|This is a documentation subpage for Template:WikiProject Biography.|
It contains usage information, categories and other content that is not part of the original template page.
|This template is used on approximately 2,010,000 pages, or roughly 4% of all pages.|
To avoid major disruption and server load, any changes should be tested in the template's /sandbox or /testcases subpages, or in your own user subpage. The tested changes can be added to this page in a single edit. Consider discussing changes on the talk page before implementing them.
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((WikiProject Biography)) template is used on almost two 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:
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.
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 --> ))
|listas=parameter will be formatted as "Surname, Given Names", but this is not always true in certain cultures. See WP:NAMESORT, MOS:SURNAME, and MOS:GIVENNAME for further details.
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 = ))
|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.
|living=yes, this parameter adds ((BLP)) above WikiProject Biography and populates Category:Biography articles of living people.
|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.
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.
|auto=length– based on the length of the article
|auto=inherit– because one or more other projects use this class
|auto=stub), in conjunction with
|class=stub– as Stub-Class because it uses a stub template
|a&e-work-group=yesif the article is supported by the arts and entertainment work group.
|a&e-work-group=yesis set; uses the same values as
|importance=) – Importance rating within the arts and entertainment work group
|filmbio-work-group=yesinstead; if the article is about a musician, please use
|musician-work-group=yesinstead. Note: setting either
|a&e-work-group=yesto be ignored.
|filmbio-work-group=yesif the article is supported by WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers.
|filmbio-work-group=yesis set; uses the same values as
|importance=) – Importance rating within WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers
|military-work-group=yesif the article is supported by the military biography work group.
|military-work-group=yesis set; uses the same values as
|importance=) – Importance rating within the military biography work group
|musician-work-group=yesif the article is supported by WikiProject Musicians.
|musician-work-group=yesis set; uses the same values as
|importance=) – Importance rating within WikiProject Musicians
|peerage-work-group=yesif the article is supported by WikiProject Peerage and Baronetage.
|peerage-work-group=yesis set; uses the same values as
|importance=) – Importance rating within WikiProject Peerage and Baronetage
|politician-work-group=yesif the article is supported by the politics and government work group.
|politician-work-group=yesis set; uses the same values as
|importance=) – Importance rating within the politics and government work group
|royalty-work-group=yesif the article is supported by WikiProject Royalty and Nobility.
|royalty-work-group=yesis set; uses the same values as
|importance=) – Importance rating within WikiProject Royalty and Nobility
|s&a-work-group=yesif the article is supported by the science and academia work group.
|s&a-work-group=yesis set; uses the same values as
|importance=) – Importance rating within the science and academia work group
|sports-work-group=yesif the article is supported by the sports and games work group.
|sports-work-group=yesis set; uses the same values as
|importance=) – Importance rating within the sports and games work group
|attention=yesif the article needs immediate attention from experienced editors. Use only if another parameter does not cover the need for attention; this should be used sparingly. It is strongly encouraged to also add a section to the talk page explaining what needs attention.
|needs-discography=Answer yes, if the article needs a discography section, otherwise remove this line.
|needs-filmography=Answer yes, if the article needs a filmography section, otherwise remove this line.
|needs-infobox=yesif the article needs an infobox. Remember that infoboxes are not suitable for all articles, and can overwhelm short articles.
|needs-photo=Answer yes to request that a photograph or picture of the subject be added to the article, otherwise remove this line.
|past-collaboration=yes(or any non-blank value other than "no", "n", "0" or "¬", such as the dates it was part of the collaboration) if the page was a past project collaboration.
|peer-review=yesif the article is currently undergoing a peer review, or to request that the peer review process for this page should be begun.
|old-peer-review=yesif the article has had a peer review which is now archived.
Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Peer review/((SUBJECTPAGENAME)), set this parameter; i.e. if the peer review page is
Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Peer review/Foobar, set
|title=will place the page in Category:Biography articles with incorrect peer review or A-Class tagging .
|A-Class=Answer pass if the article has passed an A-Class review, or fail if the article has failed a review, otherwise remove this line.
|A-Class=passpopulates Category:Successful requests for biography A-Class review.
|A-Class=failpopulates Category:Failed requests for biography A-Class review.
|listas=Doe, Johnso that the talk page will show up in the D's and not the J'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.
|listas=set, since it not only affects categories used by the banner in which it is set, but it also affects the sortkey of all other banners and templates.
The following parameters should not normally be used:
|category=noif, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.
|core=yesif, and only if, the article is listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Core biographies.
|baronets-work-group=is recognised as an alias for
|peerage-work-group=. If both
|baronets-priority=is recognised as an alias for
|peerage-priority=. If both
|military-task-force=is recognised as an alias for
|military-work-group=. If both
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