Project: Templates

Categories: Templates Project



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Mission

The mission of the Templates project is to provide guidance and assistance in the development, documentation, improvement, usage and debugging of templates. This commonly involves the creation of requested templates, or template revisions, on behalf of WikiTree members.

How to Join

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A Template Editor is:

Most of the ideas for templates are generated through project needs and collaborative discussions within the G2G community (see the templates and stickers tag feeds).

Project members should strive to ensure that all templates have a clearly defined use, understandable instructions, and are as simple (from the users perspective) as possible. Other considerations are ensuring that templates 'look good' on profiles; this includes ensuring that templates do not use too much screen 'real estate', that visual elements draw an appropriate amount of attention without being distracting, and that different templates can be used on one profile while maintaining a cohesive look and feel.

As changes to existing templates will directly and immediately display on all pages that are using the template, project members must always exercise care in making or suggesting changes, and any changes should be discussed and reviewed with affected project leaders (for project specific templates) and/or with the Wikitree community (through G2G) before any major revisions are made.

In addition to identifying templates for improvement, project members should also try to identify templates that are being used in unintended ways (possibly indicating a need for a new template to be created), and ones that can be 'retired' (because they are not currently used, have not been formally approved, they have become redundant, or do not fit within the current guidelines for Templates).

For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

Task List

A comprehensive to-do list is being maintained on the project's Google Spreadsheet Task List. This spreadsheet is available to all project members and details the current status of pending/requested templates and their current status. Other ongoing tasks, include, but are not limited to:


Database Errors

The following pages have listings of all known templates on WikiTree, and you can see a preview of the templates as well as usage statistics. These lists are used for error checking in the Database Errors project and should only be updated by Steven Harris or Aleš Trtnik.



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