|This is a documentation subpage for Template:Current.
It contains usage information, categories and other content that is not part of the original template page.
|This template should not be substituted.|
This template displays the tag above and adds articles to Category:Current events or one of its dated subcategories.
- Note that every article on Wikipedia has a General disclaimer indicating that the article contents may not be accurate.
- As an advisory to editors, the template may optionally be used in those extraordinary occasions that many editors (perhaps a hundred or more) edit an article on the same day, for example, in the case of natural disasters or other breaking news.
- It is not intended to be used to mark an article that merely has recent news articles about the topic; if it were, hundreds of thousands of articles would have this template, with no informational consequence.
- Generally it is expected that this template and its closely related templates will appear on an article for less than a day; occasionally longer.
- If you desire that an article be noticed as a topic about or related to a significant current event, see Wikipedia:How the Current events page works, and also Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates
- Check main (article) namespace links
The template takes three parameters:
- Parameter 1 overrides the word "article"
- Parameter 2 overrides the words "current event"
- Named parameter "date" categorizes into a monthly sub category for ease of maintenance. This will be added by a bot if omitted.
TemplateData for Current
This template generates a tag to indicate that the article documents a current event.
|Type (typically section)||
Something to replace "article" in the template, typically "section"
Allows modification of the current link instead of displaying "Current Event"
The month and year that the article is identified as current.