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Alternative names
Description
Date of birth
Location of birth
Work period
Work location
Authority control
References


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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Creator/doc.

Syntax #1: for people with pages on Wikidata

{{Creator}} creates an infobox to be customized on Creator: namespace pages and used on File and Category namespace pages. See Commons:Creator for guidelines on how to use Creator namespace. In majority of the cases people with Creator templates should be created for people who have pages on Wikidata. Than all the information about a person should be added to Wikidata, which creator template can easily fetch. If there are no data on Wikidata about a person then it's better that you create a new page there and fill it with related data.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Creator templates

This template will categorize categories transcluding it and matching "Homecat" field into Category:Creator template home categories.
This template will categorize some creator infobox pages it into sub-categories of Category:Creator template maintenance.

Usage

{{Creator |Wikidata= |Lifespan= |Option= }}

When creating a new Creator page copy, you can click on "preload a creator template". You can also paste and fill the text below into your new page:

{{Creator
 | Wikidata  = 
 | Option    = {{{1|}}} <!-- Do not modify -->
}}

Most of the fields used by the template can be looked up from Wikidata; however if the results are not satisfactory, one can use the following parameters to overwrite Wikidata values.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
Wikidata Wikidata link to related Wikidata page(s). Enter the item q-code without enclosing brackets, eg.: |Wikidata=Q41406. empty required
Alternative names Alternative names All other variants of the name, pseudonyms, etc. Language variation could be added here too if the name in native language differs from English version. Use template {{Name}} to indicate that name is a birth, legal or pseudonym.
Corresponds to the Wikidata aliases and it is currently not filled based on Wikidata (as of May 2017)
empty optional
Sortkey Sortkey Sortkey of the name family name (P734) & given name (P735) deprecated
Birthdate Birthdate Date of birth of the creator. Should be set on Wikidata. Use this property in case wikidata does not work properly. Most likely you will use it with {{Other date}}, {{Complex date}} and {{Lifetime date}} templates date of birth (P569) optional
Birthyear Birthyear year of birth in YYYY format.
Note: Only needed if birthdate is not in ISO 8601 format — which is when {{Other date}}, {{Lifetime date}} or similar templates are used. Used to show the lifespan years in the top line.
date of birth (P569) optional
Deathdate Deathdate Date of death. See Birthdate for details. One can use CanScan2 to find all the files using creator templates of authors who died less than 70 years ago and incorrectly using {{PD-old}} license. date of death (P570) optional
Deathyear Deathyear year of death in YYYY format. See Birthyear for details. date of death (P570) optional
Birthloc Birth location Birth location: usually a city name or wikidata q-code place of birth (P19) deprecated
Deathloc Death location Death location: usually a city name or wikidata q-code place of death (P20) deprecated
Workperiod Work period Time period when the creator was active. Use {{Other date}} if needed. Corresponds to d:Property:P2031 and d:Property:P2032 in Wikidata, but it is currently not filled based on Wikidata (as of May 2017) empty optional
Workloc Work location Location(s) where the creator was active. Corresponds to work location (P937) in Wikidata, but currently (May 2017) will not show more than one location. work location (P937) optional
Image Image Image depicting the creator. Self-portraits are preferable. Not for artworks by the creators. One can use CatScan2 to find all the creator templates without images used within files which are in the Category:Self-portraits. image (P18) deprecated
Homecat Homecat The Homecat parameter adds a category to the creator template, which will then be included in the list of articles in that category. Commons category (P373) deprecated
Nationality Nationality Home nation of the person that determines nationality; not necessarily the same as country of birth, place of residence nor place of death. See {{Nationality}} and {{CountryAdjective}} for supported values. Dual nationalities are allowed, separate nationalities with "/".
Currently (May 2017) dual nationality based on Wikidata is not supported.
country of citizenship (P27) optional
Gender Gender Whether the individual is male or female (set the parameter to male, female, m or f accordingly). Used as input to {{NationAndOccupation}}. sex or gender (P21) deprecated
Occupation Occupation English name of the profession. Multiple professions have to be separated by "/". For example "painter / photographer". See {{Occupation}} for supported values. occupation (P106) optional
Description Description Additional description of the person, if needed. Possible uses, include listing relationships to other historical figures. Please use {{kinship}} template. empty optional
Linkback Linkback name of specialized Creator: page used to provide a link back to it. Commons Creator page (P1472) deprecated
Wikisource Wikisource link to related Wikisource page(s), mostly useful for writers. Use "s:pl:Autor:Adam Mickiewicz" notation. eg.: |Wikisource=s:pl:Autor:Adam Mickiewicz. Wikidata's Wikisource sitelink deprecated
Wikiquote Wikiquote link to related Wikiquote page(s). See Wikisource parameter for details, on how to use it. Wikidata's Wikiquote sitelink deprecated
Lifespan Lifespan Usually On top of the template we have a name followed by a lifespan dates in parenthesis. Most of the time lifespan can be assembled automatically based on dates or birth and death, or parameters "birthyear" and "deathyear". But if nothing else works "Lifespan" can be used to add text which will be added after the name. empty optional
Type Type Allows tagging and categorizing of unusual creator templates:
Value Description Category
commons user For people directly contributing to Commons, aka Commons users. For templates of this type only minimal parameter validation will be performed. Category:User creator templates
corporation company or any other formally organized group Category:Corporate creator templates
group group of individuals, but not a corporation. For instance an artistic school or a group of individuals that closely collaborated together in such a way that each individual's contribution is difficult to appreciate (e.g. Creator:Limbourg Brothers) Category:Group creator templates
stub Tag as stub if providing very incomplete information. This option will show a message that this is a stub and only minimal parameter validation will be performed. Category:Creator template stubs
person default type
  • No corresponding Wikidata property.
person optional
References References Links and other references used for creators without Wikipedia articles. Just as in Wikipedia all the data in this template should be verifiable. In most of the cases people already have articles in Wikipedia or Wikisource (in English or other languages) linked to by links in "Name" and "Wikisource" fields. However on a rare occasion that such article does not exist, please use "Reference" parameter to add references and or links to pages where the information come from. empty optional
Option Option Variable to be passed from creator page. Available options are: "workshop of", "circle of", "school of", "studio of", "or follower", "or workshop", "and workshop", "attributed to", "after", "formerly attributed to", "follower of", "manner of", and "near"[1]. These options will add those phrases to the author's name in the user's language. empty required

