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The {{WIR}} series of template serves two main functions.

Tracking pages

The primary function of the templates is to keep track of various pages for WikiProject Women in Red. They will categorize those pages in relevant tracking categories, which can then be used by bots to create Article Alerts and other similar reports.


To keep track of articles associated with specific edit-a-thons or initiatives, place one of the specific templates (e.g. {{WIR-1}} or {{WIR-00-2017}}) directly on the talk page, near the top. This will produce a banner such as

If the articles was not created or improved as part of a specific edit-a-thon or initiative, you can instead use a generic template such as {{WIR 2015}} to produce

General pages

To keep track of non-article pages, place {{WIR}} directly on the talk page, near the top. This will produce the following banner

Specific banners like {{WIR-1}} will also work on non-article pages.

Meta template

The second function of {{WIR}} is to serve as a meta-template, which can be used to create other edit-a-thon specific templates to keep track of articles created or improved during edit-a-thons and other events related to Women in Red. See #Which template should I use? below for a table of such pre-built templates.

The syntax is {{WIR|date=|meetup=|event=|event-type=|image=|image-link=}}, where

parameter Required? Description
|date= Yes The date the project happened. Accepts any sort of dates.
|meetup= Yes The edit-a-thon number of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red (the # in Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/#).
|event= Yes The name of the event.
|event-type= No The type of event, if it is not an edit-a-thon.
|image= No To use a custom image, e.g. |image=1day1woman.png to use File:1day1woman.png. Otherwise the template will use File:Women in Red logo.svg by default.
|image-link= No To use a custom image link, otherwise the image will link to Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red.

Simple case

For instance, {{WIR-1}} uses

{{WIR |date=2016 |meetup=1 |event=Asian Pacific American Women}}

which produces

{{WIR-1}} can then be used directly on articles' talk page.

Complex case

A more complicated case, {{WIR-00-2017}}, uses

{{WIR |meetup=00 |date=2017 |event=#1day1woman |event-type=initiative |image=1day1woman.png |image-link=Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/00}}

which produces

{{WIR-00-2017}} can then be used directly on articles' talk page.

Which template should I use?

I created/improved an article during a certain meetup. Which template should I use?

Meetup Date Edit-a-thon Template Alternative
#1 4–6 September 2015 Asian Pacific American Women {{WIR-1}} {{WIR-APA 2015}}
#2 7–20 September 2015 Women in Leadership {{WIR-2}} {{WIR-LEAD 2015}}
#3 15–25 October 2015 Women in Architecture {{WIR-3}} {{WIR-A 2015}}
#4 8–29 November 2015 Women in Science {{WIR-4}} {{WIR-SCI 2015}}
#5 5–15 December 2015 Women in Religion {{WIR-5}} {{WIR-R 2015}}
#6 10–30 January 2016 Women in Music {{WIR-6}} {{WIR-M 2016}}
#7 1–15 February 2016 Black Women's History {{WIR-7}} {{WIR-B 2016}}
#8 March 2016 Art+Feminism {{WIR-8}} {{WIR-AF 2016}}
#9 April–December 2016 Celebrating Women Scientists {{WIR-9}} {{WIR-YOS}}
#10 April 2016 Women Writers {{WIR-10}} {{WIR-W 2016}}
#11 13–20 April 2016 Women in Espionnage {{WIR-11}} {{WIR-SPY 2016}}
#12 April 2016 Women Photographers {{WIR-12}} {{WIR-P 2016}}
#13 May 2016 Women artists of the Middle East / North Africa {{WIR-13}} {{WIR-MENA 2016}}
#14 June 2016 Women in Jewish history {{WIR-14}} {{WIR-J 2016}}
#15 June 2016 Women in Entertainment {{WIR-15}} {{WIR-E 2016}}
#16 16–30 June 2016 LGBTQ Women {{WIR-16}} {{WIR-L 2016}}
#17 July 2016 Women in Halls of Fame {{WIR-17}} {{WIR-HF 2016}}
#18 12 July – 12 August 2016 Wikipedia and United Nations Women Project {{WIR-18}} {{WIR-UN 2016}}
#19 August 2016 Indigenous Women {{WIR-19}} {{WIR-IW 2016}}
#20 August 2016 Polar Women {{WIR-20}} {{WIR-PW 2016}}
#21 September 2016 Women in Nursing {{WIR-21}} {{WIR-N 2016}}
#22 September 2016 Women Labor Activists {{WIR-22}} {{WIR-LA 2016}}
#23 20 September – 19 October 2016 Nigerian Women in Entertainment {{WIR-23}}
#24 October 2016 Women in Architecture {{WIR-24}} {{WIR-A 2016}}
#25 October 2016 Women in Archaeology {{WIR-25}} {{WIR-ADIG 2016}}
#26 November 2016 Women in Food and Drink {{WIR-26}} {{WIR-FD 2016}}
#27 November 2016 Women Writers {{WIR-27}} {{WIR-WW 2016}}
#28 November 2016 Asian Women {{WIR-28}}
#29 21 November – 15 December 2016 BBC 100 Women {{WIR-29}} {{WIR-BBC 2016}}
#30 December 2016 Women in Aviation {{WIR-30}} {{WIR-AV 2016}}
#31 December 2016 Women in the Military {{WIR-31}} {{WIR-MIL 2016}}
#32 December 2016 Caribbean Women {{WIR-32}} {{WIR-CRB 2016}}
#33 January 2017 Women Philosophers {{WIR-33}} {{WIR-PHI 2017}}
#34 January 2017 Women in Education {{WIR-34}} {{WIR-ED 2017}}
#35 February 2017 Women Anthropologists {{WIR-35}} {{WIR-ANT 2017}}
#36 February 2017 Black Women {{WIR-36}} {{WIR-BW 2017}}
#37 March 2017 Art+Feminism {{WIR-37}} {{WIR-AF 2017}}
#38 March 2017 Role Models from Women's Universities {{WIR-38}} {{WIR-RM 2017}}
#39 April 2017 Women in Psychology {{WIR-39}} {{WIR-PSY 2017}}
#40 April 2017 Book artists {{WIR-40}} {{WIR-BA 2017}}
#41 April 2017 Women in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe {{WIR-41}} {{WIR-CEE 2017}}
#42 May 2017 Women's organizations & conferences {{WIR-42}}
#43 May 2017 Women in sports and athletics {{WIR-43}}
#44 May 2017 Women from the Asian and Pacific Islands {{WIR-44}}
#45 June 2017 Met's art by women {{WIR-45}}
#46 June 2017 LGBTQ Women {{WIR-46}}
#47 June 2017 Pre-20th Century Women {{WIR-47}}
#48 July 2017 Women in dance {{WIR-48}}
#49 July 2017 Women in music {{WIR-49}}
#50 July 2017 Indian women {{WIR-50}}
#51 August 2017 Indigenous women {{WIR-51}}
#52 August 2017 Women in peace {{WIR-52}}
#53 August 2017 Canadian women {{WIR-53}}
#54 September 2017 Hispanic & Latina women {{WIR-54}}
#55 September 2017 Olympic women {{WIR-55}}
#56 September 2017 Women from New Zealand {{WIR-56}}
#57 October 2017 Women and disability {{WIR-57}}
#58 October 2017 Women and healthcare {{WIR-58}}
#59 October 2017 Nordic women {{WIR-59}}
#60 November 2017 Women in the World Contest {{WIR-60}}
#61 December 2017 Seasonal celebrations {{WIR-61}}
#62 December 2017 First ladies {{WIR-62}}
#63 December 2017 Go local! {{WIR-63}}
#64 January 2018 Prisoners and detainees {{WIR-64}}
#65 January 2018 Fashion designers {{WIR-65}}
#66 January 2018 British Isles {{WIR-66}}
#67 February 2018 Black Women {{WIR-67}}
#68 February 2018 Mathematicians and Statisticians {{WIR-68}}
#69 February 2018 Island women {{WIR-69}}

