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The {{subscription required}} template can be used to flag an external link that requires a subscription to the website.

Use the {{subscription required}} template when:

You create or find a link to an external website
in a reference citation
OR
in a paragraph within the body of an article
OR
in the "Other websites" section of an article
AND
a reader must pay to subscribe to the website to gain access to the linked page.

Usage[change source]

Using {{subscription required}} will place a note by the URL.

Append the {{subscription required}} template directly after the link or citation template, leaving the original link intact. If the {{subscription required}} template is not placed directly after the link or citation template, the template will not be correctly detected by automated tools.

If the external link is part of a reference citation, the {{subscription required}} template should be placed directly after the link or citation template but before the </ref> tag. Placing {{subscription required}} directly after the link or citation template but before the </ref> tag will cause the subscription required message to appear in the footnote reference area of the article rather than in the body of the text. Placing the message in the body of the text is not recommended in this situation.

Common form

{{subscription required}}

Optional parameter[change source]

{{subscription required|via=}}

where via is the publication or website used.

Categorisation[change source]

Using this template in its common form will add pages to Category:Pages containing links to subscription-only content.

Examples[change source]

  • <ref>{{cite web |url=http://example.org |title=Webpage title |accessdate=22 September 2012}} {{subscription required}}</ref>
    [1]
  • <ref>{{cite news |title=Sorrell accuses Murdoch of panic buying |author=Plunkett, John |url=http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1601858,00.html |newspaper=[[The Guardian]] |date=27 October 2005 |accessdate=22 September 2012}} {{subscription required}}</ref>
    [2]
  • Using via: <ref>{{Cite book |title=Profit Theory and Capitalism |author=Obrinsky, Mark |location=Philadelphia |publisher=University of Pennsylvania Press {{Subscription required |via=[[Questia]]}} |url=https://www.questia.com/read/4995070/profit-theory-and-capitalism |year=1983 |page=1 |isbn=978-0812278637}}</ref>
    [3]
  1. "Webpage title". Retrieved 22 September 2012. (subscription required)
  2. Plunkett, John (27 October 2005). "Sorrell accuses Murdoch of panic buying". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 September 2012. (subscription required)
  3. Obrinsky, Mark (1983). Profit Theory and Capitalism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press  – via Questia (subscription required). p. 1. ISBN 978-0812278637.
  • ==Other websites==
    *[http://example.org/webpage.html Example web page title] {{subscription required}}

Other websites