Wikitemplates is a wiki that is basically a repository for templates, which will be used as a replacement for local templates which occur in most wikis.

This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Status of the proposal
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionIt will be a repository for templates which will be used on other Wikimedia/MediaWiki wikis.
Is it a multilingual wiki?As it is a template repository, it will be multilingual
Potential number of languagesMany languages
Proposed taglineThe template repository
Proposed URL
Technical requirements
New features to requireSee phab:T66475 about implementation
Development wiki
Additional project settingsAllowing uploads would be redundant as the project will not have any local files.

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  • TemplateWiki

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As of now there is no mentioning of this project

Demo edit

Hi all! I just registered and set up a wiki for it. To get started with development, we can use the scary transcluding feature. The reason for its name is that it's "somewhat inefficient", but you know what's really inefficient? Having scarce volunteers repeat work over and over hundreds if not thousands of times only to save computers some work! I have enabled scary transcluding in (a wiki I made for the Wikivideos project proposal). You can register there and experiment! I also developed a first, relatively simple "wikitemplate" (see Template:Edit and the Wikivideos version) and I'm working on a more complicated case (Template:Documentation). Out of this experience I started drafting some best practices. Cheers! Sophivorus (talk) 14:55, 17 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ping to supporters: @Zaenon @1234qwer1234qwer4 @Thibdx @Фред-Продавец звёзд @Arepticous @Yurik @Capankajsmilyo @MJL @Rubbish computer @Moonythedwarf @沈澄心 @BoldLuis @Kostas20142 @NGC 54 @Kitabc12345 @Atmark-chan @Random Wikimedian @Matttest @YavBav09 @Netgo123 @Shizhao @Liuxinyu970226 @TylerMagee Sophivorus (talk) 13:08, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'm a bit surprised that after more than two months of putting up the demo wiki, no one commented, no one contributed, no one even registered. Is it such an unsatisfactory demo? Is there any real interest in this project? Sophivorus (talk) 13:21, 1 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Well, it's been one year since I registered and put up a demo wiki, and no one has really comment or participated. Thus I just let the domain expire (I won't spend a single dollar or minute more in this). I think this proposal is supported in theory but is stalled in practice. Thus I'm marking it as stalled. Bye! Sophivorus (talk) 13:16, 16 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

People interested edit

But Wikimedia Templates ( if Wikimedia Commons will remain "Wikimedia Commons"; if Wikimedia Commons will become "Wikicommons", then "Wikitemplates". --NGC 54 (talk | contribs) 15:53, 22 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@NGC 54: Do you mean ""? 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 14:02, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@1234qwer1234qwer4: Yes. It is a typo. --NGC 54 (talk / contribs) 14:05, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I think that this wiki would also benefit from more extensive template documentation --QuickQuokka [⁠talkcontribs] 19:48, 12 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

People opposed edit

  1.   Oppose for the reasons I explained at mw:Global templates/Discuss/oppose; I fundamentally believe that the templates each wiki uses should be customized for that wiki, not bloated with inapplicable code. * Pppery * it has begun 23:04, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    I agree this is true for some templates, but I think other templates would be useful if they could be accessed globally. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    23:11, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    And I fear that the result of this proposal, in the unlikely event it gets adopted (since Proposals for new projects seems to be entirely non-operational right now) is that templates that should be customized for each wiki will not be. I've already seen this happen many times via manual cut-and-paste, and doing it by default only makes things worse. * Pppery * it has begun 23:19, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    "doing it by default" will prevent cut-and-pastes, which will make it easier to see what templates still need to be customised. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    08:13, 14 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  2.   Oppose for the same reasons. For example, most templates from Wikipedia don't work on Wikiversity because Wikiversity did not install Lua yet. --Hérisson grognon (talk) 13:51, 14 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    really? * Pppery * it has begun 17:34, 14 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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