Template:Paid

$ This user, in accordance with the Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of Use, discloses that they have been paid by {{{employer}}} for their contributions to Wikipedia.

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This template is for contributors who, as required by Wikipedia's WP:PAID policy and the Wikimedia Foundation's terms of use, must disclose their employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which they receive, or expect to receive, compensation. According to the terms of use, disclosure must be made in at least one of the following ways: a statement on your user page; a statement on the talk page accompanying any paid contributions; or a statement in the edit summary accompanying any paid contributions.

Usage

This template is meant to be used only on user pages and/or user talk pages. For article talk pages, use {{Connected contributor (paid)}}.

Text usage on user pages
Template Result
{{paid|employer=ACME}} $ This user, in accordance with the Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of Use, discloses that they have been paid by ACME for their contributions to Wikipedia.
{{paid|employer=ACME|article=Example}} $ This user, in accordance with the Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of Use, discloses that they have been paid by ACME for their contributions to Example.
{{paid|employer=ACME|client=W. Coyote|some=yes}} $ This user, in accordance with the Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of Use, discloses that they have been paid by ACME on behalf of W. Coyote for some of their contributions to Wikipedia.
{{paid|user=Example|employer=Acme|additional=Optional text}} $ Example, in accordance with the Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of Use, discloses that they have been paid by Acme for their contributions to Wikipedia. Optional text
Userbox usage
Template Result
{{paid|employer=ACME|userbox=yes}}
$This user, in accordance with the Terms of Use, discloses that they have been paid by ACME to edit Wikipedia.
{{paid|employer=ACME|userbox=yes|article=[[Example]]}}
$This user, in accordance with the Terms of Use, discloses that they have been paid by ACME to edit Example.
{{paid|employer=ACME|userbox=yes|list=yes|articles=
* [[A]]
* [[B]]
* [[C]]
* [[D]]
}}
$This user, in accordance with the Terms of Use, discloses that they have been paid by ACME to edit Wikipedia.
List of articles edited by this user for paid compensation

Pages where this template is used are added to Category:Paid contributors.

If no employer is included, the page is also added to Category:Paid contributors with no listed employer.

Arguments

Required parameters

Note: if the employer and client are the same entity, then only |employer= is required.

employer
The person or entity paying you. If you are a freelancer working directly for a client, the name of your client. If you are an employed by or under contract with a PR or marketing firm, or work for the company or institution about which you are editing, the name of your employer or contractee.
client
Name of the company or individual on whose behalf the contributions are made. If you are a freelancer working for a client, leave this blank. If you are employed by or under contract with a PR firm or marketing company, the name of the client paying your employer or contractee.

Optional parameters

user
This parameter inserts the user's name into the text. This is primarily for Talk page usage.
userbox
Determines whether the notification is displayed as a userbox. Anything other than yes for this parameter will result in text display.
list
Determines whether to show a collapsible list of articles edited for paid compensation below the talk page notice.
article
If set to anything, outputs the text entered. Defaults to "contributions to this topic" if left blank.
articles
List of articles edited for paid compensation by the user (must be in bullet form). userbox and list must both be set to yes for this parameter to work.
some
Instructs the template to say "some of their contributions to Wikipedia". This parameter does not work when userbox is active.
additional
Any additional information that is added to the template.

User preferences

The template will attempt to determine the user's preferred gender pronouns ("their"/"his"/"her") and use them appropriately. This depends on the gender setting documented at Help:Preferences.

TemplateData

See the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Paid

No description.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Userboxuserbox

Determines whether the notification is displayed as a userbox. Anything other than yes for this parameter will result in text display.

Example
yes
Stringoptional
Employeremployer

The person or entity paying you. If you are a freelancer working directly for a client, the name of your client. If you are an employed by or under contract with a PR or marketing firm, or work for the company or institution about which you are editing, the name of your employer or contractee.

Example
ACME Inc.
Stringrequired
Clientclient

Name of the company or individual on whose behalf the contributions are made. If you are a freelancer working for a client, leave this blank. If you are employed by or under contract with a PR firm or marketing company, the name of the client paying your employer or contractee.

Stringsuggested
Useruser

This parameter inserts the user's name into the text. This is primarily for Talk page usage.

Stringoptional
Articlearticle

If set to anything, outputs the text entered. Defaults to "contributions to this topic" if left blank.

Stringoptional
Listlist

Determines whether to show a collapsible list of articles edited for paid compensation below the talk page notice.

Example
yes
Stringoptional
Articlesarticles

List of articles edited for paid compensation by the user (must be in bullet form). userbox and list must both be set to yes for this parameter to work.

Contentsuggested
Somesome

Instructs the template to say "some of their contributions to Wikipedia". This parameter does not work when userbox is active.

Example
yes
Stringoptional
Additionaladditional

Any additional information that is added to the template.

Contentoptional

Tracking categories