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Intro to Article Management is a comprehensive list of all the article management templates on the wiki. Here you will see the template's full name, how it works, when to use it, and what the template actually looks like. As more article management templates are made over time, they will also have their own summaries added to this page.


For personal use

These article management templates can only be used on your pages. Using them on pages that are not yours is not okay.

Template:Adopt

Template:Adopt is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you would like for other users to adopt as their own. Please note that Template:Adopt will not spare your page from deletion, and you have to have put in some effort to make the page presentable and sufficient enough to not be deleted. If you use Template:Adopt on a page you do not own or have permission to edit, the template will be removed.

This is what the template looks like:

Adopt
Up for adoption!
This page is up for adoption. Please comment if you want to adopt it.

Template:Construction

Template:Construction is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are working on. Template:Construction is used for pages that you have not entirely completed yet, but will complete later. Template:Construction will prevent your page from being marked as a stub, but you need to remember to actually go back and finish the page. If you use Template:Construction on a page you do not own or have permission to edit, the template will be removed.

This is what the template looks like:

Construction
Not armed yet!
This creation is currently under construction and is not yet finalised!

Template:Free-use

Template:Free-use is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are allowing for people to use. Template:Free-use is used for pages that you are okay with people using without asking permission. If you use Template:Free-use on a page you do not own or have permission to edit, the template will be removed.

This is what the template looks like:

Free-use Plant
For everyone!
You can use this in your games, minigames, and other creations without the creator's permission!

Template:Free-use-restrict

Template:Free-use-restrict is a template with one input slot. When adding it to a page, you must include an {{{restrict}}} Template:Free-use-restrict is used for pages that you are okay with people using, but have a condition. If you use Template:Free-use-restrict on a page you do not own or have permission to edit, the template will be removed.

Adding input slots to Template:Free-use-restrict is simple. When you enter the template as {{Free-use-restrict}}, you can add |restrict = whatever and it will show up on the final product. Place it inside the template.

This is what the template looks like without any input slots filled:

FreeZombieRestrict
You need to be a fan to use this...
You can use this in your minigames, games, and other creations without the creator's permission, but {{{restrict}}}

This is what the template looks like with the input slot filled with the word restrict:

FreeZombieRestrict
You need to be a fan to use this...
You can use this in your minigames, games, and other creations without the creator's permission, but restrict

Template:Hiatus

Template:Hiatus is a template with two input slots. When adding it to a page, you must include an {{{reason}}} and a {{{time}}}. Template:Hiatus is used for pages that you are taking a break from. Template:Hiatus will not protect your page from being marked a stub. Template:Hiatus is useful if you are having difficulties coming up with ideas for something and want to pause. If you use Template:Hiatus on a page you do not own or have permission to edit, the template will be removed.

Adding input slots to Template:Hiatus is simple. When you enter the template as {{Hiatus}}, you can add |reason = whatever|time = whenever and it will show up on the final product. Place it inside the template.

This is what the template looks like without any input slots filled:

Hiatus
I'm gonna chill for now.
Plants vs. Zombies Character Creator Wiki:Article Management Templates is now on hiatus and will not be edited for a while {{{reason}}}. It will be edited once {{{time}}}.

This is what the template looks like with both input slots filled with the words reason and time:

Hiatus
I'm gonna chill for now.
Plants vs. Zombies Character Creator Wiki:Article Management Templates is now on hiatus and will not be edited for a while reason. It will be edited once time.

Template:Maintenance

Template:Maintenance is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are currently editing. Template:Maintenance is used for pages that you are currently editing and do not want other users to edit in case your work does not save. Template:Maintenance is useful on pages where multiple people can edit or a team is working on. If you use Template:Maintenance on a page, the template will be removed after 2 days.

This is what the template looks like:

Maintenance
Edit Underway!
This PvZCC article is currently being edited by somebody. Please don't edit the page or else their hard work may be erased.

Template:Overhaul

Template:Overhaul is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are overhauling. Template:Overhaul is used for pages that you are completely revamping, or are significantly changing. Template:Overhaul will prevent your page from being marked as a stub, but remember to finish doing your overhaul. If you use Template:Overhaul on a page you do not own or have permission to edit, the template will be removed.

This is what the template looks like:

UnderAMajorOverhaul
There is still a lot to fix in here!
This page is currently under a major overhaul. Expect a total revamp of the page, or at least many changes.