For instance, placing {{WIR-1}} on the article's talk page will display

I created/improved an article for the #1day1woman initiative. Which template should I use?

Year Date Homepage Template Alternative
2017 26 July 2017 – 31 December 2017 #1day1woman 2017 {{WIR-00-2017}} {{WIR-00}}
2018 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018 #1day1woman 2018 {{WIR-00-2018}}

For instance, placing {{WIR-00-2018}} on the article's talk page will display

What if I don't remember during which meetup the article was created/improved, or if the article was not created during a specific meetup?

If you don't remember during which meetup an article was created/improved, or that the article was not created/improved during a meetup use the generic

If you don't remember the year, {{WIR}} also works, but it is best to find out when the article was created/improved by browsing the article's edit history.

For instance, placing {{WIR 2015}} on the article's talk page will display

What if I want to keep track of pages other than articles?

For non-articles, like categories, templates, and the like, tag their associated talk page with {{WIR}} directly. The other templates will work, so you can replace {{WIR}} with a more specific {{WIR-###}}.

Help, I'm stuck!

Post a message at Template talk:WIR, explaining what exactly you are trying to do and someone will help.

You can in particular contact User:Headbomb, especially for technical questions, or support for things that don't quite fit the existing molds.

Mistakes in tagging

Sometimes Women in Red banners are accidentally or mistakenly placed on the talk pages of articles that were not created or improved for a WiR event. When it looks like a banner is placed incorrectly, please verify it was a mistake by checking the article's history, and feel free to remove the banner. Banners are often added to talk pages based on the event's list of outcomes, so it's a good idea to follow the link in the banner before removing it, so that the article can also be removed from the event's list of outcomes.

If you have questions about this banner's use, reach out to the user who added it or leave a message at the Women in Red talk page.

Namespace behaviour

The following is only of interest to {{WIR}} template maintainers and documentation writers, or during technical discussion about the templates

If placed directly on a Wikipedia talk page (like Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women in Red), {{WIR-1}} will display the following short message

However, on an article talk page, the template will display the following long message

By default, the template gives the long message only on the Talk, Template, and Wikipedia namespaces. All other namespaces (e.g. Category talk) will have the short messages displayed. To force a specific appearance (this should likely only be done during discussions about the template), use

  • |namespace= - The desired namespace look (e.g. Talk/Category talk/Wikipedia talk/...)

Note this will only change the appearance of the template, not its categorization behavior.


The templates will categorize pages as follows:

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