Wikipedia:Requested templates

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Add new requests for a new template or updates to existing templates to the bottom of this page. Please be clear about what the template is used for, roughly what it should look like, and which articles it should link to, if any.

For requests regarding stub templates, go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals.

A general description and guideline for userboxes can be found at Wikipedia:Userboxes. A detailed instruction to use the userbox template can be found at Template:Userbox. For requests regarding userboxes, go to Wikipedia talk:Userboxes/Ideas.


Potential templates for people and professions[edit]

Potential templates for science and health[edit]

Potential templates for places and things[edit]

make template[edit]

could somebody make a Template of Defunct Indian political parties Thanks because I don't know how to do it

Update to Template:cv-unsure[edit]

Discussion was moved to the template's talk page. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 04:03, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
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I'd like to request an update to Template:cv-unsure in order to add a new version param. Details at Template talk:Cv-unsure. Can anyone here help with this? Mathglot (talk) 22:45, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

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Talk page banner template notifying editors about deleted images[edit]

Template was created. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 04:01, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
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I want to create a template resembling the one at Talk:Rock with You or Talk:Tales of Eternia or Talk:Umpqua Community College shooting. The template should notify readers which images are deleted and cannot be used. I can come up with Template:deleted image or Template:FFD deleted image, but I don't know other name is suitable for it. Over time, I have used {{notice}} and file:Deletion icon.svg for the banner. I previously requested one, but it got archived. --George Ho (talk) 20:29, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

@George Ho:  Done at Template:Deleted at FFD. Music1201 talk 20:22, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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Redirect template that categorizes city/town names in the US that are redirects to City, State[edit]

For example, Amarillo redirects to Amarillo, Texas, and Framingham redirects to Framingham, Massachusetts. There are many more of these, since many city/town names are unique. However, there is currently no category that categorizes this form of redirect. The template and category combination I am requesting would be one that would be used with {{rcat shell}}. To make sure that the category doesn't begin empty, here are some redirects that should be categorized here: Little Rock, Pasadena, Yonkers, Duluth, Peabody, Dracut, Newburyport, Passadumkeag, and Meddybemps. (This shows that some are large cities that aren't quite large enough to have an article title without the state name, while others are small but unique.) HotdogPi 18:08, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Template:AFC submission[edit]

I have processed a speedy rename from Category:Afc Submissions on hold more than 24 hours to Category:AFC submissions on hold more than 24 hours. The category has been empty during the request. It states that it is populated by Template:AFC submission, so the category renaming must require a change to that template. I requested this at Template talk:AFC submission but nobody has responded there yet. – Fayenatic London 22:21, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Squarified Tree Map[edit]

Although the Template:Pie chart works well, it can be hard to perceive relative areas of sectors in a pie when there are many regions. A "squarified" treemap could be a better choice for some data. A paper describing an algorithm can be found here: Squarified Treemaps. Theodore Kloba (talk) 18:28, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Template:Auto ping[edit]

I use the ping template a lot. I realize it isn't all that hard to use, but it requires dropping the name of the user into the template which isn't terribly hard, but sometimes I mistype, or sometimes I try copying and pasting and don't get it exactly right, and, as is well known, if you send the message and don't get it exactly right, it's a bit complicated to fix it. I fully understand that if I'm partway down the page and want to ping someone who made a comment well up the page I need to do this, but nine times out of 10, I'm pinging the person in the line immediately above. How hard would it be to create a template, which I'm temporarily calling auto ping, which does not require a parameter but searches the immediately prior entry for signature and defaults to that user name? It could then be a button on the editing template, easy to enter.--S Philbrick(Talk) 17:36, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Infobox for a police/law enforcement unit[edit]

At present Infobox military unit Template:Infobox military unit is used for police/law enforcement unit articles. For example Hostage Rescue Team, Special Task Force (SAPS), [Grupo Especial de Operaciones]], Special Duties Unit, Victoria Police Special Operations Group, etc.. most of these List of special law enforcement units. Or else you use the Infobox law enforcement agency Template:Infobox law enforcement agency . Which means the whole police/law enforcement agency and not a specific unit such as LAPD SWAT uses LAPD Metropolitan Division. It's like using Template:Infobox national military for a military unit. A template would be similar to the military unit infobox with a law enforcement focus.--Melbguy05 (talk) 23:29, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

@Melbguy05: We could help to create the new template, but it would be necessary to know which fields should be added or removed in the new template, compared to the old one. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate - 18:41, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
@Melbguy05: Adding: if it was not already done, it may also be a good idea to discuss it at the relevant WikiProject's talk page. —PaleoNeonate - 18:42, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
@PaleoNeonate:Thanks PaleoNeonate, I can post on Wiki Law Enforcement and also Wiki Military (some of them may have interest) and post on users talk page who are regular editors of police unit articles. Where would the best place to direct people to put their ideas? it is possible to create a Template:Infobox law enforcement unit and I direct ideas to that talk page (I don't know how to do that).thanks-Melbguy05 (talk) 04:06, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
@Melbguy05: I think that any centralized enough venue can be used like a WikiProject's page, village pump/miscellaneous, etc. It's possible to also create a separate page as part of a WikiProject space, that is rarely done except for RfCs which are expected to be very large (some last 60 days for instance)... —PaleoNeonate - 21:45, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh and of course every template has its associated talk page, so copying an existing template that is the closest, along with its documentation page, then working on it is possible. To get input it'd still be nice to invite the relevant WikiProject(s) on whatever talk page is used to reach consensus on what should be in it... —PaleoNeonate - 21:54, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

SPI CheckUser request[edit]

