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There are five types of links in MediaWiki:

  1. Internal links to other pages in the wiki
  2. External links to other websites
  3. External links to internal pages in the wiki
  4. Interwiki links to other websites registered to the wiki in advance
  5. Interlanguage links to other websites registered as other language versions of the wiki
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Interwiki links

Interwiki links are links with the internal link markup to a website registered in advance. For example, you can link to the Sunflower article on by typing [[wikipedia:Sunflower]], which will result in a link wikipedia:Sunflower. This is because is registered to your wiki by default with the prefix of wikipedia. This link may not work properly, if the admin of your wiki has changed the setting. Unlike internal links, interwiki links do not use page existence detection, so an interwiki link will appear blue even if the page does not exist on the remote wiki.

Similar to internal page links, you can create piped links, with alternate link label, e.g. [[wikipedia:Sunflower|big yellow flower]], this is the link big yellow flower.

Basically this is an abbreviation for longer URLs. A very similar link could be created as a normal external link by typing [ big yellow flower], but interwiki links allow you to type out an easy and compact link, almost as if you are linking to a page on your own wiki.

More details are at Manual:Interwiki. To edit the interwiki table on your site, see the Interwiki extension.

Interlanguage links

If your wiki has other language versions, you may find “interlanguage links” in the sidebar, just below toolbox in the box named “in other languages.”

Interlanguage links behave similarly to interwiki links, except that they are listed in the sidebar. To create an interlanguage link from a page, just type [[language prefix:pagename]] wherever you like in the page; the language prefix is the prefix specified at your wiki for the other language version (typically the ISO language code).

If you want to make the interlanguage link appear in the content of the page, you can add a colon before the language prefix:


When link is both interwiki and interlanguage, the order is wikipedia:en:Sunflower.

See also

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