[Mediawiki-l] Template sharing question

Jamie Thingelstad jamie at thingelstad.com
Sun May 13 15:39:38 UTC 2012

I put a wiki instance up for this.


The idea is to share templates in a well documented manner that is easy to share with others.

This is in it's infancy, but if you want create an account and add some templates. We'll figure out the overall categories and structure of the wiki as we go.



On Apr 28, 2012, at 8:00 AM, John W. Foster wrote:

> On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 12:50 -0500, Jamie Thingelstad wrote:
> I'm up for helping, but as I said I usually just copy the ones I want &
> modify them to a generic status. I would certainly be willing to upload
> the completed generic ones to Mediawikicookbook or any where else that
> will work. I was actually thinking of maybe trying to get Mediawiki to
> host them or figuring out a way to make them work from Wikimedia
> commons. Just seems to me to be a worthwhile venture & I do not find any
> reason to have specific website info in a template. That should all be
> in the /doc subpage if you want that. I dont expect that there is an
> extension developed for this but I figure we could adapt one that is
> used for other media from or anyone with experience that may be of
> assistence. Let me know. I will help. Perhaps "Instant Templates" ??
>> I had bought mediawikicookbook.com and put a wiki up on it with specifically this idea... I never got time to do it and let the domain expire a couple of days ago. I'd be up for putting it back up and hosting it if a few others wanted to help build out a cookbook of templates... 
>> I specifically was looking at a lot of Semantic MediaWiki templates.
>> Interested? Ping me..
>> On Apr 27, 2012, at 8:38 AM, John W. Foster wrote:
>>> I'm wondering if there has been any suggestion to set up a template
>>> sharing area in Mediawiki, or all Mediawiki based sites similar to
>>> instant commons. I have noticed that there are a LOT of us , me included
>>> that use the templates from other sites. I certainly don't have the
>>> skill to write them myself so I usually just copy & paste them. However
>>> if they are upgraded by the authors, I don't usually get the updates. It
>>> seems this would be especially helpful to those maintaining translated
>>> sites. I realize this would not work for all templates as it doesn't for
>>> all media in commons. I use some original media & some from instant
>>> commons. Template sharing should work just as easily, & it would assist
>>> in growing Wikipedia more quickly. 
>>> Any thoughts??
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