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Template:WikiProject Biography

WikiProject Biography (Rated C-class)
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Because the {{WikiProject Biography}} template is used on over one million pages and that it puts a big strain on the servers every time it is updated (see the job queue), the template is currently protected and can be edited only by template editors and administrators.

If you would like to propose a change to this template:

Usage

Please note: This template should be transcluded as {{WikiProject Biography}} and not substituted, because it employs conditional code. Transclusion also allows easy updating of all the Project's talk pages without having to edit hundreds of thousands of pages. Many of these parameters place the talk page of the article into an appropriate category. A manually generated (though sporadically updated) list of all the categories used in this template is at Template:WikiProject Biography/category list.

Place this template on the talk page of biography articles.

Basic usage

If the person is living:

{{WikiProject Biography
| living=yes 
| class= <!--Start, Stub, etc.--> 
| listas= <!--see note below -->
}}

If the person is not living:

{{WikiProject Biography
| living=no 
| class= <!--Start, Stub, etc.--> 
| listas= <!--see note below -->
}}

Note for |listas=: For most articles this will be "Surname, Given Names" but this is not always true. See WP:NAMESORT and Category:Names by culture for further details.

Extended usage

If you have a lot of time on your hands:

{{WikiProject Biography
| living = <!-- yes/no (MANDATORY FIELD) -->
| class = 
| listas = 
| a&e-work-group = 
| a&e-priority = 
| filmbio-work-group = 
| filmbio-priority = 
| military-work-group = 
| military-priority = 
| musician-work-group = 
| musician-priority = 
| peerage-work-group = 
| peerage-priority = 
| politician-work-group = 
| politician-priority = 
| royalty-work-group = 
| royalty-priority = 
| s&a-work-group = 
| s&a-priority = 
| sports-work-group = 
| sports-priority = 
| A-Class = 
| activepol = 
| attention = 
| auto = 
| blpo = 
| needs-discography = 
| needs-filmography = 
| needs-infobox = 
| needs-photo = 
| past-collaboration = 
| peer-review = 
| old-peer-review = 
| small = 
}}

Parameters

Living people, active politicians and other BLP issues

  • |living= Answer yes or no. If yes, this also affects the |needs-photo= parameter, to emphasize the fact that free images must be used. This parameter must be specified whether or not the person is living. In case of music bands or any other list of people that is under the scope of this WikiProject the parameter should be set to "yes" if at least one of the people in that list is alive.
  • |activepol= Answer yes if the article is about a currently active politician, otherwise remove this line.
  • |blpo= Answer yes if the subject of the article is not a living person, but the article contains sensitive information about other living persons, otherwise remove this line.
    • This parameter adds {{BLP others}} above WikiProject Biography.
    • Can only be used if |living=no.

Note: The {{BLP}}, {{Active politician}} and {{BLP others}} banners will not be visible if WikiProject Biography is used within {{WikiProject banner shell}}, but the relevant categories will still be added. In such cases, these banners can still be added to a talk page by using the relevant parameters in {{WikiProject banner shell}}; please refer to that template's documentation for further instruction.

Any changes to the wording of these banners should be requested on the corresponding template talk page, not here.

Quality assessments

Work groups

  • |a&e-work-group= Answer yes if the article is within the scope of the arts and entertainment work group, otherwise remove this line. If the article is about an actor or filmmaker, please use |filmbio-work-group=yes instead; if the article is about a musician, please use |musician-work-group=yes instead. Note: setting either |filmbio-work-group=yes or |musician-work-group=yes will cause |a&e-work-group=yes to be ignored.
  • |a&e-priority= Options are Top, High, Mid, Low or NA. If blank, this will default to Unknown.
    • These parameters populate the categories listed here.
  • |filmbio-work-group= Answer yes if the article is within the scope of WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers, otherwise remove this line.
  • |filmbio-priority= Options are Top, High, Mid, Low or NA. If blank, this will default to Unknown.
    • These parameters populate the categories listed here.
  • |military-work-group= Answer yes if the article is within the scope of the military biography work group, otherwise remove this line.
  • |military-priority= Options are Top, High, Mid, Low or NA. If blank, this will default to Unknown.
    • These parameters populate the categories listed here.
  • |musician-work-group= Answer yes if the article is within the scope of WikiProject Musicians, otherwise remove this line.
  • |musician-priority= Options are Top, High, Mid, Low or NA. If blank, this will default to Unknown.
    • These parameters populate the categories listed here.
  • |peerage-work-group= Answer yes if the article is within the scope of WikiProject Peerage and Baronetage, otherwise remove this line.
  • |peerage-priority= Options are Top, High, Mid, Low or NA. If blank, this will default to Unknown.
    • These parameters populate the categories listed here.
  • |politician-work-group= Answer yes if the article is within the scope of the politics and government work group, otherwise remove this line.
  • |politician-priority= Options are Top, High, Mid, Low or NA. If blank, this will default to Unknown.
    • These parameters populate the categories listed here.
  • |royalty-work-group= Answer yes if the article is within the scope of WikiProject Royalty and Nobility, otherwise remove this line.
  • |royalty-priority= Options are Top, High, Mid, Low or NA. If blank, this will default to Unknown.
    • These parameters populate the categories listed here.
  • |s&a-work-group= Answer yes if the article is within the scope of the science and academia work group, otherwise remove this line.
  • |s&a-priority= Options are Top, High, Mid, Low or NA. If blank, this will default to Unknown.
    • These parameters populate the categories listed here.
  • |sports-work-group= Answer yes if the article is in the scope of the sports and games work group, otherwise remove this line.
  • |sports-priority= Options are Top, High, Mid, Low or NA. If blank, this will default to Unknown.
    • These parameters populate the categories listed here.

