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This module is used to detect the page type of a given page. It detects redirect pages automatically and is highly customisable. It can be used on its own or as a meta-module to create other page-type-detection templates. This module can also be accessed using {{Pagetype}}.

Co-chàradh - Syntax

Basic usage
All parameters
| page              = 
| defaultns         = 
| main              = 
| user              = 
| wikipedia         = 
| project           = 
| wp                = 
| file              = 
| image             = 
| mediawiki         = 
| template          = 
| help              = 
| category          = 
| portal            = 
| book              = 
| draft             = 
| education program = 
| timedtext         = 
| module            = 
| topic             = 
| special           = 
| media             = 
| talk              = 
| redirect          = 
| dab               = 
| na                = 
| other             = 

Ùsaid bunasach - Basic usage

For simple detection of the page type of the current page, use the default settings:


That will produce the following results, depending on the page type or the namespace:

Page type / namespace Output
Redirects (in any namespace) ath-stiùireadh
Main namespace alt
File namespace faidhle
Template namespace teamplaid
Category namespace roinn-seòrsa
Module namespace mòideal
Book namespace leabhar
Other namespaces duilleag

If the module is used on a talk page, it will detect the page type for the corresponding subject page.

Code Result
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main}} module

Paramadair duilleag - Page parameter

You can use the page parameter to make the module act as though it was called from that page.

{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=page name}}
Code Result
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=UK}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Talk:United Kingdom}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=File:Example.svg}} file
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt}} page

A' cur ri agus a’ toirt air falbh ainm-spàs - Adding and removing namespaces

It is possible to specify different behaviour for each namespace than that described in the basic usage section. For example, you might want the module to display "user page" for pages in the user namespace, instead of the default "page". To do this, you can use the code |user=yes. This looks up the typical name used for pages in the user namespace, in this case "user page", and uses that text when the module is used with a page in the user namespace. To use this with other namespaces, use the namespace name in lower case as a parameter:

| user              = yes
| wikipedia         = yes
| project           = yes
| wp                = yes
| mediawiki         = yes
| help              = yes
| portal            = yes
| draft             = yes
| education program = yes
| timedtext         = yes
| topic             = yes
| special           = yes
| media             = yes

You can use any of the following to specify the namespace: "yes", "y", "true" or "1". They can be used in any combination of upper and lower case. (These values are defined by Module:Yesno.)

The default text for these namespaces is as follows:

Page type / namespace Output
User namespace duilleag cleachdaiche
Wikipedia namespace duilleag pròiseact
MediaWiki namespace duilleag eadar-aghaidh
Help namespace duilleag cobhair
Portal namespace portal
Draft namespace dreachd
Education program namespace duilleag prògraim munaidh
Timed Text namespace duilleag teacsa tìmichte
Topic namespace cuspair
Special namespace duilleag sònraichte
Media namespace faidhle

You can use a similar process to remove any of the default namespace values as well. For example, if you use the code |template=no, then the module will display "page" when used on a template page, rather than the default "template".

| main     = no
| file     = no
| template = no
| category = no
| module   = no
| book     = no

The following values will all work to remove namespace values: "no", "n", "false" or "0". They can be used in any combination of upper and lower case.

Code Result
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|wikipedia=yes}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Talk:United Kingdom}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Talk:United Kingdom|talk=y}} talk page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom|main=no}} page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt}} page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt|timedtext=Yes}} Timed Text page

Seataichean ainm-spàs bunaiteach - Default namespace sets

As well as adding and removing individual namespaces, it is possible to specify different sets of namespaces by using the |defaultns=. There are four different sets available: all, extended, none and the default set. These sets allow you to specify many namespaces at once, without having to use all of the individual namespace parameters. Namespaces are set according to the following table:

Namespace Value of |defaultns= Output
none extended all Other values
Main ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y alt
User ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☒N duilleag cleachdaiche
Wikipedia ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☒N duilleag pròiseact
File ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y faidhle
MediaWiki ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☒N duilleag eadar-aghaidh
Template ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y teamplaid
Help ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☒N duilleag cobhair
Category ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y roinn-seòrsa
Portal ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☒N portal
Book ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y leabhar
Draft ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☒N dreachd
Education Program ☒N ☒N ☑Y ☒N duilleag prògraim munaidh
TimedText ☒N ☒N ☑Y ☒N duilleag teacsa tìmichte
Module ☒N ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y mòideal
Topic (Flow boards) ☒N ☒N ☑Y ☒N cuspair
All talk namespaces ☒N ☒N ☑Y ☒N duilleag deasbaireachd
Special ☒N ☒N ☑Y ☒N duilleag sònraichte
Media ☒N ☒N ☑Y ☒N faidhle

