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There are many templates in use in World of Warcraft Roleplay; 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.

Article management templates

Article types

{{ol}}

{{re}}

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)

Disambig link indicators

{{Otheruses|<alt_article>}}
  • To indicate a link to other meanings or uses of an article name.
{{Otherusesof|<term_or_topic>|<alt_article>}}
  • To indicate a link to other meanings or uses of an specified term or topic.

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.

Infobox templates

These are templates that create info boxes in the upper right of the article page space with key information.

{{battle}}

  • Lots of detail about events that describe some conflict.

{{profile}}

  • Standard info box for a character.

{{Infobox character}}

  • Similar to {{profile}}, but with more fields.

Category templates

General category template

{{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

{{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

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.

Indent

{{indent}}

  • Simple indent for the beginning of paragraphs equivalent to 4 non-breaking spaces (&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;).

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.

Story templates

For use with fan lore or history stories.

Title

{{title|<story_title>|<server_of_origin>}}

  • 2 = server_of_origin is optional.

References and Sources templates

{{Wowpedia credit}}

  • If you copy stuff from Wowpedia. Add the following section and template to the bottom of the page:
== Sources ==
{{Wowpedia credit|date=date when copied}}

Wikia-related templates

These templates assume you are operating on a Wikia wiki.

WoWWiki

{{wowwiki}} or {{WoWWiki}}

  • Adds a link to a WoWWiki page of the same name as the current page in a small box.

{{ww|<link>|<label>}}

  • Make a link to a WoWWiki page. Note: A link created in this way will always show as a valid link, even if the page doesn't exist in WoWWiki.

{{wwpage|<link>|<label>}}

  • Make a link to a WoWWiki page, but with more options than {{ww}}. Note: A link created in this way will always show as a valid link, even if the page doesn't exist in WoWWiki.

{{wwitem|<link>|<label>}}

  • Make a link to a WoWWiki item page. Note: A link created in this way will always show as a valid link, even if the page doesn't exist in WoWWiki.

{{wwserver|<server_name>|<label>}}

  • Make a link to a WoWWiki server page. The server_name should be in the form Name US or Name Europe. Note: A link created in this way will always show as a valid link, even if the page doesn't exist in WoWWiki.

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