Template:Has short description/doc

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Convenience template that returns the position of the phrase {{short description within the article wiki-text, or nothing if the phrase does not exist.

It can take an optional parameter |title= (or the first unnamed parameter) which is the title of the page to test. The title defaults to the current page if not supplied.



  • {{Has short description |title=Loyola Academy}} → 1
  • {{Has short description |title=Rock Bridge High School}}

It is directly useable in tests within templates like {{#if:{{Has short description}} |Something when short description exists |Something when short description doesn't exist}}.

It may find use in infoboxes that generate short descriptions (with categories, etc.), where it is desirable to suppress the generated short description if one already exists.