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This template is used on approximately 13,200,000 pages, or roughly 24% 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.
This template uses Lua:
This template is used to detect the page type of a given page. It detects redirect pages automatically and is highly customisable. It can be used on its own or as a meta-template to create other page-type-detection templates.
Syntax
Basic code
{{pagetype}}
Full code
{{pagetype | page = | defaultns = | main = | user = | wikipedia = | project = | wp = | file = | image = | mediawiki = | template = | help = | category = | portal = | timedtext = | module = | special = | media = | talk = | redirect = | dab = | na = | other = | plural = }}
Basic usage
For simple detection of the page type of the current page, use the default settings:
{{pagetype}}
That will produce the following results, depending on the page type or the namespace:
Page type / namespaceOutput
Redirects (in any namespace)redirect
Main namespacearticle
File namespacefile
Template namespacetemplate
Category namespacecategory
Module namespacemodule
Other namespacespage
If the template is used on a talk page, it will detect the page type for the corresponding subject page.
Example
CodeResult
{{pagetype}}template
Page parameter
You can use the page parameter to make the template act as though it was called from that page.
{{pagetype|page=​page name}}
Examples
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=UK}}redirect
{{pagetype|page=Talk:United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=File:Example.svg}}file
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}}page
{{pagetype|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt}}page
Adding and removing namespaces
It is possible to specify different behaviour for each namespace than that described in the basic usage section. For example, you might want the template to display "user page" for pages in the user namespace, instead of the default "page". To do this, you can use the code |user=yes. This looks up the typical name used for pages in the user namespace, in this case "user page", and uses that text when the template is used with a page in the user namespace. To use this with other namespaces, use the namespace name in lower case as a parameter:
{{pagetype | user = yes | wikipedia = yes | project = yes | wp = yes | mediawiki = yes | help = yes | portal = yes | timedtext = yes | special = yes | media = yes }}
You can use any of the following to specify the namespace: "yes", "y", "true" or "1". They can be used in any combination of upper and lower case. (These values are defined by Module:Yesno.)
The default text for these namespaces is as follows:
Page type / namespaceOutput
User namespaceuser page
Wikipedia namespaceproject page
MediaWiki namespaceinterface page
Help namespacehelp page
Portal namespaceportal
Timed Text namespaceTimed Text page
Special namespacespecial page
Media namespacefile
You can use a similar process to remove any of the default namespace values as well. For example, if you use the code |template=no, then the template will display "page" when used on a template page, rather than the default "template".
{{pagetype | main = no | file = no | template = no | category = no | module = no }}
The following values will all work to remove namespace values: "no", "n", "false" or "0". They can be used in any combination of upper and lower case.
Examples
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}}page
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|wikipedia=yes}}project page
{{pagetype|page=Talk:United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=Talk:United Kingdom|talk=y}}talk page
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|main=no}}page
{{pagetype|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt}}page
{{pagetype|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt|timedtext=Yes}}Timed Text page
Default namespace sets
As well as adding and removing individual namespaces, it is possible to specify different sets of namespaces by using the |defaultns=. There are four different sets available: all, extended, none and the default set. These sets allow you to specify many namespaces at once, without having to use all of the individual namespace parameters. Namespaces are set according to the following table:
NamespaceValue of |defaultns=Output
noneextendedallOther values
Main
article
User
user page
Wikipedia
project page
File
file
MediaWiki
interface page
Template
template
Help
help page
Category
category
Portal
portal
TimedText
Timed Text page
Module
module
All talk namespaces
talk page
Special
special page
Media
file
Examples
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|defaultns=none}}page
{{pagetype|page=Talk:United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=Talk:United Kingdom|defaultns=all}}talk page
{{pagetype|page=File:Example.svg}}file
{{pagetype|page=File:Example.svg|defaultns=none}}page
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}}page
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|defaultns=extended}}project page
{{pagetype|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt|defaultns=extended}}page
{{pagetype|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt|defaultns=all}}Timed Text page
Custom namespace values
It is possible to specify a custom value for any namespace:
{{pagetype | main = custom text | user = custom text | wikipedia = custom text | project = custom text | wp = custom text | file = custom text | image = custom text | mediawiki = custom text | template = custom text | help = custom text | category = custom text | portal = custom text | timedtext = custom text | module = custom text | special = custom text | media = custom text }}
Examples
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}}page
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|wikipedia=custom text}}custom text
{{pagetype|page=Talk:United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=Talk:United Kingdom|talk=custom text}}custom text
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|main=custom text}}custom text
{{pagetype|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt}}page
{{pagetype|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt|timedtext=custom text}}custom text
Talk parameter
Normally, the template will treat talk pages as if they were in the corresponding subject namespace. However, if the talk parameter is set, the template will treat talk pages separately from subject pages. The talk parameter sets values for all talk pages, i.e. pages in the Talk: namespace, pages in the User talk: namespace, pages in the Wikipedia talk: namespace, and so on.
{{pagetype|talk=yes}}
{{pagetype|talk=​custom text}}
The default value for "
talk=yes
" is "talk page".
Examples
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace}}page
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|wikipedia=yes}}project page
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|talk=yes}}talk page
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|wikipedia=yes|talk=yes}}talk page
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|talk=custom text}}custom text
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|wikipedia=yes|talk=custom text}}custom text
Main namespace classes
For pages in the main namespace, it is possible to add a class value in the first positional parameter:
{{pagetype|class}}
If the class value matches one of the values in the table below, it will produce an alternative to the default output of article.
ClassClass valuesOutput
Disambiguation pagedisambiguation, disambig, disamb, dabpage
No applicable classna, n/apage
You can input the class value in any combination of upper and lower case.
