Help:List of Templates

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This page contains lists of templates available on Conservapedia.


Before you can attach your own template to any CP page, you will need to submit it for
approval at Template Submission. It will then be added to the list below.


Templates are predefined blocks of text or other code (including formatting). Advantages of using templates are:

  • Consistency of style (using the same template in various articles).
  • Save time (reusing text that has been written before).
  • Easy updating (Changing the template allows one to change that text in every article that uses that template).
  • Automatically include the page in a given category.

NB: This page attempts to document all templates (except user boxes).

  • If you are not familiar with using templates, see Using templates for a guide to using them.

Creating (or modifying) templates

Conservapedia requires that all templates be properly documented.[1] See Creating templates for details. Failure to document templates will result in the templates being deleted or reverted.

Contents


Templates for Articles

Formatting and boilerplate text

  • {{Age}} adds persons age, which automatically updates yearly, on their birthday.
  • {{Clear}} Causes following content to start below previous content, to avoid wrapping around pictures and boxes.
  • {{Lowercase}} Displays the title of the article in initial lower case.
  • {{Nowrap}} Text supplied as a parameter to this template will not be wrapped on white space.
  • {{tt}} Formats text as monospaced and lightly shaded.

Quote Templates

  • {{Bible quote}} Quote box for a Bible text and reference, with link to the passage on BibleGateway.com.
  • {{Cquote}} Fancy quote formatting. The first parameter is the quote.
  • {{QuoteBox}} Provides a formatted box for quotes.
  • {{QuoteBox2}} A configurable "call-out" quote box.

Links

These are simple links to a common format. See also Navigation boxes, below, for boxes of links to related articles.

  • {{Bible ref}} Formatted Bible reference, with link to the passage on BibleGateway.com.
  • {{Main}} States that another article or two provide(s) more information on the subject. The one or two parameters are the name(s) of the article(s) being linked to.
  • {{Wp}} Link to Wikipedia article. NB: Wikipedia is not to be used as a reference, except when talking about Wikipedia, as in How Conservapedia Differs from Wikipedia. Its one parameter is the English Wikipedia page name.

Information boxes

An information box is a box containing standardised information about the topic.

  • {{2008_presidential_candidates}} A list of 2008 candidates for the bottom of pages. No parameters
  • {{AFV}} For articles about tanks and armored fighting vehicles. Variety of parameters
  • {{Bio}} For biographies. There are multiple optional parameters.
  • {{Book}} For an article about a book. Parameters include title, author, country, language and subject.
  • {{Caselaw}} For a case law. The three parameters are the parties, the citation, and the date it was handed down.
  • {{Country}} For a country. There are multiple optional parameters.
  • {{Element}} For an element of the periodic table. Variety of parameters.
  • {{Etymology}} A box for providing etymology of the article's name. The main parameter is the text of the box.
  • {{Governors}} A listing of Governors linking to lists for all 50 states.
  • {{Mineral}} For articles on minerals. Variety of parameters.
  • {{MLBPlayer}} For articles on active or former Major League Baseball players.
  • {{MLBTeam}} For Major League Baseball teams
  • {{Meet the Press moderators}} Specific to the NBC show
  • {{Officeholder}} For a variety of offices, uses the following sub-pages (which shouldn't be used individually) (note: this list will grow):
  • {{Planet}} For a planet.
  • {{PM}} For a Prime Minister. There are multiple optional parameters.
  • {{Powers of ten}} A list of the powers of 10.
  • {{President}} For a president or vice president. Contains some biographical information and details of up to three periods of office. (May be expanded if necessary).
  • {{Prime Minister}} For articles about Prime Ministers; as the "President" template above.
  • {{Rifle}} For articles about weapons, rifles and handguns.
  • {{Ship}} For a ship.
  • {{Succession}} For listing a predecessor and a successor. One or more of these templates are passed to infobox tables designed to accept them. Has several optional parameters.
  • {{Taxonomy}} For taxonomic information.
  • {{University}} For universities and colleges.

