[edit] [purge] Template documentation

The following documentation is transcluded from Template:Person on Wikipedia/doc.

This template links the page for a person to the page on Wikipedia for that person, and categorizes the page into Category:People on Wikipedia. It was discussed here.

The link to Wikipedia uses various formats, selected with the format parameter as follows:

format=usedwp, format=usedwps

(This is the one you should use if any of the page copies material from Wikipedia).

uses {{usedwp}} or {{usedwps}}:

{{Person on Wikipedia|format=usedwp| Wikipedia page name | lang=lang code }}

for example:

  • {{PersonWP|format=usedwp|lang=en|Henry I of England}} gives:
This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Henry I of England. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.


{{Person on Wikipedia|format=link| Wikipedia page name | lang=lang code }}

for example:


uses {{wp}}:

{{Person on Wikipedia|format=wp| Wikipedia page name | lang=lang code }}

for example:


uses {{showfacts interwikis}}:

{{Person on Wikipedia|format=interwikis
|lang01=language code- name
|lang01-page=Wikipedia page name 
| etc

for example:

  • {{PersonWP|format=interwikis|lang01=en|lang01-page=Henry I of England}} gives:

Simpler template for just the English Wikipedia

See {{Person-enWP}}, which has the required technical parameters built in and therefore needs only the Wikipedia page name added. Put it at or near the bottom of the page.

Use in "sources" properties

Note that the only format which can be use in an "XXX sources" property is "format=link". In particular, since {{Person-enWP}} is a wrapper for "format=usedwp|lang=en", it cannot be used in an "XXX sources" property.