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There are many templates in use in Fanloid 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.

Article management templates

Main article: Category:Templates/Article management

Page management templates are used if you notice that something is out of order with a certain page or section and want to bring it to the attention of other editors or administrators. They display a box describing the issue and add the page to the appropriate maintenance category.

These templates should generally be placed at the very top of a page unless you only want to mark a section for "treatment"; then they should be at the top of that section. The exception to this is the {{Cite}} template which should only be placed at the ends of sentences.

TemplateWhat it doesHow to insert
Template:WIP Marks an article as being a Work in Progress / needing cleanup and adds it to Category:Work in Progress. {{WIP}}
Template:Delete Marks an article for deletion and adds it to Category:Candidates for deletion {{Delete}}
Template:Cite Marks individual places in an article that need citations or confirmation and adds the article to Category:Citations needed. {{Cite}}
Template:Stub Marks an article or section as needing more information and adds it to Category:Article stubs. {{Stub}}

Navigation templates

TemplateWhat it doesHow to insert
Template:Disambig2 Provides a link to a disambiguation page that has a list of similarly named characters. {{Disambig2|<Redirect name1>|<Name2>|<Name3>}}
Template:For Provides a link to another article that has a similar title or subject as the one it is used on. {{for|<description>|<page name>}}
Template:Main Used in a section to provides a link to another article that contains full information. {{Main|<page name>}}

Navboxes

Main article: Category:Templates/Navbox

Navboxes are used to ease navigation between a certain group of articles. They should be inserted in all articles of that group at the very bottom of an article, just above the category links.

TemplateWhere to use itHow to insert
Template:BasicNavbox The default navbox, it can be used to create a navigation template for article pages, it has a single "Header" and a single "Body". See {{Official derivatives nav}} as an example, this is used to link official Crypton Future Media characters. {{"Name of box" nav}}
Template:Navbox This is a more advance version. Unlike the default Navbox this has multiple parameters called "Groups" and "Lists", it can also be customized by color. {{"Name of box" nav}}
Template:Series type nav Articles about Series types. {{Series type nav}}
Template:Informative article nav Articles that are about related Fanloid or Vocaloid information. Due to the length of these pages this template can be placed at the top or bottom of an article. {{Informative article nav}}

Overview templates

Main article: Category:Templates/Article management

These are to inform readers about content presented on a page.

TemplateWhere to use itHow to insert
Template:Informative article Articles that contain information that may be informative to the reader. It is placed at the top of a page. {{Informative article|<desc>}}
Template:Copied article from Articles that contain information that has been copied to the Fanloid wiki. {{Copied article from|<link>}}
Template:This page received a notification Articles and Images that are new and did not follow the wiki's policy receive this. First time is a mistake, however, continuous behavior that disregards the policy results in: a warning notice, article or image deletion, and in some cases complete page revise and image renaming. {{This page received a notification}}

Infobox templates

Main article: Category:Templates/Infobox

Infobox templates present basic facts about about the subject of an article in a consistent format. They should be placed at the tops articles.

Each infobox has different parameters used to display information about the subject. Find the template you need from the list below and refer to the template's page to see what parameters are required.

TemplateWhere to use it
Template:Infobox/Character Articles about characters, this is a vertical box that sits to the right of a page.
Template:Infobox/Character2 Articles about characters, this is a horizontal box that sits at the top of a page.
Template:Infobox/SeriesType Articles about Vocaloid series types, this is a vertical box that sits at the top of a page.
Template:VoiceConfig This places a Voice configuration box on the article.
Template:AboutUpload This places a Song box on the article. It has parameters to give the users the ability to link videos from a video website.
Template:Infobox/Fanon Articles about Fan fiction stories.
Template:ProposedFanmade This is a used on the Proposed Fanmade listings.
Template:Infobox This is the default infobox which can be used for User pages, and like Infobox2 the revealed parameters can be whatever is inputted.

Category templates

Main article: Category:Category templates

These templates are placed on category pages to give basic information about how to place pages/files in that category.

TemplateWhere to use itHow to insert

Notice/AboutCat2

Template:Derived from This tailored to the wikis content, it is used primarily on categories that state who a fanmade is derived from. {{Derived from|<name>}}
Template:Voice from This tailored to the wikis content, it is used primarily on categories that state who gives the fanmade its voice. {{Voice from|<name>}}
Template:Characters by Categories that contain a listing of a Fanloid wiki member's characters. This is to inform people of ownership. {{Characters by|<username>}}
Template:Characters property of Categories that contain a listing of characters who were created by someone else that is not present on the Fanloid wiki. {{Characters property of|<creators name>}}
Template:Fanon by Categories that contain a listing of a Fanloid wiki member's stories. This is to inform people of ownership. {{Fanon by|<username>}}
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. {{category}}

{{category}}

Template:Imagecategory Categories that contain images. {{Imagecategory}}
Template:Templatecategory Categories that contain templates. {{Templatecategory}}
Template:Bigcat Search by Categories. {{Bigcat}}

Citation templates

Main article: Category:Templates/Utility

These templates are used in articles and on media pages to provide information about the source of information or of images.

