Talk:WMDE Technical Wishes/Finding and inserting templates

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Short descriptions[edit]

The search would be improved by displaying the template Short Description where it is defined — GhostInTheMachine talk to me 14:04, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

@GhostInTheMachine: Do you mean like with "Cite book" in this example?
Improved template search.png
-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:04, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
That is right. There is a need for comms with editors of each wiki so that the templates are updated to include descriptions — GhostInTheMachine talk to me 21:06, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
  • @GhostInTheMachine: Thanks for clarifying! The description is already shown if it's added in TemplateData. But when we announce the feature before the deployment, we will point out that descriptions should be added in TemplateData (and ask people to spread this info in the appropriate spaces in their wikis). By the way, updating descriptions and other TemplateData will also become easier soon, with the deployment of the improvements for the TemplateData editor. I hope that helps. -- Wishing you a good weekend, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 11:00, 16 April 2021 (UTC)