Wikipedia:Requested templates

Add new requests for a new template or updates to existing templates to the bottom of this page. Please be clear about what the template is used for, roughly what it should look like, and which articles it should link to, if any.

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Library link templateEdit

These existing templates that all go to the same database system should be merged. Each of these are citable library catalogs based on the library software Primo by Ex Libris Group.

List of templates: UR Libraries, MIT Libraries, Vanderbilt Libraries, Baylor Libraries


2 parameters:

|library=, |catalog= or similar name: a dropdown menu with the following options:

  • University of Technology Sydney [UTS]
  • Cornell University [Cornell]
  • Hillsdale College [Hillsdale]
  • University of Rochester [UR]
  • Massachusetts Instituto of Technology [MIT]
  • Vanderbilt University [Vanderbilt]
  • Baylor University [Baylor]
  • Linda Hall Library [Linda Hall]
  • United States National Library of Medicine [NLM]
  • Brandeis University [Brandeis]
  • Western Washington University [WWU]

|docid= the docid of the publication, should be in the format "alma99################" with the hashtags being numbers. If library is …, the linked URL should be:

  • UTS:
    • //{{{docid}}}/61UTS_INST:61UTS
  • Cornell:
    • //{{{docid}}}/974WCMCIQ_INST:VU1
  • Hillsdale:
    • //{{{docid}}}/01HC_INST:01HC_INST
  • UR:
    • //{{{docid}}}/01ROCH_INST:UR01
  • MIT:
    • //{{{docid}}}/01MIT_INST:MIT
  • Vanderbilt
    • //{{{docid}}}/01VAN_INST:vanui
  • Baylor
    • //{{{docid}}}/01BUL_INST:BAYLOR
  • Linda Hall
    • //{{{docid}}}/01LINDAHALL_INST:LHL
  • NLM
    • //{{{ddocid}}}/01NLM_INST:01NLM_INST
  • Brandeis
    • //{{{docid}}}/01BRAND_INST:BRAND
  • WWU
    • //{{{docid}}}/01ALLIANCE_WWU:WWU

  Note that URLs can also be formatted like //{{{vid}}}&docid={{{docid}}}, vid being the tag after the slash before the end of the URL.

See alsoEdit

The templates linked above; and their functionality examples in documentation.

BhamBoi (talk) 06:14, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi BhamBoi! This seems super doable. I would be happy to help get a template created!
Do you have thoughts on what an appropriate name for this sort of template could be? Is the alma prefix a trademark, or is it something generic?
Is there any practical benefit to also adding a “fallback” general use case for the template where someone can specify the URL components for an institution that isn’t on the predefined options list, or do you feel that is worthy of future discussion?
Pedantical (talk) 04:25, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think it would totally be cool to add a way to custom-add some of the info! No, I think that maybe Primo Library Link could work as that's the software they all have in common? I also found an oddball with Emory which doesn't look anything like the others! And it gets weird, if you click on the title from this URL I found from Google, it takes you to another URL that has the same scheme as the known ones, but with "ctx" instead of "alma". Also, if you click on the library logo, it takes you to a search page for a catalog that isn't even based on the same software! [] As far as I know, all the ones we have already still work, though. BhamBoi (talk) 05:25, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Heyo! Any update? I'm still willing to help you get this going. BhamBoi (talk) 02:33, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template for Wikiproject Religion userboxEdit

 This user is a member of Wikiproject Religion. What's the truth?

Hello. It would be great if someone has the time and interest in helping out to add parameters to the template {{User:Thinker78/UBX/Wikiproject Religion}} so editors can customize the colors of the font, the background of the image and the background of the text section. I am hoping to have as options the colors of the rainbow plus white, black and grey, and if possible, a hex code. Cheers!

Thinker78 (talk) 23:28, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like this was implemented by someone after you requested it! Have you checked it out yet? Pedantical (talk) 17:56, 5 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done Yes, I have. It was great work! Thanks for notifying. Cheers! Thinker78 (talk) 20:15, 5 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Taxonbar template for tablesEdit

There has been some discussion in the past about upmerging low-content articles on species into list articles. A blocker to this has been the desire to include the information within Template:Taxonbar, and a solution that has been considered is to create a variant on Taxonbar that would support including it, collapsed or otherwise hidden, in a table.

Two options have been considered:

  1. To include it within a note that is viewable on mouse over, and that would be found next to the species name. The result would likely be similar to the current output of nesting Template:Taxonbar within Template:Efn, although modifications may need to be made so that when displayed within the note the "taxonbar" column is instead a row on top of the table, and so that the taxonbar does not show up at the bottom of the page in an unusual way, like can currently be seen at #Notes. BilledMammal (talk) 06:42, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. To include it within a collapsible list that would be either in its own cell. This would need to just display a "show" button or similar, as the column would describe what the contents are.

