Wikipedia:Template messages/Category namespace

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These notes are generally placed on top of category pages.

For notes about the deletion and renaming of categories, see Wikipedia:Template messages/Deletion.

Additional templates for category pages can be found in Category:Category namespace templates and its subcategories.

Table of contents templates[edit]

For more table of contents templates, see Wikipedia:Template messages/Compact tables of contents.

What to type What it makes
{{category TOC}}
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Special types of categories[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{set category}}

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{{container category}}

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{{File category}}

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{{Wikipedia category}}
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{{possibly empty category}}
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{{category disambiguation|SOMECAT}}
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{{category redirect|othercategory}}
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This template should only be used on category pages.
{{cat exp|text including links}}
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This category is for text including links.

"See also" templates[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{cat main}}
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{{cat more|Article}}
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{{birth category header|123|4}}
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see e.g. Category:1234 births
{{birthdecade|12|3|13th}}
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see e.g. Category:1230s births
{{birthsInCentury|13th|12|13|12th|14th}}
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see e.g. Category:13th-century births
{{bookdecade|12|3|13th}}
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see e.g. Category:1350s books
{{booksInCentury|13th|12|13|12th|14th}}
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see e.g. Category:14th-century books
{{bookyr|123|4}}
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see e.g. Category:1353 books
{{death category header}}
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see e.g. Category:1234 deaths
{{death decade|12|3|13th}}
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see e.g. Category:1230s deaths
{{deathsInCentury}}
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see e.g. Category:13th-century deaths
{{law by year|1911|20th}}
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see e.g. Category:1911 in law
{{playdecade}}
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see e.g. Category:2010s plays
{{playsInCentury}}
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see e.g. Category:21st-century plays
{{playyr}}
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see e.g. Category:2011 plays
{{sportsyearcat}}
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see e.g. Category:2011 in sports
{{workdecade}}
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see e.g. Category:2010s works
{{worksInCentury}}
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see e.g. Category:21st-century works
{{workyr}}
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see e.g. Category:2011 works

Category maintenance templates[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{cleanup}}
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{{cfdnotice|SOMECAT}}
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The related Category:SOMECAT has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page.
{{category diffuse}}

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{{overpopulated category}}
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{{subjective category}}
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{{categorization of people disputed}}

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{{underpopulated category}}
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{{uncategorized}}
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Place this at the bottom of an uncategorized article/category if you are unsure of which categories apply.