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Since over 35 million people read wikiHow articles every month, it's important to keep articles clutter-free, so please use article templates only when needed. The following are the most commonly used article templates; a full list of article templates can be found in Article Templates. If you'd like to create a new article template, please run it by the community in the forums first.


Apply these templates to the very beginning of the article (before any images) and leave a discussion page comment explaining why you placed that particular template. Dates are automatically added to most templates.



EditRequests for Improvement

Accuracy

  • Use this template to request facts and cited references.
  • Use this code: {{Accuracy}}
  • To make:
Accuracy_176.png

Attention

  • Use this template for problems not easily encompassed by other templates.
  • Use this code: {{Attention}}
  • To make:
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Character

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Cleanup

  • Use this template to request significant revision, such as formatting as well as copyediting.
  • Use this code: {{Cleanup}}
  • To make:
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Copyedit

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Copyright (Copyvio)

Format

  • Use this template to request proper format.
  • Use this code: {{Format}}
  • To make:
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Inuse

  • Use this template to prevent others from editing an article.
  • Use this code: {{Inuse}}
  • To make:
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Merge

  • Use this template to request the merge of one article into another.
  • Do not use "How to" prior to the title.
  • Use this code: {{Merge|Target Title}}
  • To make:
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Personal

  • Use this template to request removal of personal reference.
  • Use this code: {{Personal}}
  • To make:
Personal_542.png

Pictures

  • Use this template to request images to clarify steps.
  • Use this code: {{Pictures}}
  • To make:
Photo_461.png

Stub

  • Use this template to mark a Stub.
  • Use this code: {{Stub}}
  • To make:
Stub_739.png

Title

  • Use this template to request a new title.
  • Use this code: {{title|New Title Here}}
  • Do not include "How to" prior to the title.
  • To make:
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EditRequests for Deletion

Nomination for Deletion (NFD)

  • Use this template to nominate an article for deletion.
  • Use a three-letter code from the Deletion policy.
  • Use this code: {{NFD|Reason or three-letter code}}
  • To make:
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Speedy

  • Use this template to request immediate deletion.
  • Use this code: {{Speedy}}
  • To make:
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EditMiscellaneous

Historical article

  • Use this template to mark a page as being of historical interest only; for example, on an article about a web service that no longer exists, or for buying tickets for an event that has passed.
  • Use this code: {{historical}}
  • To make:
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  • There are also three optional parameters. reason (overrides the "The topic of this article..." text, alternative (to provide an alternative or very closely related article), and fa (if it's set to anything, it will mention that it was formerly a featured article). For example, on Block Facebook Beacon:

    {{historical|reason=Facebook Beacon was shut down in September 2009.|alternative=Manage Facebook Privacy Options|fa=1}}

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