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This page provides an index of templates used within Wikipedia, mostly to convey messages; they are grouped into topic-specific headings. For information on what templates are, and how the template namespace is intended to be used, see WP:Template namespace. For information on template use and development, see Help:Template. For the project team looking after templates on Wikipedia, see WP:WikiProject Templates. For navigation templates rather than notices, see WP:Navigation templates. For some examples of message templates, see WP:Template messages/Examples. For examples of combined message boxes, see Combined message boxes.

Using this page

The bold links at the top of each cell lead to detailed pages which describe the templates in that section in detail and explain how and when to use them.

If you cannot find the template you are looking for, please click on the section headers that seem most relevant, since there may be templates for a particular usage covered on the detailed pages, but not listed in the table below.

If you still cannot find the template you need, you can request it on Wikipedia:Requested templates. For help on creating templates, see Help:Template or contact a user who has identified himself or herself as an adept template coder. Note that in order to maintain consistent design of templates, there have been significant discussions about a variety of templates at both Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (article message boxes) and Wikipedia talk:Talk page templates.

A more comprehensive category system may also be viewed at Category:Wikipedia templates.

Can improvements be made easily to a page?

Before placing templates on a page, it is worthwhile to cast a critical eye over the page, to determine whether or not the improvements could be made easily, thus eliminating the need for a tag.

Search

As an alternative to using this index, you can search the Template namespace using the box below:

You can also search Wikipedia:Template messages in the box below:


Article-related namespace

Please list navigational templates (as, for example, between pages relating to a specific topic) at Wikipedia:Navigation templates or at the appropriate WikiProject page.






  • Autobiography
  • Contradictory
  • Controversial
  • Factual accuracy
  • Neutrality
  • Notability
  • Original research
  • Possible neologisms
  • Suspected hoax
  • Unencyclopedic
  • Verifiability

  • Division boxes
  • Hide/show boxes
  • Image frames
  • Multiple columns


  • Dynamic lists
  • Incomplete lists
  • Subject or topic lists
  • Disputed content/length


  • To be placed on top of the pages or sections which require merging.


  • To be placed at the end of the same line as the redirect tag.

  • Templates that are section-specific.


  • To be placed on top the pages or sections which require splitting.

  • Calendars
  • Court Decisions
  • Diagrams
  • Game and Puzzle layouts
  • Grids
  • Periodic Table

  • Translation-related cleanup and expansion.

Non article-related namespace


  • Births in years
  • Books in years
  • Deaths in years
  • Works in years
  • Categorization of people:
    • Subjective category disclaimer
    • Disputed categorisation
  • Category headers

  • General
  • Categorization
  • Copy to Wikimedia Commons
  • Creative Commons
  • Deletion
  • Featured content
  • Format and quality
  • Free image / Semi-free image usage
  • GNU/GFDL images
  • Government copyrights (UK, Canada, Poland, etc.)
  • Non-free (copyrighted) images
  • Public domain images

  • General
  • Archiving
  • Biography
  • Comments
  • Discussion thread tags
  • Expansion requests
  • FAQ
  • Featured and good articles
  • Free images
  • Peer review
  • To do lists
  • Translation requests
  • WikiProject notices

  • Template documentation
  • High-use and intricate
  • Template talk page messages


  • Multi-level warning templates
  • Single-level warning templates
  • Behavior in articles
  • Behavior towards editors
  • Blatant vandalism
  • Blocks
  • Foreign-language contributors
  • General disruptive editing
  • Inserting factual inaccuracies and/or libel
  • Meta-templates
  • Miscellanea
  • Promotions of objects or ideologies (also spam)
  • Unaccepted practices, unilateral action against policies or guidelines

  • Policies and guidelines
  • Essays and related
  • Humor
  • Maintenance
  • Proposals and disputes
  • Village pump
  • WikiProjects

  • WikiProject banners
  • WikiProject meta templates
  • Banner shells

Related pages for specific types of templates

See also