Wikipedia:Template messages/General

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Note: This page contains details of templates relating to article descriptions.

Templates related to issues and disputes with articles, including NPOV, are listed under Template messages/Disputes.

Templates related to formatting are listed under Template messages/Format.

Templates related to Cleanup issues are listed under Template messages/Cleanup.

Disambiguation and redirection[edit]

On disambiguation pages[edit]

For others, see MediaWikiWiki:Disambiguationspage. For hatnote templates used to distinguish pages, see Wikipedia:Hatnote#Distinguish or Template:Hatnote templates documentation
What to type What it produces Where to put it
{{disambiguation}}
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of disambiguation pages.
{{disambiguation cleanup}}
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Bottom
of disambiguation pages that need cleanup.
{{place name disambiguation}}
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Redirect: {{geodis}}
Bottom
of disambiguation pages consisting only of geographic locations.
{{human name disambiguation}}
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Redirect: {{hndis}}
Bottom
of disambiguation pages whose title is a human name.
{{number disambiguation}}
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Redirects: {{numberdis}}, {{numdab}}
Bottom
of number-oriented
{{set index article}}
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Redirect: {{SIA}}
Bottom
of list articles about a set of items of a specific type that share the same (or similar) name.
{{surname}}
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This template should be used only in the article (main) namespace. Bottom
of surname (last name) disambiguation pages.

In introductory lines[edit]

The following templates should be substituted because they merely provide convenient ways to produce standard common phrases in running text (not, e.g., hatnotes or message boxes).

What to type What it produces Where to put it
{{subst:refer|Topic}}
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Redirects: {{disamb1}}, {{may refer to}}, ...
Topic may refer to: Top
{{subst:disamb2}}
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Redirect: {{itref}}
It may refer to: In line
{{subst:disamb3}}
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Redirect: {{theyref}}
They may refer to: In line
{{subst:disamb4|Topic|description}}
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Redirects: {{refers2}}, {{mayrefer2}}
Topic may refer to description: Top
{{subst:disambiguation name|Name}}
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Redirect: {{nameref}}
The name Name may refer to: Top
{{subst:disamb-name2|Topic|description}}
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Redirect: {{nameof}}
Topic is the name of description, including: Top
{{subst:disamb-term|term}}
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Redirect: {{termref}}
The term "term" may refer to: Top
{{subst:disamb-terms|term1|term2}}
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Redirect: {{termsref}}
The terms "term1" and "term2" may refer to: Top

Section[edit]

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{details|location}}
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Sections
near top
{{further|location}}
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Sections
near top
{{main|location}}
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Sections
near top
{{main list|location}}
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Sections
near top

Footnotes and references[edit]

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{citation}}
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Makes a formatted citation for use with Harvard style reference links. Articles
notes or references
{{Harvard citation|name|year}}
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Redirect: {{harv}}
Makes a Harvard style reference link. Articles
notes or references
{{note|name}}
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  1. ^ The footnote also links back to the reference.
  • ^ A # can be used at the beginning of the line to create a numbered list. Similarly, * creates a bullet.
Articles
notes or references
{{note label|name|label|backlink}}
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  1. a The footnote also links back to the reference.
  • a A # can be used at the beginning of the line to create a numbered list.
  • a b Similarly, * creates a bullet.
Articles
notes or references
{{ref|name}}
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Makes reference links and footnotes[1] that are numbered automatically.[2] Articles
notes or references
{{ref label|name|label|backlink}}
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Makes reference links and footnotes[1] with specific labels.[2] Articles
notes or references

Timing-related messages[edit]

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{anachronism}}
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Article or section top
{{current}}
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Use 'section' in 2nd parameter, if tagging a section.
Article top or section
{{current disaster}}
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Article top
{{current person}}
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Article top
{{current related}}
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Article top
{{current spaceflight}}
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Article top
{{current sport}}
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Article top
{{current sports transaction}}
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Article top
{{high traffic}}
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High traffic

On {{{date}}}, Wikipedia:Template messages/General was [{{{url}}} linked] from a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)

Talk page top
{{now}}
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The current date and time is 10 December 2018 T 16:05 UTC. Talk page top
{{recent death}}
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Article top
{{recentism}}
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Article top
{{update}}
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Article or section top

Title-related messages[edit]

{{correct title|title=article}}
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Article top
{{lowercase title|article}}
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Decapitalises first letter of page title; for use in articles whose title is incorrectly capitalized due to technical restrictions, such as iPod. Article top

Character/symbol notes[edit]

{{IPA notice}}
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Article top
{{special characters}}
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Article top

Expansion requests[edit]

See also: Expansion requests in the talk namespace

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{expand section}}
{{expand section|text}}
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Section top
{{Missing information|text}}
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Article top