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{{{name}}} on Facebook

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Template:Facebook displays an external link to a page at Facebook, a social networking website. It is intended for use in the external links section of an article.


Unnamed parameters
{{Facebook | user name or number }}
{{Facebook | user name or number | Displayed Name }}
Named parameters
{{Facebook | id= user name or number }}
{{Facebook | id= user name or number | name= Displayed Name }}
Using Wikidata property Facebook ID (P2013)
{{Facebook | name= Displayed Name }}


Linking to a profile or page

In this example, the Facebook user name is zuck and the link text is Mark Zuckerberg:
* {{Facebook | zuck | Mark Zuckerberg }}

In this example, there is a Facebook user number instead of a user name:
* {{Facebook |id= 4 |name= Mark Zuckerberg }}

On the article about an individual, the display name and the article title will usually be identical and can be omitted. For example, on the article page Facebook, linking to their own Facebook profile could be done with:
* {{Facebook | facebook }}

Linking to a specific section

Links to specific sections on a Facebook page used to include the '=' symbol in the URL but no longer need to. Because '=' is a special character in Wikipedia template syntax (which separates a parameter's name from its value), it cannot be used directly in the id. If you want the link to arrive at a specific section, use the newer URL syntax, for example to link directly to the Photos section of a profile, add /photos to the username:
* {{Facebook|zuck/photos|name=Mark Zuckerberg}}

Using Wikidata

Generally, Wikidata should contain article subjects' Facebook IDs in property Facebook ID (P2013), allowing the ID parameter to be omitted:

* {{Facebook}}
* {{Facebook |name=NAME }}

If the Wikidata property is not defined, the output is:

  • {{Facebook}} template missing ID and not present in Wikidata.


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

TemplateData for Facebook

Generate a link to a Facebook profile in a standard format.

Template parameters

Account IDid 1

ID of the Facebook account (part of the web page address, for the account id is "example"). This parameter is optional if Wikidata property P2013 exists, but required if not.

Wikidata property P2013
Display namename 2

Display name for the Facebook account

Name of the page

Tracking category

See also