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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Empty category/doc.

Introduction for occasionally empty mainenance/tracking categories.


{{Empty category |1= }}

Or use the shorthand

Template parameters

<templatedata>JSON</templatedata> ./. {{TemplateBox}}

TemplateData is a way to store information about template parameters (the description of those and of the whole template) for both humans and machines. It is used by VisualEditor and possibly other tools like Upload Wizard.

Existing template documentation
At Wikimedia Commons, it is recommended to use {{TemplateBox}} with either ‎useTemplateData=1 or ‎useTemplateData=only on the ‎/doc subpage and transcluding it with {{Documentation}} into the template. ‎<nowiki>-tags can be wrapped around the arguments, if required, to avoid templates being expanded.

Newly created template documentation and imports
Another option, especially for imported templates, or for users with JSON experience, is placing raw ‎<templatedata>-tags into the Wikitext of the template, as described in various Wikipediae.

There is an ongoing discussion about that matter. Feel invited to comment if you are experienced in either way, your time permits and if you like to share your opinion or to make a suggestion.

Wikipedia's help about TemplateDataCommons-specific information

Introduction for occasionally empty mainenance/tracking categories.

[Edit template data]

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.


Description, e.g. “Populated by {{tl|intricate template}}.”


Set to “true” to hide the banner, e.g., category is not empty


Additional information

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

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


{{Empty category|Populated by {{tl|intricate template}}.}}

renders as:


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This template makes use of {{Autotranslate}} and the translate extension.