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.
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Status of the proposal
Statusunder discussion
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionIt will be a repository for templates which will be used on other Wikimedia 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 wikiNone
Interested participants
Zaenon, TylerMagee

Proposed byEdit

Alternative namesEdit

  • TemplateWiki

Related projects/proposalsEdit

Domain namesEdit

Mailing list linksEdit

As of now there is no mentioning of this project


There are none, as of now.

People interestedEdit

  • This is a good idea, mainly because I would LOVE to restore the old SharedIP templates (the ones with the blue box and the big "Attention:") to English Wikipedia. Putting "Welcome to Wikipedia! Create an account!" into an anti-vandal template is just dumb. Lojbanist (talk) 08:46, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
    This is not in the scope of the proposed project. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 14:05, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Good idea. This will make it simpler to contribute to multiple wikis. New wikis will also start faster. We will all gain time. -- Thibdx (talk) 03:48, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Strong support. Very good idea to globalize some hundred-thousand of templates! Infoboxes, cite-webs, external link templates etc. Фред-Продавец звёзд (talk) 16:38, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Changing my earlier perspective, this is actually brilliant idea, much easier than transferring templates from another project. Would help in many ways to projects that lacks templates. maybe we should make his a part of commons. Arep Ticous 17:22, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Already working on such a project on mediawiki with Yurik Capankajsmilyo (talk) 09:31, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Having recently become an admin on a smaller wiki, yeah.. this is badly needed. –MJLTalk 00:26, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 13:12, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Would allow usage of templates like, say, the {{strong support}} template on any site with ease, and allow sharing module code between wikis in an accessible manner.--Moonythedwarf (talk) 21:17, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- 09:53, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support. Nowadays there is a interwiki template hell. Global templates can help. It would be interesting also help in designing templates for Wikimedia Projects' users. It must include template levels: a user perhaps want use a simple and easy template (i.e. level 1). BoldLuis (talk) 23:38, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support, would be very useful. --Kostas20142 (talk) 22:10, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support. This project will be helpful for smaller wikis. --NGC 54 (talk | contribs) 08:17, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
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)
@NGC 54: Do you mean ""? 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 14:02, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@1234qwer1234qwer4: Yes. It is a typo. --NGC 54 (talk / contribs) 14:05, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support helpful for smaller wikis.--Kitabc12345 (talk) 05:44, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support It is like the template version of Commons, right? I believe it'll be very useful especially for small wikis. I'm active in Japanese Wikivoyage; actually, when that wiki was beginning, making templates took time and effort. --Atmark-chan <T/C> 15:56, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support This would be useful. Random Wikimedian (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:47, 25 February 2021.
  •   Support Cross-wiki templates will be very convenient. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 14:03, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Will be useful for small wikis-Matttest (talk) 03:33, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Way better alternative to crosswiki templates. Will be really useful for many wikis (including non-Wikimedia ones). --YavBav09 (talk) 17:45, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Netgo123 (talk) 05:26, 20 October 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support--Shizhao (talk) 03:10, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

People opposedEdit

  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)
    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)
    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)
    "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)
  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)
    really? * Pppery * it has begun 17:34, 14 May 2021 (UTC)