Porting templates

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Simple templates can be copy/pasted but for any transcluding other templates it's best to use export/import.

Complex templates are easier obtained from Wikipedia than written from scratch, where considerable work has already gone into developing and debugging these.


Only administrators of a wiki can use Special:Import. You can trans wiki import any templates on this wiki simply by going to Special:Import on your wiki and using the form on the bottom of the page. For any templates you require not already on this wiki, create a task listing them at Phabricator.


Site specific templates need to be made more generally usable, e.g. replacing instances of Wikipedia with {{ns:Project}} and Wikimedia with Miraheze, etc.

Also include style sheets

Also be sure to copy any relevant styling to MediaWiki:Common.css.


Because of CC-BY-SA licensing considerations the previous authors need to be acknowledged. Here's a list of sources and attribution templates for inserting at the bottom of the imported pages, (but not sub-pages) e.g. before </noinclude>: