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Template Talk:Sister Project

When clicking on the sister project image


Please make it so when clicking on the sister project image, you are directed to the corresponding link, not the sister's mainpage. I'm not sure but I think something like this could be added link=commons:Special:Search/{{PAGENAME}}|Commons. Thanks -- penubag  (talk) 09:07, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Not done - Perhaps try experimenting with the coding in a sandbox in a subpage of your userspace and resubmit when you know more specifically what is needed to change? Cirt (talk) 14:33, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Alt text

"Sister project" is not appropriate alt text for the image.

If the template will always have a text link to the same page and the logo link duplicates it, then empty alt="" is appropriate. The logo is only a visual cue duplicating the text link, so there is no point in having redundant text.

If the template is not guaranteed to have the text link, then when we change the logo for sighted readers, we should also change the alt text for those relying on text-only browsers or assistive technology: "Wikimedia Commons", "Wikimedia Community", "Study Guides", etc. --Michael Z. 2008-12-15 00:47 z


I just now ran into the problem myself, and agree with Michael Z.'s analysis. I implemented the requested change in the sandbox with this edit, and tested the change with the test cases. Can you please install the change into the template? Thanks. Eubulides (talk) 09:48, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Happy-melon 13:54, 9 July 2009 (UTC)


_{{editprotected}} Please update with the sandbox. This change would make it so when clicking on the sister project logo, instead of going to the main page, it would direct you to the page the template's pointing to. Thank you. Template:Sister/sandbox -- penubag  (talk) 09:07, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 17:30, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


{{editprotected}} The line

  |wiktionary|wkt|wdy|d   = d

should be changed to

  |wiktionary|wkt|wdy|d   = wikt

d is not a correct prefix. --Ms2ger (talk) 14:20, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Done. --- RockMFR 18:21, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Sister projects - link order problem

I've left some comments and questions at Wikipedia talk:Wikimedia sister projects#popflock.com Resource: Template messages/Sister projects - link order problem that concern this, and related templates. Please reply there, if you have any feedback. Thanks. -- Quiddity (talk) 22:32, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Problem when embedded in a bullet list


(posting here at the suggestion of msgj (talk · contribs) after first mentioning it at Template talk:Wikinews)

A dependent template ({{wikinews}}) was used in this version of the Willamette Week article between two items in a bullet list, and (this is key) without a line break between the template and the end of the first bullet item. That use produced an unintended result, i.e. the box around the item was missing and the text within the box was not floated along the right side. After some experimentation it was easy to work around this problem, but it would be better if either the {{sister}} template were fixed to not exhibit this layout behavior (sorry, I can't be more specific) or if this limitation could be documented at Template:Sister/doc. This issue may be years old, since it's very similar to one mentioned here in 2006 on the talk page for Wikinews, where the following example was cited:

The following text

* {{wikinews|Look at me! Out of my box!}}

produces this output:

* {{wikinews|Look at me! Out of my box!}}

Thanks in advance. (talk) 00:19, 3 March 2009 (UTC).

That is a known bug in the MediaWiki software. Most message boxes have the same problem, since anything built with a table has this problem. And we don't have a fix for it other than not putting the message boxes in dotted lists. Sorry.
Oh, and you should not use the {{editprotected}} like you did. It is only for calling in an admin to edit a page when you do have the exact code to add.
--David Göthberg (talk) 03:44, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
Could this be documented? Truth be told, I actually think this is quite a neat side-effect... Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 10:00, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

It looks slightly better if you use a colon.

: {{wikinews|Look at me! Out of my box!}} : {{wikinews|Look at me! Out of my box!}} (talk) 10:50, 7 April 2009 (UTC)


"wikipedia" should be an allowed value for . See for example {{InterWiki}}. --Ms2ger (talk) 11:27, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

I agree. Happy-melon 12:47, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
The way you added it correctly caused a popflock.com resource logo, but caused a search link to the English Wikipedia. But templates like {{InterWiki}} are meant to link to other language editions. So while I was adding some other fixes, I also added the "lang" parameter. Now we can feed this:
| project = wikipedia
| lang = de
| text = German popflock.com resource has more media on "something".
Which renders the box you see to the right. Its image link goes to a search on the German Wikipedia.
Of course, I am not so sure those boxes should have a search for the current page name. I find the whole thing with the image having a search link pretty strange. I think those logos should probably not be linked at all.
--David Göthberg (talk) 07:06, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
I agree with David for a number of reasons, and have removed said link. Rich Farmbrough, 17:12, 16 July 2010 (UTC).

{{editprotected}} Please change "Wikipedia-logo-en.png" to "Wikipedia-logo.png" to reflect the current logo. Thank you. --Yair rand (talk) 13:49, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

The current en logo on my main page comes from file:Wikipedia-logo-v2-en.png not from file:Wikipedia-logo.png  Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:06, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
The logo Yair rand has identified, which is without text, is right for this purpose. --Bsherr (talk) 02:09, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
— Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:49, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Rock drum, 8 April 2011

Add outreach wiki logo as in the sandbox. It is used at {{Outreachwiki}}. Regards, Rock drum Ba-dumCrash (Driving well?) 19:20, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

--GFOLEY FOUR-- 00:32, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

png -> svg

Hello, the format of popflock.com resource logo is PNG. The same logo exists in SVG format. Please change Wikipedia-logo.png to Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg. Nodulation (talk) 17:19, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Done. Plastikspork -OE(talk) 00:27, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Addition of Wikivoyage and Wikidata

Please add the WMF's two newest projects, Wikivoyage and Wikidata. I have corrected the template on Template:Sister/sandbox and tested all 5 instances on Template:Sister/testcases. The following 2 lines must be added: | wikidata|data = Wikidata-logo.svg | wikivoyage|voyage|voy = Wikivoyage favicon.svg

