Template:Now Commons

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This template will categorise tagged files into Category:Wikipedia files with the same name on Wikimedia Commons or Category:Wikipedia files with a different name on Wikimedia Commons. If the files are reviewed they will be categorised into Category:Wikipedia files reviewed on Wikimedia Commons.



Same filename on Wikimedia Commons:

  • {{subst:Now Commons}}

New filename on Wikimedia Commons:

  • {{subst:Now Commons|NEW FILENAME.ext}} or {{subst:Now Commons|File:NEW FILENAME.ext}}


  • {{Now Commons|FILE|MULTIPLE|date=20 February 2021|bot=BOT|reviewer=REVIEWER}}

All parameters are optional:

  • If FILE (|1=) is omitted, the page name is used as the image name. If not it is assumed that the file on Commons has the same name as the file on English Wikipedia.
  • If MULTIPLE (|2=) is "yes", the template text is changed to indicate multiple messages.
  • If |date= is used the image is categorized in a subcategory matching the relevant date. It is possible to use dates like 2010-07-01 and 20100601023255. The date will be automatically added if the template is substituted: {{subst:Now Commons|...}}.
  • If |bot= is used the template shows a warning to "Be careful. This file is tagged by a bot (normally BotMultichillT). Be sure to check the file at Commons before deleting this file."
  • If |reviewer= is used then the file is marked as reviewed on Commons. That means that a user has checked that file has been transferred correct etc. See more at this page.


  • {{Now Commons|1=Crow-Hassan Park Reserve 030527.jpg|2=no|date=2010-07-01|reviewer=SomeUser}}
  • {{Now Commons|File:Assistive Listening Device FM350.jpg|date=20100601023255|bot=BotMultichillT}}


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Now Commons

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Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
file name 1 filename

Name of the file on Commons, by default the name of the file on Wikipedia.

File optional
multiple files 2

If this parameter is “yes”, the message mention “these files” instead of “this file”.

Line optional
tag date date

Date when the file was tagged with this template, affects only categorization.

Auto value
Date optional
tagger bot bot

The bot that tagged the file as transferred (and transferred it). Displays a warning that human check is especially needed.

User optional
reviewer reviewer

The file is marked as reviewed on Commons. That means that a user has checked that file has been transferred correct etc. This affects only categorization.

User optional

See also

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