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==Linking to an external wiki community==
 
==Linking to an external wiki community==
* Sites listed in the ''[[homepage:w:MediaWiki:Interwiki map|interwiki map]]'' can be linked via <code><nowiki>[[prefix:pagename]]</nowiki></code>. For example, <code><nowiki>[[Wikipedia:Jedi]]</nowiki></code> will be converted to link to the English Wikipedia's "Jedi" article: [[Wikipedia:Jedi]]. These interwiki links look like local links.
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* Sites listed in the ''[[homepage:w:MediaWiki:Interwiki map|interwiki map]]'' can be linked via <code><nowiki>[[prefix:pagename]]</nowiki></code>. For example, <code><nowiki>[[wikipedia:Jedi]]</nowiki></code> will be converted to link to the English Wikipedia's "Jedi" article: [[wikipedia:Jedi]].
* <code><nowiki>[[Wikipedia:es:India]]</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>[[wp:es:India]]</nowiki></code> will be converted to link to the Spanish Wikipedia's "India" article: [[Wikipedia:es:India]]
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* <code><nowiki>[[Wikipedia:es:India]]</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>[[wp:es:India]]</nowiki></code> will be converted to link to the Spanish Wikipedia's "India" article: [[wikipedia:es:India]]
* Note that the name used in the interwiki link is not always exactly the same as the domain or sub-domain, e.g. [[MetaWikipedia:]] vs. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki. FANDOM's interwiki map also supports [[MetaWikiMedia:]] and [[m:]] for this community.
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* Interwiki prefixes are generally case-insensitive, meaning that [[wikispecies:Lemur]], [[Wikispecies:Lemur]] and even [[wiKISPECies:Lemur]] all go to the same place.
* Many off-FANDOM MediaWiki help pages are kept on https://mediawiki.org/wiki/, which can be linked to with [[mw:]]. Don't confuse this with the [[Special:Allmessages|MediaWiki:]] [[Help:Namespace|namespace]] for [[Help:System messages|system messages]].
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* Some communities have multiple interwiki prefixes at FANDOM. Consider https://meta.wikimedia.org. FANDOM's interwiki map allows [[m:]] ''and'' [[meta:]] ''and'' [[metawikimedia:]] to work. In other cases — like [[wiktionary:]] — there may be only one way to get to a community.
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* Many off-FANDOM MediaWiki help pages are kept on https://mediawiki.org/wiki/, which can be linked to with [[mw:]] — but you shouldn't confuse this with the [[Special:Allmessages|MediaWiki:]] [[Help:Namespace|namespace]] for [[Help:System messages|system messages]].
   
 
==Linking to a FANDOM community from an off-FANDOM community==
 
==Linking to a FANDOM community from an off-FANDOM community==

Revision as of 18:09, August 31, 2018

An interwiki link is a link to another community. This link is often to another FANDOM community, although it may also be to any of the sites listed on the interwiki map. Interwiki links are shortcuts that help you to avoid typing the full URL. Even more helpfully, they can simplify the maintenance of links if a community later changes its URL.

Linking to another FANDOM community

  • To create an interwiki link from your FANDOM community to another, use the format [[w:c:wiki-name:pagename]]. For instance, if you wanted to link to the Black Widow page on the Marvel Database, you would use [[w:c:marvel:Black Widow]].
  • If you would like to modify the displayed text, do as you would with any link. Add a '|' after the link, followed by your desired text. For example, [[w:c:marvel:Black Widow|test]], would appear as test.
  • Non-English communities often have a language code prefix. A German community will often have a URL like de.wiki-name.wikia.com, while Spanish communities come under es.wiki-name.wikia.com. When you link to one of these communities, simply include the language code prefix. Example: [[w:c:fr.wiki-name:Page]] (note the dot between "fr" and the wiki name).
  • You might want to actually click on newly-made interwiki links to make sure your spelling's right. Unlike normal links, interwiki links don't check to see whether the target page exists. That means w:c:batman:The Joker looks the same as w:c:batman:Superman needs to stay in Metropolis.

Linking to an external wiki community

Linking to a FANDOM community from an off-FANDOM community

If you're on a non-FANDOM wiki, you can usually link back here using one of the following three syntaxes:

[[Wikia:wiki-name:pagename]]

[[Wikia:c:wiki-name:pagename]]

[[Wikiasite:wiki-name:pagename]]

For example, typing [[Wikia:muppet:Kermit]] on a community outside FANDOM would link to the Kermit page at the Muppet Wiki.

See also

Further help and feedback

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