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Simply add the tag {{lowercase title}} at the beginning of a page (and optionally, at the beginning of its talk page). There are no parameters. The tag will only decapitalize the first letter of the page's name in the title at the beginning of the page. Examples:

Page name Will display
EBay, IPod, etc. eBay, iPod, etc.
Talk:EBay Talk:eBay


The template does not work together with other title modification templates: you need to use DISPLAYTITLE directly and make sure it's the last DISPLAYTITLE on the page. For example, to make "Example" italic and lowercase, use {{DISPLAYTITLE:''example''}}.

When using the template on redirect pages, the template must be moved after the redirect, since otherwise it will break the redirection. This, however, limits the template to have an effect only when viewing the redirect page directly. Nevertheless, it is still useful in this scenario in order to document the proper capitalization of a term.

When using on templates, please make sure to wrap it with a <noinclude> tag, so that transcluded pages don't get affected.


This template wraps the magic word DISPLAYTITLE so that it works automatically in any namespace (main, talk, template, etc.) to decapitalise the first letter of the name of a page it is transcluded on.

/* Page using a lowercase title, with or without {{lowercase}} */
SELECT page_title, pp_value AS displaytitle
FROM page
JOIN page_props ON pp_page=page_id AND pp_propname="displaytitle"
WHERE page_namespace=0
AND CONVERT(pp_value USING utf8mb4) COLLATE utf8mb4_bin /* &#greek; */
    REGEXP "^([_ :]+|<[^<>]+>)*([[:lower:]]|&#9[4-6][0-9];)"


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Lowercase title

This template is used to make the first letter of the page title lowercase. It will not affect the page URL, just the displayed name.

Template parameters

No parameters specified

See also

Template Involves Correct name Actual article name
{{Italic title}} Title in italics To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird
{{Lowercase title}} Lowercase first character eBay EBay
{{Correct title|reason=bracket}} < > [ ] { } Benzo[a]pyrene Benzo(a)pyrene
{{Correct title|reason=#}} # Pilot #5 Pilot No. 5
{{Correct title|reason=:}} / : DK: King of Swing DK King of Swing