Template:Current

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This template displays the tag above and adds articles to Category:Current events or one of its dated subcategories.

Guidelines

  • Note that every article on Wikipedia has a General disclaimer indicating that the article contents may not be accurate.
  • As an advisory to editors, the template may optionally be used in those extraordinary occasions that many editors (perhaps a hundred or more) edit an article on the same day (for example, in the case of natural disasters or other breaking news).
  • It is not intended to be used to mark an article that merely has recent news articles about the topic; if it were, hundreds of thousands of articles would have this template, with no informational consequence.
  • Generally it is expected that this template and its closely related templates will appear on an article for less than a day; occasionally longer.
  • If you desire that an article be noticed as a topic about or related to a significant current event, see Wikipedia:How the Current events page works, and also Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates
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Usage

The template takes three parameters:

  • Parameter 1 overrides the word "article"
  • Parameter 2 overrides the words "current event"
  • Named parameter "date" categorizes into a monthly sub category for ease of maintenance. This will be added by a bot if omitted.

Examples

Code Result
{{current}}
{{current|section|date=September 2021}}
{{current||current election|date=September 2021}}

TemplateData

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TemplateData for Current

Use this cleanup template to indicate that an article documents a current event, that information may change rapidly as the event progresses and that initial news reports may be unreliable.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Month and yeardate

The month and year that the template was placed (in full). "{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}" inserts the current month and year automatically.

Example
January 2013
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Linesuggested
Type of event2

Text to replace "current event" in the template

Example
current aviation incident
Stringsuggested
Affected area1

Text to replace the word "article", usually "section"

Example
section
Auto value
section
Stringoptional

Redirects

See also