Wikipedia:Template messages/Sister projects

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This page lists templates that are designed to provide article-to-article linking between Wikipedia and its Wikimedia sister projects. It also provides links to pages concerning moving articles between projects.

Templates[edit]

MediaWiki[edit]

Links to pages on the MediaWiki site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{media}} Places the page in the appropriate category.

{{media|insert media type here}}

  • Placed at bottom of article
{{mediaWiki}}
links talk edit

{{mediaWiki|insert word here}}

  • Placed at bottom of article (typically in External links)
  • Parameter is optional, defaults to PAGENAME
{{ mlmw | target page| optional anchor name| optional label }}
links talk view
mw:Target page#optional anchor namehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Target_page#optional_anchor_name or optional labelhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Target_page#optional_anchor_name

This template produces an interwiki link to mediawiki.org, and also a "hidden external link", to allow it to be found by Linksearch, e.g. [1].

Anywhere on page

Meta-Wiki[edit]

Links to pages on the Meta-Wiki site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{copy to Meta}}
links talk edit

{{copy to Meta|Insert page title here}}

  • Parameter is optional, defaults to PAGENAME
{{meta}}
links talk edit

{{meta|Insert page title here}}

  • Placed at bottom of article (typically in External links)
  • Parameter is optional, defaults to PAGENAME

Simple[edit]

Wikibooks[edit]

Links to pages on the Wikibooks site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{cookbook}}
links talk edit

Placed next to an appropriate section, if there is one. Otherwise in "See also" section.

{{copy to Wikibooks}}
links talk edit
Top of article.
{{wikibooks}}
links talk edit

Placed next to an appropriate section, if there is one (e.g. links to annotated works next to the "Plot" or "Synopsis" section). Otherwise in "See also" section.

Wikimedia Commons[edit]

For the embedding of Wikimedia Commons' resources in Wikipedia articles, see Wikipedia:Wikimedia Commons
Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ commons }}
links talk view

{{commons|insert media page title here}}

  • Placed next to the appropriate section, if there is one.
  • Uses parameter {{{1}}} for linking to a specific Commons page and {{PAGENAME}}for displayed link.
{{ commons category }}
links talk view

{{commons category|Insert category name here}}

  • Bottom of article (typically in External links).
{{ commons category-inline }}
links talk view

Media related to Insert category name here at Wikimedia Commons

{{commons category-inline|Insert category name here}}

  • Bottom of article (typically in list at External links).
{{ copy to Wikimedia Commons }}
links talk view
Top of article.
{{ now Commons }}
links talk view
This template should only be used on file (image) pages.

{{now Commons|File:FileName.jpg}}

  • Placed at bottom of image description
  • Allows identification of moved files
  • Uses {{PAGENAME}} for automatic categorizing.

Wikinews[edit]

Moving pages to Wikinews is not possible, for legal reasons. Copying material to Wikinews would relicense it under the CC-BY license, which is incompatible with CC-By-SA and GFDL. However, Wikinews articles can be moved to Wikipedia.

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ wikinews }}
links talk view

{{wikinews|insert article name here}}

  • Placed next to the discussion of the event.
  • Uses parameter (i.e. insert article name here) for a manual link.
  • For multiple news articles, use {{wikinewshas}} to save repetition.
{{ wikinews category }}
links talk view

{{Wikinews category|Insert category name here}}

  • Placed next to the discussion of the event.
{{ wikinewshas }}
links talk view

{{wikinewshas|insert description here|
*Insert interwiki link to article 1 here
*Insert interwiki link to article 2 here
*Insert interwiki link to article 3 here
*Insert interwiki link to article 4 here
}}

  • Placed next to the discussion of the event.
  • Allows multiple articles to be condensed into a list.
{{ wikinewspar2 }}
links talk view

{{wikinewspar2|Insert page name 1 here|Insert page name 2 here}}

  • Placed next to the discussion of the event.

Wikiquote[edit]

Links to pages on the Wikiquote site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ copy to Wikiquote }}
links talk view
Top of article or section.
{{ copy section to Wikiquote }}
links talk view
Top of section which is long enough to be better suited at Wikiquote.
{{ wikiquote }}
links talk view

{{wikiquote}} - provides link that invokes a search of Wikiquote, using the current page's name ({{PAGENAME}})

either the Quotes or External links section

{{wikiquote|Duke Nukem}} - provides a link to a specific Wikiquote page for the given word (1st parameter). Uses that parameter as the display name.

{{wikiquote|The Simpsons#Bart Simpson|Bart Simpson}} - provides a link to a specific Wikiquote page (1st parameter) and an optional display name (2nd parameter)

Wikisource[edit]

Links to pages on the Wikisource site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ copy to Wikisource }}
links talk view
Top of article
{{ copy section to Wikisource }}
links talk view
no Top
of section which is long enough to be better suited at Wikisource.
{{ wikisource }}
links talk view

{{wikisource}} - provides link that invokes a search of Wikisource, using the current page's name ({{PAGENAME}})

adjoining a body reference to the source or in the External links section with other sister project links

{{wikisource|William Wilson}} - provides a link to a specific Wikisource page for the given word (1st parameter). Uses that parameter as the display name.

{{wikisource|The Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf|The Boy Who Cried Wolf}} - provides a link to a specific Wikisource page (1st parameter) and an optional display name (2nd parameter)

{{ wikisource author }}
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{{wikisource author}} - Links to Author: page, using the current page's name ({{PAGENAME}})

External links section of author biographies

{{wikisource author|James Joyce}} - provides a link to a specific Wikisource page for the given word (1st parameter). Uses that parameter as the display name.

