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This template is part of Wikipedia's sister projects. This template links an article to a page on Wikimedia Commons, containing a gallery of related images.


Template:Tl2 —puts link-box with current page's name.
Template:Tl2 —puts link-box connecting title pagename.
Template:Tl2 —puts link-box showing the title showname.
Template:Tl2 —floats link-box to the left side.

To place this template on the page, type {{Commons|pagename}}, where pagename is the name of a page on Wikimedia Commons (defaults to "{{PAGENAME}}", the end-name of a page where used).

  • The optional 2nd parameter gives the displayed link text.
  • The |position= parameter accepts one keyword, left, to float the box to the left instead of to the right.
  • To link to a Category, use the related template {{Commons category|catname}}, where catname is the name of the category.


If using a large, graphical template produces odd layout problems, like the excessive white space shown on the right of this screenshot, then switch to a different sister template.

Template:Cross Do not place this template in a section all by itself.

Template:Cross Do not place this template in a section containing columns.

This template should normally be placed at the top of the last section in the article, or consider using {{Commons-inline}} instead. See Wikipedia:Wikimedia sister projects for further recommendations about the best choice of template for various situations.

On disambiguation pages, this template should be listed above other text, but below any cleanup templates, images, infoboxes or navboxes.


The pagenam defaults to wiki-variable "{{PAGENAME}}", which is the end-name of the page where used. For a Template:Txxx, the {{PAGENAME}} would be the end-name "Txxx". For a Category:Catxxx, that page would have {{PAGENAME}} as the end-name "Catxxx".

The default positioning of the link-box is to the right-side.












Template data

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

See the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Commons

<templatedata>{ "description": "Creates a small box with a link to a related page on Wikimedia Commons.", "params": {

 "1": {
   "label": "Pagename",
   "description": "The page name on Commons. The article's page name is used as a default.",
   "type": "string",
   "required": false
 "2": {
   "label": "Showname",
   "description": "Optional displayed link text.",
   "type": "string",
   "required": false
 "position": {
   "label": "Position",
   "description": "Position to display the box: 'left' floats the box to the left rather than the default which is on the right.",
   "type": "string",
   "required": false


See also