Navigation boxes

A navigation box is a box that contains links to related articles. It usually appears to the right of an article, or at the bottom.

Notices

On this page, a notice is a box or other text that alerts the reader to some aspect of the page. They differ from the maintenance templates (below) in that they don't specifically call for the page to be changed. They could therefore remain on the page indefinitely.

  • {{Attack_page}} Notice and explanation that the user's page / article are a Ad hominem Attack Page; explains what that is, and also a violation of the CP Guidelines.
  • {{Controversial}} Notice that editors should carefully consider edits to this controversial article or discuss them first.
  • {{CPLock}} Part of the template standardization effort - where selected maintenance and notice templates were revamped.
  • {{CP PermProtect}} Notice for Article page that a problematic article has been permanently protected, and editors should not expect it to unlocked anytime soon. Encourages contributions to be placed on the talk page.
  • {{Disambig}} Simple notice that this is a disambiguation page.
  • {{Disambiguation}} Expanded notice that this is a disambiguation page.
  • {{Disputed}} Notice that the page contains disputed material.
  • {{EndPJADAA}} Notice of end of sensitive (adult) content.
  • {{Endspoiler}} Notice that this is the end of a spoiler section.
  • {{Inuse}} Notice that a page is being heavily revised and other editors should refrain from editing whilst the notice is there.
  • {{Logical_Fallacy}} Notice that the content represents a logical fallacy.
  • {{LPOV}} Notice that the article has a Liberal Point Of View.
  • {{LPOV-sect}} Notice that the section of the article has a Liberal Point Of View.
  • {{Move}} For pages needing to be moved
  • {{Nominate featured}} Notice that this article has been nominated for "featured article" status. To be placed on the article's talk page.
  • {{PJADAA}} Notice that the following material is sensitive (adult) content.
  • {{Partially protected}} Notice that parts of the article are protected from editing.
  • {{Progress}} Notice that the page is undergoing "massive reconstruction" and inviting help.
  • {{Protected}} Notice that the article is protected from editing. To be used on the article page.
  • {{Split}} Suggestion that the article be split into two articles. The parameter is the suggested name of the second article.
  • {{Spoiler}} Notice that the article contains plot information.
  • {{SubCascaded}} Notice that a template's sub-page shouldn't be protected
  • {{Temp protected}} Notice that the article is temporarily protected from editing, but another sysop can unprotect if he wishes. The parameter is the protecting sysop. To be placed on the talk page of the article.
  • {{Temporarily unprotected theory}} Notice that the page is temporarily unprotected but will again be protected from editing if the theory is made to sound like fact.
  • {{Uncited}} Notice that the article could benefit from more citations.
  • {{Uncited2}} Same as above, but a blue color theme.
  • {{Unofficial}} Notice that the page is not an official Conservapedia page, contents may not necessarily reflect CP's POV.
  • {{Unprotected}} Notice that the article was unprotected on a given date by a given sysop.
  • {{Unprotected by}} Notice that the page was unprotected by a given sysop.
  • {{Templates}} Notice that the page already has too many templates (how many is "too many"?).

Citations

Cite a specific text

  • {{8c}} Inserts a reference to The 8th Habit, by Steven R. Covey. It takes a page number as a parameter.
  • {{Easton}} Inserts a reference to Easton's Bible Dictionary, takes an entry name for a parameter
  • {{Nuttall}} Inserts a reference to the Nuttall Encyclopedia, takes an entry name for a parameter

Maintenance

Maintenance templates are notices that alert editors to a problem with the page and invite that problem to be fixed. Templates that alert readers to something about the page or section but do not invite editors to change anything should be included under Notices, above.

