Testing in October 2009
To embed the image in your installation, simply use File:Name of commons picture.ext.
File:Commons:Flag of Denmark.svg
How do you link to Wiki Commons images?
For example, I've got a spors wiki --- http://AforAthlete.wikia.com -- and want to use nation flags in advance of the Olympics.
Any hope of doing that?
These don't seem to work:
File:Wikipedia:commons:Image:Flag of Denmark.svg
File:Wikipedia:commons:Flag of Denmark.svg
File:Wikipedia:Flag of Denmark.svg
File:Wikipedia:commons:Flag of Denmark
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guess I need to ask elsewhere as to how to make the image links from a wikia.com site to properly display a wiki commons graphic.
<GreenFood> Well, that's a different question.
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<GreenFood> I'm not really sure what you mean by "wiki commons"
<GreenFood> Perhaps the Wikimedia commons?
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<avatar> at the moment you can't easily include images from wikimedia commons
<avatar> sad but true you need to download them and upload them to your wiki
<GreenReaper> Right, that's because it's not Wikia's servers, so you'd be stealing bandwidth.
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<avatar> this will change in the near future
<avatar> GreenReaper: this is not correct. wait a sec.
<avatar> GreenReaper: please read this posting by erik: http://intelligentdesigns.net/blog/?p=91
<avatar> we have tested it at a test server withouth problems but it needs to cache images first before we can use it sitewide.
<GreenReaper> I don't see where it is "not correct"
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<GreenReaper> The current implementation of MediaWiki cannot support local caching, therefore bandwidth theft is still a problem. It may not be in the future.
<avatar> GreenReaper: you're right that this way it is using wikimedia ressources. but the whole thing is based on the idea that third parties are allowed to do so.
<avatar> so I think 'stealing bandwith' wasn't the best description but I agree that my 'not correct' wasn't a good description too :-)
<GreenReaper> Hmm. I don't want my donation money to go to third parties' use of Wikimedia images. Remind me not to donate in the future.
<Rauterkus> Wow. Thanks for the insights. What to do. Downloading 200 flags / images seems like a drag. Waiting a week or two may make sense.
<Rauterkus> Best practice would be ... (I'm fishing for advice.)