Wikipedia:Template messages/General

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Note: This page contains details of templates relating to article descriptions.

Templates related to issues and disputes with articles, including NPOV, are listed under Template messages/Disputes.

Templates related to formatting are listed under Template messages/Format.

Templates related to Cleanup issues are listed under Template messages/Cleanup.

Disambiguation and redirection[edit]

On disambiguation pages[edit]

For others, see MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage.
What to type What it produces Where to put it
{{ disambiguation }}
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of disambiguation pages.
{{ disambiguation cleanup }}
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Bottom
of disambiguation pages that need cleanup.
{{ geodis }}
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Bottom
of disambiguation pages consisting only of geographic locations.
{{ hndis }}
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Bottom
of disambiguation pages whose title is a human name.
{{ numberdis }}
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Redirect: {{numdab}}
Bottom
of number-oriented
{{ SIA }}
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Bottom
of list articles about a set of items of a specific type that share the same (or similar) name.
{{ surname }}
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This template should be used only in the article (main) namespace. Bottom
of surname (last name) disambiguation pages.


In introductory lines[edit]

Shortcuts:
Note: ordinarily, these templates should be substituted.[why?]
What to type What it produces Where to put it
{{ refer|Topic }}
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Redirects: {{disamb1}}, {{may refer to}}, ...
Topic may refer to: Top
{{ disamb2 }}
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Redirect: {{itref}}
It may refer to: In line
{{ disamb3 }}
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Redirect: {{theyref}}
They may refer to: In line
{{ disamb4|'''Topic'''|description }}
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Redirects: {{refers2}}, {{mayrefer2}}
Topic may refer to description: Top
{{ disambiguation name|Name }}
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Redirect: {{nameref}}
The name Name may refer to: Top
{{ disamb-name2|Topic|description }}
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Redirect: {{nameof}}
Topic is the name of description, including: Top
{{ disamb-term|term }}
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Redirect: {{termref}}
The term "term" may refer to: Top
{{ disamb-terms|term1|term2 }}
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Redirect: {{termsref}}
The terms "term1" and "term2" may refer to: Top


Section[edit]

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{ details|location }}
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For more details on this topic, see location.
Sections
near top
{{ further|location }}
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Further information: location
Sections
near top
{{ main|location }}
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Main article: location
Sections
near top
{{ main list|location }}
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For a more comprehensive list, see location.
Sections
near top


Footnotes and references[edit]

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{ citation }}
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Makes a formatted citation for use with Harvard style reference links. Articles
notes or references
{{ Harvard citation|name|year }}
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Redirect: {{harv}}
Makes a Harvard style reference link. Articles
notes or references
{{ note|name }}
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  1. ^ The footnote also links back to the reference.
  • ^ A # can be used at the beginning of the line to create a numbered list. Similarly, * creates a bullet.
Articles
notes or references
{{ note label|name|label|backlink }}
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  1. a The footnote also links back to the reference.
  • a A # can be used at the beginning of the line to create a numbered list.
  • a b Similarly, * creates a bullet.
Articles
notes or references
{{ ref|name }}
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Makes reference links and footnotes[1] that are numbered automatically.[2] Articles
notes or references
{{ ref label|name|label|backlink }}
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Makes reference links and footnotes[1] with specific labels.[2] Articles
notes or references


Timing-related messages[edit]

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{anachronism}}
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Article or section top
{{current}}
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Use 'section' in 2nd parameter, if tagging a section.
Article top or section
{{current disaster}}
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Article top
{{current person}}
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Article top
{{current related}}
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Article top
{{current spaceflight}}
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Article top
{{current sport}}
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Article top
{{current sports transaction}}
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Article top
{{high traffic}}
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High traffic

On {{{date}}}, Wikipedia:Template messages/General was [{{{url}}} linked] from a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)

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{{now}}
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The current date and time is 26 July, 2014 T 16:33 UTC. Article top
{{pbneutral}}
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  • For use on highly sensitive high traffic articles that are prone to opinionated edits.
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{{recent death}}
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Article top
{{recentism}}
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Article top
{{update}}
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Article or section top


Title-related messages[edit]

{{ correct title|title=article }}
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The correct title of this article is article. It appears incorrectly here because of technical restrictions.
Article top
{{ lowercase title|article }}
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Decapitalises first letter of page title; for use in articles whose title is incorrectly capitalized due to technical restrictions, such as iPod. Article top


Character/symbol notes[edit]

{{ IPA notice }}
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Article top
{{ special characters }}
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Article top


Expansion requests[edit]

See also: Expansion requests in the talk namespace

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{expand section}}
{{expand section|text}}
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Section top
{{histinfo}}
{{histinfo|text}}
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Talk page top