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.

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|insert word here}}
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{{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 }}
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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

Links to pages on the Meta-Wiki site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{meta|Insert page title here}}
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Meta විසින් සබැඳි විස්තර පහත තැනෙහි පවත්වා ගෙන යනු ලැබේ:
[[meta:Insert page title here|]]

{{meta|Insert page title here}}

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

Links to pages on the Wikibooks site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{cookbook}}
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Placed next to an appropriate section, if there is one. Otherwise in "See also" section.

{{copy to Wikibooks}}
category 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.

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ commons }}
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{{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 }}
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{{commons category|Insert category name here}}

  • Bottom of article (typically in External links).
{{ commons category-inline }}
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  Insert category name here හා සබැඳි මාධ්‍ය විකිමාධ්‍ය කොමන්ස් හි ඇත

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

  • Bottom of article (typically in list at External links).
{{ copy to Wikimedia Commons }}
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Top of article.
{{ now Commons }}
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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.

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 }}
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{{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 }}
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{{Wikinews category|Insert category name here}}

  • Placed next to the discussion of the event.

Links to pages on the Wikiquote site:

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

සැකිල්ල:Copy to Wikiquote

Top of article or section.
{{ copy section to Wikiquote }}
links talk view
සැකිල්ල:Copy to Wikiquote Top of section which is long enough to be better suited at Wikiquote.
{{ wikiquote }}
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{{wikiquote}} - provides link that invokes a search of Wikiquote, using the current page's name ({{PAGENAME}})

 
විකිඋද්ධෘත සතුව පහත තේමාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් උද්ධෘත එකතුවක් ඇත:
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.

 
විකිඋද්ධෘත සතුව පහත තේමාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් උද්ධෘත එකතුවක් ඇත:

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

 
විකිඋද්ධෘත සතුව පහත තේමාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් උද්ධෘත එකතුවක් ඇත:

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
සැකිල්ල:Copy section to Wikisource Top
of section which is long enough to be better suited at Wikisource.
{{ wikisource }}
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{{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 }}
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{{wikisourcecat|Hymns}}

External links section
{{ wikisourcelang }}
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{{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 }}
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{{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
{{ AmCyc poster }}
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{{AmCyc poster|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ Americana poster }}
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{{Americana poster|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ Appletons' poster }}
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{{Appletons' poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:Appletons' poster

External links section
{{ CE1913 poster }}
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{{CE1913 poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:CE1913 poster

External links section
{{ Collier's poster }}
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{{Collier's poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:Collier's poster

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

{{DARRD poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:DARRD poster

External links section
{{ DCBL poster }}
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{{DCBL poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:DCBL poster

External links section
{{ DGRA poster }}
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{{DGRA poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:DGRA poster

External links section
{{ DGRBM poster }}
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{{DGRBM poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:DGRBM poster

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

{{DGRC poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:DGRC poster

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

{{DGRG poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:DGRG poster

External links section
{{ DNB poster }}
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{{DNB poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:DNB poster

External links section
{{ Eastons poster }}
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{{Eastons poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:Eastons poster

External links section
{{ EB1911 poster }}
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{{EB1911 poster|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ EB1922 poster }}
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{{EB1922 poster|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ EB9 poster }}
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{{EB9 poster|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ EBD poster }}
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{{EBD poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:EBD poster

External links section
{{ Jewish Encyclopedia poster }}
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{{Jewish Encyclopedia poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:Jewish Encyclopedia poster

External links section
{{ NIE poster }}
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{{NIE poster|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ NSRW poster }}
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{{NSRW poster|Insert title here}}

External links section
{{ Nuttall poster }}
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{{Nuttall poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:Nuttall poster

External links section
{{ SBDEL poster }}
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{{SBDEL poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:SBDEL poster

External links section
{{ Schaff-Herzog poster }}
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{{Schaff-Herzog poster|Insert title here}} සැකිල්ල:Schaff-Herzog poster

External links section

Links to pages on the Wikispecies site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ wikispecies }}
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{{wikispecies|insert word here}}

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

Links to pages on the Wikiversity site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ wikiversity }}
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{{wikiversity|insert word here}}

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

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 }}
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  විකිචාරිකා තුළ Insert page title here සංචාරක මාර්ගෝපදේශනය

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

  • External links section

Links to pages on the Wiktionary site:

Template What it makes Where it goes
[[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}}

  template index/sister projects හා අදාළ වික්ෂණරිය තුළ ඇති ශබ්දකෝෂමය අර්ථ දැක්වීම

{{wiktionary-inline|Wiktionary Page}}

  wiktionary Page හා අදාළ වික්ෂණරිය තුළ ඇති ශබ්දකෝෂමය අර්ථ දැක්වීම

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

  Link Text හා අදාළ වික්ෂණරිය තුළ ඇති ශබ්දකෝෂමය අර්ථ දැක්වීම

  • 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

සංස්කරණය
Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ sister project links }}
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{{sister project links|Page name here}}

  • Placed at bottom of article (typically in External links)
  • Needs manual parameter
{{wikimedia for portals}}

කොමන්ස්
මාධ්‍ය

 

විකික්වෝට් 
කියමන්

 

විකිසෝර්ක් 
මූලාශ්‍ර

 

විකිවර්සිටි
ඉගෙනුම් මූලාශ්‍ර

 

විකිවොයේජ් 
සංචාරක උපදේශනය

 

වික්‍ෂනරි 
අර්ථ දැක්වීම්

 

විකිඩේටා 
දත්ත ගබඩාව

 

විකිස්පීශීස් 
ජීවී විශේෂ

 
  • Placed at the bottom of portal pages, usually on a subpage

Metapages in Wikimedia sister projects

සංස්කරණය
Template What it makes Where it goes
{{ wikimediameta }}
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සැකිල්ල:Wikimediameta

{{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).