For any use

These article management templates can be used by anybody on any article, as long as it makes sense.

Template:ExistsNow

Template:ExistsNow is a template with two input slots. When adding it to a page, you must include an {{{actual}}} and a {{{date}}}. Template:Exists is used for pages that were made before something similar to the creation was added in official Plants vs. Zombies game. Note that Template:ExistsNow will use the page's full name in the template.

Adding input slots to Template:ExistsNow is simple. When you enter the template as {{ExistsNow}}, you can add |actual = whatever|date = whenever and it will show up on the final product. Place it inside the template.

This is what the template looks like without any input slots filled:

PredictingTheFuture
Predicting the future!
Article Management Templates now exists in an official Plants vs. Zombies game as {{{actual}}}, but this page was made before on {{{date}}}.

This is what the template looks like with both input slots filled with the words actual and date:

PredictingTheFuture
Predicting the future!
Article Management Templates now exists in an official Plants vs. Zombies game as actual, but this page was made before on date.

Template:Grammar

Template:Grammar is a template with no input slots. You simply can put it at the top of the page with incorrect or broken English to the point that it makes the page hard to understand, or are in a completely different language.

This is what the template looks like:

Grammar
Autonomous Katapulting Ejectomatic Emitter
This page has broken English and does not follow the manual of style. Owner, please improve the grammar on this page before the zombies eat your brains!

Template:Help

Template:Help is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are asking people to help you with. Template:Help is used for pages that you need other users' help on. Template:Help will not prevent your page from being marked as a stub, and the page still needs to be of decent quality. Template:Help is not a way to have other users make the page for you but will allow them to edit your page.

This is what the template looks like:

Help
This content needs a hand...
You can help with the content of this page by leaving a message on the talk of the page or the message wall of its creator.

Template:Layout

Template:Layout is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are marking as incorrectly formatted. Template:Layout is used for pages that don't follow the layout or are missing an infobox. Template:Layout means that your page is hard to follow.

This is what the template looks like:

Layout
Just follow the path.
This creation does not follow the layout. Owner, please follow the layout before the zombies eat your brains!

Template:Noart

Template:Noart is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are asking people to donate art to. Template:Noart is used for pages that you need art for. Template:Noart does not allow users to directly add art to the page. Note that Template:Noart will use the page's full name in the template.

This is what the template looks like:

NoArt
We Need More!
Article Management Templates is looking for art from contributers. If you have anything, upload it and ask the owner if you can add it, or else the zombies will eat your brains!

Template:Overpowered

Template:Overpowered is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are marking as overpowered. Template:Overpowered is used for creations that are too powerful and need to be nerfed. If the creation is weakened enough and becomes more balanced, this template will be removed.

This is what the template looks like:

Overpowered
Prepare for liberation!
This creation is overpowered. Please nerf it before it is marked for deletion and gets deleted.

Template:Revise

Template:Revise is a template with one input slot. When adding it to a page, you must include a {{{how}}}. Template:Revise is used for pages that are are not quite bad enough to warrant Template:Delete, but very much need to be improved. Template:Revise, unlike Template:Delete, can be used by anybody After a week, Template:Revise will become Template:Delete.

Adding input slots to Template:Revise is simple. When you enter the template as {{Revise}}, you can add |how = whatever and it will show up on the final product. Place it inside the template.

This is what the template looks like without any input slots filled:

Revise
There’s something wrong...
This page isn't a candidate for deletion yet, but needs improvement or else it might become one. Here's how you can stop that:
 {{{how}}}

This is what the template looks like with the input slot filled with the word how:

Revise
There’s something wrong...
This page isn't a candidate for deletion yet, but needs improvement or else it might become one. Here's how you can stop that:
 how

Template:Stolen

Template:Stolen is a template with no input slots. Put it at the top of the page you think has stolen content. Template:Stolen is used for pages that might contain stolen content or are may be using content without any permission or free-use. Put where the content is stolen from in {{{from}}}. Template:Stolen can be dismissed if the stolen content is cleared up.

This is what the template looks like:

Spoiler
This property is currently taken!
This PvZCC article might be stealing content from {{{from}}} without permission. Please clear this up before this page is marked for deletion and deleted!

