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Badges are a kind of marker attached to a sitelink, which could identify, for example, that the article is a "featured article" on a specific site. They do not describe the external entity but the page on the specific site.

Only confirmed users can add or remove badges, IP's and unconfirmed users are stopped by an abuse filter.

Some badges for some wikis are periodically set by bot.

See Wikimedia badge (Q17442550).

How to override badge icons?[edit]

Individual client wikis can override the badge icons that are used to mark interwiki 'language' links in the sidebar by adding some site CSS.

In MediaWiki:Vector.css:

li.badge-featuredportal {
  list-style-image: url("//");

li.badge-goodarticle {
  list-style-image: url("//");

In MediaWiki:Monobook.css:

.portlet li.badge-featuredarticle, .portlet li.badge-featuredlist {
  list-style-image: url('//');

.portlet li.badge-goodarticle {
  list-style-image: url('//');

Other skins:

There is also default CSS for the Modern and CologneBlue skins, which wikis can override (e.g. in Modern.css):


  • Wikidata administrators will not add badges for stubs.

List of badges[edit]

For an up-to-date list, see Special:WhatLinksHere/Q17442550.

See also[edit]

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