Template:Official website/doc

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The purpose of this template is to provide a standard format for labeling links to the official website of an article's main topic.


Basic usage

This template can be used without specifying any parameters, if the "official website" Property (P856) is set in the respective article's Wikidata record. Just add {{official website}} to the article's External links section. If on Wikidata more than one official website is given, the entry tagged with the language being English is automatically preferred.

Advanced usage

Two parameters are available:

Some URLs that contain special characters, such as & or =, will break the template. The solution is to prepend the URL with 1=


URL in template

To the right of each example is the displayed output. Below each example is the actual output including <span>...</span> tags.

  • {{Official website|example.org}}Official website
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[http://example.org Official website]</span></span>
  • {{Official website|www.example.org}}Official website
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[http://www.example.org Official website]</span></span>
  • {{Official website|//www.example.org}}Official website
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[//www.example.org Official website]</span></span>
  • {{Official website|http://www.example.org}}Official website
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[http://www.example.org Official website]</span></span>
  • {{Official website|https://www.example.org}}Official website
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[https://www.example.org Official website]</span></span>
  • {{Official website|1=https://example.org/?action=view}}Official website
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[https://example.org/?action=view Official website]</span></span>
  • {{Official website|https://example.org|name=Example}}Example
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[https://example.org Example]</span></span>

URL in Wikidata

Usage in the article Amazon (company):

  • {{Official website}}Official website Edit this at Wikidata
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[https://www.amazon.com Official website]</span></span> [[File:OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg |frameless |text-top |10px |alt=Edit this at Wikidata |link=https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3884#P856|Edit this at Wikidata]]

Note: If Wikidata holds two or more values, in different languages, the website in English will be used.

No URL in template or Wikidata

Usage on any page without a URL in Wikidata property (P856):

  • {{Official website}}No URL found. Please specify a URL here or add one to Wikidata.
    <strong class="error">No URL found. Please specify a URL here or add one to Wikidata.</strong>


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TemplateData for Official website

This template provides a standard format for labeling links to official websites, stating "Official website" with the website linked. If no parameters are set in this template, the template will use the official website entered into Wikidata, if available.

Template parameters

URL1 url URL

Leave this blank if using a URL entered into Wikidata. If there is no Wikidata URL or to override the Wikidata URL, entering a URL in this field will cause the template to link to this entered field.

Wikidata property P856
Display textname 2

If left blank, the template text will display the words "Official website" with the URL linked to it. This field should usually be left blank. If there another webpage that could reasonably understood as the official website and needs to be distinguished from the link in this template, replacement text can displayed by entering it into this field.

Official website
Publisher's website

Tracking categories

One of the following categories may be added to articles using this template (via Module:Official website):

See also

  • {{Official URL}} – For inserting the official link itself as opposed to its name. Useful for Infoboxes.