Template:Portal description/doc

From hodl


Adds standardized WP:Short description metadata to the portal.


{{Portal description}}


Code this will output:
{{Short description|Wikipedia portal for content related to {{PAGENAME}}}}
Resulting description:
Wikipedia's portal for exploring content related to Portal title


The parameter |topic= or |1= can be used to override the default topic display, which is the base pagename. This is primarily to disambiguate or clarity; while our portal names are as concise as we can make them while still being recognizable, this is not always ideal, descriptively.

Portal:English would get a default description of "Wikipedia portal for content related to English", which might be confusing to some readers (English culture and people? English history?).
{{Portal description|the English language}}
{{Portal description}}

Do not add a separate {{Short description}} template to the portal in attempt to override the default output of this template; use this template's parameter instead, or the page will have two conflicting short descriptions. If a different style of short description is necessary, replace {{Portal description}} with {{Short description}}, in which the full short description is required as the parameter.

Viewing short descriptions

To temporarily or permanently turn on inline display of short description content on Wikipedia pages, see Template:Short description/doc#Testing.

See also