Help:Templates

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A template is a pre-set piece of text that can be added to a page without having to retype the same text over and over again. This presents an advantage as you only have to change the text on one page and the change will be reflected on every page that contains the template.

More Uses

Templates also have other uses; creating awards that are given to exceptional users, welcoming a user to the community, or sorting information in an article.

When editors come across this page, they should try to fix the article and look for grammar errors. After the person who placed the template is satisfied that the article has been cleaned up, then the line of code will be removed.

To Insert a Template

To insert a template, all templates are displayed on this page. The code that inserts a template into an article is always between double curly brackets: {{Insert Template Name Here}}. Example: {{Games}}

Creating a Template

If you feel a need for a template and want to create your own to add to pages then you can create your own. First search that your idea for a template doesn't already exist. Then type "Template:Template Name Here into the search box. The Search should come up empty with an option to create your own article with the search phrase. Create the Template, save and then add the template by using instructions above.

Editing a Template

Before you edit a template be wary of your changes as they will be reflected across many, in the some case dozens of pages. To edit a Template you just type in the search box "Template:Template Name Here".

Advanced Templates

Templates can also be custom built for each page that they're used. A good example is a template where every time a template is used, it adds who added it, when, and why. A template can do this by asking for those three "parameters" or values from the template.

Make your own

You can get your template to ask for information simply by adding this code {{{1}}} in your template. By adding the {{{1}}} the template knows to put whatever is passed first in place of the {{{1}}}. To add other values/variables/parameters just increase the number, i.e. {{{2}}} {{{3}}.

Here is some of the code from an outdated template. See how the {{{#}}}'s are placed where the parameters are supposed to go:

On {{{1}}} {{{2}}} had issues with this article, '''{{PAGENAME}}'''.  
This article contains '''disputed content''' and may be fanfiction 
or a non-canon hoax.

'''{{{3}}}'''

Please add where this subject is mentioned in the 
Destiny Universe and add references using the below format:

Naming the Parameters

You can take this a step further by instead of using a number you name the variable. A good example of a template that uses this method is the Game Infobox template:

For the "Game Infobox" template you insert this code and then fill in the appropriate data. See Template:Game Infobox to view the source code.

{{Game Infobox
|name=
|image=
|developer=
|publisher=
|platform=
|releasedate= 
|genre=
|modes=
|rating=
}}

See also

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