Template:Cat main/doc

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This template is for use on Category pages, to refer to the primary article associated with this category, which most of the time, describes the entire set containing the category.

This template is not a replacement for adding a category to the main article. The main article of a category should always have the category set. Furthermore, the main article should always have a space as sort key so that it appears on top of a category. Example: the article Internet should have the category [[Category:Internet| ]].

Normal usage (uses category name for wiki link):

  • {{Cat main}}

If the name of the main article is different than the name of the category — for example: if the main article for Category: Dead or Alive (series) is Dead or Alive (franchise) — then you will need to use one parameter to specify the article:

Multiple articles

Simply append more articles as additional arguments (up to five):

Pages which aren't articles

The template should automatically detect titles being outside the article namespace, but this may also be set manually:


This is the TemplateData for this template used by TemplateWizard, VisualEditor and other tools. Click here to see a monthly parameter usage report for this template in articles based on this TemplateData.

TemplateData for Cat main

<templatedata>{ "description": "Specifies the primary article(s) associated with this category", "params": { "1": { "label": "Article 1", "description": "Name of primary article, if different from category name", "type": "wiki-page-name", "required": false }, "2": { "label": "Article 2", "description": "Name of second main article", "type": "wiki-page-name", "required": false }, "3": { "label": "Article 3", "description": "Name of third main article", "type": "wiki-page-name", "required": false }, "4": { "label": "Article 4", "description": "Name of fourth main article", "type": "wiki-page-name", "required": false }, "5": { "label": "Article 5", "description": "Name of fifth main article", "type": "wiki-page-name", "required": false } }, "format": "block" }</templatedata>


See also