Eisimpleirean - Examples

Code Result
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom|defaultns=none}} page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Talk:United Kingdom}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Talk:United Kingdom|defaultns=all}} talk page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=File:Example.svg}} file
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=File:Example.svg|defaultns=none}} page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|defaultns=extended}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt|defaultns=extended}} page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt|defaultns=all}} Timed Text page

Luachan ainm-spàs gnàthaichte - Custom namespace values

It is possible to specify a custom value for any namespace:

| main              = custom text
| user              = custom text
| wikipedia         = custom text
| project           = custom text
| wp                = custom text
| file              = custom text
| image             = custom text
| mediawiki         = custom text
| template          = custom text
| help              = custom text
| category          = custom text
| portal            = custom text
| book              = custom text
| draft             = custom text
| education program = custom text
| timedtext         = custom text
| module            = custom text
| topic             = custom text
| special           = custom text
| media             = custom text

Eisimpleirean - Examples

Code Result
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|wikipedia=custom text}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Talk:United Kingdom}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Talk:United Kingdom|talk=custom text}} custom text
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom|main=custom text}} custom text
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt}} page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=TimedText:Imagine.ogg.en.srt|timedtext=custom text}} custom text

Paramadair deasbaireachd - Talk parameter

Normally, the module will treat talk pages as if they were in the corresponding subject namespace. However, if the talk parameter is set, the module will treat talk pages separately from subject pages. The talk parameter sets values for all talk pages, i.e. pages in the Talk: namespace, pages in the User talk: namespace, pages in the Wikipedia talk: namespace, and so on.

{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|talk=custom text}}

The default value for "talk=yes" is "talk page".

Code Result
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|wikipedia=yes}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|talk=yes}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|wikipedia=yes|talk=yes}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|talk=custom text}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia talk:Namespace|wikipedia=yes|talk=custom text}} article

Main namespace classes

For pages in the main namespace, it is possible to add a class value in the first positional parameter:


If the class value matches one of the values in the table below, it will produce an alternative to the default output of article.

Class Class values Output
Disambiguation page disambiguation, disambig, disamb, dab page
No applicable class na, n/a page

You can input the class value in any combination of upper and lower case.

Chlasaichean gnàthaichte Prìomh ainmean-spàs - Custom main namespace classes

It is also possible to specify a custom value for the main namespace classes:

{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|class|dab=custom text|na=custom text}}

This works the same way that it does for the custom namespace page types. Possible parameters are:

  • dab: a custom value for disambiguation-class pages. If set to "yes", "y", "true" or "1", this produces "disambiguation page". If set to "no", "n", "false" or "0", no custom value is produced. If set to any other value it produces that text.
  • na: a custom value for NA-class pages. It works in the same way as the dab parameter. The default value for "yes" etc. is "page".
Code Result
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom|dab}} page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom|dab|dab=custom text}} custom text
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom|na}} page
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=United Kingdom|na|na=custom text}} custom text

Ath-stiùireadhan - Redirects

By default, the module automatically detects redirects in all namespace. It is not possible to specify redirect behaviour by namespace, but you can turn redirect detection off, or use a custom value for redirect pages.

{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|redirect=custom text}}
Code Result
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=UK}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=UK|redirect=no}} article
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=UK|redirect=custom text}} article

Ainmean-spàs eile - Other namespaces

By default, the module produces "page" if used from a namespace that hasn't been specified. This value can be changed with the |other= parameter:

{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|other=custom text}}
Code Result
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|other=custom text}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).
{{#invoke:Pagetype|main|page=Wikipedia:Namespace|other=custom text|wikipedia=wikipedia-space text}} Lua error at line 182: attempt to concatenate field 'subjectNsText' (a nil value).

--                                                                            --
--                                PAGETYPE                                    --
--                                                                            --
--      This is a meta-module intended to replace {{pagetype}} and similar    --
--      templates. It automatically detects namespaces, and allows for a      --
--      great deal of customisation. It can easily be ported to other         --
--      wikis by changing the values in the [[Mòideal:Pagetype/config]].       --
--                                                                            --

-- Load config.
local cfg = mw.loadData('Mòideal:Pagetype/config')

