Template:BLP sources

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This template is intended to be placed at the top of articles about living persons that need additional references, and therefore in need of immediate attention. If the article is not about a living or recently deceased subject, you may wish to use {{Refimprove}} instead.

Please add a date parameter. Adding a date parameter sorts the article into subcategories of Category:BLP articles lacking sources and out of the parent category, allowing the oldest problems to be identified and dealt with first.

Finally, if the article has a defaultsort, this is used for these categories as well. Otherwise, it is sorted on the first word (usually the first name).


  • date = July 2022 - required parameter, will be added by bot
  • reason = text - optional parameter which appends advisory text

The following parameter is obsolete: |suffix= (simply use the first unnamed parameter).


Paste-ready example: {{BLP sources|date=July 2022}}
Example with reason: {{BLP sources|date=July 2022|reason=}}

This template can be used with a "section" parameter to tag specific sections: {{BLP sources|section|date=July 2022}}


  1. {{BLP Improvereferences}}
  2. {{BLP improvereferences}}
  3. {{blp improvereferences}}
  4. {{BLPImprovereferences}}
  5. {{BLPimprovereferences}}
  6. {{blpimprovereferences}}
  7. {{BLPmoreref}}
  8. {{BLP Refimprove}}
  9. {{BLP refimprove}}
  10. {{blp refimprove}}
  11. {{BLPRefimprove}}
  12. {{BLPrefimprove}}
  13. {{blprefimprove}}
  14. {{BLP Sources}}
  15. {{blp sources}}
  16. {{BLPSources}}
  17. {{BLPsources}}
  18. {{blpsources}}
  19. {{BLP more sources}}
  20. {{refimprove-BLP}}

Tracking categories

The template populates:


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 based on this TemplateData.

TemplateData for BLP sources

<templatedata>{ "description": "A template to display that a biography of a living person needs additional sources", "params": {

 "date": {
   "label": "Date",
   "description": "The month and year the template was added, in the form \"July 2013\"",
   "type": "string",
   "required": true,
   "example": "June 2016"
 "reason": {
   "label": "Reason",
   "description": "A reason for adding the tag",
   "type": "string"
 "1": {
   "label": "Section",
   "description": "Add \"section\" if the tag applies to a particular section",
   "type": "string"


See also