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This template is a wrapper template for editnotices, notices that appear above the text area on edit pages. Editnotices can be per-namespace or per-article.

To create a new editnotice, please follow the instructions at WP:Editnotice. See also standard editnotice templates at Category:Editnotice templates or for a user page, use the {{Editnotice userpage}} template instead.


| expiry =
| id =
| header =
| headerstyle =
| text =
| textstyle =
| image =
| imagesize =
| style =
| class = 

Note: All parameters are optional, except for text.


  • |expiry=expiry date
  • |id=optional HTML id
  • |header=header text
  • |headerstyle=CSS for header style
  • |text=body text
  • |textstyle=CSS for text style
  • |image=image
  • |imagesize=size of image, e.g., 35px
  • |imageright=image on righthand side
  • |class=CSS class name for the entire editnotice
  • |style=CSS values for the entire editnotice
Use only the name of the image file, so instead of "[[File:Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg]]", use "Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg" following "image =".

If an editnotice targets a page that happens to be a redirect, the editnotice is categorized into the maintenance category Category:Editnotices whose targets are redirects. To suppress categorization, set |redirect=yes explicitly. In almost all cases, this is not necessary.

Expiry date

The expiry parameter can be used to specify when an editnotice will cease to be visible on an article. This can be useful when an editnotice is created for reasons of a temporal nature. Any valid time format may be used, for example:

  • January 2012
  • 4 April 2009
  • 11:09 April 5 2013

To specify that an editnotice never expire, you can simply not provide an expiry parameter, though this makes the edit notice display the {{Editnotice/notice}} template in order to remind editors of any unintentional usage. To suppress this message while still setting the edit notice to never expire, |expiry=indefinite may be used.

Instruction editnotices

For editnotices that provide instruction on how to edit a page, the {{Instruction editnotice}} wrapper template may be used. It takes the same parameters as this template, but with the header, image, style, and expiration preset by default to encourage consistent formatting. It generates editnotices such as this:

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| id = loremipsumedn
| header = Attention editors
| headerstyle = font-size: 150%;
| text = Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
| textstyle = font-size: 120%;
| image =
| id = faqedn
| header = Frequently asked questions
| headerstyle = font-size: 120%;
| text = Before editing, please consult the list of Frequently Asked Questions specific to this article. The FAQ includes questions on many issues that have been discussed.
| textstyle = background-color: #fee;
| image =
| id = engvaredn
| header =
| headerstyle =
| text = This article is written in '''[[British English]]''', which differs from [[American English]] in some ways. See [[American and British English differences]]. According to the [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style#National varieties of English|relevant style guide]], this should not be changed without broad consensus.
| textstyle =
| image = Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
| imagesize = 50px

Namespace key

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  1. User edit notices are now implemented by creating a subpage on the user page named "/Editnotice". This allows non-admin users to edit their own notices. Display of the user edit notice is controlled by MediaWiki:Editnotice-2.
  2. User talk edit notices are now implemented by creating a subpage on the user talk page named "/Editnotice". This allows non-admin users to edit their own notices. Display of the user talk edit notice is controlled by MediaWiki:Editnotice-3.

Editnotices created so far

This list is created automatically by Special:PrefixIndex and is truncated given the large number of edit notices.

See also