Tɛmplet:As of

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As of 23 February 2024[ref]

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Usage[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

The template {{As of}} is used to mark potentially dated statements, and will add an article to the appropriate hidden sub-category of Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements. This allows editors to catalogue statements that may become outdated over time. The date used for a given statement should be the date of the most recent reliable source (for currently valid statements), or the date on which the cited reference was produced (for example, when using census data). It should not be used for future dates (use {{update after}} instead). This template should not be substituted.

Notes:

  • This template MUST NOT be used in infoboxes that emit a microformat, as its emitted date markup will conflict with that.
  • This template is not necessary within quotations, and use of the template in such cases should be avoided.

This template does not generate a visible hyperlink in text where it is used.

Usage guidelines[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Usually "as of" is used only in cases where an article is intended to provide the most current information available and will need a future update. It should not be used for historical information that will not change. For example, a mention that the historical "population of Toledo, Ohio, was 13,768 as of the 1860 Census" should not be tagged, as it is a historical fact which will not change. It is appropriate to tag "the population of Toledo as of the 2020 Census was 287,208", as this figure should be updated when a newer census is conducted. The date used for a given statement should be the date of the most recent reliable source (for currently valid statements), or the date on which the data were obtained (for example, when using census figures).

"As of" should not be used with future dates, as it will place the article in nonexistent categories. Instead, use {{Update after}} to mark when the next event will occur. Here are two ways to correctly mark statements with future dates:

Tɛmplet:In5{{As of|2024|post=,}} construction is expected to finish in 2034 and cost US$28 billion.

Tɛmplet:In5Construction is expected to finish in 2034 and cost US$28 billion.{{update after|2034}}

Remember to always use precise language when writing about future or current events. The statement should make sense to a reader years into the future, even if the information has changed. If it is possible to predict when a statement will need updating, use the {{Update after}} template to indicate when it should be updated. In the above statement the most obvious date is 31 December 2034, after which time construction will have finished or the statement will have become inaccurate. In either case the article should be updated to reflect this.

When the "as of" phrasing is not ideal, it should be changed to improve encyclopedic prose in either of two ways:

  • {{As of|since=y|2024|02|post=,}} the head of the congregation has been the Rev. Ann O. Nymous, which gives: Since February 2024, the head of the congregation has been the Rev. Ann O. Nymous
  • {{As of|alt=Beginning in early 2024|2024|01|post=,}} production of the series moved to Toronto, which gives: Beginning in early 2024, production of the series moved to Toronto

Avoid beginning a series of paragraphs or sentences with repeated instances of the wording "As of", as this can produce a distracting list-like effect. Both "As of" and "Since" can be made lower-case for use in mid-sentence, by addition of the |lc=y parameter, and any use of |alt=... can contain text beginning with lower case. Using this template with values such as {{As of|now}} or variables such as {{As of|{{CURRENTYEAR}}}} is a relative time reference and the equivalent to using "currently", which is generally against the precise language guideline.

Syntax[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

The template can be used in the following forms, with numeric date information:

{{As of|year}}
{{As of|year|month}}
{{As of|year|month|day}}

Leading zeroes are optional.

Please do not use {{As of|{{CURRENTYEAR}}|{{CURRENTMONTH}}}} or similar; that defeats the purpose of the template.

Several additional named parameters can also be used, including some non-numeric input (see below).

Parameters[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Required[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

  • year (first parameter) – must be in full numerical four-digit format (yyyy)

Optional[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

  • month (second parameter) – full, abbreviated, or two-digit numerical formats supported (01 indicating January, 02 February, etc., but also accepting Jan and January)
  • day (third parameter) – numerical two- or one-digit format only (dd or d)

Named[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

  • alt – optional; allows substitution of different wording and case for the visible text output (including the date). If present with no value defined, this parameter is ignored; if a value is defined, values for |df and |lc and |since parameters are ignored.
  • df – "date format", optional; allows use of American date format with |df=US. This only has an effect when the full |year|month|day format is also used.
  • lc – "lower case", optional; if given any value at all (e.g. |lc=y) gives lower case "as of date", for use mid-sentence.
  • since – optional; if given any value at all (e.g. |since=y) it changes "As of" to "Since". Use of |lc=y with |since=y gives "since date. Use of |alt= will replace the entire output, including the "Since", as it will with the default "As of".
  • bare – Set to yes to display only the date with no accompanying text.
  • pre – text to insert before the date, and after "[A|a]s of" or "[S|s]ince", e.g. |pre=the first week of used like this: {{as of|1997|pre=the first week of}} produces "As of the first week of 1997".
  • post – text (almost always punctuation) to insert between the date and the superscripted note that is displayed if the user has ".asof-tag { display: inline !important; }," ".asof-tag.ref { display: inline !important; }" or ".asof-tag.ref { display: inline !important; }" added to their common.css page (see Wikipedia:As of § Article maintenance).
    • For these users,
      Tɛmplet:Tnl no more bears were found
      gives
      "As of 23 Silimin gɔli February 2024,[update] no more bears were found"
      (comma before the superscripted note)
    • while
      Tɛmplet:Tnl, no more bears were found
      produces the undesirable result (contrary to WP:REFPUNC) with regard to the location of the comma:
      "As of 23 Silimin gɔli February 2024[update], no more bears were found"
Note: the [update] tag is a tag that shows when url is not specified and the user has ".asof-tag { display: inline !important; }" or ".asof-tag.update { display: inline !important; }" added to their common.css page. It contains a link to edit the page.
  • url – optional; adds an inline external link (hidden by default) suggesting a webpage for future editors to check for updates to the statement; use the full URL with no spaces.
Note: This will only show if the user has ".asof-tag { display: inline !important; }" or ".asof-tag.ref { display: inline !important; }" added to their common.css page. It will show as a hyperlinked [ref] tag after the template. See Wikipedia:As of#Article maintenance.

Examples[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

{{As of|2024}} – As of 2024
{{As of|2024|02}} – As of February 2024
{{As of|2024|02|23}} – As of 23 February 2024
{{As of|2024|02|23|df=US}} – As of February 23, 2024
{{As of|2024|02|23|lc=y}} – as of 23 February 2024
{{As of|2010|4|1|alt=as of the [[2010 United States Census]]}} – as of the 2010 United States Census
{{As of|2024|02|url=https://en.wikipedia.org/}} returns:
for logged in users, with links displayed (see Wikipedia:As of) – As of FebruaryTɛmplet:Space2024[ref]
for all other users – As of FebruaryTɛmplet:Space2024
{{As of|2024|02|23|df=US|since=y}} – Since February 23, 2024
{{As of|2024|02|23|lc=y|since=y}} – since 23 February 2024

Maintenance categories[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

TemplateData[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

What is template data?[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Template data is the standardized description of a template, used by the default VisualEditor, the optional 2017 wikitext editor and other tools to improve the template-editing experience for the user. Both VisualEditor and the 2017 wikitext editor include a wizard to edit templates, but for the wizard to be most useful, it needs to present specific information to the user about each template, such as a short description of the template's purpose and its parameters. This information is codified formally (by any wiki editor) using template data.

Editing without template data[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Without template data, each parameter needs to be added manually when inserting a new template.

No information is provided about what the value of the parameter should be.

Editing with template data[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

With template data, a list of supported parameters (and their description) is provided for the template.

Template data provides context for each parameter, and makes it much easier for users to modify templates.

Adding template data[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Anyone can help by adding template data to templates (particularly high-profile ones, such as infoboxes) so that they are easier to edit in VisualEditor. The following is a minimal example, placed on a template's documentation page:

<templatedata>{
  "description": "insert description here",
  "params": {
    "first parameter": {
      "label": "x",
      "description": "x",
      "type": "string",
      "suggested": true,
      "autovalue": "derived automatic value",
      "default": "default value",
      "required": false
    }
  }
}</templatedata>

You can also add or edit template data using a GUI, by pressing the following button which appears at the top of the edit page: Edit template data

The template data tutorial explains in detail how to add template data information to a template.

Adding suggested values for parameters[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

The parameter property suggestedvalues lets you define a list of parameter values to be shown to VisualEditor users in a dropdown for easy selection. This can be done either directly in JSON or using the TemplateData editor with no coding required. Both methods are explained in detail below.

