- class – valid values are listed in the custom class mask. See the project's quality scale for details.
- importance – valid values are: top, high, mid, low, na (case-insensitive). See the project's importance scale for details.
- category – set
|category=no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.
- listas – This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for Paul Ginsparg, use
|listas=Ginsparg, Paul so that the talk page will show up in the G's and not the P's of the various assessment and administrative categories; similarly, for topics with titles beginning with an article such as "the" or "a" - e.g. for The Cost of Knowledge, use
|listas=Cost of Knowledge, The so that the talk page will show up in the C's). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people § Ordering names in a category.
It is not required if another WikiProject template on the same page has its own
|listas= set, since it not only affects categories used by the banner in which it is set, but it also affects the sortkey of all other banners and templates.
- small – this parameter is no longer supported and can safely be removed from the template.