Template:Commons category

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Template documentation

{{Commons category}} links to a "Category:" name in the Wikimedia Commons repository. If that category name is misspelled or missing, the link will still appear "blue" even though the link will fail. Check the existence of the category on commons as well as the spelling of names carefully. In articles, this template should be placed at the top of the last section on the page.

Usage[edit]

{{Commons category|catname}} Puts link-box connecting title catname
{{Commons category|catname|showname}} Puts link-box showing the title showname

The two parameters catname and showname (1 & 2) are optional, and are intended for cases where the Commons category name is different from the Wikipedia page name. The first parameter is the name of the corresponding category on the Wikimedia Commons, without the "Category:" prefix. If this first parameter is used, then the template will display the Commons category name, which may be confusing to readers. This text can be overridden by the second parameter, where the Wikipedia page name would typically be used.

For example, on the w:en:Polar bear page, {{Commons category|Ursus maritimus|Polar bears}} produces a link to Commons:Category:Ursus maritimus displayed as "Polar bears".


Location[edit]

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TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Commons category

This template creates a small box containing a link to a category on Commons. If no value is provided the page name is used.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Category name1

The name of the Commons category this template will link to. If no value is provided then the page name is used.

Stringoptional
Displayed text2

The text that the link will display to the user. If no value is provided it will default to category name or page name, in that order.

Stringoptional

Redirects[edit]