Additional information

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

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

Syntax #2: for people without pages on Wikidata

This syntax is mostly for backward compatibility to existing templates in Category:Creator templates without Wikidata link. Please use Syntax #1 when creating new templates.

Usage

{{Creator
 |Name              =
 |Alternative names =
 |Sortkey           =
 |Birthdate         =
 |Deathdate         =
 |Birthloc          =
 |Deathloc          =
 |Workperiod        =
 |Workloc           =
 |Image             =
 |Homecat           =
 |Nationality       =
 |Gender            =
 |Occupation        =
 |Linkback          =
 |Wikidata          =
 |Option            =
 |Lifespan          =
}}

When creating a new Creator page copy, you can click on "preload a creator template". You can also paste and fill the text below into your new page:

{{Creator
 | Name              = NAME SURNAME
 | Alternative names = 
 | Nationality       = 
 | Gender            = <!-- male / female -->
 | Occupation        =  
 | Description       = 
 | Birthdate         = 
 | Birthloc          = 
 | Deathdate         = 
 | Deathloc          = 
 | Workperiod        = 
 | Workloc           = 
 | Image             = 
 | Sortkey           = SURNAME, NAME 
 | Homecat           = {{subst:PAGENAME}}
 | Option            = {{{1|}}} <!-- Do not modify -->
 | Linkback          = {{subst:FULLPAGENAME}}
 | Wikidata          = 
}}

Below are some suggestions on how to fill the parameters. In general keep it short and use language independent terms if possible. Avoid translating of names and places and use links to Wikipedia or a gallery which will have translations or interwiki links to articles in other languages.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
Name Name Name of the creator in the "Name Surname" format which will be shown in the uncollapsed part of the template (most of the time name should be the same as page name).