  • {{Citations missing}} (New as of 8/13/2007 with added features, places article in two categories)
  • {{CPCN}} Part of the template standardization effort - where selected maintenance and notice templates were revamped.
  • {{CPGram}} Part of the template standardization effort - where selected maintenance and notice templates were revamped. For pages with bad grammar.
  • {{CPPOV}} Part of the template standardization effort - where selected maintenance and notice templates were revamped.
  • {{Diacritical}} Notice that the author of the article would like help with diacritical marks.
  • {{Format}} Notice that the article needs proper formatting.
  • {{Generalize}} Notice that the description is highly specialised and a more general description is required.
  • {{Logical Fallacy}} Notice that the article contains at least one logical fallacy.
  • {{Merge from}} Notice that a suggestion has been made to merge another article or section with this article.
  • {{Merge with}} Notice that a suggestion has been made to merge the section or article to another.
  • {{Merging}} Notice that this section or article is being merged with another.
  • {{RefAppeal}} Notice that the article needs credible references.
  • {{Rewrite}} Notice that the article or section needs rewriting.
  • {{Science-stub}} Notice that the science article is a stub and needs expansion.
  • {{Stub}} Notice that the article is very short and needs expanding.
  • {{Vague word}} Notice that the meaning of the word is unclear.
  • {{Vandalism2}} Place on vandalized articles that contain some factual information, but also has some fake information.
  • {{Weasel words}} Question of who made the claim. Includes the page in the category Articles with weasel-worded statements.
  • {{Who says}} Notice that the quotation or view needs clarifying as to who said it or holds the opinion.

Inline

  • {{Fact}} Notice that a citation is needed. Adds page to the category of Articles with unsourced statements.
  • {{Fact-historical}} Notice that a citation is needed. Adds page to the category of Articles with unsourced historical statements.
  • {{Fact-political}} Notice that a citation is needed. Adds page to the category of Articles with unsourced political statements
  • {{Fact-science}} Notice that a citation is needed. Adds page to the category of Articles with unsourced scientific statements.
  • {{Prove}} Notice that (mathematical) proof is needed. Also adds page to the category Articles with unsourced mathematical statements.

Deletion

  • {{Afd}} Link to deletion discussion page - not used much, I might delete it. --Ed Poor 07:39, 23 May 2007 (EDT)
  • {{Afd entry}} Notice that article has been proposed for deletion.
  • {{Db}} Notice that the page may be speedily deleted.
  • {{Delete}} Notice that this article has been nominated for deletion.
  • {{Delete Notice}} Notice that this article has been proposed for deletion, and should be discussed.
  • {{Speedy}} Notice that the article has been nominated for speedy deletion. Unlike {{db}}, it does not allow for a reason.

Templates for images

  • {{Fairuse}} "Fair use" licence information.
  • {{Image request}} For requesting the upload of an image for an article.
  • {{license}} General image licence information.
    • {{own}} General image licence information pre-filled with own work released to public domain.
    • {{commons}} General image licence information pre-filled with public domain work from Wikimedia Commons.

Templates for talk pages

  • {{Articlelink}} Link to article, talk, and history pages.
  • {{Articletalkheader}} For talk pages. Automatically generates archives, one parameter (the prefix)
  • {{Block}} Warning to vandal that he will be blocked if he vandalises again. The page is specified. (Is this according to the rules?)
  • {{BlockNotice}} Warning to vandal that he will be blocked if he vandalises again. No page is specified. (Is this according to the rules?)
  • {{Copied from}} Notice that the article has been copied from Wikipedia or another site, but was written by the same author. The one required parameter is the signature, and there are two optional parameters.
  • {{Delete personal remark}} Put this template around an inappropriate personal remark to make it "vanish". Includes the page in the category "Personal Remarks".
  • {{Hide personal remark}} Put this template around an inappropriate personal remark to make it vanish. This template does not include the page in the category "Personal Remarks".
  • {{Protest}} Advice on where to make a protest about abuse by another editor or a sysop.
  • {{Remove personal remark}} Notice that a personal mark has been removed. Adds the page to the category Personal remarks.
  • {{Show personal remark}} Reinstate personal remark hidden by {{Remove personal remark}}, and includes page in category Personal Remarks.
  • {{Strike personal remark}} Put this template around an inappropriate personal remark to strike it out.
  • {{Unsigned}} Notice that the preceding comment was posted by a particular user who didn't sign it.

