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This template is used to cite sources. This template is based on Template:Cite web at Wikipedia.

Usage

Common form for cases where little is known about authorship of the page (with current date)

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=2021-06-19 |format= |work= }}

Using last, first (with current date)

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=2021-06-19 |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= }}

Using author (with current date)

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=2021-06-19 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= }}

Using non-linked retrieved date, last, first

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessmonthday= |accessyear= |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= }}

Using non-linked retrieved date, author

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessmonthday= |accessyear= |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= }}

All parameters
{{cite web
| url = 
| title = 
| accessdate = 
| accessmonthday = 
| accessyear = 
| author = 
| last = 
| first = 
| authorlink = 
| coauthors = 
| date = 
| year = 
| month = 
| format = 
| work = 
| publisher = 
| pages = 
| language = 
| archiveurl = 
| archivedate = 
| quote = 
}}

Required parameters

  • url: URL of online item.
  • title: Title of online item.

For producing a wikilinked date of retrieval:

  • accessdate: Full date when item was accessed, in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, for example "accessdate = 2006-02-17". Must not be wikilinked

For producing a non-wikilinked date of retrieval:

  • accessmonthday and accessyear: Month and day when item was accessed, for example "accessmonthday = May 10", and year when item was accessed, for example "accessyear = 2005".

TemplateData

Cite a website

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Last namelast

Surname of the author

Lineoptional
First namefirst

Given name of the author

Lineoptional
Authorauthor

Name of the author; prefer the first name and last name parameters instead when possible

Linesuggested
Author linkauthor-link

Title of article about the author on the wiki (if there is one)

Pageoptional
Co-authorscoauthors

Co-authors of the cited source

Lineoptional
Source datedate

Date the source was published

Linesuggested
Titletitle

Title of the cited page

Linerequired
URLurl

Online location of the text of the cited source

URLrequired
Archive URLarchive-url

Archived copy of the web page

URLsuggested
Archive datearchive-date

Date the page was archived

Linesuggested
Access dateaccess-date

Date the URL was accessed

Linesuggested
Websitewebsite work

Title of the website; can be wikilinked

Linesuggested
Publisherpublisher

Name of the publisher; not needed if same as the website

Lineoptional
Pagespages

Pages cited; not the number of pages in the source, only applicable for paged media

Lineoptional
Languagelanguage

Language in which the source is written, if not English

Lineoptional
Formatformat

Format of the source, if not HTML

Example
PDF
Lineoptional
Quotequote

Relevant text quoted from the cited source, including terminating punctuation

Stringoptional
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