From Wikis

TemplateWhere to use itHow to insert
Template:Wikipedia At the bottoms of articles that contain a large amount of content from Wikipedia. {{Wikipedia}}
Template:WikiaLicense Can be place at the bottoms of articles that contain content from another Wikia wiki. It is primarily being used to source templates. {{WikiaLicense}}
Template:IW Can be place within article sentences to link a page as a source. {{IW}} or {{Interwiki}}

Image copyright tags

For more information about image copyright tags see Help:copyright

TemplateWhere to use itHow to insert
Template:Imagehotlink This is used to hotlink an image uploaded on a real image hosting site such as TinyPic, ImageShack, or Photobucket. {{Imagehotlink}}
Template:Unknown image On the filepage of an image whose license is unknown. This is primarily for uploaded images of characters (fanart) where the artists is unfounded. {{Unknown image}}
Template:USER image On the filepage of an image that will be used on the User name space. This means used on "User:Their username". {{USER image}}
Template:CC-BY-SA,
Template:Cc-by-sa-3.0
On the filepages of images licensed with a Creative Commons licenses. See Wikipedia:Creative Commons licenses for more information. {{CC-BY-SA}}, {{Cc-by-sa-3.0}}
Template:Fairuse On the filepages of images that are copyrighted but used in a way that qualifies as "fairuse" under U.S. copyright law. In a similar case there is {{Other free}} {{Fairuse}}
Template:From Wikimedia On the filepage of an image originally uploaded on a Wikimedia website. {{From Wikimedia}}
Template:No license On the filepage of an image whose license is unknown. {{No license}}
Template:PD On the filepage of an image that is in the public domain. {{PD}}
Template:Permission On the filepage of an image that is used with the permission of the copyright holder. {{Permission}}
Template:Self On the filepage of an image that was uploaded by the person who created it. {{Self}}

General formatting templates

Main article: Category:Templates/Utility
TemplateWhat it doesHow to insert
Template:Clr,
Clrl and Clrr
Ensures that content placed after the template will not be overlapped by it. {{Clr}}, {{Clrl}} or {{Clrr}}
Template:Col-2 Creates a column break, it is used with {{Col-begin}} and {{col-end}} respectively. The {{Col-2b}} does a similar effect with two columns. {{Col-2}}
Template:Tocright Creates a right-aligned table of contents in an article. {{Tocright}}
Template:Gallery Creates a simple gallery. {{Gallery|<file name1>|<file caption>}}
Template:Color Makes font change color. Also available is {{Font}} which has more options to manipulate font. {{Color|<color here>|<text here>}}
Template:Small Makes font smaller. Also available is {{Font}} which has more options to manipulate font. {{Small|<text here>}}

Quote templates

TemplateWhat it doesHow to insert
Template:Quote Provides a consistent format for all character quotations used in articles. The {{Quote2}} does the same thing only it has smaller font and is forced to the left. {{Quote|<<color>>|<<quote>>|<<speaker> <when>>}}

Notice templates

These templates give the reader information about the content that an article or section contains.

TemplateWhat it doesHow to insert
Template:Disambig Marks an article as a disambiguation page and adds it to Category:Disambiguations. {{Disambig}}
Template:Notice A generic template to create a notice with an image. {{Notice}}
Template:Notify A simplified version of a notice box. {{Notify}}
Template:Notice/touser A simplified version of a notice box. {{Notice/touser}}

Other

Use these little images to spruce up your discussion pages!

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.

Forgot to sign

{{Unsigned}}

  • If a user forgot to sign a comment this will mark the comment with information (taken from the page history) about who wrote the comment and when.

Sandbox

{{sandbox}}

{{sandbox user}}

  • A template that should be used on a user's personal sandbox.

Welcome

{{welcIP}} and {{welcome}}

  • A template to welcome new users with. Should be customized for the wiki.

Templates used on the mainpage

Main article: Category:Templates/Mainpage

These templates are used on the Main Page of the wiki to simplify the code on that page. Currently as of 07:23, May 10, 2013 (UTC) they are all in a work in progress state due to the wiki's constant underdevelopment. The primariy ones that are in use are.

{{Fanloid Intro2}}

  • Provides a navigation to various pages, similar to the Navbar.

{{Fanloid News}} and {{Fanloid Fanon News}}

  • Provides a simple format for news items.

Templates for userpages

Main article: Category:User templates

{{Userbox1}} and {{Userbox2}}

  • This template is the framework on which most of the userboxes on this wiki are based. Do note that these are outdated.

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