Templates are used within articles to provide a consistent look to the messages placed into them. Changes to the look, wording, or style of the message can be implemented quickly, because templates are rendered for the reader when the article loads. Spaces in the name are allowed, e.g. {{original research}}. The first character (only) is not case-sensitive, so {{cleanup}} and {{Cleanup}} both work. This technique is commonly known as transclusion.

Templates in the article namespace exist only to help readers. These can include navigation aids, or warnings that content is sub-standard. Templates that provide information only of service to editors belong on an article's talk page.

An alphabetical list of every page in the template namespace is available at Special:Allpages.

Article-related namespace


  • Current events
  • Expansion requests
  • Footnotes / References
  • Instructions
  • Lorem ipsum
  • Miscellaneous info
  • Solution and spoiler warnings
  • Special-characters warning
  • Tools


Disputes and warnings:

  • Accuracy / Neutrality
  • Fanon
  • Contradictory
  • Controversial
  • Two versions
  • Wrong title


  • Futurefy/Wikify
  • Out of Universe
  • Clarity; technical
  • Complete rewrite
  • Verify facts
  • Context; tone
  • Copyediting
  • Move; merge
  • Self-contradictory
  • General cleanup


  • Canonicity issues
  • Citation templates for generic and specific sources
  • GFDL and public domain sources
  • Requesting sources and verification


  • Individuals
  • Locations
  • Events
  • List construction templates


  • Dynamic lists
  • Incomplete lists
  • Subject or topic lists
  • Tables of content


  • Redirect explanations
  • Disambiguation / Other uses


  • Unique Stubs templates for various subjects

For deletion

  • General (TC)
  • Images and media (IFD)
  • Speedy deletion


  • Article in use (major edits)
  • Copyright violations
  • Move to sister projects
  • Needs categorization
  • Needs translation
  • Protected from editing/vandalism

Media namespace

  • Sound sample (Ogg, fair use claimed)

Note: Please use navigational templates for linking topic-related articles together.

Non article-related namespace

Category namespace

  • Category needs attention, expansion, or clean-up

Image namespace

  • Copyright status
  • Copyright status unknown or unverified

Project namespace

  • Policies and non-policies
  • FutureProjects

Talk namespace

  • Featured articles (and candidates)
  • Free images
  • Link to translation
  • Peer review
  • ToDo lists
  • FutureProject notices
  • FutureProject inactive notice

User namespace

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

User talk namespace

  • Experimenting & Vandalism Notices
  • Shared IP Notices
  • Spamming Notices
  • Three Revert Rule
  • User Talk Requests
  • Welcome Messages

See also

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