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There are many templates in use in LSL Portal Wiki; these are only a subset, representing some of the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

  • Category:Templates should cover all templates in the wiki, categorized into the various subcategories.
  • The Template namespace (found from Special:Allpages) always has all templates in the wiki, sorted alphanumerically.

What are templates? Edit

Wiki templates provide a means to insert the same content over and over in different (or the same) pages. This saves editors the hassle of duplicating the same text again and again, and also helps ensure consistency.

Templates are generally shown with the format required to use the template (e.g. {{stub}}). Clicking the template name takes you to the template's page, where you can see what it looks like and how it is used.

Detailed instructions on the usage of each template should exist on:

  1. a subpage using {{documentation}}; or
  2. the template page itself (inside "noinclude" tags); or
  3. the template's talk page.

For more information on templates, see Help:Templates.

Article management templates Edit

Adding one of those templates to an article, adds this banner and in most cases the article under specific categories. Click on the template link for detailed documentation.

Articles under construction Edit

  • {{construction}}
  • Add to articles that are under construction and you are planning on editing them very soon. Otherwise add a {{stub}} template.

CleanupEdit

  • {{Cleanup|<reasons>|<date>}}
  • Add to articles or sections that require editing attention. This will include them in Category:Articles to clean up. Please try and add reasons - this will help editors to change what is wrong or add what is not there without having to ask the user who tagged the page.

Deprecated Edit

  • {{deprecated|<newfeature>}}
  • Articles marked as deprecated contain features, that are considered obsolete and still available, but should be avoided.

Removed Edit

  • {{removed}}
  • Articles marked as removed contain features, that are not only obsolete but also removed and not anymore available.

Unimplemented Edit

  • {{unimplemented}}
  • Articles marked as unimplemented contain features, that was announced, planned or in development, but became never available.

Nominate an article for deletion Edit

  • {{delete}}
  • Add to articles that you think should be deleted. This should be the last option.

MergeEdit

  • {{Merge|<target article>}}
  • Add to articles that should be merged into one article. This will include them in Category:Merge candidates. Further elaboration on the articles' discussion pages would be helpful, such as suggesting which name both articles should be listed under.

MoveEdit

  • {{Move|<target article>}}
  • Add to articles that should be moved to another name (Category:Move candidates), in accordance with the Naming Policy. While many moves can be made immediately, if moving will be an involved process (as with a category) or there is debate as to what the article should be called, it is best to receive some feedback first. In case of moving, it might be useful to add a redirect.


Accuracy Edit

  • {{accuracy}} displays a banner requesting a fact check

Better name / Conjecture Edit

  • {{bettername}} displays a banner flagging the article as probably needing a new name

Template:Bettername

Citations needed Edit

Disputed Edit

Outdated Edit

  • {{Outdated}}
  • Add this to articles that contain outdated information.

SplitEdit

  • {{split|<reason>}}
  • Add to articles that should have sections split off into separate articles. This will include them in Category:Split candidates. Be sure to clarify on the article's discussion page which sections you think should be moved to a new article, and why.

Disambiguation articles Edit

{{disambig}}

  • If you have several articles that have similar or identical names, you may wish to create a "disambiguation" page at the main article name, with the articles taking an extra phrase in brackets afterwards. For example:
The Prince <-- disambiguation page, with links to:
The Prince (frog)
The Prince (human)

Stubs Edit

  • {{stub}}
  • When a page has little or no useful information, then it is a. This template will include them in Category:Article stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.
  • For more information, see Help:Stubs.

Wikify Edit

Category templates Edit

General category template Edit

{{category}}

  • This can be added to categories to add general categorising details. Use in cases where it may be useful to point out to users how to categorise, such as popular categories.

Template category template Edit

{{templatecategory}}

  • This should be added to any template-related categories, to list template-specific categorising details, which differ from those of normal pages.


General wiki templates Edit

IconsEdit

Note that all these icons appear to the left of the text left edge. Use them only in indented sections (e.g. after a ":").

Icon-information-22x22{{icon-information}}
Icon-warning-22x22{{icon-exclamation}}
Icon-lightbulb{{icon-lightbulb}}
Icon-shortcut{{icon-shortcut}}


Clear below break before startingEdit

{{clr}}, plus {{clrl}} and {{clrr}}

  • This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
  • You can use {{clr}} instead of the HTML tag that clears space below things like images, pictures and tables, so the following stuff doesn't begin until the bottom of the image, picture or table box.
  • You can also use {{clrl}} or {{clrr}} to clear only left or right floats.

Line spacing Edit

  • {{spc}} adds a moderate space between two paragraphs, or between items in a bullet list. The spacing is about 75% of a regular line height.

Columns Edit

To easily put content in columns, use {{col-begin}}, {{col-2}}/{{col-3}}/{{col-4}}/{{col-5}}/{{col-6}}/{{col-7}}, and {{col-end}}.

For example
{{col-begin}}
{{col-3}}
First column
{{col-3}}
Second
{{col-3}}
Third
{{col-end}}
Yields

First column

Second

Third

Tables of Contents Edit

Though discouraged (see LSL_Portal_Wiki:Manual of Style), you can float the table of contents of a page to the right with {{tocright}}

TabsEdit

If you want to make a nice looking tab to clearly indicate what to click, like discussion, you can use the following:

For Edit

{{for|<name>|<link>}}

  • Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template.

Main article Edit

{{main|<main article>}}

  • Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.

Right-aligned Table of Contents Edit

{{tocright}}

  • This template floats the table of contents (toc) on the right. It should only be used when absolutely necessary, to keep consistent design.

Sandbox Edit

{{sandbox}}

T is for template Edit

{{t|<template>}}

  • This template allows you to show example template code (with a link to the templates) without using the template itself. It is used extensively on this page.


See alsoEdit

Add references to other articles using {{seealso}}. For example, to add two references to a page, use {{seealso|Formulas: test|test}}:

Template:Seealso

For consistency, it's recommended that you add a section at the bottom titled "See also"

Example, Example/Begin, Example/EndEdit

{{Example|<small text>}} can be used for very small examples, but often you will want to pull in substantial pieces of other pages or templates, in which case you can use {{Example/Begin}} LOTS of text, probably multiline {{Example/End}}:

LOTS of text, probably multiline

Welcome Edit

{{welcIP}} and {{welcome}}

  • The first (with longer version "welcomeIP" for those of you who like typing more) is to welcome new non-vandalistic contributors who are "anonymous", identified only by their IP number; it encourages them to register.
  • The second template is for welcoming new registered users. Should be customized for the wiki, indicating the pages we most want newcomers to visit.
  • The above two templates are very suitable for having "subst:" prefixed, because they can be edited with additions or deletions appropriate to the apparent strengths of the person being welcomed; e.g. if the contributor has already demonstrated good wiki editing skills you could delete references to pages about "how to edit".

Wikipedia Edit

{{wikipedia}}, {{wikipedia-deleted}}

  • Wikipedia-related templates. Use {{wikipedia}} for articles taken directly from Wikipedia, and {{wikipedia-deleted}} for articles deleted from Wikipedia.

LSL Portal Wiki Templates Edit

Where you may find more templatesEdit

  • Wikia Templates
  • Wikipedia; may be copied with the proper acknowledgment, but some need tweaking to work properly on Wikia, so use a Wikia one if possible.

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