Template:Global maintenance category

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This is for global common categories. For local (language-specific) content use {{Local maintenance category}} (translation may be needed). These two templates were created to replace {{Category scheme Commons maintenance}}.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:Hidden categories, via the magic word __HIDDENCAT__ (unless hidden=n)


{{Global maintenance category |shortcut= |hidden= |purge= }}

Template parameters

shortcutshortcut=pagename - adds a shortcut box. Leave out the brackets.emptyoptional
hiddenhidden=n - prevents it from adding __HIDDENCAT__.emptyoptional
purgepurge linkadds {{Purge}} if providedemptyoptional

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

Placement: At the top of the page


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)