Interwikimedia links



An interwikimedia link is a link from a Wikimedia Foundation project to another one (e.g., from Wikipedia to Wiktionary).

Shortcuts and templates to Wikimedia sister projects[edit]

Project Long form Shortcut Pagename template
Wikipedia wikipedia: [[w:]] {{Wikipedia|Pagename}}
Wiktionary [[wiktionary:]] [[wikt:]] {{Wiktionary|Pagename}}
Wikinews [[wikinews:]] [[n:]] {{Wikinews|Pagename}}
Wikibooks [[wikibooks:]] [[b:]] {{Wikibooks|Pagename}}
Wikiquote [[wikiquote:]] [[q:]] {{Wikiquote|Pagename}}
Wikisource [[wikisource:]] [[s:]] {{Wikisource|Pagename}}
Wikisource (common repository) [[oldwikisource:]] {{WikisourceWiki|Pagename}}
Wikispecies [[species:]]
Wikiversity [[wikiversity:]] [[v:]] {{Wikiversity|pagename}}
Wikimedia Foundation [[wikimedia:]]
Wikimedia Commons [[commons:]] {{Commons|Pagename}}
Wikimedia Meta-Wiki [[meta:]]
[[m:]] {{Meta|Pagename}}
Strategic planning [[strategy:]]
Wikimedia Incubator [[incubator:]] {{Incubator|Pagename}}
MediaWiki [[mw:]] {{MediaWiki|Pagename}}
MediaWiki Quality [[quality:]]
(formerly MediaZilla)
Nostalgia [[nost:]]
Test Wikipedia [[testwiki:]]
International chapters Shortcut
Argentina [[wmar:]]
Australia [[wmau:]]
Canada [[wmca:]]
Czech Republic [[wmcz:]]
Germany [[wmde:]]
Finland [[wmfi:]]
Hong Kong [[wmhk:]]
Hungary [[wmhu:]]
India [[wmin:]]
Indonesia [[wmid:]]
Israel [[wmil:]]
Italy [[wmit:]]
Netherlands [[wmnl:]]
Norway [[wmno:]]
Poland [[wmpl:]]
Russia [[wmru:]]
Serbia [[wmrs:]]
Sweden [[wmse:]]
Switzerland [[wmch:]]
Taiwan [[wmtw:]]
United Kingdom [[wmuk:]]

Some links don't work as expected within the same project, e.g., meta:Test on Meta itself would mean m:Meta:Test, a different page. Outside of Wikimedia sister projects, only metawikipedia:Test might work for m:Test.

Links to foreign-language Wikiprojects can be made by adding the language code: [[:s:de:Salz]] will link to the German-language Wikisource, [[:wikt:fr:sel]] to the French-language Wiktionary, etc. For the language codes see List of wikipedias.

Suppressing the prefix[edit]

The pipe trick:
Add | at the end of the link, like this: [[s:test|]], which will automatically be expanded to [[s:test|test]] on saving.

Special versions of Wikipedia[edit]

There are also two special versions of Wikipedia, nostalgia and test. Nostalgia is a static copy of Wikipedia, as it was in 2001 and can be linked to by using [[nost:]]. Test is a version of Wikipedia, for edit and software testing and can be linked to by using [[testWiki:]].

Secure server[edit]

Links created by the methods described on this page always point to the normal servers. For methods to make links that use the secure server see Wikipedia:Secure server and {{sec link auto}}.


Wikitext Results
[[:en:Main Page]]
en:Main Page
[[commons:Main Page]]
commons:Main Page
[[wikibooks:Main Page|]]
Main Page

As demonstrated above, by the double prefixes (for example [[wikt:de:Main Page]]), links may cumulate, thus enabling links that are not possible with a single prefix, for example, linking a word in the English Wikipedia to a term in the German Wiktionary.

See also[edit]

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