Maintenance

Listas

  • |listas= This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for Elvis Presley, |listas=Presley, Elvis, so that the talk page will show up in the P's and not the E's of the various assessment and administrative categories). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people#Ordering names in a category.

Template layout

  • |small= Answer yes to display a small version of the template aligned along the right side of the page (as opposed to at the top), otherwise remove this line.

Special

The following parameters should not normally be used.

  • |core= Answer yes if, and only if, the article is listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Core biographies.
    • This parameter populates the categories listed here.
  • |category= Answer no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization.

Tracking category

See also

TemplateData
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 WikiProject Biography

Talk page banner for WikiProject Biography

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
Living? living blp BLP

Whether or not the person is living. Set to one of: ['yes', 'no']

Auto value
no
Unknown required
Class class

no description

Unknown suggested
Listas listas

no description

Unknown suggested
A&E work group a&e-work-group

Within the scope of the arts and entertainment work group. Allowed values: ['yes']

Auto value
yes
Unknown optional
Priority for A&E work group a&e-priority

Priority for the arts and entertainment work group. Allowed values are: ['Top', 'High', 'Mid', 'Low', 'NA']

Auto value
Unknown optional
Filmbio work group filmbio-work-group

Within the scope of the Actors and Filmmakers work group. Allowed values: ['yes']

Auto value
yes
Unknown optional
Priority for A&E work group filmbio-priority

Priority for the arts and entertainment work group. Allowed values are: ['Top', 'High', 'Mid', 'Low', 'NA']

Auto value
Unknown optional
Musician work group musician-work-group

Within the scope of Musicians work group. Allowed values: ['yes']

Auto value
yes
Unknown optional
Priority for filmbio work group musician-priority

Priority for the Actors and Filmmakers work group. Allowed values are: ['Top', 'High', 'Mid', 'Low', 'NA']

Auto value
Unknown optional
Peerage work group peerage-work-group

Within the scope of the WikiProject Peerage and Baronetage. Allowed values: ['yes']

Auto value
yes
Unknown optional
Priority for WikiProject Peerage and Baronetage peerage-priority

Priority for the WikiProject Peerage and Baronetage. Allowed values are: ['Top', 'High', 'Mid', 'Low', 'NA']

Auto value
Unknown optional
Military-work-group military-work-group

no description

Unknown optional
Military-task-force military-task-force

no description

Unknown optional
Priority for military work group military-priority

Priority for the military biography work group. Allowed values are: ['Top', 'High', 'Mid', 'Low', 'NA']

Auto value
Unknown optional
Politician work group politician-work-group

Within the scope of the politics and government work group. Allowed values: ['yes']

Auto value
yes
Unknown optional
Priority for politician work group politician-priority

Priority for the politics and government work group. Allowed values are: ['Top', 'High', 'Mid', 'Low', 'NA']

Auto value
Unknown optional
Royalty work group royalty-work-group

Within the scope of the WikiProject Royalty and Nobility. Allowed values: ['yes']

Auto value
yes
Unknown optional
Priority for royalty work group royalty-priority

Priority for the WikiProject Royalty and Nobility. Allowed values are: ['Top', 'High', 'Mid', 'Low', 'NA']

Auto value
Unknown optional
S&A work group s&a-work-group

Within the scope of the science and academia work group. Allowed values: ['yes']

Auto value
yes
Unknown optional
Priority for s&a work group s&a-priority

Priority for the science and academia work group. Allowed values are: ['Top', 'High', 'Mid', 'Low', 'NA']

Auto value
Unknown optional
Sports work group sports-work-group

Within the scope of the sports and games work group. Allowed values: ['yes']

Auto value
yes
Unknown optional
Priority for sports work group sports-priority

Priority for the sports and games work group. Allowed values are: ['Top', 'High', 'Mid', 'Low', 'NA']

Auto value
Unknown optional
A-Class A-Class

no description

Unknown optional
Activepol activepol

no description

Unknown optional
Attention attention

no description

Unknown optional
Auto auto

no description

Unknown optional
Blpo blpo

no description

Unknown optional
Needs-discography needs-discography

no description

Unknown optional
Needs-filmography needs-filmography

no description

Unknown optional
Needs-infobox needs-infobox

no description

Unknown optional
Photo needed? needs-photo photo-needed

Indicate that an article would be improved by a photo related to the topic. Set to one of: ['yes', 'no']

Default
no
Example
yes
Auto value
yes
Boolean optional
Past-collaboration past-collaboration

no description

Unknown optional
Peer-review peer-review

no description

Unknown optional
Old-peer-review old-peer-review

no description

Unknown optional
Small small

no description

Unknown optional
Core core

no description

Unknown optional
Category category

no description

Unknown optional
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