{{wikisource author|George Herbert Walker Bush|George H. W. Bush}} - provides a link to a specific Wikisource page (1st parameter) and an optional display name (2nd parameter)

{{ wikisource index }}
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{{wikisource index}} - Links to Wikisource: page (i.e. where Wikisource topic index pages reside), using the current page's name ({{PAGENAME}})

External links section of topic article

{{wikisource index|Australia}} - provides a link to a specific Wikisource topic index page for the given word (1st parameter). Uses that parameter as the display name.

{{wikisource index|Banksia marginata|B. marginata}} - provides a link to a specific Wikisource topic index page (1st parameter) and an optional display name (2nd parameter)

{{ wikisourcecat }}
links talk view

{{wikisourcecat|Hymns}}

External links section
{{ wikisourcelang }}
links talk view

{{wikisourcelang|fr|Voltaire|Voltaire}}

Parameters

  1. language code
  2. destination page name
  3. displayed text
adjoining a body reference to the source or in the External links section with other sister project links
{{ wikisource|old=y }}
links talk view

{{wikisource|Universala Deklaracio de Homaj Rajtoj|Universala Deklaracio de Homaj Rajtoj|old=y}}

Links to languages without own domain.

Parameters

  1. destination page name
  2. displayed text
adjoining a body reference to the source or in the External links section with other sister project links
{{ wikisourceEBD1897 }}
links talk view

{{wikisourceEBD1897|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ EB1911 poster }}
links talk view

{{EB1911 poster|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ wikisource1913CatholicEnc }}
links talk view

{{wikisource1913CatholicEnc|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ wikisource1914NSRW }}
links talk view

{{wikisource1914NSRW|Insert title here}}

External links section

Wikispecies[edit]

Links to pages on the Wikispecies site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ wikispecies }}
links talk view

{{wikispecies|insert word here}}

  • Placed at bottom of article (typically in External links)
  • Uses parameter for a manual link.

Wikiversity[edit]

Links to pages on the Wikiversity site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ wikiversity }}
links talk view

{{wikiversity|insert word here}}

  • Placed at bottom of article (typically in External links)
  • Uses parameter for a manual link.

Wikivoyage[edit]

Links to pages on the Wikivoyage site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ wikivoyage }}
links talk view

{{wikivoyage|insert page title here}}

  • Placed at bottom of article (typically in External links)
  • Uses parameter for a manual link.
{{ wikivoyage-inline }}
links talk view

Insert page title here travel guide from Wikivoyage

{{wikivoyage-inline|insert page title here}}

  • External links section

Wiktionary[edit]

Links to pages on the Wiktionary site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ copy to Wiktionary }}
links talk view

{{dictdef}}

Top of article.
{{ TWCleanup }}
links talk view
Top of article.
[[wikt:SomeWord|definition of SomeWord]] sophisticated (adj.) Having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naiveté; cosmopolitan.

A word inline with text.

{{ wiktionary }}
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{{wiktionary}} - provides link that invokes a search of Wiktionary, using the current page's name ({{PAGENAME}}); uses a search rather than linking directly to a page — because Wiktionary article titles are fully case sensitive, this may not yield the desired result

  • At the top of the page for disambiguation pages.
  • In the External Links section for articles.
  • Next to any cross-reference to Wiktionary, if there is one.

{{wiktionary|sophisticated}} - provides a link to a specific Wiktionary page for the given word (1st parameter). Uses that parameter as the display name.

{{wiktionary|sophisticated|Sophistic}} - provides a link to a specific Wiktionary page (1st parameter) and an optional display name (2nd parameter)

{{wiktionary-inline}} {{wiktionary-inline}}

The dictionary definition of template messages/sister projects at Wiktionary

{{wiktionary-inline|Wiktionary Page}}

The dictionary definition of wiktionary Page at Wiktionary

{{wiktionary-inline|Wiktionary Page|Link Text}}

The dictionary definition of Link Text at Wiktionary

  • Inline with disambiguation pages
  • External links section
{{ wiktionary redirect }}
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{{wiktionary redirect|sophisticated}}

Top of the article.

Several/All Wikimedia Sister projects in box[edit]

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ sister project links }}
links talk view

{{sister project links|Page name here}}

  • Placed at bottom of article (typically in External links)
  • Needs manual parameter
{{wikimedia for portals}}
The following Wikimedia sister projects provide more on this subject:
Wikibooks  Wikimedia Commons Wikinews  Wikiquote  Wikisource  Wikiversity  Wikivoyage  Wiktionary  Wikidata 
Manuals and books Images and media News Quotations Texts Learning resources Travel guides Definitions Database
  • Placed at the bottom of portal pages, usually on a subpage

Metapages in Wikimedia Sister projects[edit]

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ wikimediameta }}
links talk view
Look up Template messages/Sister projects in the metapage of Wiktionary. Look up Template messages/Sister projects in the metapage of Wikinews. Look up Template messages/Sister projects in the metapage of Wikiquote. Look up Template messages/Sister projects in the metapage of Wikibooks. Look up Template messages/Sister projects in the metapage of Wikisource. Look up Template messages/Sister projects in the metapage of Commons. Look up Template messages/Sister projects in the metapage of Wikispecies.

{{wikimediameta}}

  • Placed at bottom of article (typically in Internal or External links).
  • Cannot use parameters for a manual link, because the links are automatic.
  • Coordinated and coherent (used in all the wikimedia sisterprojects and in the same way).