Template:Cite web/doc

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This template is used to cite sources in Wikiquote. It is specifically for web sites which are not news sources. This template replaces deprecated w:template:web reference. It provides lower case parameters only.

Usage[edit]

Vertical format
{{cite web
| url = 
| title = 
| author = 
| authorlink = 
| last = 
| first = 
| coauthors = 
| date = 
| year = 
| month = 
| language = 
| format = 
| work = 
| pages = 
| publisher = 
| archiveurl = 
| archivedate = 
| accessdate = 
| accessmonthday = 
| accessyear = 
}}
Horizontal format
{{cite web |url= |title= |author= |authorlink= |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= 
|language= |format= |work= |pages= |publisher= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |accessdate= 
|accessmonthday= |accessyear= }}

Required parameters[edit]

  • url: URL of online item.
  • title: Title of online item.
  • One of the two date format parameters:
    • accessdate: Full date when item was accessed, in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. Must not be wikilinked; it will be linked automatically.
    • accessmonthday and accessyear: Month and day when item was accessed, e.g. May 10, and year when item was accessed, e.g. 2005. Will not be wikilinked.

Optional parameters[edit]

  • author: Author
    • authorlink works either with author or with last & first to link to the appropriate wikipedia article. Does not work with URLs.
    • last works with first to produce last, first
    • coauthors: allows additional authors
  • date: Full date of publication, preferably in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. May be wikilinked.
    • OR: year: Year of publication, and month: Name of the month of publication. If you also have the day, use date instead. Must not be wikilinked.
  • language: language of publication
  • format: Format, e.g. PDF. HTML implied if not specified.
  • work: If this item is part of a larger work, name of that work.
  • pages: Pages, if any, especially if pdf format
  • publisher: Publisher, if any.
  • archiveurl: URL of the archive location of the item (requires archivedate)
  • archivedate: Date when the item was archived (requires archiveurl), in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. Must not be wikilinked; it will be linked automatically.

See also[edit]

Examples[edit]

Some standard use cases
  • {{cite web |author=Doe, John |title=My Favorite Things Part II |publisher=Open Publishing |date=[[2005-04-30]] |work=Encyclopedia of Things |url=http://www.example.com/ |accessdate=2005-07-06}}
    Doe, John (2005-04-30). My Favorite Things Part II. Encyclopedia of Things. Open Publishing. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{cite web |author=Doe, John |title=My Favorite Things Part II |date=[[2005-04-30]] |work=Encyclopedia of Things |url=http://www.example.com/ |accessdate=2005-07-06}}
    Doe, John (2005-04-30). My Favorite Things Part II. Encyclopedia of Things. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{cite web |author=Doe, John |title=My Favorite Things Part II |date=[[2005-04-30]] |url=http://www.example.com/ |accessdate=2005-07-06}}
    Doe, John (2005-04-30). My Favorite Things Part II. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{cite web |author=Doe, John |title=My Favorite Things Part II |url=http://www.example.com/ |accessdate=2005-07-06}}
    Doe, John. My Favorite Things Part II. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{cite web |title=My Favorite Things Part II |url=http://www.example.com/ |accessdate=2005-07-06}}
    My Favorite Things Part II. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{cite web |url=http://www.nfl.com/fans/ |title=Digest of Rules |publisher=National Football League |accessdate=2005-07-06}}
    Digest of Rules. National Football League. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
No parameters
  • {{cite web}}
    Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified.
accessdate in ISO YYYY-MM-DD format
  • {{cite web | author=Doe, John | title=My Favorite Things Part II | publisher=Open Publishing | date=[[2005-04-30]] | work=Encyclopedia of Things | url=http://www.example.com/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    Doe, John (2005-04-30). My Favorite Things Part II. Encyclopedia of Things. Open Publishing. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
Using format
  • {{cite web | title=List of psychotropic substances under international control | publisher = International Narcotics Control Board | url=http://www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/green.pdf | format = PDF | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    List of psychotropic substances under international control (PDF). International Narcotics Control Board. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
language
  • {{cite web | author=Doe, John | title=My Favorite Things Part II | publisher=Open Publishing | date=[[2005-04-30]] | work=Encyclopedia of Things | url=http://www.example.com/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 | language=English }}
    Doe, John (2005-04-30). My Favorite Things Part II (in English). Encyclopedia of Things. Open Publishing. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
coauthors
  • {{cite web | first=John | last=Doe | coauthors=Peter Smith, Jim Smythe | title=My Favorite Things Part II | publisher=Open Publishing | date=[[2005-04-30]] | work=Encyclopedia of Things | url=http://www.example.com/ | accessdate=2006-05-16 }}
    Doe, John; Peter Smith, Jim Smythe (2005-04-30). My Favorite Things Part II. Encyclopedia of Things. Open Publishing. Retrieved on 2006-05-16.
No author
  • {{cite web | title=My Favorite Things Part II | publisher=Open Publishing | date=[[2005-04-30]] | work=Encyclopedia of Things | url=http://www.example.com/ | accessdate=2006-05-16 }}
    My Favorite Things Part II. Encyclopedia of Things. Open Publishing (2005-04-30). Retrieved on 2006-05-16.
No author, no publisher
  • {{cite web | title=My Favorite Things Part II | date=[[2005-04-30]] | work=Encyclopedia of Things | url=http://www.example.com/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    My Favorite Things Part II. Encyclopedia of Things (2005-04-30). Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{cite web | title=My Favorite Things Part II | date=[[2005-04-30]] | url=http://www.example.com/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    My Favorite Things Part II (2005-04-30). Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{cite web | title=My Favorite Things Part II | date=[[2005-04-30]] | url=http://www.example.com/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 | language=English }}
    My Favorite Things Part II (in English) (2005-04-30). Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
Using archiveurl and archivedate to refer to items that went away but are available from an archive site
  • {{cite web | title=List of psychotropic substances under international control | date=[[2005-04-30]] | url=http://www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/green.pdf | format = PDF | accessdate=2005-07-06 | language=English | archiveurl=http://www.archive.org/2005-09-11/www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/green.pdf | archivedate=2005-09-11 }}
    List of psychotropic substances under international control (in English) (PDF) (2005-04-30). Archived from the original on 2005-09-11. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{cite web |url=http://joanjettbadrep.com/cgi-bin/fullStory.cgi?archive=currnews&story=20060405-01shore.htm |title=Interview with Maggie Downs |date=[[2006-03-31]] |publisher=The Desert Sun |archiveurl=http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:JAxf4v-pQmgJ:joanjettbadrep.com/cgi-bin/fullStory.cgi%3Farchive%3Dcurrnews%26story%3D20060405-01shore.htm |archivedate=2006-04-26 }} }}
    Interview with Maggie Downs. The Desert Sun (2006-03-31). Archived from the original on 2006-04-26.