In August 2016 template changed and this field become optional when wikidata link is provided. With wikidata the name field can be build based on Wikidata label and sitelinks.

Pre August 2016 instructions are still listed below

Things to do:

  • Provide single most commonly used version of the name in English literature or use {{LangSwitch}} to provide language specific versions (see below). English Wikipedia can be used as a guide to choose name.
  • Provide links to Wikipedia articles and/or Commons galleries - this is important to avoid disambiguation problems and to allow users to easily find more information about the creator.
    • Template automatically tries to add links to Commons gallery if one exists. If no gallery with that name exists try linking to one or more Wikipedias instead.
    • Best solution is to use {{LangSwitch}} to show the name in user's own language and provide link to an article in user's wikipedia. This approach is especially encouraged for names where original name does not use Latin alphabet. See here for more info.
    • If there are no Wikipedia or Wikisource articles to link to, then the reference where the information comes from by providing a link in the "Description" field should be added.
  • In case of the names like "Name Surname the Elder" or "Name Surname the Younger" use {{Name}} template with elder/younger options.
  • Creator template tries to automatically add lifespan years after creator's name, based on "birthdate" and "deathdate" parameters if they are in ISO 8601 format. Lifespan years can be also provided using "birthyear" and "deathyear" parameters, but if those are not known, then one could add years or century when the creator was active directly following the name.

Do not:

  • List multiple versions of the name here - place those in "Alternative names" section
  • Use Language templates - those can be used in "Alternative names" section if different versions are used in different languages
  • Use links to wikisource articles - use "Wikisource" parameter instead
empty optional
Alternative names Alternative names All other variants of the name, pseudonyms, etc. Language variation could be added here too if the name in native language differs from English version. Do not use it to provide interwiki links - place them in a gallery linked from Name or on a Wikipedia page. Use template {{Name}} to indicate that name is a birth, legal or pseudonym.
  • Corresponds to the Wikidata aliases.
empty optional
Sortkey Sortkey Sortkey of the name
  • Not sure yet how to do this with Wikidata.
empty required
Birthdate Birthdate Date of birth. Recommended format:
  • Date in ISO 8601 format "YYYY-MM-DD", or "YYYY-MM", or "YYYY", e.g. "2006-01-15" for "15 January 2006". This allows automatic localisation of the displayed date, and also display of the lifespan period after the name.
  • In case the date is not known precisely please use {{Other date}} or {{Lifetime date}} templates.
  • For authors living in countries using Julian calendar, like 19th century Russian artists, please consider using dates in "{{other date|Julian|1863-02-17|1863-03-01}}" format to distinguish between dates in Julian and Gregorian calendar.

Not recommended format:

  • Do not use Language templates in this section, like {{en|2006-01-15}}.
  • Use of {{date}} is not encouraged, since we can not extract year from that string, use "Birthyear" parameter if you do.
  • {{Other date}} and {{Lifetime date}} templates can be nested to create more complicated phrases. Nesting with more than 2 levels often exceeds expansion depth limit and should be avoided.

Wikidata:

empty optional
Birthyear Birthyear year of birth in YYYY format.
Note: Only needed if birthdate is not in ISO 8601 format — which is when {{Other date}}, {{Lifetime date}} or similar templates are used. Used to show the lifespan years in the top line.

Wikidata:

