Project: Templates

Categories: Templates Project

Welcome to the Templates Project!

This project is for Supervisors who are interested in developing templates on WikiTree.

Leader:Rob Ton



The main purpose of the template project is to advise and assist in developing, improving, and using templates. Often this assistance involves the actual creation of requested templates on behalf of others who may not feel comfortable designing templates themselves.

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 can include ensuring 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 directly and immediately display on many profiles project members must always exercise care in making changes and should engage in consultation with affected project leaders (for project specific templates) and/or with the Wikitree community at large (through G2G) before making major revisions.

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 used or because they become redundant/duplicate).

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

If you would like to be involved in the Templates project, please do the following:

  1. Add templates to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Ask Rob Ton to award you the Templates Project badge.
  3. Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.

Our Progress

Beside your name below, please keep track of what you're currently working on for this project. This is both for your own reference, and to aid collaboration amongst the project participants.

  • Roland Arsenault -
  • Martyn Grifhorst -
  • Eowyn Langholf -
  • Lianne Lavoie - a little bit of everything, but currently I'm mostly working on developing the user boxes.
  • Maggie N. - Source Templates
  • Rob Ton - Trolling G2G for template questions and suggestions.
  • Guy Constantineau Project templates. Studying how complex templates work. Working on Stickers.
  • Liz Shifflett - I think templates are awesome. I'm nowhere near as skilled as others in this project, but I am pretty good at figuring out what's broken when a template's not acting as expected. If you need help in that regard, give me a holler.

To Do List

  • Continue reviewing templates to see where the Parser Functions may improve efficiency or functionality of templates.
  • Review wording of Unsourced - see G2G Discussion (completed? the discussion is still open, but a note from Jillaine Oct. 2014 said she was going to change the wording, and it is changed from what was quoted in the initial G2G post)
  • {{Pipe}} template isn't needed. Use {{!}} See for template usage ! template Gerard-337 10:35, 11 March 2016 (EST)
  • There are two India templates called India & IndiaT. Check on theseGerard-337 21:16, 12 March 2016 (EST)


  • Consolidate the various Roll of Honor Templates into one cohesive template. Rob T has drafted an idea - some additional tools needed. Terry Wright made template. Gerard-337 11:46, 20 February 2016 (EST)
  • Template:Black_Sheep has numerous profiles still using the old template. These need to be moved.Gerard-337 14:45, 29 February 2016 (EST)
  • Orphan - reduced size. Gerard-337 20:02, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • Investigate if Project:Filles du Roi, and Project:Quebecois need project templates. Quebecois - Completed
  • United Kingdom Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Great Britain- Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Germany -Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Destructive Merge- (for Rangers) Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Lost long Photos -Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Adopted profile template- Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Latin Roots project- Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Chilean Roots- Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Mexico- Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Puerto Rico- Gerard-337 - Completed
  • William Penn-Gerard-337 - Completed
  • Dutch Roots:sGerard-337 09:53, 12 May 2015 (EDT) Completed
  • Dutch pre-1700:Gerard-337 09:53, 12 May 2015 (EDT) Completed
  • Dutch1700-1811:Gerard-337 09:53, 12 May 2015 (EDT) Completed
  • Dutch After 1811:Gerard-337 09:53, 12 May 2015 (EDT) Completed
  • Adoption templates: Gerard-337 Completed
  • Sweden- Gerard-337 Completed
  • Absent template-reduced sizeGerard-337 09:08, 21 January 2016 (EST)
  • Reviewing template size of project templates Gerard-337 15:15, 26 January 2016 (EST)
  • Reduced orphan profile template Gerard-337 11:47, 20 February 2016 (EST)
  • Reduced size on Bermuda template. Gerard-337 14:42, 29 February 2016 (EST)
  • Modified misnamed template Gerard-337 23:28, 5 March 2016 (EST)
  • Removed SPC misnamed category from category:template so members don't confuse with misnamed category template. SPC template is categorized under SPC toolboxGerard-337 10:32, 11 March 2016 (EST)
  • Template:Details removed from template category. Cat under spc toolboxGerard-337 10:34, 11 March 2016 (EST)

Useful Pages

DB_Errors overview (Full lists of templates on WikiTree. This lists are used for error checking in Database Errors Project. You can also see preview of templates and usage statistics.)

Internal Links

External Links

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