Templates for debate pages

  • {{Debate}} Notice that the page is a debate page. Includes page in the category of debates.
  • {{Debate-humorous}} Notice that the page is a debate page. Includes page in the category of humorous debates.
  • {{Debate-philosophy}} Notice that the page is a debate page. Includes page in the category of philosophical debates.
  • {{Debate-politics}} Notice that the page is a debate page. Includes page in the category of political debates.
  • {{Debate-religion}} Notice that the page is a debate page. Includes page in the category of religious debates.
  • {{Debate-science}} Notice that the page is a debate page. Includes page in the category of science debates.

Templates for user pages

  • {{Babel}} For user boxes, to indicate languages known to the user.
  • {{Blocked}} Notice that the user has been blocked, and the log of their blocks. It takes one optional parameter, the length of the block. If the parameter is omitted, the block is shown as indefinite. To insert the length, add a "|" after the word blocked with the amount of time blocked, for example: "2 Weeks", without the quotes.
  • {{Blockeduser}} Notice that the user has been blocked. It's three parameters are the blocking sysop, the length of the block, and the reason for the block.
  • {{Paroled}} Notice that the user is on parole. The parameter is the name of the page with the parole details.
  • {{Quit}} Notice for the page of user that has chosen to "quit". The one (optional) parameter is the reason for quitting.
  • {{Retired user}} Notice for the page of a "retired" user.
  • {{Sysop Pledge}} Notice that the sysop will not arbitrarily block users.
  • {{Sysop Pledge2}} As for {{Sysop Pledge}} with slightly altered wording.
  • {{Sysop Pledge3}} As for {{Sysop Pledge}} with slightly altered wording and different formatting.
  • {{TemplateDocRqd}} Request to document a template that the user has created. It takes the template name as a parameter, and an optional old parameter for templates created before documentation was required.
  • {{Unblocked}} Notice that the user has been unblocked, with link to their list of contributions and the log of their blocks.
  • {{Useful links}} A list of useful links, for inclusion on user pages. See the template page for parameters (all are optional).
  • {{User blocked}} inline version of {{blocked}}
  • {{User Talk1}} Notice that this page is a user talk page.
  • {{Useraway}} Notice that the user is away from Conservapedia for an extended time. Has three optional parameters.
  • {{Userboxbottom}} Defines the bottom of a column of user boxes.
  • {{Userboxbreak}} Creates a break in a column of user boxes, with either a sub-heading or a horizontal line.
  • {{Userboxtop}} Defines the top of a column of user boxes (or other items such as pictures).
  • {{Weekend}} Notice that the user is away from Conservapedia for the weekend.
  • {{Welcome}} Welcome notice for new users. One (optional) parameter is the welcomer's signature. The notice includes {{useful links}} in the box.
  • {{WP no copying}} Notice that articles are not to be copied from Wikipedia. Has two optional parameters for the editor's copied articles.

User Boxes

See Conservapedia:Userboxes for a list of user box templates, which all start with "User ".

