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This page aims at explaining how to add a languages and skills box to your userpage.

Finding users who speak a certain language

See <tvar|users>the "users by language"</> category. The codes represent the various languages used in the Wikimedia projects -- see the <tvar|list>[[m:List of Wikipedias</>|List of Wikipedias]] on Meta for complete a list of these codes.

Finding users with a certain skillset

See <tvar|skill>the "users by skills"</> category.

How to add a languages box to your userpage

Languages and skills:
Script errorTemplate:User fr-3Template:User de-1
  • Start off with {{Languages and skills|
  • Next add one of the following codes for each language you speak or understand, separated by |, where xx is the Wikipedia code for the language:
    • xx-1 for basic ability – enough to understand written material or simple questions in this language.
    • xx-2 for intermediate ability – enough for editing or discussions.
    • xx-3 for advanced level – though you can write in this language with no problem, some small errors might occur.
    • xx-4 for 'near-native' level – although it's not your first language from birth, your ability is something like that of a native speaker.
    • xx or xx-N for native speakers who use a language every day and have a thorough grasp of it, including colloquialisms and idioms.
  • Then finish by adding closing braces: }}

So, for example, {{Languages and skills|en|fr-3|de-1}} would indicate a native speaker of English with advanced knowledge of French and basic knowledge of German.

These templates add you to the category associated with your level of understanding, and to the overall category for that language.

Languages and skills:
Template:User en-4Template:User fr-4

How to add a box to your userpage that indicates your all4onepedia related skills

Follow the example above. To add skills boxes

  • project management- + the number of your skill level as shown below for project management skills
  • teaching- + the number of your skill level as shown below for teaching skills
  • media production- + the number of your skill level as shown below for media production skills (audio, video, print, online)
  • press experience level- + the number of your experience level as shown below for how experienced you are in talking to the press
  • coding- + the number of your skill level coding

Example: {{Languages and skills|project management-3|teaching-2|media production-4|press experience level-1|coding-2}} for advanced project management, intermediate teaching, professional media production skills, a basic experience level of talking to the press, and intermediate coding skills.

Languages and skills:
Template:User teaching-1Template:User teaching-2Template:User teaching-3Template:User teaching-4
Languages and skills:
Template:User project management-1Template:User project management-2Template:User project management-3Template:User project management-4
Languages and skills:
Template:User coding-1Template:User coding-2Template:User coding-3Template:User coding-4
Languages and skills:
Template:User media production-1Template:User media production-2Template:User media production-3Template:User media production-4
Languages and skills:
Template:User press experience level-1Template:User press experience level-2Template:User press experience level-3Template:User press experience level-4