Template:Official website

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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

Four 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>
  • {{Official website|https://example.org|mobile=https://m.example.org}}Official website (Mobile)
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[https://example.org Official website]</span></span> (<span class="url">[https://m.example.org Mobile]</span>)
  • {{Official website|https://example.org|format=flash}}Official website (Requires Adobe Flash Player)
    <span class="official-website"><span class="url">[https://example.org Official website]</span></span> <span style="font-size:0.95em; font-size:90%; color:#555">(Requires [[Adobe Flash Player]])</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:Blue pencil.svg |frameless |text-top |10px |alt=Edit this at Wikidata |link=https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3884#P856|Edit this at Wikidata]]

No URL in template or Wikidata

Usage on any page without a URL in Wikidata property Lua error in Module:Wikibase at line 40: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). (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>


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Official website

The purpose of this template is to provide a standard format for labeling links to official websites.

Template parameters

url1 url URL

The url that the template will link to. This is required unless the URL is available from Wikidata.

Wikidata property P856

The text the URL will display. This should usually be left to the default. However, this parameter may be provided when there is another webpage that could reasonably understood as the official website and needs to be distinguished from this link.

Official website
Publisher's website
Mobile Websitemobile

If the website has a different 'official website' for mobile devices this website can be listed here

Requires Flashformat

If the website requires Adobe Flash Player software to be displayed, set this parameters value to 'flash'


Tracking categories

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

See also