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This template yields a hatnote similar to {{Other uses}}, but allowing more flexible text with links to multiple articles or disambiguation pages. It accepts one or more parameters (zero is not allowed).

With one parameter (rare)

The first parameter sets the hatnote itself and should be plain text. Without any further parameter, it will link to a default disambiguation page for the article title, e.g. {{For|other entities}} yields on page Foo:

This kind of usage with exactly one parameter is rare, as in most instances {{Other uses}} (and in this case, {{About}} with the same result) can be used more easily, and without any parameter. But it makes sense in some cases for disambiguation pages with the same type of other meanings, e.g. in Treaty of Lisbon:

However, for many such cases specific new templates have been implemented, like {{Other people}}, {{Other places}} etc. - see hatnote template overview box below.

With two parameters

The second parameter is used to change the resultant link, e.g. {{For|the acronym|FOO}} yields (wherever it is set, now independent of the article title):

With more parameters

The third, fourth and fifth parameters are used to give one, two, or three additional resultant links:

the last being produced by e.g. {{For|similar terms|Foobar|Bar|Baz|Quux}}.

This template supports |selfref= (see {{self reference}} and MOS:SELFREF for details).

Tracking category

Pages with errors reported by this template are added to Category:Hatnote templates using unusual parameters.

See also


This is the TemplateData for this template used by TemplateWizard, VisualEditor and other tools. Click here to see a monthly parameter usage report for this template in articles based on this TemplateData.

TemplateData for For

This template lists up to four articles on alternative meanings of a term. For further details and examples see the template documentation.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.


a phrase describing the major alternative, or a general term for all alternative meanings

other people with the surname Smith
First link2

A page to link to; usually a disambiguation page or the most likely other meaning.

{{PAGENAME}} (disambiguation)
Page nameoptional
Second link3

A page to link to for another meaning, if any.

Page nameoptional
Third link4

A page to link to for another meaning, if any.

Page nameoptional
Fourth link5

A page to link to for another meaning, if any.

Page nameoptional