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The navbox style guide is a set of guidelines to use while creating and editing navboxes. These guidelines are here to keep the wiki code of the navboxes clean and consistent.

ParametersEdit

All navboxes start with '{{Navbox' with Navbox capitalised and on the first line of the template. The final '}}' should be on a separate line at the end of the template.

  • name should always match the name of the navbox without 'Template:'
  • title has to be a proper description of the navbox contains, e.g. Perks for {{Perks}}

For the other parameters see Template:Navbox/doc.

UsageEdit

Navboxes should be used both ways, a navbox should contain a link to the article that uses the navbox and vice versa.

  • Do not include redirect or disambiguation pages, use direct links.
  • Do not use navboxes on redirect or disambiguation pages.
  • A navbox can be created if it has at least 3 links.

CategoriesEdit

Navboxes that give a category to the articles that use the navbox should use '{{Ctg|Name of category}}' on the same line as the final '}}'. A navbox itself can also have a category which is added with '{{Template only|[[Category:Name of category]]}}'. Notice the difference that {{Ctg}} does not need 'Category:' in the name of the category, but that {{Template only}} does require the full link.

}}{{Ctg|Name of category}}{{Template only|[[Category:Name of template category]]}}

White-spacingEdit

  • Do not allow trailing spaces at the end of lines.
  • A space should be placed between each parameter and its value, e.g. parameter = value
  • Do not add a space between | and the parameter, e.g. |gtitle1
  • The exception is parameters that have a list as a value as demonstrated below:
|gtitle1 = Name of first group
|group1 =<!--no space here-->
 * [[Link]]

Group alignmentEdit

When adding a subgroup to a navbox, do not forget to add an indent of 2 spaces. This also counts for subgroups within subgroups, these add an extra indentation of 2 spaces, e.g. when a subgroup has a subgroup that inner subgroup will have an indentation of 4 spaces. Write values for 'gtypeX' and 'subgroup' with a small letter, e.g. 'subgroup' and 'yes' instead of 'Subgroup' and 'Yes', respectively. A list of values for the parameter 'groupX' always have one space as an indentation, list values within subgroup will have a 3 space-indentation and list values within subgroups within another subgroup will have a 5 space-indentation, etc.

{{Navbox
|name = Name of navbox
|title = Title of navbox
|gtitle1 = Name of first group
|gtype1 = subgroup
|group1 =
  {{Navbox
  |subgroup = yes
  |gtitle1 = Subgroup 1
  |gtype1 = subgroup
  |group1 =
    {{Navbox
    |subgroup = yes
    |gtitle1 = Subgroup within subgroup
    |group1 =
     * [[Link]]
    }}
  |gtitle2 = Another subgroup
  |group2 =
   * [[Link]]
  }}
}}

Inline templatesEdit

Inline templates should not have spaces between the pipe ('|') symbol and the parameter name (or value), nor before or after the '=' sign.

{{plink|VALUE1|pic=VALUE2|txt=VALUE3}}
{{chatl|VAL1|pic=VAL2|txt=VAL3}}

Helpful templatesEdit

  • {{plink}}, for items with an inventory sprite
  • {{chatl}}, for NPCs that have a chathead image
  • {{emote link}}, for emotes that have an emote icon
  • {{QuestIcon}}, for links to quests

Parameter value listEdit

There should be a single space between the list character (*) and the content of that list item.

* [[List item 1]]
* [[List item 2]]

In case a link has a sublink, use <sup>([[sublink]])</sup> to add it behind the link with a space between the link and the <sup> tag. Add the "()"-signs outside the link and not within the alternative text of a link.

* {{plink|Ring of charos}} <sup>([[Ring of charos (a)|Activated]])</sup>

In case a link has two or more sublinks, use {{*}} to seperate the values inline. Do not use plink for the sublinks.

* {{plink|Ardougne cloak|pic=Ardougne cloak 1}} <sup>([[Ardougne cloak 1|1]] {{*}} [[Ardougne cloak 2|2]])</sup>

Centering a groupEdit

A group without a 'gtitleX' can be centered with |style1 = text-align:center;. It should be noted that groups with 'gtitleX' can also be centered technically, but usually are not. This is usually the first group within a navbox for the main links or for navboxes with just one group.

Example navboxEdit

Below is an example of the above guidelines in action, for a stub version of an average navbox.

{{Navbox
|name = Name of navbox
|title = Title of navbox
|gtitle1 = Name of first group
|group1 =
 * [[Link]]
}}{{Ctg|Category}}