Category:Articles with incorrect citation syntax

This category contains individual pages and several subcategories. The individual pages in Category:Articles with incorrect citation syntax are added by various citation/core-based citation templates when they use incorrect syntax (further information at {{Citation error}}). To fix them, view the article and search for red text, including (but not limited to) phrases such as:

  • Error: If you specify |archive-date=, you must also specify |archive-url=
  • Error: If you specify |archive-url=, you must first specify |url=
  • Error: You must specify |name= when using {{cite gnis}}

(you can do this in many web browsers with CTRL+F). Then click the footnote marker ("^") to see which citation is incorrectly specified and how. If you are the editor who used one of the citation templates and ended up with a broken citation, consider reading the relevant template's documentation. Some subcategories in this category are populated by the various Module:Citation/CS1-based citation templates. Help for these error messages is at Help:CS1 errors, with direct links to the appropriate help text available from the error message in the article. This category should not be confused with Category:Articles with broken or outdated citations, which is added with the {{Citations broken}} template to indicate problems with the meaning or target of the ref (rather than the technical syntax of the citation template). Please do not add pages to this category directly.

See also (related category): Pages with citation errors
See also (related category): CS1 errors

The total current count of articles in subcategories of this category is 89 (update this page to refresh this count). This number involves some double-counting, since a single article may appear in multiple subcategories.


This category has the following 13 subcategories, out of 13 total.

Pages in category "Articles with incorrect citation syntax"

This category contains only the following page.