Template:Split portions

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This template is for splitting out content that may be integrated throughout an article (or other page), or a section thereof, but which would be more relevant as a separate page (or multiple pages), and should be relocated there, leaving the relevant content in the original page.

This template is useful especially when at least one of the proposed split-to titles does not yet exist as an page. (For splitting/merging to existing pages only, see § Merging into existing pages.) It is also only used when the content is diffuse or partial and does not form entire identifiable sections. The exact nature of the split is usually detailed in a proposal on the talk page of the page to be split.

Usage

To propose splitting content from one page out to another page or pages:

  1. At the top of the page to split the content from, put {{Split portions|date=October 2021 |Title to which to relocate the content}}.
  2. If there is more than one suggested title to which to relocate the content, include each: {{Split portions|date=October 2021 |First target title |Second target title}}. Up to 20 articles (already existing or not) can be specified.
  3. This template is mostly used to suggest splits to new pages. If any of the suggested target pages already exists, then at the top of it put {{Merge portions from|date=October 2021 |Title of article to split the content from}}.
  • See also the |portion= and |discuss= parameters.

You are encouraged to be specific: The |portion= (or |portions=) parameter allows you to replace the word "portions" with something more specific. Examples:

  • {{Split portions|portion=the material about book/comic and film/TV characters |date=October 2021 |List of fictional hedgehogs}}.
  • {{Split portions|portions=the details about specific Gothic peoples |date=October 2021 |Art of the Visigoths |Art of the Ostrogoths}}

The parameter |small=y will reduce the size of the template to a left-hand box instead of a banner.

This template will add articles (but not other pages) to Category:All articles to be split and the proper dated subcategory of Category:Articles to be split.

For sections only

If portions of one section need to be split out, use {{Split portions}} at the top of that section, and use the |section=y parameter: {{Split portions|section=y |date=October 2021 |Title to which to relocate the content}}. This will change the wording to "portions of this section". This can be done at two or more places in the article to suggest multiple specific splits, instead of a more vague multi-split template at the top of the article.

If portions of several subsections of a single section need to relocate, leaving the rest of the section in place, you can put the template at the top of that section, and use the |subsections=y parameter (or |section=y|sections=y, which has the same effect): {{Split portions|subsections=y |date=October 2021 |Title to which to relocate the content}}. This will change the wording to "subsections of this section". However, if will probably be more helpful to use |section=, and use a separate template in each of the subsections to be split.

If a whole section needs to be split, to only one new page, you can use {{Split section}} instead, at the top of the section: {{Split section|date=October 2021 |Title to which to relocate the content}}. This template only supports one target title parameter.

If a proposed section split (whole or partial) is to more than one page, use: {{Split portions|portion=this section |date=October 2021 |First title to which to relocate the content |Second title to which to relocate the content}}

If multiple sections or portions thereof need to be split out, you can put the template at the top of the page, and use the |sections=y parameter: {{Split portions|sections=y |date=October 2021 |Title to which to relocate the content}}. This will change the wording to "sections of this article" (or "sections of this page", in other namespaces).

This is usually the least desirable option because of its vagueness, and it will probably be more helpful to tag each of the subsections to be split, with either {{Split portions|sectionGreen tickY|...}} (partial) or {{Split section|...}} (whole section).

The |sections= and |subsections= options will, when used in mainspace, also categorize the split-from article into the proper dated subcategory of Category:Article sections to be split.

Merging into existing pages

To propose splitting/merging an entire section from one page into another, one would normally use {{Merge from|section=y}} and {{Merge to|section=y}}. To propose merging an entire page into another, use {{Merge to}} and {{Merge from}}.

If several sections in the current article need to move to one or more other articles, at least one of which already exists, then using separate {{Merge to}} tags would often be visually disruptive to the article. Instead, the |existing= parameter of this template can be used, with |sections=:

     {{Split portions|existing=y|portions=sections "Foo", "Bar", and "Baz"|Article Foo|Article Bar|Article Baz}}

     {{Split portions|existing=y|portions=sections about Foo|Article Foo}}

TemplateData

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TemplateData for Split portions

Use this template to suggest that portions of this article be split out into another article.

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
First new page title1

no description

Stringrequired
Second new page title2

no description

Stringsuggested
Third new page title3

no description

Stringoptional
Fourth new page title4

no description

Stringoptional
Fifth new page title5

no description

Stringoptional
Sixth new page title6

no description

Stringoptional
Seventh new page title7

no description

Stringoptional
Eighth new page title8

no description

Stringoptional
Ninth new page title9

no description

Stringoptional
Tenth new page title10

no description

Stringoptional
Eleventh new page title11

no description

Stringoptional
Twelfth new page title12

no description

Stringoptional
Thirteenth new page title13

no description

Stringoptional
Fourteenth new page title14

no description

Stringoptional
Fifteenth new page title15

no description

Stringoptional
Sixteenth new page title16

no description

Stringoptional
Seventeenth new page title17

no description

Stringoptional
Eighteenth new page title18

no description

Stringoptional
Nineteenth new page title19

no description

Stringoptional
Twentieth new page title20

no description

Stringoptional
Talk page discussiondiscuss

Talk page and section where the split discussion is taking place

Example
Talk:Microsoft#Split proposed
Page namesuggested
Sections, not portions?sections

Enter any text here to replace the word "portions" with "sections". If "Section, not article?" is also enabled, this will become "subsections".

Example
y
Auto value
y
Lineoptional
Section, not article?section

Enter any text here to replace the word "article" with "section". If "Sections, not portions?" is also enabled, "sections" will become "subsections".

Example
y
Auto value
y
Lineoptional
Subsections of a section?subsections

Enter any text here to replace "portions of this article" with "subsections of this section".

Example
y
Auto value
y
Lineoptional
Text to replace "portions"portions portion

Custom text to replace "portions" in the template

Example
parts
Stringoptional
Page already exists?existing

Enter any text here to indicate that one or more of the proposed articles already exists.

Example
y
Auto value
y
Lineoptional
Make template smallsmall

Enter any text here to make the template box small and aligned to the left.

Example
y
Auto value
y
Lineoptional


Splitting

Merging