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This page offers best practices in naming articles, categories, images, files, and templates.<!--{12066833062500} -->
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This page offers best practices in naming articles, categories, images, files, and templates on FamilySearch Wiki.<!--{12066836861710} -->
  
 
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= General =
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== General ==
  
<br>[http://category:Wikipedia_naming_conventions/ Category:Wikipedia naming conventions] <br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conventions Wikipedia:Naming conventions] <br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conflict Wikipedia:Naming conflict] <br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_%28technical_restrictions%29 Wikipedia:Naming conventions &amp; technical restrictions]
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[http://category:Wikipedia_naming_conventions/ Category:Wikipedia naming conventions] <br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conventions Wikipedia:Naming conventions] <br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conflict Wikipedia:Naming conflict] <br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_%28technical_restrictions%29 Wikipedia:Naming conventions &amp; technical restrictions]
  
= Special rules for templates =
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== Special rules for templates ==
  
 
Spaces in the name are allowed, e.g. '''<nowiki>{{train topics}}</nowiki>'''. The first character (only) is not case-sensitive, so '''<nowiki>{{cleanup}}</nowiki>''' and '''<nowiki>{{Cleanup}}</nowiki>'''are the same template, but '''<nowiki>{{cfd}}</nowiki>'''and '''<nowiki>{{cfD}}</nowiki>'''are not.<br><br>The template name in general should be short. Many on Wikipedia are abbreviations.
 
Spaces in the name are allowed, e.g. '''<nowiki>{{train topics}}</nowiki>'''. The first character (only) is not case-sensitive, so '''<nowiki>{{cleanup}}</nowiki>''' and '''<nowiki>{{Cleanup}}</nowiki>'''are the same template, but '''<nowiki>{{cfd}}</nowiki>'''and '''<nowiki>{{cfD}}</nowiki>'''are not.<br><br>The template name in general should be short. Many on Wikipedia are abbreviations.
  
= Special rules for namespaces =
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== Special rules for namespaces ==
  
 
Only a&nbsp;system admin can create a namespace. Namespaces should&nbsp;be created only after much discussion. The name should be a single word.<br><br>Headings:<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Section_headings Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Section headings] <br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Section#Creation_and_numbering_of_sections Help:Section#Creation and numbering of sections] <br><br>Categories:<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_%28categories%29 Wikipedia:Naming conventions &amp; categories] <br>
 
Only a&nbsp;system admin can create a namespace. Namespaces should&nbsp;be created only after much discussion. The name should be a single word.<br><br>Headings:<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Section_headings Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Section headings] <br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Section#Creation_and_numbering_of_sections Help:Section#Creation and numbering of sections] <br><br>Categories:<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_%28categories%29 Wikipedia:Naming conventions &amp; categories] <br>
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Revision as of 06:22, 28 March 2008

This page offers best practices in naming articles, categories, images, files, and templates on FamilySearch Wiki.

Resources

General

Category:Wikipedia naming conventions
Wikipedia:Naming conventions
Wikipedia:Naming conflict
Wikipedia:Naming conventions & technical restrictions

Special rules for templates

Spaces in the name are allowed, e.g. {{train topics}}. The first character (only) is not case-sensitive, so {{cleanup}} and {{Cleanup}}are the same template, but {{cfd}}and {{cfD}}are not.

The template name in general should be short. Many on Wikipedia are abbreviations.

Special rules for namespaces

Only a system admin can create a namespace. Namespaces should be created only after much discussion. The name should be a single word.

Headings:
Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Section headings
Help:Section#Creation and numbering of sections

Categories:
Wikipedia:Naming conventions & categories