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{{About}} is a commonly used hatnote template on Wikipedia, and should be placed at the top of an article, linking the reader to other articles with similar titles or concepts that they may have been seeking instead. The template has several formats, including:

Alternately, a section=yes parameter can be added to the {{About}} template for use at the top of a section. When using this parameter, the wording in the template changes to specify that it is being used in a section:

  • {{About|Use1|section=yes}}
  • {{About|Use1||Article2|section=yes}}
  • {{About|Use1|Use2|Article2|section=yes}}
  • {{About|Use1|Use2|Article2|and|Article3|section=yes}}
  • {{About|Use1|Use2|Article2|other uses|section=yes}}

For more options, find "{{About}}" in the text below.

For reference, see Wikipedia:hatnote and documentation below.

TemplateData

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TemplateData for About

This template is a hatnote in the format "This page is about … For other uses …".

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Page description 1

What the page this template is placed on is about ("This page is about …")

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Other page 1 description 2

What the first other page is about. If unused or blank, defaults to "For other uses".

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String suggested
Other page 1 title 3

The title of the first other page. If unused, defaults to "[page title] (disambiguation)".

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Page suggested
Other page 2 description 4

What the second other page is about.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Other page 2 title 5

The title of the second other page. If unused or blank and parameter 4 exists, defaults to "[page title] (disambiguation)".

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Page optional
Other page 3 description 6

What the third other page is about.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Other page 3 title 7

The title of the third other page. If unused or blank and parameter 6 exists, defaults to "[page title] (disambiguation)".

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Page optional
Other page 4 description 8

What the fourth other page is about.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Other page 4 title 9

The title of the fourth other page. If unused or blank and parameter 8 exists, defaults to "[page title] (disambiguation)".

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Page optional
Section section

Pass "yes" in this parameter to get wording appropriate for use at the top of a section.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
yes
String optional