Template talkWelcome

==How to use the template==
Just type or copy the text {{subst:welcome|YourUsername |~~~~}} onto a user's Talk page then add your signature. As soon as you Save, the entry will lose its link to the template and become ordinary text, which you can edit to personalise it.

==Use of "subst:" prefix==
Using the prefix before any template name copies the template then cuts the connexion. If you omit the "subst:" the result copies just the same but will not be editable and will always show the current version of the template - probably not a good idea for a one-off welcoming message, although it is useful for many other templates.

==Edit it to make it more specific to this wiki==
For example, it could say "Welcome to the '''XYZWV Wiki'''".    You could add a link to a page you particularly want new users to look at.   You could use the "upload file" link to add a new picture that is meaningful (or funny!) to your visitors, and change the code Image:Example.jpg to the name of your new picture.

==Make another one just for you to use==
On your user page you could create a link to something like template:welcJG then make the resulting page a copy of template:welcome and modify it any way you like. Then you can type or paste {{subst:welcJG}} on a newcomer's page and not need further personalising.

== Auto sign ==
You can get the template to automatically include the user's signature, but it will only work when it's substituted. If it's transcluded the four tildes will show. I guess you have to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages; you can easily include the subst: code in MediaWiki:Newarticletext, but you run the risk of experienced users just transcluding it.

A good idea is to include the pagename magic word, that way the user feels like it's more of a personal welcome. This can be either directly transcluded, or substituted. There are problems with both options. For direct transclusion, the welcome will show the full pagename (e.g. User talk:Name/Archive2), if it's ever archived. For substitution, the whole template needs to be substituted for it to work. Otherwise, the pagename magic word will show. The same problem is faced as with auto signing; more experienced users are likely to just transclude it.

Hi, I am Jimbo, the founder, along with Angela, of Wikia, and the founder of Wikipedia.

Leave me a message on User_talk:Jimbo Wales my user talk page.
:''Please leave messages for me at the end of this page''

Welcome to the '''{{SITENAME}}'s sandbox'''!
This page exists so that you can practice editing or formatting (see Help:Editing|Editing help) without changing any serious content. Feel free to try wiki editing out here first.
There is a wikia:Help:Tutorial_1|tutorial on the Central (coordinating) Wikia that will step you through more of the things you can do. Wiki allow for rather complicated formatting. It can look overwhelming when you begin, but don't let it worry you. Just start with the basics... enter some text, and learn the other pieces as you go. Your content contributions are welcome and important. The wiki is a collaborative effort and others can help with formatting and other improvements.
Best wishes!
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'''To use this template, type {{Wikipedia-deleted|Page name}} at the bottom of the article. "Page name" should be the title of the article copied exactly from Wikipedia.''' Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
{{wikia:User talk:Angela}}
This account was used by '''Wikia:Wikia, Inc.|Wikia, Inc.''' to import the starter content to this wiki in an automated way (some templates, MediaWiki messages, and other essentials). 

* ''Special:Contributions/Default|Contributions''
This account is used by Wikia Staff when they run the maintenance script rebuildMessages.php. This updates or rebuilds the interface messages to be the same as the MediaWiki default on the Central Wikia wiki.

This account is not a bot and cannot be blocked. If there is a problem with the text of the default messages, please inform the Wikia:Community Team|Community Support Team.

* ''Special:Contributions/MediaWiki default|Contributions''
This category may include pages and subcategories related to Special:Activeusers|the active contributors to the site.
This is the base category for '''templates'''. Templates should be placed in appropriate subcategories.

See Project:Templates for collated information on templates.

{{wikia:User talk:CatherineMunro}}

Needed for creating a pipe, in m:Help:Table|wikitables contained in m:ParserFunctions|Parser Functions.

See m:Template:!
Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
|content=This article is a :Category:Stub|stub, an article too short to provide more than rudimentary information about a subject. You can help the ''Deus Ex Wiki'' by {{SERVER}}{{localurl:{{NAMESPACE}}:{{PAGENAME}}|action=edit}} expanding it.

''This template will categorize articles that include it into :Category:Stub.''
Category:Article management templates|{{PAGENAME}}

'''To use this template, type {{stub}} on the page that is a stub.'''
Category:Article management templates|{{PAGENAME}}
This category lists '''stub articles''' on this wiki.

A stub is a short article that can be expanded with more information on a subject by any user. To mark an article as a "stub" add the code {{t|stub}} to the end of any article.

Category:Site maintenance
The '''Edit page script''' account is used by Wikia Staff to make automated edits across multiple pages or multiple wikis.

If there is a problem with the content of any pages edited by this script, please inform the Wikia:Community Team|Community Team.

