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Code Output
{{Cross-wiki diff|wikinews|164}} [1]
{{Cross-wiki diff|species|981|Magnoliopsida}} Magnoliopsida
{{Cross-wiki diff|wikiverst|61644|News|Edit to "School:Urban studies and planning"}} Edit to "School:Urban studies and planning"
{{Cross-wiki diff|wikiqt|1184402|Big Time Audition|}} [2]

Note that if {{{4}}} (the fourth parameter) does have a variable, {{{3}}} specifies the section of the page, instead, and {{{4}}} specifies the link text. Also, this template only works for projects within the Wikimedia Foundation: see Wikimedia:Our projects for all projects.

Wikimedia Foundation project titles and shortcuts

Nota bene*  The table below, and the discussion following, are adapted from m:Help:Interwiki linking#Project titles and shortcuts

Project Long form Shortcut
Wikipedia [[wikipedia:]]
Wiktionary [[wiktionary:]] [[wikt:]]
Wikinews [[wikinews:]]
Wikibooks [[wikibooks:]]
Wikiquote [[wikiquote:]]
Wikisource [[wikisource:]]
Wikispecies [[wikispecies:]]
Wikiversity [[wikiversity:]]
Wikimedia Foundation [[wikimedia:]]
Wikimedia Commons [[commons:]]
Wikimedia Meta-Wiki [[metawikipedia:]] [[m:]]
Wikimedia Incubator [[incubator:]]
MediaWiki [[mw:]]
MediaZilla / Bugzilla [[mediazilla:]]
Testwiki [[wikipedia:testwiki:]]


Some of the long forms don't work as expected within the same project; for example [[meta:]] doesn't work on Meta, while [[metawikipedia:]] does. This depends on the configuration of the wiki and where the names are stored (see also next paragraph). The shortcuts work everywhere. (That is the intention; currently (16-Jan-2007), it does not work on all projects.)

The interwiki map on Meta lists many prefixes, among others, [[wikipedia:]] (wikipedia:) for the English Wikipedia, working from any Wiki supporting the Meta interwiki map, not only from MediaWiki wikis. Some prefixes work only with a page, for example: wikipedia:wikipedia: (fails) vs. wikipedia:wikipedia:Interwikimedia link (works). These prefixes are case insensitive.

Non-Wikimedia interwiki codes have a limitation, that they can only be used through a link. For example, the entry for "John" on Wiktionary, a Wikimedia project, can be accessed by [[wikt:John]] or http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/wikt:John. However, the latter method does not work for non-Wikimedia wikis. For example, the main page on the Mozilla Wiki can be accessed via [[MozillaWiki:Main Page]], but http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MozillaWiki:Main_Page results in an error.

See also

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