Template:Prospective category

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Introduction for empty categories that are to be expected to receive files in the future. Primarily intended to be used for Wiki Loves contests.


{{Prospective category |1= |2= }}

{{Prospective category}}

{{Prospective category|Created as part of the foo project.}}

{{Prospective category|Created for use in [[COM:WLE]]|Protected areas}} and categorises into Category:Prospective categories/Protected areas.

Template parameters

1textadditional information about the categoryemptyoptional
2textname of the subpage of Category:Prospective categoriesemptyoptional
Template data
<templatedata>JSON</templatedata> ./. {{TemplateBox}}

TemplateData is a way to store information about template parameters (the description of those and of the whole template) for both humans and machines. It is used by VisualEditor and possibly other tools like Upload Wizard.

Existing template documentation
At Wikimedia Commons, it is recommended to use {{TemplateBox}} with either ‎useTemplateData=1 or ‎useTemplateData=only on the ‎/doc subpage and transcluding it with {{Documentation}} into the template. ‎<nowiki>-tags can be wrapped around the arguments, if required, to avoid templates being expanded.

Newly created template documentation and imports
Another option, especially for imported templates, or for users with JSON experience, is placing raw ‎<templatedata>-tags into the Wikitext of the template, as described in various Wikipediae.

There is an ongoing discussion about that matter. Feel invited to comment if you are experienced in either way, your time permits and if you like to share your opinion or to make a suggestion.

Wikipedia's help about TemplateDataCommons-specific information

Introduction for empty categories that are to be expected to receive files in the future. Primarily intended to be used for [[Commons:Wiki Loves contests|Wiki Loves contests]].

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.


additional information about the category


name of the subpage of [[:Category:Prospective categories]]


Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the Category namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Placement: At the top of the page

Relies on:

See also


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