It should be possible to include templates that are stored on
Commons. Just like we can do with images! This would be for
centralized templates. Examples would be:
- Templates for interwiki links (interlanguage links); this
would make the interlang bot activity almost unnecessary.
- Templates with current information like software versions,
There is much more application range, of course. This would
help reducing redundancy! Currently all the work that is the
same in every wiki has to be done xxx-times. With template
inclusion from Commons enabled we only have to do that once.
The template names could be in English, or in the language of
the creator (who comes first...).
Best regards, Melancholie
T58388: Pre-packaged templates for new MediaWiki installs