Template:Cite web/doc

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This template is used to cite sources in Wikiquote. It is specifically for web sites which are not news sources. This template replaces deprecated w:template:web reference. It provides lower case parameters only.


Vertical format
{{cite web
| url = 
| title =
| archiveurl = 
| archivedate = 
Horizontal format
{{cite web |url= |title= |archiveurl= |archivedate= }}

Required parameters[edit]

  • url: URL of online item.
  • title: Title of online item.

Optional parameters[edit]

  • archiveurl: URL of the archive location of the item (requires archivedate)
  • archivedate: Date when the item was archived (requires archiveurl), in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. Must not be wikilinked; it will be linked automatically.

See also[edit]


Some standard use cases
  • {{cite web | url=http://www.nfl.com/fans/ | title=Digest of Rules }}
    Digest of Rules
No parameters
  • {{cite web}}
    Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified
accessdate in ISO YYYY-MM-DD format
  • {{cite web | title=My Favorite Things Part II | url=http://www.example.com/ }}
    My Favorite Things Part II. Encyclopedia of Things
  • {{cite web | title=My Favorite Things Part II | date=[[2005-04-30]] | url=http://www.example.com/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 | language=English }}
    My Favorite Things Part II (in English) (2005-04-30)
Using archiveurl and archivedate to refer to items that went away but are available from an archive site
  • {{cite web | title=List of psychotropic substances under international control | date=[[2005-04-30]] | url=http://www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/green.pdf | format = PDF | accessdate=2005-07-06 | language=English | archiveurl=http://www.archive.org/2005-09-11/www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/green.pdf | archivedate=2005-09-11 }}
    List of psychotropic substances under international control (in English) (PDF) (2005-04-30)
  • {{cite web |url=http://joanjettbadrep.com/cgi-bin/fullStory.cgi?archive=currnews&story=20060405-01shore.htm |title=Interview with Maggie Downs |date=[[2006-03-31]] |publisher=The Desert Sun |archiveurl= |archivedate=2006-04-26 }} }}
    Interview with Maggie Downs. The Desert Sun (2006-03-31)