For example:

Type Species Taxon identifiers
Taxonbar in note Orconectes australis[a]
Taxonbar in collapsible list, own cell Orconectes australis

Unfortunately, I have little experience with templates at less with Lua and don't know the level of work required for this. If these would be simple for an editor experienced with Lua and templates to make by merging existing templates and modules would it be possible to make them so that they can be used in ongoing discussions? If they are not simple to make, I will attempt to create a mockup, and look into creating them or asking for them to be created once we have a stronger idea what direction the consensus will go. BilledMammal (talk) 06:42, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've implemented 2 in the sandbox, using {{taxonbar/sandbox|from=Q3355396|format=collapsible}}, although the code I wrote is a bit of a hack and will need some improvements if it actually goes live. For 1 I don't understand why using efn is not sufficient, or what specific changes I need to make the the output. * Pppery * it has begun... 01:40, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For one, while I’m viewing on mobile, the efn does not show up properly in the notelist, though it does work normally while clicking on the inline. BhamBoi (talk) 01:46, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That implementation of 2 is perfect, thank you. BilledMammal (talk) 02:19, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Is {{taxonbar/sandbox|from=Q3355396|format=efn}}[b] what you want? As before, the implementation will need some reworking if it actually goes live, but this will do as a demo. * Pppery * it has begun... 02:08, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For efn, I'm starting to think that you have a point that using plain "efn" is better - the issue with it not showing up in the notelist is that the taxonbar template isn't supposed to show up in templates. The only issue that I think would need to be addressed - for example, see this note, where it overflows the box[c] - but it should otherwise be fine for a demonstration. If it is chosen as the option other changes would be ideal, such as merging the tables at the bottom rather than having multiple, but that isn't needed yet.
In terms of your adjusted version here, thank you for coming up with it but I don't think it is ideal, due to readability issues. BilledMammal (talk) 02:19, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Taxon identifiers:
  3. ^

Adjusting Template:Smallcaps all to extended Latin alphabetEdit

Template:Smallcaps all works with some diacritics of the Latin alphabet, but not with those that are categorized in the visual editor as "Latin extended". This template is widely used for transliteration of Phoenician, which includes letter such as ḥ, ṭ, and ṣ, with the template doesn't work with (H/Ḥ; T/Ṭ; S/Ṣ (BUT Š DOES WORK)). Can it be fixed? פעמי-עליון (talk) 15:25, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't have template permissions, but from what I see, font-variant: small-caps, which the template uses, doesn't work with ḥ, ṭ, and ṣ here (although it does on here).
It appears to be due to the font being used not having uppercase versions of these diacritics (while uppercase š is more common in fonts, for instance used in Czech e.g. Škoda Auto)
In another font, like Calibri, we get ḥ, ṭ, and ṣ
(Code used: <span style='Calibri'; font-variant: small-caps">ḥ, ṭ, and ṣ</span>) Chaotic Enby (talk) 05:08, 14 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Chaotic Enby. I tryed to see if what you suggested works with the current template, but it doesn't (ABCJLVTSXYZ). Can the template maybe add the dots "manually" (with special characters for the diacritic dots themselves)? פעמי-עליון (talk) 16:27, 14 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is in fact a character ◌̣ which allows such combinations. Tried in the template, it would look something like this: H Ḥ → H Ḥ so this doesn't seem to work either... Chaotic Enby (talk) 16:40, 14 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, I guess we will wait to an update in the font itself. Thanks for the help! פעמי-עליון (talk) 10:52, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add Template for citing the blockchain as a source of the articleEdit

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My recent edits citing block explorers were reverted in the name block explorers aren’t reliable sources. Public blockchain data is a source of itself. Much like Template:ISBN we should be able to cite references which isn’t on the web.

Parameters should be Blockchain name, then either Addresses or Transaction Hash or in the case of Ethereum compatible blockchains, logged events (where events have block numbers ; names ; one or more topics ; and come from a specific address) 2A01:E0A:401:A7C0:8474:A152:73C7:23E (talk) 08:19, 13 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Courtesy link: Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#Add on‑chain activity to WP:RS
This should really wait until the discussion at the village pump is concluded, at the moment it seems that everyone except the op is unanimously against this idea. (talk) 11:40, 13 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Boot firmware, security chips and management engines, oh myEdit

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Interest in boot firmware, security chips, and management engines led me to a few articles without bottom templates that could benefit from them. I've not created a template before, so am unsure of the best organization, but maybe someone can suggest something? Some related articles include Libreboot, Coreboot, LinuxBoot, Intel_Management_Engine, Trusted_Platform_Module, and their See also and Categories. I saw Template:WikiProject_Computer_Security for talk pages, Template:Security-software-stub and Template:Computer-security-stub (which seem redundant) for stubs, but I had in mind more like Template:Linux distributions except applicable to the above articles. Thanks for any suggestions. -- Yae4 (talk) 22:02, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apologies. Template:Firmware_and_booting exists and is used at Libreboot, and I didn't see it. -- Yae4 (talk) 13:34, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Inline PetScan templateEdit

I propose the creation of a {{PSID}} that takes a PetScan PSID as a parameter, as well as a text parameter, and spits out a link to the PetScan result. Would be very helpful at WP:WPSS/P. voorts (talk/contributions) 01:20, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Country Data Swedish EmpireEdit

Should like like and do what all the other country templates do. JellyGamery (talk) 04:16, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]