-- Load required modules.
local getArgs = require('Mòideal:Arguments').getArgs
local yesno = require('Mòideal:Yesno')
local nsDetectModule = require('Mòideal:Namespace detect')
local nsDetect = nsDetectModule._main
local getParamMappings = nsDetectModule.getParamMappings
local getPageObject = nsDetectModule.getPageObject

local p = {}

local function shallowCopy(t)
	-- Makes a shallow copy of a table.
	local ret = {}
	for k, v in pairs(t) do
		ret[k] = v
	return ret

local function checkPagetypeInput(namespace, val)
	-- Checks to see whether we need the default value for the given namespace,
	-- and if so gets it from the pagetypes table.
	-- The yesno function returns true/false for "yes", "no", etc., and returns
	-- val for other input.
	local ret = yesno(val, val)
	if ret and type(ret) ~= 'string' then
		ret = cfg.pagetypes[namespace]
	return ret

local function getPagetypeFromClass(class, param, aliasTable, default)
	-- Gets the pagetype from a class specified from the first positional
	-- parameter.
	param = yesno(param, param)
	if param ~= false then -- No check if specifically disallowed.
		for _, alias in ipairs(aliasTable) do
			if class == alias then
				if type(param) == 'string' then
					return param
					return default

local function getNsDetectValue(args)
	-- Builds the arguments to pass to [[Mòideal:Namespace detect]] and returns
	-- the result.

	-- Get the default values.
	local ndArgs = {}
	local defaultns = args[cfg.defaultns]
	if defaultns == cfg.defaultnsAll then
		ndArgs = shallowCopy(cfg.pagetypes)
		local defaultnsArray
		if defaultns == cfg.defaultnsExtended then
			defaultnsArray = cfg.extendedNamespaces
		elseif defaultns == cfg.defaultnsNone then
			defaultnsArray = {}
			defaultnsArray = cfg.defaultNamespaces
		for _, namespace in ipairs(defaultnsArray) do
			ndArgs[namespace] = cfg.pagetypes[namespace]

	-- Add custom values passed in from the arguments. These overwrite the
	-- defaults. The possible argument names are fetched from
	-- Mòideal:Namespace detect automatically in case new namespaces are
	-- added. Although we accept namespace aliases as parameters, we only pass
	-- the local namespace name as a parameter to Mòideal:Namespace detect.
	-- This means that the "image" parameter can overwrite defaults for the
	-- File: namespace, which wouldn't work if we passed the parameters through
	-- separately.
	local mappings = getParamMappings()
	for ns, paramAliases in pairs(mappings) do
		-- Copy the aliases table, as # doesn't work with tables returned from
		-- mw.loadData.
		paramAliases = shallowCopy(paramAliases)
		local paramName = paramAliases[1]
		-- Iterate backwards along the array so that any values for the local
		-- namespace names overwrite those for namespace aliases.
		for i = #paramAliases, 1, -1 do
			local paramAlias = paramAliases[i]
			local ndArg = checkPagetypeInput(paramAlias, args[paramAlias])
			if ndArg == false then
				-- If any arguments are false, convert them to nil to protect
				-- against breakage by future changes to
				-- [[Mòideal:Namespace detect]].
				ndArgs[paramName] = nil
			elseif ndArg then
				ndArgs[paramName] = ndArg
	-- Check for disambiguation-class and N/A-class pages in mainspace.
	if ndArgs.main then
		local class = args[1]
		if type(class) == 'string' then
			-- Put in lower case so e.g. "Dab" and "dab" will both match.
			class = mw.ustring.lower(class)
		local dab = getPagetypeFromClass(
		if dab then
			ndArgs.main = dab
			local na = getPagetypeFromClass(
			if na then
				ndArgs.main = na
	-- If there is no talk value specified, use the corresponding subject 
	-- namespace for talk pages.
	if not ndArgs.talk then
		ndArgs.subjectns = true
	-- Add the fallback value. This can also be customised, but it cannot be
	-- disabled.
	local other = args[cfg.other]
	-- We will ignore true/false/nil results from yesno here, but using it
	-- anyway for consistency.
	other = yesno(other, other)
	if type(other) == 'string' then
		ndArgs.other = other
		ndArgs.other = cfg.otherDefault
	-- Allow custom page values.
	ndArgs.page = args.page
	return nsDetect(ndArgs)

local function detectRedirects(args)
	local redirect = args[cfg.redirect]
	-- The yesno function returns true/false for "yes", "no", etc., and returns
	-- redirect for other input.
	redirect = yesno(redirect, redirect)
	if redirect == false then
		-- Detect redirects unless they have been explicitly disallowed with
		-- "redirect=no" or similar.
	local pageObject = getPageObject(args.page)
	-- If we are using subject namespaces elsewhere, do so here as well.
	if pageObject
		and not yesno(args.talk, true)
		and args[cfg.defaultns] ~= cfg.defaultnsAll
		pageObject = getPageObject(
			pageObject.subjectNsText .. ':' .. pageObject.text
	-- Allow custom values for redirects.
	if pageObject and pageObject.isRedirect then
		if type(redirect) == 'string' then
			return redirect
			return cfg.redirectDefault

function p._main(args)
	local redirect = detectRedirects(args)
	if redirect then
		return redirect
		return getNsDetectValue(args)

function p.main(frame)
	local args = getArgs(frame)
	return p._main(args)

return p