Disambiguation and redirectionEdit

On disambiguation pagesEdit

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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of disambiguation pages that need cleanup.
{{place name disambiguation}}
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Redirect: {{geodis}}
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of disambiguation pages consisting only of geographic locations.
{{human name disambiguation}}
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Redirect: {{hndis}}
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of disambiguation pages whose title is a human name.
{{number disambiguation}}
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Redirects: {{numberdis}}, {{numdab}}
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of number-oriented
{{set index article}}
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Redirect: {{SIA}}
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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 linesEdit

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

SectionEdit

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{details|location}}
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Sections
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{{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 referencesEdit

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 messagesEdit

What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{anachronism}}
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Top of articles or sections that have anachronisms
{{current}}
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Use 'section' in 2nd parameter, if tagging a section.
Top of articles or sections about current events
{{current disaster}}
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Top of articles about current disasters
{{current person}}
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{{current related}}
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{{current spaceflight}}
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{{current sport}}
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{{current sports transaction}}
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{{high traffic}}
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On {{{date}}}, Wikipedia:Template index/General was [{{{url}}} linked] from a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)

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{{now}}
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The current date and time is 27 November 2020 T 23:04 UTC. Talk page top
{{recent death}}
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{{recentism}}
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{{update}}
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External issuesEdit

What to type What it produces Where to put it
{{False version}}
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Title-related messagesEdit

{{correct title|title=article}}
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{{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 notesEdit

{{special characters}}
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Expansion requestsEdit

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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{{Missing information|text||}}
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Article top