Although not transcluded on any templates at the current time, there are plans to use them soon (ie, for Template:Wikivoyage). Thanks in advance. JamesA |>talk 12:05, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

I don't think the sandbox was synchronised before you made your changes. Would you take a look because I don't want to undo other changes. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:13, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for the confusion. You were right, there were some differences, but I've synchronised the template and readded the links, so it should be fine now. Thanks. JamesA >talk 01:23, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
— Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:42, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Should not the image for Wikivoyage be changed to File:Wikivoyage-logo-en.svg to mactch the logo on the site?--Traveler100 (talk) 05:36, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Or maybe File:Wikivoyage-logo.svg to match {{Sister project links}}.--Traveler100 (talk) 05:41, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
--Rschen7754 06:28, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request (legal reasons)

Please change Wikivoyage to use File:Wikivoyage-Logo-v3-icon.svg. ?r2 (t o c) 03:40, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

@Jamesofur and Jalexander: maybe you can do this? ?r2 (t o c) 03:42, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
Done, thanks! Jalexander--WMF 06:28, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Remove watermark from Wikiquote

Only the Wikiquote logo has its watermark included. There's no watermark in other sister projects logos, so please replace it with logo-only version for consistency. --Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 12:50, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Wouldn't it be just as productive to update the rest to watermark versions? -- (t o e o c) 14:31, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
  • I prefer the logo-only versions as well, for consistency and aesthetics. Template:Sister-inline will also need to be updated--right now the Wikiquote logo is barely distinguishable: Quotations related to at Wikiquote. LittleMountain5 05:18, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
@Technical 13: Thoughts? LittleMountain5 18:42, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Done I still think that they should be all updated to watermark versions, but as is usual, I seem to be on the other side of consensus. As such, I've made the edit per this request. Happy editing. -- (t o e o c) 19:03, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
I updated Template:Sister-inline as well. LittleMountain5 19:48, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Requested move 20 October 2014

Template:Sister -> Template:Sister project - Clarity (to indicate type of sister, i.e. nothing related to humans, etc.) Sardanaphalus (talk) 11:02, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Again, moving per request and hoping not to break anything. Dekimasu?! 01:34, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 31 March 2015

Please make this change to make it possible to make it possible find the meaning of this block of content for parsers. --TheDJ (talk o contribs) 19:00, 31 March 2015 (UTC) --TheDJ (talk o contribs) 19:00, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

+1 --Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 19:09, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Redrose64 (talk) 19:15, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

RFC on "Should Sister Project links be included in Navboxes when they are appropriately within scope of the navboxes topic?"

Hi All, there is a RFC on a topic of interest to this page at Wikipedia talk:Categories, lists, and navigation templates#RFC: Should Sister Project links be included in Navboxes.3F. Please join the conversation, and help us figure out the role of links to other Wikimedia Projects in Navboxes, Sadads (talk) 14:23, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Edit request

@Andy M. Wang: Please remove the "link=" from file:Wikispecies-logo.svg which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. And file:Mediawiki.png. Probably some more... Christian75 (talk) 01:28, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the ping, I'm acting on this now. The thing is, before Special:Diff/728024518, I believe all the icons had link suppressed for attribution. I made an update to the Wiktionary logo, which I noticed required attribution, so I removed . Didn't realize there were a number of others in the same situation. -- Andy W. (talk · ctb) 02:22, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
Updated again. Thanks -- Andy W. (talk · ctb) 02:29, 3 July 2016 (UTC)


@Andy M. Wang: File:Wiktionary-logo-en.svg can seemingly be used as it is {{PD-ineligible}}.--Godsy(TALKCONT) 19:03, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

@Godsy: en wikt updated their logo. {{Wikipedia's sister projects}} was updated first with an edit request. I personally updated {{Sister project links}} and {{No article text/sister projects}} for consistency. Are you sure your edit here was correct? I'm slightly inclined to undo as of now. -- Andy W. (talk · ctb) 19:09, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
@Andy M. Wang: I misunderstood your edit summary regarding the change, and have restored the update. Best Regards, --Godsy(TALKCONT) 19:20, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
@Andy M. Wang: Please update Template:Sister-inline too :-). Christian75 (talk) 09:31, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
@Christian75: Yes check.svg Done -- Andy W. (talk · ctb) 16:04, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Disable Media Viewer

Per phab:T77431, we can use class=noviewer to prevent the project image from triggering the Media Viewer. Typically when one scrolls through the images on a page they don't expect to see sister project thumbnails at the end. See this diff. Thoughts? -- Earwig talk 03:08, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

I did it. -- Earwig talk 06:34, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Unlinking images with empty alt attributes

A linked image with an empty alt attribute is an accessibility error, equivalent to an empty link for screen readers, and other nonvisual things like search engine indexers. The empty alt attribute is appropriate, because adjacent text is sufficient as alternative text — {{Wikinews}}, for example, has the Wikinews logo followed by the word "Wikinews". It seems unlikely that users following the image link want or expect to go to the image description page. So, although there are a few different ways to resolve the accessibility error, I propose simply unlinking the images, as in the sandbox. Matt Fitzpatrick (talk) 12:31, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 14 December 2020

The Wikiversity logo was updated in 2017 to File:Wikiversity logo 2017.svg, but this template still uses File:Wikiversity-logo.svg. Please replace = Wikiversity-logo.svg with = Wikiversity logo 2017.svg. Thanks. GreenComputer (talk) 02:43, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

 Done - Jonesey95 (talk) 04:37, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

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