Template:WikipediaLink

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This template creates a link from a CPDL page to a related article on Wikipedia. It is optimized for biography articles (composers, lyricists etc.) but can be used on other pages too.

Syntax

{{WikipediaLink|1=<article title on WP>|2=<text to be displayed on the link>|lang=<2-digit language code>}}

or, without numbered parameters:

{{WikipediaLink|<article title on WP>|<text to be displayed on the link>|lang=<2-digit language code>}}

Note that all parameters are optional:

  • |1= is necessary only when the Wikipedia article's title is different from the title on CPDL. If not specified, the CPDL's page title will be used instead.
  • |2= is used to customize the link text. If not specified, the CPDL's page title will be used instead.
  • |lang= is useful when there isn't an article on the English Wikipedia yet, but a Wikipedia article is available in another language. Besides linking to the Wikipedia article, it also offers a Google Translation of that article into English.

Examples

{{WikipediaLink}}

on Johann Sebastian Bach's page will produce:

View the Wikipedia article on Johann Sebastian Bach.


{{WikipediaLink|William Smith (composer)}}

on William Smith's page will produce:

View the Wikipedia article on William Smith.

Notice that, had the first parameter not been supplied, the link would point to William SmithLink to the English Wikipedia article, which is a Wikipedia disambiguation page.


{{WikipediaLink|Erlkönig (Goethe)|Der Erlkönig}}

on Drei Goethe-Lieder (Huub de Lange)'s page will produce:

View the Wikipedia article on Der Erlkönig.


{{WikipediaLink|Franz Xaver Engelhart|lang=de‎‎}}

on Franz Xaver Engelhart's page will produce:

View the German Wikipedia article on Franz Xaver Engelhart. (English translation by Google)

Categorization

The page is categorized according to the language of the Wikipedia article: English Wikipedia links, French Wikipedia links etc.

See also