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(See also: putting a link back to Help:ILL here, as another specialised type of IW link)
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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>. For instance, 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, 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:marvel:Black Widow|test]]</nowiki></code>, would appear as [[w:c:marvel:Black Widow|test]].
 
* 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).
 
* 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. So [[w:c:batman:The Joker]] ''looks'' the same as [[w:c:batman:Superman needs to stay in Metropolis]].
 
   
==Linking to an external wiki community==
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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]].
* 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.
 
* <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.
 
* 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]].
 
   
==Linking to a FANDOM community from an off-FANDOM community==
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== Linking to another Fandom community ==
*You can generally link to any FANDOM community using the syntax:
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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>[[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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* 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]].
*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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* 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]].
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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.
   
==See also==
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== Linking to an external wiki community ==
* [[Help:Shared help|Shared help]] and [[Help:Shared templates|shared templates]] are special cases of interwiki links
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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]].
* Another specialised interwiki link is the [[help:interlanguage link|interlanguage link]], a link between two wikis covering the same topic, but in different languages.
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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]]
* To request a specific interwiki link for your community, please visit [[homepage:w:Community Central:Interlanguage link requests|this page]].
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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.
* [[MetaWikipedia:Help:Interwiki linking]]
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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]].
   
==Further help and feedback==
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== Linking to a Fandom community from an off-Fandom community ==
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Some non-Fandom wikis allow you to link back to a Fandom wiki using one of the following syntaxes:
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*<code><nowiki>[[centralwikia:w:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code> (on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects)
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*<code><nowiki>[[wikia:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>
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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

  • 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

Linking to a Fandom community from an off-Fandom community

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

Further help and feedback

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