Help:List of Templates

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Please update this list whenever you create a new template.

This list needs brief descriptions for each template. Please expand this article by adding these descriptions.

For info on how to use these templates, see Using Templates.


These templates are macros for text that wrap common HTML or wikicode around its parameter(s) (e.g. {{tl}} and {{tlx}}), or are convenient shorthand for odd but commonly-used characters (e.g. {{b}} and {{[[Template:#|#]]}} or characters that can't be used directly in some contexts (e.g. {{!}}).

  • Template:! "|" (pipe character). Use this in template parameters, tables, etc., where | has a special meaning.
  • Template:b "♭" (flat)
  • Template:n "♮" (natural)
  • Template:s "♯" (sharp)
  • Template:Tl - "Template link". Use this for linking to a template. Primarily used in Template and Help documentation.
  • Template:Tlx - "Template link expanded". Use this for showing how to use a template. Primarily used in Template and Help documentation.
  • Template:· "·" (middle dot or interpunct). Used to ensure the middle dot is placed correctly in every circumstance. Used mostly in templates.
  • Template:bull "•" (bullet). Used as a larger version of the middle dot or for very custom lists. Used mostly in templates.


These templates can be used to create or format footnotes, reference sections, citations, etc.


These templates are used at the top of an article's wikicode. They display a box, called an infobox, on the right side of the page containing the name, (optional) image and various pieces of information that summarize the subject. For more information, see Help:Infoboxes.


These templates are used as tags at the top of articles or sections. They are typically not part of the content itself, but are used to notify the reader of the type of article (e.g. {{thisisaprofile}}, {{open}}), or problems with the article (e.g. {{cleanup}}, {{plagiarism}}).

Inline notifications

These templates are used as tags directly within text, to point out specific problematic statements.

  • Template:Fact - This template points out factual problems with a statement - for example, a statement that could be doubted or opposed and needs a citation.
  • Template:Vague - This template points out vague or unclear statements.

Page formatting

Template Usage
  • Creates a formatted box around text.
  • Example: {{Box header|Title of box}}text here{{Box footer}}
  • Creates a smaller formatted box around text.
  • Example: {{Chord header|Title of box}}text here{{Chord footer}}
  • Creates a box with caption around Lilypond.
  • Example: {{Lilypond header}}Lilypond code here{{Lilypond footer|Caption here}}


These navigation boxes, or navboxes, consist of a category of related articles. They are placed at the end of articles to allow convenient browsing of articles having a same theme.

Template templates

These templates are used exclusively by other templates, often providing the backbone or skeleton behind those templates.


For more information on infoboxes and how to make them, see Help:Infoboxes.


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