Category:Pages containing cite templates with deprecated parameters

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This category tracks pages using citation templates that use deprecated parameters.

CS1 templates that have been converted to use Module:Citation/CS1 add pages to this category when the citation contains any of the deprecated parameters listed in the table below.

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Cite uses deprecated parameters

Over time, some parameters have become obsolete or unnecessary. When this happens, the parameters are identified as deprecated. Editors are encouraged to use other parameters that accomplish the same purpose as those that have been deprecated. The CS1|2 deprecated parameters are listed in the following table, along with recommended replacement parameters. Parameter names are case-sensitive. Editors should expect that support for deprecated parameters will be withdrawn.

Deprecated CS1|2 parameters
Deprecated parameter Replace with
  • |coauthor=
  • |coauthors=
  • |last1=, |first1=, |last2=, |first2=, etc.; or
  • |author1=, |author2=, ...; or
  • |vauthors=; or
  • |authors=
  • |version=
in {{Cite arxiv}}
Append version to arxiv or eprint (|arxiv=YYMM.NNNNNv1)
  • |city=
  • |callsign=
  • |call-sign=
  • |program=
in {{Cite interview}}
  • use |location= instead of |city=
  • use |publisher= or |via= instead of |callsign= or |call-sign=
  • use |work= instead of |program=

To resolve this error, use a supported parameter.

Pages with this error are automatically placed in Category:Pages containing cite templates with deprecated parameters.[a]

While most of the Citation Style 1 and Citation Style 2 error messages are visible to all readers, some remain hidden. Editors who wish to see all of the CS1|2 error messages can do so by updating their common or skin CSS stylesheet to include:

.citation-comment {display: inline !important;} /* show all Citation Style 1 error messages */

Even with this css installed, older pages in Wikipedia's cache may not have been updated to show these error messages even though the page is listed in one of the tracking categories. A WP:NULLEDIT will resolve that issue.


  1. ^ Pages in the Book talk, Category talk, Draft, Draft talk, Education Program talk, File talk, Help talk, MediaWiki talk, Module talk, Portal talk, Talk, Template talk, TimedText talk, User, User talk, and Wikipedia talk namespaces are not included in the error tracking categories.

Pages in category "Pages containing cite templates with deprecated parameters"

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