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Project Templates - is for issues related to templates


For discussion, see: EOB talk:Project Templates

Templates for notices (created for this site)

Pages needing attention


This article needs attention.

Editor's note: this section needs attention. Review-icon.png

This content is a work in progress. Workinprogress-icon-50px.jpg

This article is just a sprout. One day, given the proper causes and conditions, it may develop into a full-grown article. Sprout-icon-50px.png


This article is a clone.
It is a copy of a Wikipedia article that has not been vetted by our editors.

This article is a modified clone.
It is a copy of a Wikipedia article that we have modified in some way. But we have not vetted all the content on this page.
Vetting Image fair use 60x35px.png


  • {{Vetted}} - to to indicate whether the page has been checked for obvious errors - up to checking all the sources in detail, shown as a percentage.

10% vetted by Dorje108 - this is an example


Quality rating

These templates place an icon in the top right of the page:

  • {{Qual 3}} - Quality rating 3 - satisfactory
  • {{Qual 4}} - Quality rating 4 - good
  • {{Quality}} - not ready for use

More info: Help:Quality rating

Informational notices

  • {{Our content}} - to indicate home-grown content (not imported from Wikipedia or other sites)
  • {{Sketch}} - article is a 'sketch' or brief summary of a topic
  • {{Editor note}}
This article is developed by our editors based on the sources cited. Our team icon 75px.png

This article is a 'sketch' of a biographical, historical or geographical subject. See the external links for more information on this subject. Sketch sailboat by me 75px.png

Editornote image from pexelsdotcom 60x40px.png Editor's note: This is my note

Templates for links to Wikipedia articles

Two templates available:

Examples of use:

Templates for attribution

Templates for videos

YouTube video - full video


YouTube video with time stamp



{{YouTubeVideost|Erik Pema Kunsang|Vaegg-CV2IU|2550|Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche|A wonderful documentary including footage of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Boudhanath, Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Nagi Gompa. Included at the end is about 30 minutes of unedited footage of Tulku Urgyen with translation by Erik Pema Kunsang.}}

Templates from Wikipedia of interest

Discussion of templates

Like the new templates :). BTW most of our articles probably could be marked as {{Clone}} I wonder if we should just go through marking them all as clones if not yet worked on / checked by us and then future editors can remove the clone stamps as they work on them... Robert Walker (talk) 18:01, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Transferring pages and templates etc from Wikipedia

To export / import pages use:
set to Include templates

After exporting you can edit the xml file to do a search / replace to add the templates {{En-WP-Attrib}} at the end of each article and {{En-WP-TP-Attrib}} after the first <noinclude> in each template.

Editing the xml file before import, doing multiple pages in one go, is much faster than editing the pages after import and adding the templates one at a time.

(I didn't do the attributions for the templates for bulk import to date because I hadn't made that template and didn't think of attributing them - not a big deal, don't think anyone will care that much about attributing them but strictly speaking we should).

Exported and imported all the templates in
- note that some of them are deleted in Wikipedia so it still shows as having some wanted there - and the more complete list of wanted pages also has more templates that are used by other templates and have been deleted or never existed in wikipedia

Also did the same for the ones in

Recent 504 time out issues

That worked fine until a month or so ago. However recently I've had issues with the export / import process - I get frequent time outs and the exported files fail to import into the encyclopedia.

As a result I have only been able to import templates a few at a time. I don't know if this is an issue with my computer or something changed in the configuration at the server end.

I also quite often get 504 gateweay timeout while editing the encyclopedia. Just occasionally, after submitting the save changes button, get that message and have to try again. May be related?? Robert Walker (talk) 18:59, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

I fixed a similar issu earlier by changing the php settings.

I created a php.ini file following siteground advice here https://www.siteground.com/kb/how_to_change_the_value_of_a_php_setting/ and Wikimedia advice here https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Import 2000 seconds is over half an hour. To reset to default settings for php just delete this file.

Maximum size of POST data that PHP will accept.

post_max_size = 20M

max_execution_time = 2000  ; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds max_input_time = 2000  ; Maximum amount of time each script may spend parsing request data

Default timeout for socket based streams (seconds)

default_socket_timeout = 2000

But this php file is still there in the root folder for the encyclopedia and the time out messages returned so I'm not sure what to do now.

@Dorje108: do you have this issue? Robert Walker (talk) 18:56, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Robertinventor:, I have been getting timed-out also. I see this mostly when I try to edit a page that has many reference citations (and/or other template calls). Generally it seems that if the page has about 100 or more reference citations, I might get timed out when I try to submit a change. In these cases, the change generally goes through, but my response is timed out.
I haven't tried to import a template in a while, but I did see this issue last time I tried an import. So I basically stopped trying to import.
So I am sure the issue is how the site is configured on SiteGround, but not sure yet how to address the issue. - Dorje108 (talk) 01:50, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

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