Help:Templates

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Introduction

There are a number of so-called templates implemented on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.

Templates provide a convenient way of entering repetitive information into a page, and are related to transclusion.

Templates can be used by adding {{template name}} to the page where it is needed.


List of templates

Structural Templates

Structural templates are used to propagate a uniform look-and-feel throughout $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.

The following is a list of such templates with their uses. More information is available by following the links.

For mathematical content

Other constructs

  • {{Disambig}} is used to make disambiguations of terms having multiple definitions.
  • {{About}} is used at the top of a page to indicate that it is part of a disambiguation.
  • {{Texcode}} to show LaTeX commands

Referencing templates

See Help:Sources


Informative Templates

Informative templates are used to bestow information onto fellow editors in a structured way.

The following is a list of such templates with their uses. More information is available by following the links.

General cleanup tasks

Indicate unfinished work

  • {{Stub}} is used on pages that have not yet been completed, but have been started.
  • {{Wtd}} to indicate that there is work to be done on a page.
  • {{Inuse}} to indicate that a page is being edited for a prolonged period.
  • {{Finish}} for unfinished proofs; see also {{ProofWanted}}.
  • {{Expand}}
  • {{Expand list}}

Indicate wanted content

Renaming and restructuring

  • {{Rename}} is used to propose renaming a page.
  • {{Mergeto}} is used to propose a merger of two or more pages or sections.
  • {{Duplicate}} is like {{Mergeto}}, but when you aren't sure if the other page exists.
  • {{Refactor}} is used to indicate that a page or section is up for restructuring.
  • {{ExtractTheorem}}

Report a problem

  • {{Questionable}} for likely mathematical errors
  • {{Handwaving}} for handwavery and absence of formalism
  • {{CircularStructure}} to indicate a problem due to interdependence, often implying a major refactoring task.
  • {{Improve}} for unnecessarily convoluted content

Review requests

  • {{Help}} when expert knowledge is needed
  • {{Proofread}} is used on pages that need to be proofread for mathematical/grammatical errors.
  • {{AxiomReview}}

Requests for explanation

  • {{Explain}} is used on pages that need a specific idea/topic clarified, or where more details need to be added.
  • {{Disambiguate}}


Use of templates on help pages

Be careful with the use of templates on help pages. It it's a template that adds a category, then the help page will also be added to that category, which is usually not what you want.


Also see