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# Template:Other uses

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## Hatnote templates

Shortcut:
T:HAT

For a summary page on how to use these templates, see the example page here. For the full editing guideline on hatnotes, see Wikipedia:Hatnote.

### Generic

• {{Hatnote|CUSTOM TEXT}}
{{Hatnote|For other senses of this term, see [[etc…]]}}
• {{Rellink|CUSTOM TEXT}}

### Other uses (of the title)

{{About}} is the main template for noting other uses.

Note. When used in main namespace, the word "page" in the following hatnotes is replaced by "article".

• {{About|USE1}}
• {{About|USE1||PAGE2}} (When the disambiguation page has a different name — Note the empty second parameter) →
• {{About|USE1|USE2|PAGE2}} (When there is only one other use) →
• {{About|USE1|USE2|PAGE2|and|PAGE3}} (Two pages for USE2) →
• {{About|USE1|USE2|PAGE2#SUBSECTION{{!}}PAGE2TITLE}} (Using the {{!}} template to give the link a different title) →
• {{About|USE1|USE2|PAGE2|USE3|PAGE3|USE4|PAGE4|USE5|PAGE5}} (When there are up to five other uses — You should generally create a disambiguation page at this point) →
• {{About|USE1|USE2|PAGE2|USE3|PAGE3|other uses}} (When there are several standard other uses and also a disambiguation page with default name — Note that the last page name is not specified) →
• {{About|USE1|USE2|PAGE2|USE3|PAGE3|other uses|PAGE4}} (When there are several standard other uses and also a disambiguation page with non-default name) →
• {{About|USE1|USE2|PAGE2|USE3|PAGE3|other uses|PAGE4|and}}
• {{About||USE2|PAGE2|USE3|PAGE3|other uses}} (When you don't need to state the focus of this article/page — Note the empty first parameter) →
• {{About|||PAGE1|and|PAGE2}}
Note: {{for||PAGE1|PAGE2}} produces the same result.

• {{See also|OTHER TOPIC|OTHER TOPIC2}}
Note: use when OTHER TOPIC is related to that of the current article and already contains a self-explanatory parenthetical.

#### "For …, see …"

{{For}} can be used instead of {{About}} so as not to display: This page is about USE1. but still specify a specific other use. This effect can also be achieved by using an empty first parameter in {{About}} as in:

For example: {{for|OTHER TOPIC|PAGE1}} is the same as {{About||OTHER TOPIC|PAGE1}} (note the empty first parameter).

However, it is somewhat clearer when using the {{For}} template, since the word "about" does not appear in the statement.

• {{For|OTHER TOPIC}} (disambiguous) →
• {{For|OTHER TOPIC|PAGE1}}
• {{For|OTHER TOPIC|PAGE1|PAGE2}}
• {{For|OTHER TOPIC|PAGE1|PAGE2|PAGE3}}
• {{For||PAGE1|PAGE2}}
Variations

As with {{Other uses}}, there are a whole family of "for" templates.

• {{For2|OTHER TOPIC|CUSTOM TEXT}}

#### "For other uses, see …"

When such a wordy hatnote as {{About}} is not needed, {{Other uses}} is often useful.

Variations

There are, historically, a whole family of "other uses" templates for specific cases. {{About}} is the standard hatnote for "other uses" and many of them can be specified using the {{About}} template. However, the individual templates may be easier to use in certain contexts.

Here are the variations and (when appropriate) the equivalents using the {{About}}, {{Other uses}} or {{For}} templates.

Note: same as {{about}}, except it forces a second use to be noted if unspecified by parameters.
• {{Two other uses|USE1|USE2|PAGE2|USE3|PAGE3}}

#### "For more details on …, see …"

{{Details}} is used to make summary style explicit. To be used in a section for which there is also a separate article on the subject.

• {{Details|Article|TOPIC}}

#### "… redirects here. For other uses, see …"

• {{Redirect|REDIRECT}} (disambiguous) →
• {{Redirect|REDIRECT||PAGE1}}
• {{Redirect|REDIRECT|USE1|PAGE1}}
• {{Redirect|REDIRECT|USE1|PAGE1|USE2|PAGE2}}
• {{Redirect|REDIRECT|USE1|PAGE1|USE2|PAGE2|USE3|PAGE3}}
• {{Redirect|REDIRECT|USE1|PAGE1|and|PAGE2}}
• {{Redirect|REDIRECT|USE1|PAGE1|USE2|PAGE2|and|PAGE3}}
Variations
• {{Redirect2|REDIRECT1|REDIRECT2}} (disambiguous) →
• {{Redirect2|REDIRECT1|REDIRECT2|USE|PAGE1}}
• {{Redirect2|REDIRECT1|REDIRECT2|USE1|PAGE1|USE2|PAGE2}}
• {{Redirect2|REDIRECT1|REDIRECT2|USE1|PAGE1|USE2|PAGE2|USE3|PAGE3}}
• {{Redirect3|REDIRECT|TEXT}}
• {{Redirect4|REDIRECT1|REDIRECT2}} (disambiguous) →
• {{Redirect6|REDIRECT|USE1|PAGE1}} (disambiguous) →
• {{Redirect6|REDIRECT|USE1|PAGE1|‌|PAGE2}}
• {{Redirect7|"REDIRECT1", "REDIRECT2", and "REDIRECT3"|USE1|PAGE1|USE2|PAGE2}}
Note: If the number of pages redirecting to the target page is two, {{Redirect2}} can be used instead.

#### "Further information: …"

• {{See|OTHER TOPIC}}
Further information: OTHER TOPIC
• {{See|Iraq and weapons of mass destruction|Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda|Downing Street memo|Bush-Blair memo}}
Further information: Iraq and weapons of mass destructionSaddam Hussein and al-QaedaDowning Street memo, and Bush-Blair memo
• {{Further|Article 1|Article 2|Article Something#3{{!}}Article 3}}

### Other people, places, etcetera

#### Other people

• {{Other people2|PAGE}}

#### Other places

• {{Other places3|PAGE}}, analogous to {{Other uses}} →

### Distinguish

#### "Not to be confused with …"

• {{Distinguish|PAGE1}}
• {{Distinguish|PAGE1|PAGE2|PAGE3|PAGE4}}
• {{Distinguish2|TEXT}}

### Wikipedia self-reference

• {{Selfref|ANYTEXT}}
See: Manual of Style (self-references to avoid) for more details.

### Categories

Category-specific templates produce bold category names.

• {{Category see also|THIS|THAT|THE OTHER}}

This is a template for linking categories horizontally. Horizontal linkage is often the right solution when vertical linkage (i.e. as sub-category and parent category) is not appropriate. In most cases, this template should be used on both categories to create reciprocal linkage between the two categories.

### Notes

Do not use subst: with these templates, as that will prevent:

1. propagating changes as the template is modified; and the
2. What links here (WLH) listing.

These templates are used in thousands of articles; therefore, changing the syntax could break thousands of articles. If you wish to create or edit a disambiguation or redirection template, first ask yourself the following questions:

1. Is there already a template that will do this job? Since many disambiguation and redirection templates have already been created, first check: Category:Disambiguation and redirection templates.
2. Do I really need a new template for this? Will it likely be used on any other articles or should I just use {{Hatnote}} instead? Before creating a new template, see: Template namespace guideline.
3. If I change the parameters around on an existing template, do I know what the result will be? Will it break existing uses of the template and if so, can I fix all of the errors? Before making any changes, see: Template sandbox and test cases.en:Template:Other uses