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This meta-template can be used to create in-line clean up messages which can be used to tag article issues on a line-by-line basis. Many templates are based upon it, like {{Citation needed}}.

This template is originally from Wikipedia.


Most inline notices use virtually identical formats. This template is designed to provide a single standardized format which can accommodate the different text, links, and categories of individual templates.

It should not be used directly on articles by itself - instead, use one of the pre-existing derivatives if at all possible. Should there be no suitable derivative already, new ones can be created using the syntax below, but please discussing the need for any new template at Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki talk:WikiProject Inline Templates first, or the sub-template in question is likely to end up at Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Templates for discussion (as it is better for the project to have a finite and well-tested set of in-line tags than to create endless variation).


{{ Fix
| substcheck= <includeonly>{{subst:</includeonly><includeonly>substcheck}}</includeonly>
| link      = <Page which text should link to, without brackets> (default = Wikipedia:Cleanup)
| text      = <Text to be displayed for the link>
| pre-text  = <Optional text to print before the linked text>
| post-text = <Optional text to print after the linked text>
| class     = <Class to set text to> (default = "noprint Inline-Template"; neither should be removed, but additional classes can be added, e.g. "noprint Inline-Template FooBarBazQuux")
| title     = <Tool--tip text to display when mouse is hovered over link>
| special   = <Optional replacement for text, link, title, pre-text, and post-text - allowing user to define a non-standard format>
| date      = <Optional date parameter to be displayed at end of 'title' and/or in cat-date>
| cat       = <Category to include page in>
| cat-date  = <Category to include page in - with optional date parameter in the category name>

Categories are ignored if the template is used on a talk page or on any other non-article page.

The value specified via |cat= must be in wikicode, including square brackets.

The value specified via |cat-date= is used as part of a category name. It must be specified without square brackets, but with a "Category:" prefix. The full category name is obtained from the cat-date value, the word "from", and the date value. For example, given
|cat-date=Category:Articles with dead external links
|date=May 2020

, the article will be placed in Category:Articles with dead external links from May 2020.

Historical note

The original of this template on wikipedia used to be called "fix-inline" and was moved over a previous "fix" which was part of the same scheme. See history. - Here

See also

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