Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Miscellaneous/Automatic display authority control template

Automatic display authority control template

  • Problem: There are a lot of articles at the bottom that have a authority control template, and a large number of articles have not yet added this template. If we can automatically display authority control template instead of manually adding it one by one, this aspect of maintenance will be greatly reduced.
  • Who would benefit: Wikipedia editors and readers
  • Proposed solution: Add a new message at the bottom of the page (Displayed above the category), authority control template or other content can be added here.
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  • Proposer: Shizhao (talk) 08:28, 5 November 2018 (UTC)


  • How many people do use Authority Control? My sense is that this is a very niche thing. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:19, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

There should be universal footer on every page, so not only Authority control but also Commonscat or some tracking categories should be here. JAn Dudík (talk) 09:06, 22 November 2018 (UTC)