Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Editing/Easy access Templates

Easy access Templates

  • Problem: Accessing and choosing popular templates takes more clicks than it should.
  • Proposed solution: Allow users to configure templates they commonly use so that they can be easily selected from the TemplateWizard dialog. Each community could also define their own list of "popular" templates that is shown by default and can be changed on a per-user basis.
  • Who would benefit: Editors who frequently use the same templates
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Omar.idma (talk) 06:09, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • This would be difficult because we have no automated means to determine which templates are "popular" for editors. We'd also need to make this configurable per-wiki, since not every wiki has the same templates. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 23:05, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
    Ok. Why not allow the users themselves to add their desired templates. Add a plus button underneath so users can search and implement the templates they want. Would this be less demanding engineering-wise? Omar.idma (talk) 00:25, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, allowing you to configure it on a per-user basis may make more sense. We can also allow each community to define their own list of templates. That should be fairly easy to do I think. What we were avoiding was any "automatic" lists of popular templates. I have updated the proposal wording to reflect this, hope that's okay :) Thanks, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 03:46, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
    @MusikAnimal (WMF)@Omar.idma@: Users of any wiki can help categorize these templates manually, although a variable can be defined and added manually for each template, and these variables can be used to categorize templates automatically.
    You can even allow any user to personalize; In any case, this idea will be very useful and practical. Mohammad ebz (talk) 06:44, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 20:59, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Legooverlord11 (talk) 21:40, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Bertotits23 (talk) 05:05, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Bilal Hoor (talk) 05:18, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Mha12213 (talk) 05:42, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Aca (talk) 12:54, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportSHEIKH (Talk) 13:15, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Mohammad ebz (talk) 18:03, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support TheInternetGnome (talk) 07:44, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 14:47, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 22:00, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support BugWarp (talk) 02:53, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Horza (talk) 10:36, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Downloader2282 (talk) 12:01, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Matěj Suchánek (talk) 12:34, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Xurizuri (talk) 11:05, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support It will be more usefull if you can use it in both Visual and Code editor Thepuglover (talk) 11:16, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
    Are the template invocation dialogues in VE and source that much different? ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    19:14, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support SD hehua (talk) 15:12, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support I would find this very useful, since I use several Infobox templates and WikiProject templates very frequently. G. Moore (talk) 15:18, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support--Vulp❯❯❯here! 04:06, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 05:59, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Carlos Pozo (talk) 07:02, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support something configurable on an individual user or individual wiki basis (the team don't need to go down the road of automatically tracking and suggesting templates that an account frequently uses). — Bilorv (talk) 11:21, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support only for user configurable list, but not a global list — DaxServer (t · c) 12:42, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Mark D Worthen PsyD (talk) [he/his/him] 22:50, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Annablazeprobable (talk) 00:45, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Tom Ja (talk) 18:29, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support I thinks some level of 'often used by u' or 'often used by similar articles' functionality would be very good for most editors. Inspiration can be drawn from wikidata's Recoin. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 18:36, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Quiddity (talk) 07:56, 10 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sunpriat (talk) 00:14, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sebastianleroy (talk) 09:21, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Lectrician1 (talk) 15:07, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support HBB19 (talk) 15:25, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Nehaoua (talk) 15:53, 11 February 2022 (UTC)