Template:Credit line

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This template adds a Credit line field to the {{Information}} or {{Artwork}} templates used with most images, which stores the credit line or attribution text that the author wishes to be used by reusers, as is required for files using Creative Commons CC-BY and CC-BY-SA licenses.

Usage

{{Credit line |Author= |Other= |License= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
Author The author's name portion of the Credit line, which can be a pseudonym or Commons username. empty optional
Other Other parts of the Credit line separated by "/". They can include:
  • Attribution Parties, like Wikimedia Commons or sponsor institute
  • URI, like web address
  • Title of the work


Several shortcuts are defined:

  • Other=WC will provide a link to Wikimedia Commons
  • Other=TITLE will provide the filename as a work title
  • Other=WC/TITLE will provide a link to Wikimedia Commons and the filename as a work title
empty optional
License The license portion of the Credit line, which is required for CC-BY-SA and GFDL licenses but optional for rare {{Attribution}} or CC-BY licenses. Use the word 'skip' to omit license section. The license should have the name of the license and link to the license. Several shortcuts were defined to more popular licenses (see table below). empty required

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Placement:

This has to be placed as a value of the other_fields field of {{Information}} template.

Relies on:

See also

Commons:Credit line, Category:Attribution templates

Localization

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please edit the template and add a row to the "{{LangSwitch|}}" construct. It takes the form "|xx= Your translation " (xx being the code of your language)

Hardwired license Shortcuts

License Output
CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL
CC-BY-SA-4.0 CC-BY-SA-4.0
CC-BY-SA-3.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0
CC-BY-SA-3.0 (DE) CC-BY-SA-3.0 (DE)
CC-BY-4.0 CC-BY-4.0
CC-BY-3.0 CC-BY-3.0

Example of code for use with {{Information}} template

{{Information
|Description=description
|Source={{own}}
|Author=John Doe
|Date=2008-06-09
|other_fields={{Credit line |Author = © John Doe | Other = Wikimedia Commons |License = CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL}}
}}

will produce:

Description

description

Date
Source Own work
Author John Doe
Attribution
(required by the license)
© John Doe / Wikimedia CommonsCC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL

Example of code for use with {{Artwork}} template

Also use this code for use with {{Book}} template.

{{Artwork
|Description=description
|Source=John Doe ({{own}})
|Author=unknown
|Date=1900
|other_fields={{Credit line |Author = © John Doe | Other = Wikimedia Commons |License = CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL}}
}}

will produce:

Author unknown
Description
description
Date
Source/Photographer John Doe (Own work)
Attribution
(required by the license)
© John Doe / Wikimedia CommonsCC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL


Example with different values for all parameters

{{Information
|Description=description
|Source={{own}}
|Author=[[User:Example]]
|Date=2008-06-09
|other_fields={{Credit line |Author = [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Example User:Example] |License = [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ CC-BY-SA-2.0]}}
}}

will produce:

Description

description

Date
Source Own work
Author User:Example
Attribution
(required by the license)
User:Example / CC-BY-SA-2.0