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ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ:Wikimedia sister projects

(ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ:Sister projectsରୁ ଲେଉଟି ଆସିଛି)
To link sister projects using traditional inline text links see Wikipedia:InterWikimedia links.

Wikimedia sister projects are all the publicly available wikis operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, including the Wikipedia. This guideline covers Wikipedia's relations to the sister projects, including linking and copying content between Wikipedia article and a sister project.

Sister projects


ମେଟା-ଉଇକି ମେଟା-ଉଇକି (ଉଇକିମିଡ଼ିଆ ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପର ପରିଚାଳନା)    କମନ୍ସ ଉଇକିକମନ୍ସ (ମାଗଣା ମାଧ୍ୟମର ଭଣ୍ଡାର)    Wikidata ଉଇକିଡାଟା (ଖୋଲା ତଥ୍ୟ ଭଣ୍ଡାର)    ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନ ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନ (ଶବ୍ଦକୋଷ ଓ ବିଶେଷଣ ପୋଥି)    ଉଇକିକଥା ଉଇକିକଥା (ଢଗଢମାଳି ଓ ବିଶେଷ କଥା)    ଉଇକିପାଠାଗାର ଉଇକିପାଠାଗାର (ମାଗଣା ପଢ଼ାଘର)    ଉଇକି ସମ୍ବାଦ ଉଇକି ସମ୍ବାଦ (ଖୋଲା ସମ୍ବାଦ)    ଉଇକିପୋଥି ଉଇକିପୋଥି (ମାଗଣା ପଢ଼ାବହି ଓ ମାନୁଆଲ)    ଉଇକିସ୍ପିସିସ ଉଇକିସ୍ପିସିସ (ଜାତିମାନଙ୍କର ତାଲିକା)    ଉଇକି ମହାବିହାର ଉଇକି ମହାବିହାର (ମାଗଣା ଶିକ୍ଷଣ ଓ ଉପକରଣ)    ଉଇକିଭ୍ରମଣ ଉଇକିଭ୍ରମଣ (ଖୋଲା ଭ୍ରମଣ-ପୁସ୍ତିକା)

The above list of the current English language sister projects can be easily duplicated using the {{Wikipedia's sister projects}} template.

Wikipedia encourages links from Wikipedia articles to pages on sister projects when such links are likely to be useful to our readers, and interlingual crosslinking to articles on foreign-language editions of Wikipedia whenever such links are possible.

By far, the most common use of links to the non-Wikipedia sister projects is the use of images that are stored on the Wikimedia Commons site.

Editors link to pages on sister projects (other than the inter-language Wikipedias) in five ways:

As with standard wikilinks to other Wikipedia articles, pages at sister projects are normally linked only once within an article.


The best place and the best format for a link to a page on a Wikimedia sister project depend on the situation. For example, if a word in the text might be unfamiliar to some readers, then an inline link to Wiktionary directs readers to the definition of the word. Links to sister projects on disambiguation pages frequently use large, graphical templates such as {{Sister project links}} at the top of the page.

If using a large, graphical template produces odd layout problems, like the excessive white space shown on the right of this screenshot, then switch to a different sister template.

In normal lists and articles, if there is no directly relevant section in the page, then the links are usually placed in the external links section. If you are using an external-links style link (instead of a large, graphical template), then you may create an external links section for the sister link, even if there are no other links. If no such section exists and you are using a large, graphical template, then the links should be placed in the last section of the page, as described in the Manual of Style's layout page. The large, graphical templates should not be placed in a section by themselves. Sister links are not normally included in See also sections, which are reserved for links to pages within the English Wikipedia itself.

Sometimes, using the large, graphical templates in the external links section or the last section results in a long sequence of right-aligned boxes hanging off the bottom of the article, or otherwise disrupts the layout of the page. The templates also produce layout problems if they are placed at the top of a section that uses columns, which is common in references sections. In that circumstance, use other ways of linking to the sister projects. Changing the link to the one-line external links style (two examples shown in the previous section) usually resolves this problem. In other cases, {{Sister project links}} helpfully unifies all the links in a single, large, graphical template.

Common interproject link targets have standardized templates that allow them to be easily distinguished from normal external links. These templates can be found at Category:Interwiki link templates.

Soft redirects from Wikipedia to a sister project


Sometimes an entry is more appropriate on Wiktionary than Wikipedia and can never be expanded beyond simple dictionary definition. Normally, such articles are copied to Wiktionary using transwiki process, and deleted from Wikipedia afterwards.

However, if the word or phrase is commonly wikified, it is quite likely that the deleted entry will be quickly re-created again by well-meaning users. The re-created article is likely to be another simple dictionary definition, just as inappropriate for Wikipedia as the original.

To avoid this, do not delete after transwiki'ing. One solution, as suggested by Wikipedia deletion policy, is to instead normally redirect the word to a relevant article within Wikipedia. For instance, Organize could redirect it to a well-developed Organization article via #REDIRECT [[Organization]].

If this is not possible, turn a Wikipedia page into a soft redirect to a sister project. This is done by replacing the page with either the {{softredirect}} template, or one of specialized templates (template {{wi}} is recommended in case of Wiktionary). These templates inform reader to look for information on the sister project, in case of this example provide link to wikt:Organize article. This has multiple benefits:

  1. it brings the sister projects closer together,
  2. it prevents future clean up issues.

This applies to other sister projects as well, not only to Wiktionary. Please keep in mind that only commonly wikified words should become soft redirects. We don't need a soft redirect for every possible word or phrase to be included in Wikipedia.

The Wikipedia:Template messages/Sister projects page lists templates that are designed to provide article-to-article linking between Wikipedia and its Wikimedia sister projects.

Linking between projects

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:]]
Wikimedia Foundation [[wikimedia:]]
Wikimedia Commons [[commons:]]
Wikimedia Meta-Wiki [[meta:]] [[m:]]
Wikimedia Incubator [[incubator:]]
MediaWiki [[mw:]]
Bugzilla [[mediazilla:]] [[bugzilla:]]

Unified login or Merged Account


Unified login is a mechanism which allows users to use a single login across the majority of the Wikimedia Foundation's sister projects. This allows users to maintain a consistent identity throughout Wikimedia, following a single sign-up. Other advantages of this mechanism include the removal of the threat that impersonation poses and the ability to visit many projects without having to go through the labors of logging in everywhere. Users can create a unified login by visiting Special:MergeAccount on a project where they already have an account, and following the prompts.