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This template displays the text that users see when they do not have permission to edit a page. Specifically, it is used in MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext and MediaWiki:Cascadeprotected, the system messages that are shown when users cannot edit a page due to normal protection (semi, template or full) or cascading protection. Other system messages are also shown in this situation, but the display from this template is the largest and most visible. This template was created to encourage reuse of code in both messages.

For convenience, there are three subtemplates already filled out with the settings for semi-protection, template protection and full protection: {{Protected page text/semi}}, {{Protected page text/template}} and {{Protected page text/full}}. It is recommended that you use these subtemplates, as this will allow you to benefit from future updates to the templates.


Pre-defined settings

{{protected page text/semi}}
Template protection
{{protected page text/template}}
Full protection
{{protected page text/full}}

Manual settings

{{protected page text
| image = 
| protection-message = 
| suggestions = 
| protection-reason = 
| login-message = 
| main-page-links = 
| template-links = 
| who-can-edit = 
| request-type = 
| language = 


  • image - The padlock image used in the top message box. Defaults to Mbox protection.png.
  • protection-message - The message inside the top message box. This should explain that the page is protected, and who can edit it. This parameter is required.
  • suggestions - If this parameter is set with any text, the template shows the "Why is the page protected?" and "What can I do?" headings with a list of suggestions on what actions editors can take upon discovering that they can't edit the page. This parameter can be used with the #ifexist parser function to display the suggestions only on existing pages (i.e. to disable them on create-protected pages).
  • protection-reason - The general reasons why pages of a given protection level might be protected. This is the first bullet point under the "Why is the page protected?" heading. This parameter is required.
  • log-text - Optional text to use instead of the protection log explanation in the "Why is the page protected?" heading.
  • login-message - If this parameter is set with any text, the template displays a message about logging in and becoming autoconfirmed.
  • main-page-links - If this parameter is set with any text, and the current page is the Hauptseite, the template displays advice for new editors.
  • template-links - If this parameter is set with any text, and the current page is in the template namespace, the template will display links to the documentation and the template sandbox if they exist.
  • who-can-edit - The users that can edit pages protected at this level. This should start with a capital letter and include an article, e.g. An administrator. This parameter is required.
  • request-type - The value to send to the |type= parameter of Submit an edit request. Possible values are semi, template and full. This parameter is required.
  • language - switch the text language. Supportet at the moment are English (en, default language) and German (de).


The following example uses the code for full protection.


{{protected page text
| protection-message = This page is currently [[wpen:Wikipedia:Protection policy#Full protection|protected]] and can be edited only by [[wpen:Wikipedia:Administrators|administrators]].
| suggestions = {{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}} | yes}}
| protection-reason = Some [[wpen:Wikipedia:Template messages|templates]] and site interface pages are permanently [[wpen:Wikipedia:Protection policy#Full protection|protected]] due to visibility. Occasionally, articles are temporarily protected because of [[wpen:Wikipedia:Edit war|editing disputes]]. Most articles can be edited by anyone.
| main-page-links = yes
| template-links = yes
| who-can-edit = An [[wpen:Wikipedia:Administrators|administrator]]
| request-type = full