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An '''interwiki link''' is a [[Help:Links|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 [[homepage:w:MediaWiki:Interwiki map|interwiki map]]. Interwiki links are shortcuts that mean you don't have to use the full URL, and they can help simplify the maintenance of links if a community later changes its URL.
 
 
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==Linking to another FANDOM community==
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An '''interwiki link''' is a [[Help:Links|link]] to another community, most often found within the body of an article. It can be to another Fandom community or any of the sites listed on the [[w:MediaWiki:Interwiki map|interwiki map]]. It's an easy, [[Help:Wikitext|wikitext]] way to link to a page on another wiki without having to type out a whole URL.
* To create an interwiki link from your FANDOM community to another, use the format <code><nowiki>[[w:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>. So for example if you wanted to link to the Black Widow page on the Marvel Database, you would use [[w:c:marvel:Black Widow|<code><nowiki>[[w:c:marvel:Black Widow]]</nowiki></code>]].
 
* If you would like to modify the displayed text, follow the same format as with all [[Help:Links|links]], and add a '|' after the link along with the text you want. So, for example, <code><nowiki>[[w:c:marvel:Black Widow|test]]</nowiki></code>, would appear as [[w:c:marvel:Black Widow|test]].
 
* Note that non-English communities often have a language code prefix. A German community will often have a URL like <code>de.wiki-name.wikia.com</code>, while Spanish communities come under <code>es.wiki-name.wikia.com</code>. When you link to one of these communities, simply include the language code prefix. Example: <code><nowiki>[[w:c:fr.wiki-name:Page]]</nowiki></code> (note the dot between "fr" and the wiki name).
 
   
==Linking to another language version of your community (interlanguage links)==
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To type an interwiki link, you must be using [[Help:Source edit mode|source mode]] in either [[Help:VisualEditor|VisualEditor]] or the [[Help:Classic editor|classic editor]].
* To link to a version of your community in different language, use <code><nowiki>[[</nowiki><var>languagecode</var>:<var>pagename</var>]]</code>, e.g.<code>[[<var>fr</var>:<var>fromage</var>]]</code> will link to the "fromage" article on the French-language version of that community.
 
* Generally such links are placed alphabetically by language code at the end of an article.
 
* Note: because different languages can use different names (such as the English cycling.wikia.com and the French cyclisme.wikia.com), interlanguage linking must be manually activated by the FANDOM community team. If your topic has a community in a different language at FANDOM, and you would like to activate interlanguage linking, please leave a request on the [[homepage:w:project:Interlanguage_link_requests|Interlanguage link requests]] page on Community Central.
 
* See [[Help:Interlanguage links]] for more information about this kind of link.
 
   
==Linking to an external wiki community==
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== Linking to another Fandom 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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* To create an interwiki link from your Fandom community to another, use the format <code><nowiki>[[w:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>. For instance, if you wanted to link to The Queen Victoria page on the Eastenders Wiki, you would use [[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|<code><nowiki>[[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria]]</nowiki></code>]].
* <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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* If you would like to modify the displayed text, do as you would with any [[Help:Links|link]]. Add a '|' after the link, followed by your desired text. For example, <code><nowiki>[[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|test]]</nowiki></code> would appear as [[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|test]].
* 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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* 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 the uncreated [[w:c:batman:Superman needs to stay in Metropolis]].
* 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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* Non-English communities often use [[Help:Language code|language code]] prefixes. You'll typically link to a page on a German community by putting '''de.''' before the domain name: <code><nowiki>[[w:c:</nowiki>'''de.'''<nowiki>wiki-name:Page Name]]</nowiki></code>. It's important to use the name of the page ''in the '''target''' language''. Something like [[w:c:ru.disney:Donald Duck]] probably won't work, but [[w:c:ru.disney:Дональд Дак]] will.
   
==Linking to a FANDOM community from an off-FANDOM community==
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== Linking to an external wiki community ==
*You can generally link to any FANDOM community using the syntax:
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* Sites listed in the ''[[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>[[Wikia:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>, <code><nowiki>[[Wikia:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>, or <code><nowiki>[[Wikiasite:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>
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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]]
*For example, <code><nowiki>[[Wikia:starwars:Jedi]]</nowiki></code> from a community outside FANDOM would link to https://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jedi
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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.
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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 [[Help:Namespace|MediaWiki: namespace]] for [[Help:System messages|system messages]].
   
==See also==
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== Linking to a Fandom community from an off-Fandom community ==
* [[Help:Shared help|Shared help]] and {{lc:[[Help:Shared templates|Shared templates]]}} are special cases of interwiki links
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Some non-Fandom wikis allow you to link back to a Fandom wiki using one of the following syntaxes:
* To request a specific interwiki link for your community, please visit [[homepage:w:Community Central:Interlanguage link requests|this page]].
 
* [[MetaWikipedia:Help:Interwiki linking]]
 
   
==Further help and feedback==
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*<code><nowiki>[[centralwikia:w:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code> (on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects)
{{Help and feedback section}}[[de:Hilfe:Interwiki-Links]]
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*<code><nowiki>[[wikia:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>
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*<code><nowiki>[[wikiasite:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>
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For example, typing <code><nowiki>[[wikia:muppet:Kermit]]</nowiki></code> on a community outside Fandom would link to the [[w:c:muppet:Kermit|Kermit page at the Muppet Wiki]].
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== See also ==
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* [[Help:Shared Help|Shared Help]] and [[Help:Shared templates|shared templates]], special cases of interwiki links
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* [[help:Interlanguage link|Interlanguage links]], which connect pages on the same topic, written in different languages
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* [[w:Project:Interlanguage link requests|Interlanguage link requests]], to request a specific interwiki link for your community
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* The [[meta:Help:Interwiki linking|Meta-Wiki help page]] on interwiki linking
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== Further help and feedback ==
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An interwiki link is a link to another community, most often found within the body of an article. It can be to another Fandom community or any of the sites listed on the interwiki map. It's an easy, wikitext way to link to a page on another wiki without having to type out a whole URL.

To type an interwiki link, you must be using source mode in either VisualEditor or the classic editor.

Linking to another Fandom community Edit

  • 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 Queen Victoria page on the Eastenders Wiki, you would use [[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria]].
  • 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:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|test]] would appear as test.
  • 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 the uncreated w:c:batman:Superman needs to stay in Metropolis.
  • Non-English communities often use language code prefixes. You'll typically link to a page on a German community by putting de. before the domain name: [[w:c:de.wiki-name:Page Name]]. It's important to use the name of the page in the target language. Something like w:c:ru.disney:Donald Duck probably won't work, but w:c:ru.disney:Дональд Дак will.

Linking to an external wiki community Edit

Linking to a Fandom community from an off-Fandom community Edit

Some non-Fandom wikis allow you to link back to a Fandom wiki using one of the following syntaxes:

  • [[centralwikia:w:c:wiki-name:pagename]] (on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects)
  • [[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 Edit

Further help and feedback Edit

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