[{{{url}}} "{{{title}}}"]. {{{website}}}. Retrieved on {{{access-date}}}.

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This template is used to standardize citations to any source published on the web. It should be used within <ref></ref> tags.

Usage

The basic formatting with only the required parameters is as follows:

{{Cite web|url= |title= |website= |access-date= }}

The full template with all possible parameters is as follows:

{{Cite web|url= |title= |transtitle= |author= |website= |date= |access-date= |quote= |transquote= |archiveurl= |archivedate= }}

Parameters

Create a citation to any source published online.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
URLurl

The full URL to the source

URLrequired
Titletitle

The title of the source. This can be the article's title if one exists, or the page title in the browser.

Stringrequired
Translated Titletranstitle

A translation of "title" from the original language to English

Stringoptional
Authorauthor

The author(s) of the source

Example
LastName, FirstName
Stringoptional
Datedate

The date the source was posted or published

Example
31 January 2000
Stringoptional
Websitewebsite

The website the source is hosted on. This can be linked. Italics are automatically applied.

Contentrequired
Quotequote

The unedited text from the source that is relevant to the citation

Stringoptional
Translated Quotetransquote

A translation of "quote" from the original language to English

Stringoptional
Archive URLarchiveurl

The full URL to an archived version of the source

URLoptional
Archive Datearchivedate

The date archiveurl was created

Example
31 January 2000
Stringoptional
Access Dateaccess-date

The date you accessed the source for the citation

Example
31 January 2000
Stringrequired
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