This template creates a link to a page on an affiliated project. It is intended for the "Further reading" sections of Wiktionary entries.


This template requires only one parameter, an abbreviation of the name of the project (see below). By default, it links to the identically-titled article (except with an initial capital letter) on the English language project, with a message like this one:

Wikipedia-logo.svg cloud on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

In addition, it puts a link to that article in the sidebar at left, assuming the reader is using the Monobook skin.

However, a few optional parameters are accepted:

  • The lang parameter is used to link to an article in a non-English project; if provided, it should be set to the language code used in interwiki links, which is usually (or always?) the first part of the article's domain name. For example, a link to an article on the French Wikipedia (fr.wikipedia.org) would set lang=fr.
  • An optional first parameter is used to link to page whose name isn't identical to that of the Wiktionary entry. This can be left empty to use the pagename. Alternatively, the dab parameter can be used to indicate that the target is a disambiguation page.
  • An optional second parameter is used to have different link text from the name of the linked article.

So, for example, {{projectlink|pedia|lang=fr|pétanque|la pétanque}} would produce the message:

Wikipedia-logo.svg la pétanque on the French Wikipedia.Wikipedia fr

(though that's not necessarily a good idea; {{projectlink|pedia|lang=fr}} should quite suffice in this case).

As before, the link will appear in the sidebar as well when using the Monobook skin.

Projects with abbreviationsEdit

The template can currently be used for linking to the following projects by using the corresponding abbreviations:

Project Abbreviation
Wikibooks books
Wikimedia Commons commons
Wikimedia Meta-wiki meta
Wikinews news
Wikiquote quote
Wikisource source
Wikispecies species
Wikiversity versity

Several external projects are also accessible. For a full list, see here.


Similar templatesEdit

Templates producing similar appearance include the following: