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[{{{url}}} "{{{title}}}"] (§ {{{section}}}) ([{{{archive-url}}} Archive]) by {{{author}}} – {{{website}}}, {{{date}}}. "{{{quote}}}"

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Used for linking to websites in references. Similar to Wikipedia's cite web template.

Parameters

Used for linking to websites in references.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
URLurl

Full URL of the page

URLsuggested
Page titletitle

The title of the page

Stringsuggested
Sectionsection

The section of the page that is being referenced

Stringoptional
Dead Link?dead-link

Set when the page no longer exists

Booleanoptional
Supress categorization?nocat

Use outside of mainspace to supress categorization

Booleanoptional
Archive URLarchive-url

A link to an archive of the page

URLoptional
Authorauthor

The author of the page

Stringsuggested
Websitewebsite

The name of the website the page is on

Stringsuggested
Datedate

The date that the page was made

Datesuggested
Quotequote

A quotation from the article

Stringoptional

Usage

Short template

{{citation|url=|title=}}

Full template

{{citation|url=|title=|section=|website=|author=|date=|quote=|archive-url}}

Examples

Simple

{{citation
|url=https://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/minecraft-to-the-last-tree-polish-primeval-forest
|title=How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests
|website=PC Games N
}}

"How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests" – PC Games N.

Extended

{{citation
|url=https://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/minecraft-to-the-last-tree-polish-primeval-forest
|title=How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests
|website=PC Games N
|author=Kirk McKeand
|date=January 26, 2018
}}

"How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests" by Kirk McKeand – PC Games N, January 26, 2018.

With dead link

{{citation
|url=https://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/minecraft-to-the-last-tree-polish-primeval-forest
|title=How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests
|website=PC Games N
|dead-link=true
}}

"How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests" (dead link) – PC Games N.

With only archived URL

{{citation
|url=http://web.archive.org/web/20180510040828/https://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/minecraft-to-the-last-tree-polish-primeval-forest
|title=How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests
|website=PC Games N
}}

"How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests" (archived) – PC Games N.

With normal and archived URL

{{citation
|url=https://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/minecraft-to-the-last-tree-polish-primeval-forest
|title=How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests
|website=PC Games N
|archive-url=http://web.archive.org/web/20180510040828/https://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/minecraft-to-the-last-tree-polish-primeval-forest
}}

"How Minecraft helped save one of the world's biggest primeval forests" (Archive) – PC Games N.

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