Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Editing/Select templates by categories

Select templates by categories

  • Problem: When contributors try to add templates to a page in visual editor or wikitext editor, we have to remember the accurate full name or prefix of the template.
  • Who would benefit: Everyone who want to add templates but don't know the accurate templates names.
  • Proposed solution: In most of wikis, templates were classified into categories by purpose and functions. We can add a templates browser to visual editor and wikitext editor, allowing contributors to browse and select templates by categories.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T55590
  • Proposer: Steven Sun (talk) 01:11, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

  • This is phab:T55590. ESanders (WMF) (talk) 16:55, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I'll support this if it will work just by using existing categories. Developing a whole new template classification and search feature would be a bad idea until a full-fledged Global templates repository is implemented. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 18:58, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support Support for convenience. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 18:44, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Categories are good, but customizable lists and aliases I prefer. YFdyh000 (talk) 23:42, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Shizhao (talk) 02:54, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ciao • Bestoernesto 03:42, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Sounds a reasonable proposal OrCer (talk) 10:37, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Kpjas (talk) 11:04, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support 1Mmarek (talk) 11:44, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mylenos (talk) 12:16, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support MilkyDefer (talk) 12:42, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Nonahg (talk) 08:55, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Yanpas (talk) 10:33, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 19:11, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support NaBUru38 (talk) 20:41, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support ティルケント (talk) 07:28, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Strong support, to anything that makes editor life easier. BoldLuis (talk) 14:58, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Szalax (talk) 16:51, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Vince789 (talk) 22:04, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jingkaimori (talk) 08:53, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mahedi Hasan (talk) 11:08, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Tom Ja (talk) 12:33, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Danielg123 (talk) 15:02, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trizek from FR 19:37, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Wikibenchris (talk) 08:51, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support β16 - (talk) 16:06, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support GiFontenelle (talk) 21:41, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Support for convenience. Mitzikarl (talk) 23:56, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Llywrch (talk) 07:01, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Vikrantkorde (talk) 12:07, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Xhs 唯心而为 12:21, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Kku (talk) 07:04, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Joalbertine (talk) 14:59, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Great idea! JN Dela Cruz (talk) 16:40, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support VKG1985 (talk) 17:38, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Tratser (talk) 06:39, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Anomlia (talk) 09:43, 20 December 2020 (UTC)