* ''Special:Contributions/Edit page script|Edit page script contributions''
The '''Delete page script''' account is used by Wikia Staff to make automated deletions across multiple pages or multiple wikis.

If you feel the script deleted a page it should not have deleted, any special:listadmins|admin on this wiki can undelete that page. Please inform the Wikia:Community Team|Community Team about any problems with this script.

* ''Special:Contributions/Delete page script|Delete page script contributions''
Welcome --- Bienvenue --- Willkommen
{| class="notice noprint" id="Welcome" style="background: ; border: 2px solid ; margin: 0 auto;" cellpadding=8 |- | | '''Hi! Welcome to this Wikia!'''
'''Special:Userlogin|Please log in and create a user name.'''
Help:Why create an account|Creating a user name is free and takes only a minute AND it gives you greater '''anonymity''' if that is your wish.
When you have a user name, other contributors can ask you questions and help you out. |}
We hope you can make continuing contributions of articles and/or discussion and other improvements, even if not logged in. If you are new to Wikia or wikis in general, please visit the project:Community Portal|"Community portal" for an outline of some of the main parts of the site and links to pages that tell you '''how to edit'''. Discussion of any aspect of the site, and enquiries, can be made at the Forum:Index|Forum or on the help:Talk page|Talk page associated with each article. Please sign and date your contributions there, so that readers know "who to talk to" and whether your message is probably still of current interest. ---- ''The above template is for adding to the help:Talk page|Talk page of any contributor who is identified only by an IP number. Just type or paste {{subst:welcomeIP}} and add your timestamp (four tildes) below it.'' Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
File:Copyright.png|left|27px This file is copyrighted. The copyright holder has given permission for its use.
To use this template, type {{Permission}} on the image information page. Category:Image wiki templates
File:Copyright.png|left|27px This file is licensed under a free license.
To use this template, type {{Other free}} on the image information page. Category:Image wiki templates
File:Copyright.png|left|25px This file was originally uploaded on Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project
To use this template, type {{From Wikimedia}} on the image information page. Category:Image wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
File:Copyright.png|left|27px This image was created by an author and the copyright is held by the author and the Deus Ex Wiki.
To use this template, type {{Self}} on the image information page. Category:Image wiki templates
{{wikia:User:Jack Phoenix}}

Needed for creating two pipes, in m:Help:Table|wikitables contained in m:ParserFunctions|Parser Functions.

See m:Template:!!
Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
—Preceding unsigned comment added by User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}} (User talk:{{{1}}}|talkSpecial:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs) {{{2|}}}

* It should be used when Users do not sign their posts in talk pages.
* Its usage is {{t|unsigned|username}} where "username" is the name of the user who did not sign their post.

Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}

Templates used on category pages.



''This template is used in subcategories of :Category:Templates''

Category:Category templates|{{PAGENAME}}


To put a template in '''Category:{{PAGENAME}}''':

* Use <noinclude>&;&:{{PAGENAME}}&;&;&&;&;&;&;</noinclude>. The "<noinclude>" tags are necessary because without them, you end up categorizing all pages using the template in the template category! Please also note the |{{PAGENAME}}.
* If your template is meant to be '''used in-line''', make sure that there are '''no line feeds''' after </noinclude>. If there are, it may work in flowing text, but it will misbehave in bullet lists. You can have as many line feeds as you like ''between'' the noinclude tags though: <noinclude>&;&:{{PAGENAME}}&;&;&&;&;&;&;
</noinclude>''Text or graphic that is meant to be used in-line
* Remember that a template can be put in multiple categories if it belongs to them all! * Or, if this is not quite the right category, go back to :Category:Templates and try to find a better suited subcategory.
General wiki templates. Templates in this category will likely have a description on the Project:Templates|templates project page. If not, they probably deserve one.


| width="50%" align="left" valign="top" |
Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
{| class="{{{class|}}}" style="background-color:{{{bgColor|transparent}}}; color:{{{fontColor|inherit}}}; width:{{{width|100%}}}"

Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}

== Examples ==
{| class="wikitable"
! Code
! Result
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
||{{T}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|abc}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|abc|def}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|1=abc|1=def}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|abc|1=def}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|1=abc|def}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|{{T}}}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|{{T|{{T}}}}}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|{{T|{{T|{{T}}}}}}}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|a{{t|b}}}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|{{T|a=b}}}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|a=b}} |- style="vertical-align:top;" |
||{{T|1=a=b}} |} Category:Utility templates|T
Parameter piece for {{t|t}}, controls styling/showing of parameter fragments.

Template (invisible by design):
:{{: {{{1|---}}}|---||&;''<{{{1}}}>''}}

Category:General wiki templates|Template link parameter piece
''This template is a shorthand for '' <div style="clear:both;"></div>.

