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Wikitravel:Categories

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The software we use for Wikitravel, MediaWiki, supports organizing articles on a wiki into categories. However, unlike Wikipedia, Wikitravel has made the decision not to use this feature, except in a very limited way that is helpful to readers. This means that many of our categories will be hidden from casual readers.

Geography[edit]

To indicate that a city is in a region, the Wikitravel style is not [[Category:Region]]; instead, we use the special template {{isPartOf|Region}} to create a breadcrumb trail. Unlike categories, this creates a handy hierarchical menu for navigation on every page, and the relations can still be parsed automatically through RDF.

Article status[edit]

Currently, the only approved uses of categories are in Article status and maintenance tags. These categories are set automatically within the templates, not manually by users.

The categories that a page is in are normally listed at the bottom of the page. A category can be hidden from this list by adding the magic word "__HIDDENCAT__" to the category page. Hidden categories are not hidden from category pages.

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