Template:Item documentation

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{{Item documentation}} is a generic documentation template for items. It is designed to be deployed on talk pages.

{{Item documentation}} is a multilingual template which uses {{LangSwitch}}.

Item documentation is a meta template which include many other templates.

For items which are a subclass of something (having a subclass of (P279) statement), it includes {{Item classification}}.

For items with a '/class' subpage, the subpage is included.

{{Item documentation}} includes class specific templates (based on instance of (P31)). It displays :

{{Item documentation}} includes occupation specific templates (based on occupation (P106)). It displays :

{{Item documentation}} returns a link to country specific WikiProjects based on the value of country (P17).

The template is automatically displayed in talk page header for items via MediaWiki:Talkpageheader. The template is also included in 19 pages.


Autodescription — human (Q5)

description: any member of Homo sapiens, unique extant species of the genus Homo, from embryo to adult
Useful links:
Classification of the class human (Q5)  View with Reasonator View with SQID
For help about classification, see Wikidata:Classification.
Parent classes (classes of items which contain this one item)
Subclasses (classes which contain special kinds of items of this class)
human⟩ on wikidata tree visualisation (external tool)(depth=1)
Generic queries for classes
Data to provide for this type of item
Property Data type description required
instance of (P31) Item that class of which this subject is a particular example and member; different from P279 (subclass of); for example: K2 is an instance of mountain; volcano is a subclass of mountain (and an instance of volcanic landform) . Possible values: human (Q5) yes
sex or gender (P21) Item sex or gender identity of human or animal. For human: male, female, non-binary, intersex, transgender female, transgender male, agender. For animal: male organism, female organism. Groups of same gender use subclass of (P279) . Possible values: male (Q6581097), female (Q6581072), intersex (Q1097630), trans woman (Q1052281), trans man (Q2449503), non-binary (Q48270) yes
date of birth (P569) Point in time date on which the subject was born yes
place of birth (P19) Item most specific known (e.g. city instead of country, or hospital instead of city) birth location of a person, animal or fictional character yes
date of death (P570) Point in time date on which the subject died no
country of citizenship (P27) Item the object is a country that recognizes the subject as its citizen no
place of death (P20) Item most specific known (e.g. city instead of country, or hospital instead of city) death location of a person, animal or fictional character no
father (P22) Item male parent of the subject. For stepfather, use "stepparent" (P3448) no
mother (P25) Item female parent of the subject. For stepmother, use "stepparent" (P3448) no
child (P40) Item subject has object as child. Do not use for stepchildren—use "relative" (P1038), qualified with "type of kinship" (P1039) no
image (P18) Commons media file image of relevant illustration of the subject; if available, also use more specific properties (sample: coat of arms image, locator map, flag image, signature image, logo image, collage image) no
occupation (P106) Item occupation of a person; see also "field of work" (Property:P101), "position held" (Property:P39) yes
educated at (P69) Item educational institution attended by subject no
VIAF ID (P214) External identifier identifier for the Virtual International Authority File database [format: up to 22 digits] no
See also

Autodescription — Holberg International Memorial Prize (Q1624297)

description: award for outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology
Useful links:
Generic queries for awards

This section is generated using {{TP award}}. It is designed for all items of class award (Q618779).

See also

WikiProject Norway

This template provides an automatic documentation of an item, and can be placed on the item’s talk page.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

Item ID1

Q-identifier of the item to document, automatically guessed when used on the item’s talk page



  • November 23, 2013 : Creation of the template[1]. The template includes the /class subpage if it exists[2]
  • February 6, 2021 : Introduction of the first generic query template based on P31 : {{TP award}}[3]
  • February 23, 2021 : Add country specific WikiProjects [4]
  • April 5, 2021 : Uses {{SwitchClass}} in order to swith to the good generic queries template.
  • April 25, 2021 : 6,000 pages use template Item documentation
  • May 14, 2021 : Introduction of occupation based templates
  • November 4, 2021 : 7,000 pages include the template!
  • May 29, 2022 : The template is now included directly in the talk page header via MediaWiki:Talkpageheader. It is no longer necessary to deploy it manually in talk pages.

See also

  1. https://m.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Item_documentation&oldid=88798441
  2. https://m.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Item_documentation&oldid=88810090
  3. Special:MobileDiff/1355983413?diffmode=source
  4. Special:MobileDiff/1368114772?diffmode=source