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Template:Cite web

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Goal

This template is used to cite online sources in wiki articles.

Usage

{{cite web
| url             = 
| title           = 
| first           = 
| last            = 
| author          = 
| coauthors       = 
| authorlink      = 
| authorlink-wiki = 
| date            = 
| work            = 
| publisher       = 
| pages           = 
| language        = 
| format          = 
| archiveurl      = 
| archivedate     = 
| accessdate      = 
| quote           = 
}}

The only mandatory parameters are url and title.

url
URL of the resource.
title
Title of the resource.
first
First name of the single author. Not needed if author is used instead.
last
Last name of the single author. Not needed if author is used instead.
author
Name of the (single) author. Alternatively, first and last can be used.
authorlink
URL to the author's home page, profile, etc..
authorlink-wiki
Wiki page name to the author's user name on the wiki. For example, User:BotFlightGear would link to BotFlightGear.
coauthors
Coauthors of the resource, links can be used. If there are two coauthors (three authors overall), separate with semicolons (;).
date
Date of resource, any format you wish.
work
Name of the work. Will override title. Will be formatted like this: "<work>".
publisher
The publisher of the resource. May include a link.
pages
The numbered pages in the resource that is relevant. Separate ranges with a dash () and non sequential pages with comma (,).
language
The language of the resource if it is not English or the language of a translated page.
format
Format of the resource, such as PDF, DOC, etc..
archiveurl
Link to an archived copy of a web page. Will be used instead of url.
archivedate
Date when original URL was archived.
accessdate
The date the resource was found and added this page, or date it was updated. You can use any format you wish.
quote
A quote from the resource. Will be formatted like this: "<quote>"

Usage examples

* {{cite web
 | url             = http://wiki.flightgear.org/Main_Page
 | title           = FlightGear wiki - Main Page
 | author          = Hellosimon
 | authorlink-wiki = User:Hellosimon
 | date            = 18<sup>th</sup> April, 2006, 8:42 pm
 | publisher       = [http://wiki.flightgear.org/Main_Page FlightGear wiki]
 | archiveurl      = http://wiki.flightgear.org/index.php?title=Main_Page&oldid=1279
 | archivedate     = 18<sup>th</sup> April, 2006, 8:42 pm
 | accessdate      = {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTDAY}}, {{CURRENTYEAR}}
 | quote           = Summary: Rough Outline
 }}
* {{cite web
 | url        = {{forum url|t=15267}}
 | title      = How the project works
 | author     = Thorsten
 | date       = Feb 09, 2012
 | accessdate = {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTDAY}}, {{CURRENTYEAR}}
 }}

Copyable examples

Citations within a page should use consistent formats. However, there is no consensus about which format is best. These examples show horizontal and vertical formats of all parameter and often-used ones.

Commonly used parameters (horizontal format)

{{cite web |url= |title= |author= |date= |publisher= |accessdate= }}

Commonly used parameters (vertical format)

* {{cite web
 | url        = 
 | title      = 
 | author     = 
 | date       = 
 | publisher  = 
 | accessdate = 
 }}

All parameters (horizontal format)

{{cite web |url= |title= |first= |last= |author= |coauthors= |authorlink= |authorlink-wiki= |date= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |format= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |accessdate= |quote= }}

All parameters (vertical format)

* {{cite web
 | url             = 
 | title           = 
 | first           = 
 | last            = 
 | author          = 
 | coauthors       = 
 | authorlink      = 
 | authorlink-wiki = 
 | date            = 
 | work            = 
 | publisher       = 
 | pages           = 
 | language        = 
 | format          = 
 | archiveurl      = 
 | archivedate     = 
 | accessdate      = 
 | quote           = 
 }}

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