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This template adds a page to Category:Wikipedia supplemental pages.



Use this template carefully, only when there is a well-established consensus at the relevant policy or guideline page to link to an essay in question. The noun supplement does not mean "an interpretation" nor "something added". It means precisely "something added, especially to make up for a deficiency", in this case a deficiency in an official Wikipedia's policy or guideline. If consensus changes and the essay is no longer referenced in a policy or guideline, change the tag to a standard {{Essay|interprets=}}.

This template has an |interprets= a.k.a. |pages= parameter. Replaces "such guidance" with "the foo" where "foo" is a link to one or more policies or guidelines and label(s) for what they are, e.g.:

  • |interprets=[[Wikipedia:No original research]] policy
  • |interprets=[[Wikipedia:Manual of Style]] guideline
  • |interprets=[[Wikipedia:No original research]] and [[Wikipedia:Neutral point of view]] policies
  • |interprets=[[Wikipedia:Verifiability]] policy and [[Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources]] guideline

The template also has optional |shortcut=, |shortcut2=, |shortcut3=, and |shortcut4= parameters that can be used to add a Shortcut: box to the right-side, with up to four shortcuts.

  • {{supplement|interprets=[[Wikipedia:Neutral point of view]] policy}}
  • {{supplement|shortcut=WP:SHORTCUT|shortcut2=WP:SHORTCUT2}}
  • {{supplement|interprets=[[Wikipedia:Neutral point of view]] and [[Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons]] policies}}

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