Wikipedia:Template messages

This page provides an index of templates used within Wikipedia, many of which convey messages; they are grouped into topic-specific headings. For information on what templates are, and how the template namespace is intended to be used, see WP:Template namespace. For information on template use and development, see Help:Template. For the project team looking after templates on Wikipedia, see WP:WikiProject Templates.

For navigation templates rather than notices, see WP:Navigation templates. For stub templates (used to flag articles as incomplete and needing significant expansion), see WP:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types. For some examples of message templates, see WP:Template messages/Examples. For examples of combined message boxes, see Combined message boxes.

The bold links at the top of each cell lead to detailed pages which describe the templates in that section in detail and explain how and when to use them.

If you cannot find the template you are looking for, please click on the section headers that seem most relevant, since there may be templates for a particular usage covered on the detailed pages, but not listed in the table below.

If you still cannot find the template you need, you can request it on Wikipedia:Requested templates. For help on creating templates, see Help:Template or contact a user who has identified himself or herself as an adept template coder. Note that in order to maintain consistent design of templates, there have been significant discussions about a variety of templates at both Template talk:Ambox and Wikipedia talk:Talk page templates.

A more comprehensive category system may also be viewed at Category:Wikipedia templates.

Before placing cleanup templates on a page, it is worthwhile to cast a critical eye over the page to determine whether or not you can make the improvements easily, thus eliminating the need for a tag.

As an alternative to using this index, you can search the Template namespace using the box below:

Please list navigational templates (as, for example, between pages relating to a specific topic) at Wikipedia:Navigation templates or at the appropriate WikiProject page.

These templates are for specific namespaces other than the main/article namespace.