Template messages

This page lists existing templates in Wikimedia projects which you may find useful, specially the commons to all them. For information on what templates are and how to use them, please see Wikipedia:Template namespace.

Instructions: When you add new template messages to this page, please keep the tables in alphabetical order.

If you can't find the template you need, you can request it on Wikipedia:Requested templates. For help on creating templates, see Help:Template, or contact a user who has identified themself as an adept template coder (this is a category that has just begun so may be sparse at the moment; it grows through the propagation of a userbox that marks out a user's template ability).

To see the templates and how they are implemented, click on the bold links at the top of the cell which lists the templates of interest to you.

See also Templates of Wikimedia wikis.

Main page and alternativesEdit

  • For templates used on one of the Wikipedia's Main Pages.

Article-related namespaceEdit

Please list navigational templates (as, for example, between pages relating to a specific topic) at Wikipedia:Navigational templates or at the appropriate WikiProject page. See also Wikipedia:Article series.


  • Current events
  • Disambiguation / Other uses
  • Distinguish between deceptively similar titles
  • Expansion requests
  • Footnotes / References
  • Instructions
  • Lorem ipsum
  • Miscellaneous info
  • Solution and spoiler warnings
  • Special character warnings
  • Technical limitations
  • Tools

  • Citation templates for generic and specific sources
  • GFDL sources
  • Public domain sources
  • Requesting sources and verification
  • U.S. government sources

  • To databases (IMDb, Gutenberg, etc.)
  • To main articles
  • To maps
  • To notes about German names
  • To sister projects

  • All templates relating to Wikimedia sister projects

  • Articles (AfD)
  • Categories (CfD)
  • Images and media (IfD)
  • Redirects (RfD)
  • Speedy deletion (D)
  • Templates (TfD)
  • Stub types (SfD)

  • Accuracy
  • Suspected hoax
  • Neutrality
  • Original research
  • Contradictory
  • Controversial
  • Unencyclopedic
  • Autobiography (new!)

  • Article in use (major edits)
  • Protected from editing/vandalism
  • Copyright violations
  • Article issues
    • General attention needed
    • ISSN issues
    • Lack of geopolitical balance
    • Translations
    • IPA conversion
  • Categorization issues

  • General cleanup
  • Wikify, copyediting
  • Verify facts
  • Importance/significance
  • Context; technical
  • Tone; clarity
  • Fact or fiction
  • Self-contradictory
  • Complete rewrite
  • Translate
  • Pronunciation (IPA)
  • Geographical balance
  • Merges, moves

  • Tables of contents: 0-9/A-Z
  • Category TOCs

  • Dynamic lists
  • Incomplete lists
  • Subject or topic lists

  • To be inserted at the bottom of redirect page, but does not prevent the redirect from working.

  • Calendars
  • Court Decisions
  • Diagrams
  • Game and Puzzle layouts
  • Grids
  • Periodic Table

Non article-related namespaceEdit


  • Policies and non-policies
  • Village Talk
  • WikiProjects
  • WP:Sandbox
  • WP:FAQ
  • WP:BJAODN (Bad jokes and other deleted nonsense)

  • Births in Years
  • Books in Years
  • Deaths in Years
  • More information
  • Categorization of people:
    • Subjective Category Disclaimer
    • Disputed categorisation

  • Contribution Licensing
  • Disclaimer
  • Languages
  • New Page Links
  • Open Tasks
  • Picture of the Day
  • Shared IP
  • Wikimedia Licensing

  • Experimenting & Vandalism Notices
  • Shared IP Notices
  • Spamming Notices
  • Three Revert Rule
  • User Talk Requests
  • Welcome Messages
  • Edit-summary request
  • Minor-edit reminder

  • Featured articles (and candidates)
  • Expansion requests
  • Comments
  • Discussion thread tags
  • Free Images
  • Translation requests
  • Korea-related
  • Peer review
  • To Do lists
  • WikiProject notices

  • Coat of Arms
  • Copyright status unknown or unverified
  • Creative commons licensed image
  • Fair use claimed
  • Free use image / Semi-free use image
  • Government copyrights (UK, Canada, Poland)
  • GNU/GFDL image
  • Images and media for deletion
  • Image categorization
  • Non-free (copyrighted) image
  • "not an orphan"
  • Public domain image
  • Screenshot

See also: Wikipedia:Image copyright tags

Related pages for specific types of templatesEdit

MediaWiki.org wiki has a page about this at:

Wikipedia template-related pagesEdit