Template:Stub

Template:Stub is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are marking as a stub. Template:Stub is used for pages that are lacking in content. Template:Stub should only be used if the page as a whole is lacking, not just specific sections.

This is what the template looks like:

Stub
We need to water this!
This PvZCC article is a stub! Owner, please expand it with more content or better explanations!

Template:Underpowered

Template:Underpowered is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are marking as underpowered. Template:Underpowered is used for creations that are too weak and need to be buffed. If the creation is strengthened enough and becomes more balanced, this template will be removed.

This is what the template looks like:

Underpowered
Not tough enough!
This creation is underpowered. Please buff it before it is marked for deletion and gets deleted.

Template:Unoriginal

Template:Unoriginal is a template with no input slots. You simply can stick it at the top of the page you are marking as unoriginal. Template:Unoriginal is used for creations that are not unique enough and need to be made more unique. If the creation is made unique enough and becomes more original, this template will be removed.

This is what the template looks like:

Unoriginal
See the unoriginality!
Template:Adopt is unoriginal. Creator, please make it more original before it is marked for deletion and gets deleted.

Template:Speedydelete

Template:Speedydelete is a template with one input slot. When adding it to a page, you must include a {{{reason}}}. Template:Speedydelete is only used for things that should be deleted immediately. These only includes

  • Spam
  • Nonsense
  • Plants and zombies made before 2019 without an infobox, looking very informal or extremely stubby. Please have more mercy with these older pages. Rules weren’t this strict back then.
  • Pages made in 2019 or onwards that don’t meet the standards and the owners are gone or very unlikely going to improve them.
  • Requesting for your own pages that you want them to be deleted.

Do not use Template:SpeedyDelete on any other reasons apart from those aforementioned, for example, don't use Speedydelete on stubs, bad layout, bad balancing, unoriginality, crossover or other non-serious issues. Use other templates above to signify the owners to improve them instead.

Adding input slots to Template:Speedydelete is simple. When you enter the template as {{Speedydelete}}, you can add |reason = whatever and it will show up on the final product. Place it inside the template.

This is what the template looks like without any input slots filled:

CandidateForSpeedyDeletion
This page is a candidate for speedy deletion.
Reason: {{{reason}}}
  Remember to check what links here and the page history before deleting.

This is what the template looks like with the input slot filled with the word reason:

CandidateForSpeedyDeletion
This page is a candidate for speedy deletion.
Reason: reason
  Remember to check what links here and the page history before deleting.

For staff use

These article management templates can only be used by staff members, unless the user has been given special permission.

Template:Delete

Template:Delete is a template with two input slots. When adding it to a page, you must include a {{{reason}}} and a {{{date}}}. Template:Delete is used for pages that are either in direct violation of the rules or at staff discretion. Template:Delete should only really be used by staff or special permission users, and will result in a warning if used by a normal user.

Adding input slots to Template:Delete is simple. When you enter the template as {{Delete}}, you can add |reason = whatever|date = whenever and it will show up on the final product. Place it inside the template.

This is what the template looks like without any input slots filled:

CandidateForDeletion
This page is a candidate for deletion.
Reason: {{{reason}}}

Fix before: {{{date}}}






Remember to check what links here and the page history before deleting.

This is what the template looks like with both input slots filled with the words reason and date:

CandidateForDeletion
This page is a candidate for deletion.
Reason: reason

Fix before: date






Remember to check what links here and the page history before deleting.

Template:RuleSoon

Template:RuleSoon is a template with two input slots. When adding it to a page, you must include a {{{rule}}} and a {{{date}}}. Template:RuleSoon is used for pages that will be breaking a future rule once it is in play. Template:RuleSoon should only ever be used by staff, and will result in a warning if used by a normal user. Adding input slots to Template:RuleSoon is simple. When you enter the template as {{RuleSoon}}, you can add |rule = whatever|date = whenever and it will show up on the final product. Place it inside the template. This is what the template looks like without any input slots filled:

RuleSoon
There's a rule coming!
This PvZCC article will be breaking a rule soon! The rule is {{{rule}}} and the date when it goes live is {{{date}}}. Make sure to fix your page before the rule is put into place to save your work!

This is what the template looks like with both input slots filled with the words rule and date:

RuleSoon
There's a rule coming!
This PvZCC article will be breaking a rule soon! The rule is rule and the date when it goes live is date. Make sure to fix your page before the rule is put into place to save your work!
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