Wikivoyage:Sister project links

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Wikimedia sister projects are the publicly available wikis operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, of which Wikivoyage is one. This guideline is about linking from Wikivoyage to the other sister projects.

This is a draft policy, and not yet in effect. Please see the discussion page for more information.

When to link[edit]

Wikivoyage encourages the linking to sister projects when there is a logical connection between the two projects and it will serve to benefit the traveller. Below are some common examples of Wikivoyage linking to sister projects:

  • Wikipedia can be linked to on most destination articles to give travellers factual, background information.
  • Wikimedia Commons when there are further photos available that will serve to complement the guide

Editors can link to Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikiversity, Wiktionary or any other project if they feel there is a clear connection, but this is rare and specific to certain situations.

How to link[edit]

To an article with the same name or similar subject[edit]

If there's a page on Wikipedia that covers exactly the same (or very close) subject as a page on Wikivoyage you can link to it.

Wikidata is the usual mechanism to link articles on the same topic across multiple languages of Wikipedia, Wikivoyage or other Wikimedia projects. Each article may be associated with only one Wikidata item. Easiest method is to click on the Wikidata item link in the sidebar of the Wikipedia article and add the Wikivoyage article name in the Wikivoyage section using en and the language code.

To an article with related subject[edit]

If there is no direct equivalent article Wikipedia but it would be useful to reference one or more Wikipedia pages then the {{RelatedWikipedia}} template can be used.

As an alternative, on Wikivoyage, you can simply place:

{{RelatedWikipedia|article name|rel=y}}

near the end of the article, where article name is the name of the Wikipedia article you are linking to.

From templates within an article[edit]

A few MediaWiki templates retrieve data from Wikidata or create links to maps and sibling projects in an article:

  • {{listing}} and {{marker}} accept (lat, long) co-ordinates and link to a dynamic map; {{mapframe}} places that map into a destination article
  • {{listing}} supports links to a venue's official site, to a Wikidata entry and to an encyclopaedia article
  • {{quickbar}} and {{pagebanner}} retrieve data from Wikidata; the listing editor is able to lookup (lat, long) given a Wikidata link.
  • {{interwikimedia link}} creates a hatnote in the form "See also: (Display title) at (Interwikimedia link code)"

See the individual template documentation for details.

To images[edit]

See: Wikivoyage:How to add an image

To an image category on Commons[edit]

Use a sidebar link for an image category relating to the article in general, or a hatnote link for a category relating to a section. A link to a Commons category will typically look like:


Linking between projects[edit]

Interwikimedia links
Project Long form Shortcut
Wikipedia [[wikipedia:]] [[w:]]
Wiktionary [[wiktionary:]] [[wikt:]]
Wikinews [[wikinews:]] [[n:]]
Wikibooks [[wikibooks:]] [[b:]]
Wikiquote [[wikiquote:]] [[q:]]
Wikisource [[wikisource:]] [[s:]]
Wikispecies [[wikispecies:]] [[species:]]
Wikiversity [[wikiversity:]] [[v:]]
Wikivoyage [[wikivoyage:]] [[voy:]]
Wikimedia Foundation [[wikimedia:]]
Wikimedia Commons [[commons:]] [[c:]]
Wikidata [[wikidata:]] [[d:]]
Meta-Wiki [[meta:]] [[m:]]
Wikimedia Incubator [[incubator:]]
MediaWiki [[mw:]]
Phabricator [[phabricator:]] [[phab:]]

See also[edit]