empty optional
Deathdate Deathdate Date of death. See Birthdate for details. One can use CanScan2 to find all the files using creator templates of authors who died less than 70 years ago and incorrectly using {{PD-old}} license. empty optional
Deathyear Deathyear year of death in YYYY format. See Birthyear for details. empty optional
Birthloc Birth location Birth location: usually a city name with a link to the location's page:
  • Template automatically places location inside {{city|city-name}} template which works as a lookup table connecting multiple spellings of cities to autotranslated city templates, its own translations or to the Commons galleries. If no suitable links are found then string is unchanged.
  • One can use Wikidata Q-codes
  • One can use one of autotranslated city templates (see Category:Multilingual tags: Locations). Those templates show the city name in the language of the viewer and provide links to the wikipedia pages in that language.
  • One can also use direct links to a gallery or Wikipedia article
  • Use {{RelativeLocation}} for relative locations, like "A near B".
  • Avoid using Language templates, like {{de|Paris}}, or {{LangSwitch}} template.
  • Avoid using {{LangSwitch}}. Add language variations to {{city}}.
  • Corresponds to place of birth (P19) in Wikidata
empty optional
Deathloc Death location Death location. See Birthloc for details. empty optional
Workperiod Work period Time period when the creator was active. Use {{Other date}} if needed. empty optional
Workloc Work location Location(s) where the creator was active. See Birthloc for details. empty optional
Image Image Image of the creator. Self-portraits are preferable. One can use CatScan2 to find all the creator templates without images used within files which are in the Category:Self-portraits.
  • Corresponds to image (P18) in Wikidata. Be careful, might contain a work by or an image of the author. Need to add some smart logic or better: Create a new more specific property.
empty optional
Homecat The Homecat parameter adds a category to the creator template, which will then be included in the list of articles in that category. Please do not add additional categories (like [[Category:Name Surname]]) to creator templates, since these will then be added to all the files and categories that use the template. Find pages with homecat issues: empty required
Nationality Home nation of the person that determines nationality; not necessarily the same as country of birth, place of residence nor place of death. See {{Nationality}} and {{CountryAdjective}} for supported values. Dual nationalities are allowed, separate nationalities with "/". empty optional
Gender Whether the individual is male or female (set the parameter to male, female, m or f accordingly). Used as input to {{NationAndOccupation}}. empty optional
Occupation English name of the profession. Multiple professions have to be separated by "/". For example "painter / photographer". See {{Occupation}} for supported values. Pages using unsupported values will be listed in Category:Pages using Occupation template with incorrect parameters. empty optional
Description Additional description of the person, if needed. Possible uses:
  • listing relationships to other historical figures. Please use {{kinship}} template.
  • Corresponds to Wikidata item description.
empty optional
Linkback name of specialized Creator: page used to provide a link back to it. If provided, then an icon Icons-mini-icon link.gif will be shown in the top line after the name. Clicking this icon will bring user to the proper Creator: page. empty required
Wikisource link to related Wikisource page(s), mostly useful for writers. Use "s:pl:Autor:Adam Mickiewicz" notation. eg.: |Wikisource=s:pl:Autor:Adam Mickiewicz. Please use {{LangSwitch}} if author was writing in several languages, for example "|Wikisource = {{LangSwitch|en=s:en:Author:Joseph Conrad|fr=s:fr:Auteur:Joseph_Conrad|pl=s:pl:Autor:Joseph Conrad}}"
  • Corresponds to Wikidata item description.
empty optional
Wikiquote link to related Wikiquote page(s). See Wikisource parameter for details, on how to use it.
  • Corresponds to Wikidata sitelink description.
empty optional
Wikidata link to related Wikidata page(s). Enter the item name without enclosing brackets, eg.: |Wikidata=Q41406.
  • That's the item where we're grabbing all the Wikidata information from
empty optional
Authority Authority control data displayed using a call to {{Authority control|...|bare=1}}. As of Spring 2016, recommended way of handling Authority control is to add it to wikidata and set Wikidata parameter, then the template is automatically displayed. Find pages with authority control issues:
  • Creator templates with {{Authority control}} template without "bare=1" option [2]
  • Creator home categories with {{Authority control}} added to both category and creator template[3]
  • Creator home categories with {{Authority control}} added to the category instead creator template [4]
  • All of above plus other issues[5]
  • Wikidata part is handled in the authority control template
empty deprecated
Type Allows tagging and categorizing of unusual creator templates:
Value Description Category
commons user For people directly contributing to Commons, aka Commons users. For templates of this type only minimal parameter validation will be performed. Category:User creator templates
corporation company or any other formally organized group Category:Corporate creator templates
group group of individuals, but not a corporation. For instance an artistic school or a group of individuals that closely collaborated together in such a way that each individual's contribution is difficult to appreciate (e.g. Creator:Limbourg Brothers) Category:Group creator templates
person default type
  • No corrosponding Wikidata property.
person optional
ImgWidth Image width in pixels. Most templates do not need to use this parameter, but some exceptionally voluminous templates might look better with larger images (100<ImgWidth<150). Also templates with image and very little info could use smaller image (70<ImgWidth<100). 100 optional
References Links and other references used for creators without Wikipedia articles. Just as in Wikipedia all the data in this template should be verifiable. In most of the cases people already have articles in Wikipedia or Wikisource (in English or other languages) linked to by links in "Name" and "Wikisource" fields. However on a rare occasion that such article does not exist, please use "Reference" parameter to add references and or links to pages where the information come from. empty optional
Option Variable to be passed from creator page. Available options are: "workshop of", "circle of", "school of", "or follower", "or workshop", "and workshop", "attributed to", "after", "formerly attributed to", "follower of", "manner of", and "near"[1]. These options will add those phrases to the author's name in the user's language. empty required
Lifespan Lifespan Usually On top of the template we have a name followed by a lifespan dates in parenthesis. Most of the time lifespan can be asembled automatically based on dates or birth and death, or parameters "birthyear" and "deathyear". But if nothing else works "Lifespan" can be used to add text which will be added after the name. empty optional

