Template:Cite press release

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This template is used to cite press release sources in Wikipedia articles. For general information about citations in Wikipedia articles, see Wikipedia:Citing sources.

A general discussion of the use of templates for adding citation of open-source web content to Wikipedia articles is available at Wikipedia:Citation templates.

Usage summary

Common form

{{cite press release |title= |url= |publisher= |date= |accessdate=2021-07-10}}

All parameters

When copying all parameters, in either horizontal or vertical format, delete those you don't need.

Horizontal format:

{{cite press release |title= |publisher= |date= |url= |format= |language= |accessdate= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= }}

Vertical format:

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Required parameters

  • title: Title of the press release

Optional parameters

  • publisher: Issuer of press release
  • url: Link to the press release if available online. Start the url with the communications protocol e.g. http://.
    • format: Format, i.e. PDF. Don't specify for HTML (implied as default).
  • accessdate: Full date when item was accessed, in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, for example "accessdate=2021-07-10". Must not be wikilinked; it will be linked automatically.
  • date: Full date of publication, preferably in ISO format, for example, "date=2006-02-17". It should be wikilinked if it uses some other format; see MOS:DATE.
  • language: language of press release. Don't specify "English" as this is the default.
  • archiveurl: The URL of an archived copy of the page, if (or in case) the url becomes unavailable. Typically used to refer to services like WebCite and The Internet Archive. Requires archivedate.
  • archivedate: Date when the item was archived (requires archiveurl), in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. Must not be wikilinked; it will be linked automatically.
  • quote: Relevant quote from the press release.


This input:

{{cite press release |url=http://autismspeaks.org/press/autism_speaks_can_complete.php |title=Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now complete merger |publisher=Autism Speaks |date=2007-02-05 |accessdate=2007-11-01}}

produces this output:

Autism Speaks (2007-02-05). Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now complete merger. Press release. http://www.autismspeaks.org/press/autism_speaks_can_complete.php. Retrieved on 2007-11-01. 

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