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There are many templates in use in Life With Boys 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?

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.

Voting templates

Use these templates on forums or voting discussions to indicate your stance on a particular issue.

Support

{{support|<optional: slightly/strongly support>}}

  • Use this template preceding a comment showing support.

Oppose

{{oppose|<optional: slightly/strongly oppose>}}

  • Use this template preceding a comment showing opposition.

Neutral

{{neutral}}

  • Use this template preceding a comment showing neutrality, with no clear stance on the subject matter.

Comment

{{comment}}

  • Use this template preceding a general comment on an issue in a community discussion.

Archive

{{archive|<reason>}}

  • Use this template at the top of a forum to archive it.

Vote delete

{{Vote delete}}

  • Use this template in a deletion discussion showing that you support a deletion.

Vote keep

{{Vote keep}}

  • Use this template in a deletion discussion showing that that the page should be kept.

Vote merge

{{Vote merge}}

  • Use this template in a deletion discussion showing that the page should be merged with another page.

Warning templates

Main article: Project:User warnings

Article management templates

Nominate an article for deletion

{{delete}}

{{speedydelete|<reason>}}

Disambiguation articles

{{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

{{stub}}

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

Infoboxes

{{Infobox character}}

  • Add this template to a character article to create an information box.

{{Infobox cast}}

  • Add this template to a cast article to create an information box.

{{Infobox pairing}}

  • Add this template to a pairing article to create an information box.

{{Infobox television}}

  • Add this template to a television show article to create an information box.

Navigation boxes

{{Navbox character}}

  • Add this template to the bottom of a character page to add a navigation box for all characters.

{{Navbox cast}}

  • Add this template to the bottom of a cast page to add a navigation box for all cast members.

{{Navbox pairing}}

  • Add this template to the bottom of a pairing page to add a navigation box for all pairings.

{{Navbox episode}}

  • Add this template to the bottom of an episode page to add a navigation box for all episodes.

Gallery headings

{{GR|<parent page>}}

  • Add this template to a gallery page so you can return to the parent page.

{{GH|<parent page>|<year/season>}}

  • Add this template to a gallery page for a specific year or season so you can return to the parent page.

File templates

Informational imagebox

{{imagebox|<description>|<source>}}

  • This should be added to all image files that are used on article pages on the wiki to include information on the image as well as where it came from.

Mark an image that needs to be fixed

{{fix image|<reason>}}

  • This should be added to image files that do not fully comply with the image policy.

Category templates

General category template

{{category}}

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

Template category template

{{templatecategory}}

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

General wiki templates

Clear

{{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.

For

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

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

Main article

{{main|<main article>}}

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

Right-aligned Table of Contents

{{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

{{sandbox}}

T is for template

{{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.

Welcome

{{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

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

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

Where you may find more templates

  • 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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