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There are many templates in use in Dinorpg 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.

DinoRPG Wiki specific templates

Inserting unified data

These templates are used to provide information in a unified way so that the layout of the pages can be quickly edited only once and still affect all appropriate pages. For example, changing the order in which the data is being displayed on its page. It is encouraged that you learn to use these templates, as they will make it much easier to maintain the wiki.

These templates and their documentation can be edited by anyone, so if you know what you are doing and believe your edit will be of benefit for the wiki, feel free to act. Just remember to make all the necessary changes on each page using a template, in the case of your template edit affecting them in that way.

{{dino}}

{{enemies}}

{{place}}

  • Use this on place pages to get the right pictures and categories. For example, the Dinotown or the Lavapit page.

{{items}}

{{skill}} and {{double skill}}

  • Use these on skill pages for skills that either require only one element, for example the Carapace or the Wrath page, or for skills that require two different elements, for example the Overload or the Shock page.

{{quest}}

Tables

{{starting}}

  • Add this to a page to insert the table of all the known Dinoz starting skills.

Elements

These templates are simple. They add a picture of the element together with a link to the element page.
{{fire}} gives Elem 0 Fire
{{wood}} gives Elem 1 Wood
{{water}} gives Elem 2 Water
{{lightning}} gives Elem 3 Lightning
{{air}} gives Elem 4 Air
{{void}} gives Elem 5 Void

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:
Merchant <-- disambiguation page, with links to:
Angry Merchant
Merchant (Skill)

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.

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.

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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