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The Sryth Wiki uses a lot of templates; we trust them to do most of the hard categorizing work, to tag pages with warnings for users, and to show information in a standard way.

  • Category:Templates should cover all templates in the wiki, categorized into the various subcategories.
  • The Template namespace always has all templates in the wiki, sorted alphanumerically.

What are templates? Edit

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 - this is the most used method here); or
  3. the template's talk page (will be advertised with {{Talkpagedoc}}).

For more information on templates, see Help:Templates.

Where you may find more templatesEdit

  • The Template Wikia
  • Wikipedia; may be copied with the proper acknowledgment, but some need tweaking to work properly on Wikia, so use a Wikia one if possible.

Sryth Wiki templates Edit

Below you'll find a list of many of the templates we use here, with a brief explanation of their use, grouped by similar functionality. For extensive documentation, visit the template pages. Remember that there can be templates on Category:Templates that are not listed here. Templates are listed on expected approximate order of usefulness

Standardizing templates
  • {{Foe}} - The standard template for enemies. Calculates the 9+ combat value.
  • {{Itembox}} - The standard box for Items. This should not be used by itself - there is a field on the Main Page for easily creating a new item page, including the itembox.
  • {{Questbox}} - The standard box for Quests. This should not be used by itself - there is a field on the Main Page for easily creating a new quest page, including the questbox.
  • {{ReplayableBox}} - Similar to Questbox, for replayable scenarios
  • {{ExplorableBox}} - For quickly describing Explorable Locations. To create a new Explorable page, you can put {{subst:ExplorablePreload}} in a blank page and save it, then edit again to fill in the details. For Explorable quests (Blizzard in the Hills, etc) you can use ExplorableBox as a standalone.
  • {{MapDirections}} - A text-based "map" to be placed on travel Location pages
  • {{TysaNavTableSmall|<loc>}} - A small grid of the quadrants of Tysa, with an optional highlighted quadrant. Adds the page to Category:Locations
  • {{TableX}} and {{Table2columns}} - Templates to quickly create tables of standard appearance, using Gray Scaling Tables.
  • {{PowerList}}, {{SkillList}}, {{StatList}}, {{Rafflelist}}, {{Questionlist}}, {{Replayablelist}} - Navigational boxes for families of related pages.
Spoiler templates
Formatting templates
  • {{AGonly}} - Shows (AG)
  • {{Item}} - Builds a user-friendly link to an Item page.
  • {{Quest}} - Builds a user-friendly link to a Quest page.
  • {{MapLegend}} - For easily creating quest maps with legends
  • {{Reference}} - Builds a link to the game's Reference system. You can find a list of nodes at Sryth Encyclopedia
  • {{Main}} - Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.
  • {{In}} - for anchor links on the same page. {{in|Anchor}} will do the same thing as [[#Anchor|Anchor]]
  • {{InOther}} - for anchor links on a different page. optional parameter to account for (AG).
  • {{Route}} - formats travel locations to display similar to the in-game travel text.
  • {{tocright}} - This template floats the table of contents (toc) on the right. It should only be used when absolutely necessary, to keep consistent design.
  • {{TOClimit|<limit>}} - This template limits the level of headers that will be shown on the TOC.
  • {{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.
Article management templates

Many of these templates might also fall in Banners and tags category, see below.

Category templates
  • {{Category}} - This can be added to categories to add general categorizing details. Use in cases where it may be useful to point out to users how to categorize, such as popular categories.
  • {{Templatecategory}} - This can be added to any template-related categories, to list template-specific categorizing details, which differ from those of normal pages.
  • {{Imagecategory}} - This can be added to any image-related categories, to list image-specific tips.
  • {{Bigcat}} - A template to help navigate big categories. Can be also Substituted to be modified into a better version for a specific category, as you can see in Category:Items by ID
Infobox Templates
  • {{Ambox}} and {{Ombox}} offer different ways to show a banner. They are used on several other templates on this site.
  • {{Infobox}} and some other examples of modified infoboxes allow for the creation of custom user boxes.
  • {{Navbox}} - The basic template for navigational boxes, base of many standardizing templates
Auxiliary templates

Very useful (often to create more templates) and very specific (often with just a very limited use). They are listed at Category:Auxiliary templates

Totally and utterly miscellaneous
  • {{edit|<pagename>}} - Creates an [edit] link.
  • {{for|<name>|<link>}} - Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template.
  • {{Unsigned}} - Allows to sign for other user, if that user forgot to sign.
  • {{Talkcreate}} - A link to create new sections, useful for starting discussions.
  • {{wikipedia}} - Use for articles taken directly from Wikipedia
  • {{wikipedia-deleted}} - User for articles deleted from Wikipedia.
  • {{reflist}} - Creates a section for references (footnotes)
  • {{cite}} - Adds the classical "Citation needed" small tag.
  • {{Sandbox}} - A template that should be used to head up all Project:Sandbox pages.
  • {{Talkheader}} - Can be used at the beginning of a talk page, contains advices pertaining to talk pages.


Uncommon formatting templates
  • {{Box1 start}}, {{Box2 start}}, {{Boxes end}} - Several boxes to enclose text.
  • {{HeadingA}} and {{HeadingB}} - Specially formatted headings, used on the main page
  • {{Col-begin}}, {{Col-2}} and {{Col-end}} - Wikitable format, hidden on templates.
  • {{clr}}, plus {{clrl}} and {{clrr}} - This templates are used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" /> 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. Its use should generally be avoided. {{clrl}} or {{clrr}} clear only left or right floats.


To welcome new users
  • This templates are no longer needed owing to Wikia's new auto-welcoming feature. See at User:Wikia. However, they can still be used to leave a personal welcome message.
  • {{welcIP}} and {{welcomeIP}} is to welcome new non-vandalistic contributors who are "anonymous", identified only by their IP number; it encourages them to register.
  • {{welcome}} - 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".

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