Templates for other templates

  • {{!}} Allows the pipe character (|) to be included in a template without it having the normal meaning of a pipe.
  • {{!-}} Allows the pipe character (|) and new row character (-) to be included in a template without it having the normal meaning of a pipe. Syntactically equivalent to {{!}}-
  • {{2if1}} Returns parameter 2 if parameter 1 is non-blank.
  • {{Bio header}} Basis of biographical templates.
  • {{H:f}} Used for Mediawiki help pages.
  • {{H:f Help}} Used for Mediawiki help pages.
  • {{H:f Template}} Used for Mediawiki help pages.
  • {{H:h}} Used for Mediawiki help pages.
  • {{H:h Help}} Used for Mediawiki help pages.
  • {{Infobox}} Base template for infoboxes?
  • {{Link}} Unknown. Take two parameters.
  • {{Raw parm doc}} Documentation note about xxxx-raw parameters.
  • {{Tnavbox basic}} Standard layout for horizontal navigation boxes. Use to create templates for a group of navigation boxes.
  • {{Tnb countries}} Standard layout for horizontal navigation boxes for countries.
  • {{Tnb heads of state}} Standard layout for horizontal navigation boxes for heads of state/national leaders.
  • {{Tnb_people}} A master template for constructing nav boxes about groups of people.
  • {{Tnb sports league}} Standard layout for horizontal navigation boxes for sports league team members.
  • {{Tnb tv news anchors}} Standard layout for horizontal navigation boxes for tv news anchors.
  • {{Tnb zoid land}} Standard layout for horizontal navigation boxes for families of land animals.
  • {{Tnb zoid marine}} Standard layout for horizontal navigation boxes for families of marine animals.
  • {{t row if}} Conditional Wiki-syntax table row with two columns. The two parameters are the text for the two columns, and the condition is the second parameter being non-empty.
  • {{Terms index}} Base for various index navigation boxes.
  • {{tl}} Used to show how a template is written and includes a link to the template, but does not include the template (this template is used for the references to templates on this page).
  • {{UB}} Used for the indexes to user boxes.
  • {{Userbox}} Base template for standard user boxes.
  • {{Userbox-2}} Base template for double-ended user boxes.
  • {{Userbox-r}} Base template for reversed user boxes.

Miscellaneous templates

  • {{CPTemp}} Part of the template standardization effort - where selected maintenance and notice templates were revamped. For anything - user with little frequency.
  • {{DeletedAFD}} Advice for a page where deletion of an article was discussed that the article has been deleted.
  • {{Deleted page}} Notice that the page has been deleted and protected from re-creation. (Actually diverts to Conservapedia:Deleted and Protected).
  • {{Deletedpage}} As for {{Deleted page}}
  • {{essay}} Notice that the page is an original work, and that it might one day be published, with acknowledgements.
  • {{EssayAnon}} Notice that the page is an original work, and that it will be published anonymously.
  • {{fa}} Collapsible entry for use on [[Conservapedia:Features articles|}} page only. Has fields for article title, dates, and comments.
  • {{Imagefloat}}, adds an image, floating in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  • {{Large category}} Notice (for category page?) that the category is becoming very large.
  • {{Misspelled}} A helper template, mainly intended to be used on Conservapedia:Commonly misspelled words.
  • {{Parm}} Parameter details, for use within a {{Parms}} template. None or more of these templates comprise the one parameter used by the {{Parms}} template. This template has four required parameters.
  • {{Parms}} List of parameters used by a template (for use on template documentation pages). Has one parameter, which can be blank.
  • {{Policy proposal}} Notice that the following represents a proposed policy or guideline.
  • {{PTElement}} For constructing a periodical table element.
  • {{Scientific theory}} Outline for an article on a scientific theory.
  • {{Sysopnom}} Sysop nomination. The parameter is the user name.
  • {{TemplateDoc}} Overview of a template (for use on template documentation pages). Has three parameters, one optional.

Templates for the Main page

These templates comprise the contents of the main sections of the Main Page. They are protected.

Unknown

  • {{Alert}} As for {{User}} but adds their block list.
  • {{User}} Links to user's page, talk page, contributions list, and count of edits.

Obsolete and redirect templates

Most of these templates could be deleted (but first the What Links Here function should be used to see if the template is in use), but some should be retained as valid alternatives to the templates they redirect to.

Geo's Contest Award Templates

Notes

  1. There are some exceptions to this, including user boxes. See Creating templates for details.
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