Once the values have been added to template data, the VisualEditor will display them in a combo box (a dropdown into which users can also enter a custom value). The user selects the desired value by clicking on it. If the list of values is long - for example, a list of a country’s states - the user can begin typing in the field, whereupon the list will be filtered to show only values containing the typed text. To change an entered value, the user must simply clear the field, and the full dropdown list will appear again. If the user needs a value not included in the list (for example, "message in a bottle") they can type it in manually.

For suggested values to be displayed in the VisualEditor, the parameter’s type must be set to one of the following options:

  • content
  • line
  • string
  • number
  • unknown
  • unbalanced wikitext.

Other types (file, page, template, user, date, boolean, URL) are not currently supported because they have special functionalities in the VisualEditor already (such as autocomplete) which would interfere with the dropdown menu for suggested values in the VisualEditor.

Adding suggested values for parameters in wikitext[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

To add suggested values to any parameter type, add the new property “suggestedvalues” to the parameter in JSON. The “suggestedvalues” attribute must be a list of strings.

An example might look like this:

"media_type": {
	"label": "Type of media",
	"example": "Newspaper",
	"type": "string",
	"description": "In what medium was the article published?",
	"suggestedvalues": [
    	"Journal",
    	"Book",
    	"Newspaper",
    	"Magazine"
	]
}

Adding suggested values for parameters with the template data editor[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

For the parameter types listed above, you can add suggested values using the template data editor.

Step 1. Click on "Manage TemplateData".
Step 2. Click on the name of the parameter you want to add suggested values to.
Step 3. If it’s not already, set the type of the parameter to one of the following: content, line, string, number, unknown or unbalanced wikitext. A new input field "Suggested values" will appear. If the parameter is already set to one of these types, the input field should already be visible.
Step 4. Type in the suggested value(s), including any spaces and special characters, and press enter to add it to the list.

Here you can see an example of how to add suggested values in the TemplateData editor.

Used templates[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

See also[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Use this template to mark potentially dated statements. It will add the article to a corresponding monthly or yearly hidden subcategory of Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements. This allows editors to catalogue statements that may become dated over time. It should not be used for statements mentioning future dates (use {{Update after}} instead).

Template parameters[Edit template data]

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Year1

The year the statement is valid to (in full; yyyy)

Example
2013
Numberrequired
Month2

The month the statement is valid to. Full (January, january), abbreviated (Jan, jan) or numerical formats (01, 1) are supported. "01" provides the most consistency in wikitext, but all will be converted to "January" in articles and for categories.

Example
January, january, Jan, jan, 01, 1
Linesuggested
Day3

The day the statement is valid to, in numerical format (01 or 1; both will be converted to 1). This will show to users, but it will not be used to categorise the article.

Example
22
Numberoptional
Date formatdf

If a day has been specified, enter "US" or "us" here to use the US date format (January 1, 2013). The default format is 1 January 2013.

Example
US, us
Auto value
US
Lineoptional
Lowercaselc

Enter any text here to make the first letter of the template lowercase.

Example
y
Auto value
y
Booleanoptional
Alternative textalt

Text to replace the "As of [date]". This will override the display of the template, but the values under month and year will still be used to categorise the article. Wiki markup is allowed.

Example
As of Christmas 2018
Contentoptional
Sincesince

Enter any text here to replace the text "As of" with "Since".

Example
y
Auto value
y
Booleanoptional
URLurl

(Hidden by default) A URL containing future updates to the statement for other editors to check. This will only show if the user has ".asof-tag { display: inline !important; }" or ".asof-tag.ref { display: inline !important; }" added to their common.css page. It will show as a hyperlinked superscript "[ref]" tag after the template. Enter the full URL with no spaces.

URLoptional
Pre-textpre

Text to be added before the date

Example
the first week of
Stringoptional
Post-textpost

Text to be added after the date, usually punctuation. Only necessary if the user wishes to ensure the punctuation/text is positioned before the superscript tags that are enabled by adding ".asof-tag.ref { display: inline !important; }" to the commons.css page.

Example
.
Lineoptional
Bare?bare

Set to yes to display only the date with no accompanying text.

Booleansuggested

See also[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]