Template:Wikicite

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{{Wikicite}} creates an anchor, for use in a "References" section for books, journals, web references, etc. The anchor should be linked-to in the body of the article.

The reference text may be formatted manually, and the template merely adds an anchor for linking from in-text citations. This template is also useful when using a citation template that does not support the |ref= parameter (for example, {{London Gazette}}, but there are others).

This template is only needed for handwritten citations, or citations using non-standard citation templates, that are linked to by a shortened footnote or a parenthetical reference. If you don't mind using a citation template, it is more standard to use {{sfn}} or {{harv}} with a template such as {{citation}}, {{cite book}}, {{cite web}}, etc.

This template is not necessary if the citation uses a citation template (such as {{cite book}}). Use the |ref= parameter of the citation template to create the anchor. This template is also not necessary if the article does not contain a shortened footnote or parenthetical reference that creates a link (e.g. (Atwood 2003)). The anchor serves no purpose if nothing links to it.

Usage[edit]

Cut-'n'-paste.

{{wikicite | id = | reference = }}

or, alternatively

{{wikicite | ref = | reference = }}

The |id= or |ref= parameters are alternative unique identifiers used for the reference link on the page, compatible with some other reference templates. If both |id= and |ref= are provided, |id= is ignored. There are two differences between these:

  • |id= automatically prefixes the link anchor with "Reference-", whereas |ref= does not
  • |id= encloses the link anchor in double quotes, so these must not be provided by the editor; but if using |ref=, the specified content for this parameter must be enclosed in quotes unless it consists entirely of letters, figures, hyphens and periods. If it contains any other character - such as a blank or underscore - it must be quoted. (e.g., a ref anchor of Von Autor-2006 must be specified as |ref="Von Autor-2006")

Thus, these two forms

{{wikicite | id = Anchor 1 | reference = Reference text }}
{{wikicite | ref = "Reference-Anchor 1" | reference = Reference text }}

produce identical results.

The |reference= parameter is the actual reference text. It may be plain text, formatted text, or one of the citation templates.

Examples[edit]

Recommended formats.

Markup Renders as
According to Atwood, blah blah.<ref>[[#Atwood-2003|Atwood (2003)]], p. 29.</ref>

== Notes ==
{{reflist}}

== References ==
* {{wikicite | ref = Atwood-2003 | reference = Atwood, Margaret (2003). ''Oryx and Crake'', Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 978-0-7710-0868-9. }}
According to Atwood, blah blah.[1]
Notes
  1. ^ Atwood (2003), p. 29.
References
According to Atwood, blah blah.<ref>[[#Reference-Atwood-2003|Atwood (2003)]], p. 29.</ref>

== Notes ==
{{reflist}}

== References ==
* {{wikicite | id = Atwood-2003 | reference = Atwood, Margaret (2003). ''Oryx and Crake'', Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 978-0-7710-0868-9. }}
According to Atwood, blah blah.[1]
Notes
  1. ^ Atwood (2003), p. 29.
References
According to Atwood, blah blah.{{sfn|Atwood|2003|p=29}}

== Notes ==
{{reflist}}

== References ==
* {{wikicite | ref = {{sfnRef|Atwood|2003}} | reference = Atwood, Margaret (2003). ''Oryx and Crake'', Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 978-0-7710-0868-9. }}
According to Atwood, blah blah.[1]
Notes
  1. ^ Atwood 2003, p. 29.
References
According to the ''London Gazette'', blah blah.{{sfn|London Gazette|1728|p=3}}

== Notes ==
{{reflist}}

== References ==
* {{wikicite
  | ref = {{sfnRef|London Gazette|1728}}
  | reference =
    {{London Gazette
    | issue = 6719
    | startpage = 3
    | date = 19 October 1728
    | accessdate = 7 January 2009
    }}
  }}
According to the London Gazette, blah blah.[1]
Notes
References

Features[edit]

  • Compatible with any reference style: editor has 100% control of the format through a technology called editing wikitext

Technical features:

  • Produces well-formed, accessible, semantically-correct HTML code
  • Compatible with many other templates' in-text citation links (any id which starts with "Reference-")
  • Complies with WP:AUM
  • No conditionals
  • No CSS hacks

Alternatives[edit]

Note that the identical behavior can be achieved using the more standard {{Harvnb}} (or {{sfn}}) and {{Citation}}

In article body: {{Harv|Atwood|2003}}

In references section: * {{citation | last = Atwood | first = Margaret | year = 2003 | title = Oryx and Crake | location = Toronto | publisher = McClelland & Stewart | isbn = 978-0-7710-0868-9 }}

See also[edit]