Additional information

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

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

Relies on:
Module:Creator, {{NationAndOccupation}}, Module:Authority control, Module:Name, Module:City, Module:ISOdate, Module:Wikidata label, Module:Wikidata

See also

Localization

This template is localized by utilizing MediaWiki namespace messages. These can be translated at translatewiki.net (current translations).

Examples

Creator:Paul Cézanne, rendered as

Paul Cézanne  (1839–1906) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q35548 s:fr:Auteur:Paul Cézanne q:en:Paul Cézanne
Paul Cézanne
Description French painter
Date of birth/death
Location of birth/death Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
Work location Paris, Auvers-sur-Oise, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille
Authority control


has source code:

{{Creator
 | Sortkey           = Cezanne, Paul
 | Workloc           = {{Paris}}, {{city|Auvers-sur-Oise}}, {{Aix-en-Provence}}, {{Marseille}}
 | Linkback          = Creator:Paul Cézanne
 | Wikidata          = Q35548
 | Option            = {{{1|}}}
}}

Creator:Viktor Vasnetsov, rendered as

Viktor Vasnetsov  (1848–1926) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q204138 s:ru:Виктоp Михайлович Васнецов
Viktor Vasnetsov
Alternative names
Description Russian painter
Date of birth/death 15 May 1848 (3 May 1848 in Julian calendar) 23 June 1926
Location of birth/death Lop’jal in Vyatka Governorate Moscow
Work location Moscow, Kiev
Authority control


has source code:

{{Creator
 | Alternative names = {{en|1=[[:en:Viktor Vasnetsov|Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov]]}} {{de|1=[[:de:Wiktor Michailowitsch Wasnezow|Wiktor Michailowitsch Wasnezow]]}} {{ru|1=[[:ru:Васнецов, Виктор Михайлович|Виктор Михайлович Васнецов]]}}
 | Nationality       = RU
 | Occupation        = painter 
 | Birthdate         = {{other date|Julian|1848-05-15|1848-05-03}}
 | Birthyear         = 1848
 | Birthloc          = {{RelativeLocation|{{LangSwitch|en=Lop’jal|mk=Лопјал|ru=Лопьял|uk=Лоп'ял}}|in|{{city|Vyatka Province}}}}
 | Deathdate         = 1926-06-23
 | Workloc           = {{Moscow}}, {{Kiev}}
 | Linkback          = Creator:Viktor Vasnetsov
 | Wikidata          = Q204138
 | Option            = {{{1|}}}
}}

Template Tags

This template adds several template tags (empty templates which can be traced) to images meeting some criteria:

All of them are used for maintenance tasks. They are a little like real hidden categories.


  1. a b The option near generates "Attributed to an artist near the"