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{{{name}}} on Twitter

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This template generates an external link to an account at Twitter. It is designed to standardize the text and formatting of links to the legitimate Twitter account profiles of persons or organizations with sufficient notability to be the subject of a Wikipedia article. However, adding a Twitter link is never mandatory and in certain cases should be discouraged.

Note that very many fake Twitter accounts have been created as hoaxes, parodies, or attempts by fans to mimic a celebrity's style convincingly. Please make a detailed effort to verify the authenticity of any external links you wish to include.

Legitimate Twitter accounts can be found through being named in reliable sources, such as in newspaper stories about the subject, or linked to by other subject-controlled sources, such as the subject's legitimate website. A Verified Twitter account is one that Twitter itself has found to be legitimate. Twitter adds a blue verified badge next to the account's username on a profile and next to the account name in search results.

Accounts that don’t have the badge next to their name but that display it somewhere else, for example in the profile photo, header photo, or bio, are not verified accounts.

Usage summary

One parameter:

{{Twitter | ID }}
{{Twitter | id= ID }}

Two parameters:

{{Twitter | ID | NAME }}
{{Twitter | id= ID | name= NAME }}

Using the Wikidata property P2002:

{{Twitter}}
{{Twitter | name= NAME }}

Explanations and examples

One parameter

Fill this parameter with the ID string used in the URL for the user's account profile on Twitter. When one parameter is used, the link text is the title of the Wikipedia article where this template is used.

URL:

https://twitter.com/Twitter

Usage:

{{Twitter | Twitter }}
{{Twitter | id= Twitter }}

Output:

Twitter on Twitter
Twitter on Twitter

Since "Twitter" is the name of the Wikipedia page you now are looking at, the link above appears as "Twitter on Twitter" on this Wikipedia page. The lead name will change according to the name of the Wikipedia page.

Two parameters

The first parameter will be the ID string used in the URL at Twitter. The second parameter will be used as the link text.

URL:

https://twitter.com/AcadiaU

Usage:

{{Twitter | AcadiaU | Acadia University }}
{{Twitter | id= AcadiaU | name= Acadia University }}

Output:

Acadia University on Twitter
Acadia University on Twitter

No parameters

When used without an "id" parameter, this template will call data from Wikidata, if available. If none is available, the category Category:Twitter template missing ID will be applied and an error message will be displayed.

Usage:

{{Twitter}}

Output:

{{Twitter}} template missing ID and not present in Wikidata.

TemplateData

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

TemplateData for Twitter

This template generates an external link to an account at Twitter.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
idid 1

The "id" parameter (or unnamed parameter "1") should contain the ID portion of the URL. Example: AcadiaU is the ID portion of https://twitter.com/AcadiaU. This parameter is optional if Wikidata property P2002 exists, but required if not.

Default
Wikidata property P2002
Stringoptional
namename 2

The "name" parameter (or unnamed parameter "2") may be used to specify the link text. This parameter is optional; it defaults to the Wikipedia article name, without disambiguation.

Default
{{PAGENAMEBASE}}
Stringoptional

Tracking categories

"id" parameter exists
"id" parameter does not exist

See also