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== Linking to an external wiki community ==
 
== Linking to an external wiki community ==
 
* 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]].
 
* 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>[[Wikipedia: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]]
 
* Interwiki prefixes are generally case-insensitive, meaning that [[wikispecies:Lemur]], [[Wikispecies:Lemur]] — and even [[wiKISPECies:Lemur]] — all go to the same place.
 
* Interwiki prefixes are generally case-insensitive, meaning that [[wikispecies:Lemur]], [[Wikispecies:Lemur]] — and even [[wiKISPECies:Lemur]] — all go to the same place.
 
* 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.
 
* 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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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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