''It moves following content below any objects floating to the left and/or right (TOCs, infoboxes, images, etc..).

: See also {{t|clrl}} and {{t|clrr}}

Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
''This template is a shorthand for '' <div style="clear:left;"></div>.

''It moves following content below any objects floating to the left (TOCs, infoboxes, images, etc..).

: See also {{t|clr}} and {{t|clrr}}

Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
''This template is a shorthand for '' <div style="clear:right;"></div>.

''It moves following content below any objects floating to the right (TOCs, infoboxes, images, etc..).

: See also {{t|clr}} and {{t|clrl}}

Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
==How to add your own image==

* To upload images, visit Special:Upload.
* When uploading them, please add a description and category in the summary box.
* To add an image to this category, put '''Category:{{PAGENAME}}''' in that image article.
* Add to a page by using the Gallery widget or by using the code Image:Filename.jpg|thumb|Caption 

Category:Category templates|{{PAGENAME}}
Category:Deus Ex Wiki
Wiki templates used for image-related purposes.


Templates to aid in '''article management'''.


This category contains Wikipedia:Wikipedia:disambiguation|disambiguation pages — navigational aids which list other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you to one of these pages, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page.

'''Articles may be included in this category by the addition of the template {{t|disambig}}.'''

Category:Site maintenance

== Article disambiguation header ==
:Marks an article as a disambiguation page, adding a banner to the article and categorizing it under :Category:Disambiguations.

:Use ''doc='' when documenting this template and prevent categorizing.

Category:Article management templates|Disambiguation
:''For {{{1|other uses}}}, see {{{2|{{PAGENAME}} (disambiguation)}}}{{#if:{{{3|}}}|& {{{3}}}}}.''
This template is used at the top of pages for simple disambiguations. See also Wikipedia:Template:For|Template:For on Wikipedia.

{{For|the Main Page|Main Page}}
;Output {{For|the Main Page|Main Page}} Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
:''Main article: {{{1}}}''{{Documentation}}Category:General wiki templates|{{PAGENAME}}
There are many '''templates''' in use in {{SITENAME}}; these are only a subset, representing some of the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.
* :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? ==
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. {{t|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 either the template page itself (inside "noinclude" tags) or the template's talk page.'''

== :Category:Article management templates|Article management templates ==
=== Nominate an article for deletion ===
* Add this to an article to nominate it for deletion. It will add the article to :Category:Candidates for deletion.
* Add this to an article for pages that qualify for {{ns:project}}:Candidates for speedy deletion|speedy deletion.

=== Disambiguation articles ===
* If you have several articles that have similar or identical names, you may wish to create a "disambiguation" page at the main article name, with the articles taking an extra phrase in brackets afterwards. For example:
: '''The Prince'''  <--  disambiguation page, with links to:
:: The Prince (frog)
:: The Prince (human)
* For more information, see Wikipedia:Wikipedia:disambiguation|disambiguation on Wikipedia.
* Using {{t|disambig}} marks an article as a disambiguation page by adding a banner to the article and categorizing it under :Category:Disambiguations. Add links to the various articles under the banner.

=== Stubs ===
* When a page has little or no useful information, then it is likely a stub. This template will include them in :Category:Article stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.

== :Category:Category templates|Category templates ==
=== General category template ===
* This can be added to categories to add general categorising details. Use in cases where it may be useful to point out to users how to categorise, such as popular categories.

=== Template category template ===
* This should be added to any template-related categories, to list template-specific categorising details, which differ from those of normal pages.

== :Category:General wiki templates|General wiki templates ==
=== Clear ===
{{t|clr}}, plus {{t|clrl}} and {{t|clrr}}
* This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
* You can use {{t|clr}} instead of the HTML tag 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.
* You can also use {{t|clrl}} or {{t|clrr}} to clear only left or right floats.

=== For ===
* Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template.

=== Main article ===
{{t|main|main article}}
* Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.

=== Right-aligned Table of Contents ===
* This template floats the table of contents (toc) on the right. It should only be used when absolutely necessary, to keep consistent design.

=== Sandbox ===
* A template that should be used to head up all Project:Sandbox pages.

=== T is for 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.

=== Welcome ===
{{t|welcIP}} ''and'' {{t|welcome}} 
*The first (with longer version "welcomeIP" for those of you who like typing more) is to welcome new non-vandalistic contributors who are "anonymous", identified only by their IP number; it encourages them to register.
* The second template 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".

=== Wikipedia ===
{{t|wikipedia}}, {{t|wikipedia-deleted}}
* Wikipedia-related templates. Use {{t|wikipedia}} for articles taken directly from Wikipedia, and {{t|wikipedia-deleted}} for articles deleted from Wikipedia.