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There are many templates in use in Mystery Skulls 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.
  • 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. {{delete}}). 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

Nominate an article for deletion

{{delete}}

Identifying stub articles

{{stub}}

  • If the article is lacking in information or in need of improvement, this template can be added at the top of the page.
  • Using {{stub}} marks an article as a stub page by adding a banner to the article and categorizing it under Category:Article stubs.
  • For more information, see Help:Stub.

Articles requiring citation

{{citation needed}}

  • Add this to a sentence or statement within the article that needs a reliable source to verify its claim.

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)

Conjectural titles

{{conjectural}}

  • Add this template to notify readers the article's name is a provisional title for the subject and its official title has yet to be confirmed.

General wiki templates

Clear

{{clr}}

  • 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.

Citation

{{Cite web}}

  • This template formats website citations in the page.

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.

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.

Main articles

{{main}}

  • If the subject of an article section has its own page, this template links to that article. Use this at the start of a section to link to the main article on that subject.

Quotes

{{quote}}

  • Use this template to add quotes to the article.

Youmay

{{Youmay}}

  • This template goes at the top of an article and is used to direct the user to an article on a similar name or subject for disambiguation.

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 version if possible.
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