Templates for regular users looking at Sockpuppet Investigations, including in the title of this request, when a user makes a request for a CheckUser, would seem nice to have, mainly to remove the strain of repetitively typing the common phrase "Requesting CheckUser" when requesting for a CheckUser's intervention in an investigation. I could find countless other reasons to add other templates for regular users. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 18:02, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

 Request withdrawn jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 03:55, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Templates for AfDs[edit]

Would it be reasonable to create templates that can be used during AfDs when voting for an action, i.e. "Keep", "Delete", "Redirect", "Merge", "Move", etc.? jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 18:05, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

My impression is that this could help to make the AfD results more consistent, but might not necessarily be easier for users (unless there also were voting wizards/tools perhaps). There are existing counting scripts which can assist and automatically watch for various keywords which are in bold with unique signatures, of course their result is only to help, because the resulting consensus is not only evaluated by count. Another issue is that if those templates are widely used over time, they may ideally need to be substituted by a bot, unless we oblige users to also use subst i.e. {{subst:vote keep|1=reason}}... That's only my opinion though, hopefully others can also comment. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate - 18:56, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
After re-reading this request, I also question how the bot would handle vote changes as well, in case someone needs to change their vote from Keep to Delete or vice-versa. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 18:03, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Infobox for indoor football games[edit]

I'd like to request an infobox be created as a way to add easy information about important indoor and arena football games. This would be used for leagues such as Indoor Football League, Champions Indoor Football, and other similar leagues that may arise, which their championship game articles currently use Template:Infobox NCAA football yearly game, and Arena Football League, which the ArenaBowl articles currently use Template:Infobox gridiron football single game. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 18:20, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Hmm. We don't necessarily need separate infoboxes if one could do the job. Can't all indoor teams just use Template:Infobox gridiron football single game. Template:Infobox ArenaBowl was merged into Infobox gridiron football single game. What differences did you have in mind for your proposed infobox? WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 23:45, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
I honestly don't remember what I had in mind when I made this (it's been a few weeks anyway). But yeah, for IFL, CIF, NAL, and other former leagues that have pages for their championship games, they would just as easily be merged into Infobox gridiron football single game, as you suggested. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 23:50, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
One thing that we should fix is how teams that only played one year like the Dayton Wolfpack say (2017-2017) instead of just (2017). I also don't think we need a separate Template:Infobox National Arena League team, Template:Infobox Indoor Football League team and Template:Infobox af2 team since there don't seem to be any major differences between the infoboxes. I think they could all just use Template:Infobox Arena Football League team (we could rename that template Template:Infobox indoor American football team). WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 00:04, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
I support this. Instead of invoking a specific template, they can all be merged into one template with an added "type" parameter to indicate what league it is the team is in. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 00:30, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
Definitely support merging all the different team info boxes into a generalized one. With all the league switching a more basic one would be better. I really like Template:Pro hockey team because it allows for things such as one season teams, league changes, merges, etc. Having highly specific templates actually makes it harder to edit and more likely to be broken by inexperienced editors in opinion. Yosemiter (talk) 17:59, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
Definitely support. My question is who has enough experience writing code to make it universal? That has been my main reason for avoid this discussion in the first place. DMC511 (talk) 22:19, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
I think we could find someone. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 23:25, 5 August 2017 (UTC)


Hello. When embedded, the spacing between regular text and this template is certainly bigger than usual and, to my mind, too big in fact. As an instance to what I mean you may have a look at the article section Martin Heidegger and Nazism#Speech to Heidelberg Student Association. Is there anything that could be done to reduce the spacing in general and if so, wouldn't that be a reasonable act in terms of typographical improvement? Best wishes--Tuchiel (talk) 19:05, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Did my change improve the situation? It used blockquote tags rather than the {{quote}} template. It now uses the latter. Feel free to revert if it's not what you wanted, —PaleoNeonate - 22:09, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
@PaleoNeonate: Yes, it did – thanks a lot! And I just did the same as you in the section above. Best--Tuchiel (talk) 15:44, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Template:ISO 639 name lep[edit]

Draft made. -- (talk) 23:09, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

 Done — JJMC89(T·C) 03:11, 3 August 2017 (UTC)


At the moment, AWB has a bug when catching "Unbalanced brackets" on some FIFA articles. This is because instead of ending with a template, the tables end with an extra curly bracket, which AWB catches as unbalanced unnecessarily. A template to end the Two-Leg tables and similar tables will fix this bug. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 23:04, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

@Jd22292: I created a redirect, TwoLeg end, to match Template:TwoLeg start. Feel free to create additional redirects if necessary. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 01:10, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Help fixing a template[edit]

At User:CJK09/TemplateSandbox I'm trying to make my first ever template, which would simplify the addition of simple discography tables to music-related articles. As seen at User:CJK09/TemplateSandbox/testcases, the template works when only one album is entered, however when I enter more than one album, the album entries stack horizontally instead of vertically (the intent is for the entries to stack vertically). The code can be seen here. What change must be made to the code to fix this? Thanks, CJK09 (talk · contribs) 05:45, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

It looks like you found the fix yourself? --S Philbrick(Talk) 16:05, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
Yeah I ended up figuring it out myself. I just replaced the {{!-}} with <tr> and also added a matching </tr> at the end of each code block. CJK09 (talk · contribs) 03:14, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done CJK09 (talk · contribs) 03:14, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Flagicon issue[edit]

I usually edit only for the German WP, but I would like to "translate" my de:Liste der Länder nach Preisniveau to the english WP. The problem: The table uses the german version of the Flagicon template and is sorted alphabetically by the german-language names of the countries: Is it possible to transfer the table correct to the Flagicon-templates here?--Antemister (talk) 13:58, 15 August 2017 (UTC)