taken from [[Help:Interwiki linking]].

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Search Parameter 1 Use if the ''search parameter'' differs from the pagename. string empty optional
Display display Use if the ''display name'' is different from the search term. For example, the bear article would be 'Bears'. string empty optional
Author author Use for articles about authors to force the sisterlinks to include the Author: prefix. Can set yes/no. string empty optional
Wiktionary link wikt Wiktionary link string empty optional
Wikibooks link b Wikibooks link string empty optional
Wikinews link n Wikinews link string empty optional
Wikiquote link q Wikiquote link string empty optional
Wikisource link s Wikisource link string empty optional
Wikiversity link v Wikiversity link string empty optional
Wikivoyage link voy Wikivoyage link string empty optional
Wikidata link d Wikidata link string empty optional
Wikispecies link species Wikispecies link string empty optional
MediaWiki link mw MediaWiki link string empty optional

Default display

  • If you would like to exclude a link to a particular sister project, input no as the parameter for that sister project. For example, use:
{{Sister project links | q=no}}
to exclude the Wikiquote sister project. Only these parameters will display by default: wikt, commons, b, n, q, s and v. However, voy only displays by default if the entity type on Wikidata is "geographical feature".
  • Note: Links to MediaWiki, Wikinews, Wikidata and Wikispecies are disabled by default. To show one or more of these sister projects, add the following:

For Wikinews:

{{Sister project links| n=yes}}


{{Sister project links| n=SearchParameter}}

For MediaWiki, Wikidata and Wikispecies:

{{Sister project links| d=RelatedName | species=ScientificName |mw=DocumentationName}}


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.

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

See: Where to place links for more information and alternatives.

See also