Custom main namespace classes
It is also possible to specify a custom value for the main namespace classes:
{{pagetype|​class​|dab=​yes​|na=​yes​}}
{{pagetype|​class​|dab=​custom text|na=custom text}}
This works the same way that it does for the custom namespace page types. Possible parameters are:
  • dab: a custom value for disambiguation-class pages. If set to "yes", "y", "true" or "1", this produces "disambiguation page". If set to "no", "n", "false" or "0", no custom value is produced. If set to any other value it produces that text.
  • na: a custom value for NA-class pages. It works in the same way as the dab parameter. The default value for "yes" etc. is "page".
Examples
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|dab}}page
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|dab|dab=custom text}}custom text
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|na}}page
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|na|na=custom text}}custom text
Redirects
By default, the template automatically detects redirects in all namespace. It is not possible to specify redirect behaviour by namespace, but you can turn redirect detection off, or use a custom value for redirect pages.
{{pagetype|redirect=​no​}}
{{pagetype|redirect=​custom text}}
Examples
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=UK}}redirect
{{pagetype|page=UK|redirect=no}}article
{{pagetype|page=UK|redirect=custom text}}custom text
Other namespaces
By default, the template produces "page" if used from a namespace that hasn't been specified. This value can be changed with the |other= parameter:
{{pagetype|other=​custom text}}
Examples
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}}page
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|other=custom text}}custom text
{{pagetype|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|other=custom text|wikipedia=wikipedia-space text}}wikipedia-space text
Plurals
By default the module returns the name of the namespace in the singular. Adding the parameter |plural=y returns the plural form.
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|plural=y}}articles
{{pagetype|page=Category:Books}}category
{{pagetype|page=Category:Books|plural=y}}categories
The rules for pluralisation can be customised in Module:Pagetype/config to allow localisation.
Capitalisation
By default the module returns the page type in lowercase. Adding the parameter |caps=y returns a version with a capital letter at the start.
CodeResult
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom}}article
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|caps=y}}Article
{{pagetype|page=United Kingdom|plural=y|caps=y}}Articles
TemplateData
TemplateData documentation used by VisualEditor and other tools
See the monthly parameter usage report for this template.
TemplateData for Pagetype
This template Identifies the type of a given page. It is highly customisable. By default it detects redirects, articles, files, templates, categories, and modules, and other types of page are displayed as "page".
Template parameters
ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Class1Class is used to distinguish between different non-article pages in mainspace. 'disambig', 'disamb', 'dab', 'na' and 'n/a' give "page". The values can be customised with the "dab" and "na" parameters.Stringoptional
Page namepageThe name of the page to detect the type of. Defaults to the current subject page, or to the current page if the "talk" parameter is activated.Page nameoptional
Main namespacemainAdjust output for the main namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "article", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Enabled by default.Stringoptional
User namespaceuserAdjust output for the User namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "user page", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
Wikipedia namespacewikipediaprojectwpAdjust output for the Wikipedia namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "project page", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
File namespacefileimageAdjust output for the File namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "file", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Enabled by default.Stringoptional
MediaWiki namespacemediawikiAdjust output for the MediaWiki namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "interface page", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
Template namespacetemplateAdjust output for the Template namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "template", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Enabled by default.Stringoptional
Help namespacehelpAdjust output for the Help namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "help page", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
Category namespacecategoryAdjust output for the Category namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "category", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Enabled by default.Stringoptional
Portal namespaceportalAdjust output for the Portal namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "portal", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
TimedText namespacetimedtextAdjust output for the TimedText namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "Timed Text page", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
Module namespacemoduleAdjust output for the Module namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "module", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Enabled by default.Stringoptional
Special namespacespecialAdjust output for the Special namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "special page", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
Media namespacemediaAdjust output for the Media namespace. Use "yes" to enable with the output "file", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
All talk namespacestalkAdjust output for all talk namespaces. Normally this template uses the subject page of the specified page to determine the pagetype, but if this parameter is enabled talk pages will be used as well. Use "yes" to enable with the output "talk page", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
Disambiguation page valuedabAdjust output for pages in mainspace when the "Class" parameter has been set to "disambiguation", "disamb", or "dab". Use "yes" to enable with the output "disambiguation page", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
N/A page valuenaAdjust output for pages in mainspace when the "Class" parameter has been set to "disambiguation", "disamb", or "dab". Use "yes" to enable with the output "page", "no" to disable, and other text to enable with custom output. Disabled by default.Stringoptional
Other namespacesotherBy default the template outputs the text "page" if the page is in a namespace that has not been specified. This value can be changed by using this parameter.Stringoptional
Set of default namespacesdefaultnsThis parameter is used to specify the set of namespaces used by default. By default the template detects page types in the main, File, Template, Category, and Module namespaces. If this parameter is set to "none", the template doesn't detect page types in any namespaces. If it is set to "extended", the template detects page types in the main, User, Wikipedia, File, MediaWiki, Template, Help, Category, Portal, and Module namespaces. If it is set to "all", the template detects page types in all namespaces, including talk pages. The namespaces set by this parameter can be overridden by the parameters for individual namespaces.Lineoptional
Pluralise output?pluralSetting this value to "true", "yes", "y" or similar will result in the output from the template being in plural form (e.g. "articles" instead of "article").Booleanoptional
Capitalise output?capsSetting this value to "true", "yes", "y" or similar will result in the output from the template beginning with a capital letter (e.g. "Article" instead of "article").Booleanoptional
The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Pagetype/doc​. (edit | history)
Editors can experiment in this template's sandbox (edit | diff) and testcases (edit) pages.
Add categories to the /doc subpage. Subpages of this template.
Last edited on 9 July 2014, at 08:29
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