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This template is used to link to articles containing further information on a topic. It looks like this:

Further information: Article

It is typically used at the top of a section, when the topic of that section is covered in more detail by another page. It is useful for implementing summary style.

Usage

Basic usage
{{further|page1|page2|page3|...}}
All parameters
{{further|page1|page2|page3|...|selfref=yes|category=no}}

Parameters

This template accepts the following parameters:

  • 1, 2, 3, ... - the pages to link to. At least one page name is required. Categories and files are automatically escaped with the colon trick, and links to sections are automatically formatted as page § section, rather than the MediaWiki default of page#section.
  • selfref - if set to "yes", "y", "true" or "1", adds the CSS class "selfref". This is used to denote self-references to Wikipedia. See Template:Selfref for more information.
  • category - if set to "no", "n", "false", or "0", suppresses the error tracking category (Category:Hatnote templates with errors). This only has an effect if the first positional parameter (the page to link to) is omitted.

Examples

Errors

If no page names are supplied, the template will output the following message:

  • Error: no page names specified (help).

If you see this error message, it is for one of four reasons:

  1. No parameters were specified (the template code was {{further}}). Please use {{further|page}} instead.
  2. Some parameters were specified, but no page names were included. For example, the template text {{further|selfref=yes}} will produce this error. Please use (for example) {{further|page|selfref=yes}} instead.
  3. A page name was specified, but it contains an equals sign ("="). The equals sign has a special meaning in template code, and because of this it cannot be used in template parameters that do not specify a parameter name. For example, the template code {{further|1+1=2|2+2=4}} will produce this error. To work around this, you can specify the parameter name explicitly by using 1=, 2, etc., before the page name, like this: {{further|1=1+1=2|2=2+2=4}}.
  4. You tried to access Module:Further directly by using {{#invoke:further|further|text}}. Use of #invoke in this way has been disabled for performance reasons. Please use {{further|text}} instead.

If you see this error message and are unsure of what to do, please post a message on the help desk, and someone should be able to help you.

Pages that contain this error message are tracked in Category:Hatnote templates with errors.

See also

TemplateData
This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

See the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Further information

Template used to link to pages containing further information on a topic. Produces the output "Further information: page 1, page 2 and page 3".

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Page 1 1

The name of the first page that you want to link to.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Page 2 2

The name of the second page that you want to link to.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Page 3 3

The name of the third page that you want to link to. More pages can be added using the parameters "4", "5", "6", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Self reference selfref

Set to "yes" if the template is a self-reference to Wikipedia that would not make sense on mirrors or forks of the Wikipedia site.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Line optional
Category category

Set to "no", "n", "false", or "0" to suppresses the error tracking category (Category:Hatnote templates with errors). This only has an effect if no page names are specified.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknown optional