Project:Deliberately unused templates

This page includes templates that we want to keep but which we do not actually want to include in any pages. Including them on this page helps to document why they are unused, and stops them appearing on Special:UnusedTemplates.

Subst templatesEdit

The following templates are designed to be included using {{subst: ... }}, so any inclusion will not create a link back to the template. We don't want these showing up in the list, or being deleted.

(none at present)

Admin templatesEdit

The following admin templates are used to mark 'bad content' and so if the wiki is functioning well then they will be unused.

  • {{Delete}} - Deletion template
  • {{Speedy}} - Speedy-deletion template

User interface templatesEdit

The following templates are used either by the MediaWiki interface or to provide some extra UI functionality, but are not directly included on any page.

Three steps to a good request:

1. In the first (smaller) text box, please summarize your issue with a meaningful "subject/headline".
2. In the second (big) text box, please indicate which version of MediaWiki, PHP, and MySQL database you are using. Then explain the issue. Provide as much information as you can.
3. Scroll down, click "Show preview", check what you wrote, and then click "save".

Note: We answer questions only on-wiki, not per e-mail.

  • MediaWiki version: 
  • PHP version: 
  • MySQL version: 
  • URL:

  • {{Extension/Sample}} - Used by the input-box extension as the default text when creating new extension pages.
MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: beta
License No license specified
Translate the Deliberately unused templates extension if it is available at

The {{subst:SUBPAGENAME}} extension does foo.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Deliberately unused templates in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/Deliberately unused templates/Deliberately unused templates.php";
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration parametersEdit

User rightsEdit

See alsoEdit

Translated admin templatesEdit

The following templates are translations of English-language admin templates, which should never be included on actual pages (the English version should always be used). No decision has yet been made about whether it is useful to keep these translations, so they may all be deleted in the future, but in the mean-time they are included here to stop them showing up in the list.

Temporarily unusedEdit

Templates that are sometimes unused, to stop them being accidentally deleted when this is the case.

  • {{Main page/site news}} - Used when we need to display site news on the main page, unused when we don't.
Site News: All pages related to extensions have now been moved to the new Extension: namespace.
Please update any links to these pages from external websites, as the redirects will be removed after the 12th December. More...
  • {{Unmaintained extension}} - Used to tag unmaintained and/or abandoned extensions, but it may be that there are none.
  • {{Deprecated}} - Used to mark deprecated features. If these are removed the template will also be removed, potentially leaving it unused.


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