Template:Navbox generic

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This template allows a navigational template to be set up relatively quickly by supplying it one or more lists of links.

Blank template[change | change source]

{{Navbox generic
| name  = {{subst:PAGENAME}}
| title = 
| state = 
| image = 

| titlestyle = 
| bodystyle  =   <!-- (or "style =" if no other style parameters used) -->
| groupstyle = 
| liststyle  = 
| oddstyle   = 
| evenstyle  = 
| abovestyle = 
| belowstyle = 

| above  = 

| group1 = 
| list1  = 

| group2 = 
| list2  = 

  ...

| group20 = 
| list20  = 

| below   = 
}}

Parameters[change | change source]

Deprecated (but still functional) parameter names given in parentheses before each description.

Mandatory[change | change source]

name
(or templateName) The name of the template, which is needed for the "v ·· e" ("view · discuss · edit") links to work properly on all pages where the template is used. You can enter {{subst:PAGENAME}} for this value as a shortcut.
title
Text that appears centered in the top row of the table. It is usually the template's topic, i.e. a succinct description of the body contents. This should be a single line, but if a second line is needed, use {{-}} to ensure proper centering.
The background color defaults to #ccf (truncated form of #ccccff), but can be changed via the titlestyle parameter (see below).
listn
(i.e. list1, list2, etc.) The body of the template, usually a list of links. Format is inline, although the text can be entered on separate lines if the entire list is enclosed within <div> </div> (see #Example with code). At least one list parameter is required; each additional list is displayed in a separate row of the table. Each listn may be preceded by a corresponding groupn parameter, if provided (see below).
The background color of the list items (and the entire table) defaults to #f9f9f9, but can be changed via the bodystyle, oddstyle and/or evenstyle parameters (see below).

Optional[change | change source]

Cells[change | change source]

groupn
(i.e. group1, group2, etc.) If specified, text appears in a header cell displayed to the left of listn. If omitted, listn uses the full width of the table.
The background color defaults to #ddf (truncated form of #ddddff), but can be changed via the groupstyle parameter (see below).
image
An image to be displayed in a cell below the title and to the right of the body (the groups/lists). For the image to display properly, the list1 parameter must be specified. The image parameter accepts standard wikicode for displaying an image, i.e.
[[Image:Example.jpg|100px]]
In a template where the body (the groups and/or lists) does not extend all the way to the right side, the image will shift away from the right edge of the template. This can be avoided by using the right parameter within the image wikicode, i.e.
[[Image:Example.jpg|80px|right]]
above
(or top) A full-width cell displayed between the titlebar and first group/list, i.e. above the template's body (groups, lists and image). In a template without an image, above behaves in the same way as the list1 parameter without the group1 parameter.
below
(or bottom) A full-width cell displayed below the template's body (groups, lists and image). In a template without an image, below behaves in the same way as the template's final listn parameter without a groupn parameter. For an example of the below parameter in use, see {{Lists of the provinces and territories of Canada}}.

Styles[change | change source]

titlebkg
(or color) This parameter allows setting a color value for the background of the titlebar. This can also be set using the newer titlestyle parameter documented below. Where it is used, care and consensus are needed as multiple navigational templates on one page with different background colors will probably look unpleasant.
titlebkg = #nnnnnn
titlebkg = name
titlestyle
(or title_style) CSS styles to apply to title, most often the titlebar's background color:
titlestyle = background:#nnnnnn;
titlestyle = background:name;
bodystyle or style
Specifies CSS styles to apply to the template body. The shorter name style may be used when no other style parameters are specified. This option should be used sparingly as it can lead to visual inconsistencies. Examples:
background:#nnnnnn;
text-align:[right/center/left/justified];
width:N [em/%/px or width:auto];
float:[left/right/none];
clear:[right/left/both/none];
groupstyle
(or group_style, group-style) CSS styles to apply to the groupN cells. This option overrides any styles that are applied to the entire table. Examples:
background:#nnnnnn;
text-align:[left/center/right];
vertical-align:[top/middle/bottom];
white-space:nowrap;
liststyle
CSS styles to apply to all lists. Overruled by the oddstyle and evenstyle parameters (if specified) below.
oddstyle
evenstyle
(or odd-style, even-style) CSS styles to apply to the odd-numbered list items (list1, list3, etc) or even-numbered list items (list2, list4, etc), respectively. Typically used to set background color (background:#nnnnnn;) in order to achieve an alternating background color between odd and even-numbered lists; see {{Turkey-related topics}} for an example.
abovestyle
belowstyle
(or above_style, top-style; below_style, bottom-style) CSS styles to apply to the top cell (specified via the above parameter) and bottom cell (specified via the below parameter). Typically used to set background color or text alignment:
background:#nnnnnn;
text-align:[left/center/right];

Other[change | change source]

state
Defaults to autocollapse. If set to collapsed, the navbox will always start out in a collapsed state. If set to blank or anything other than autocollapse or collapsed, the navbox will always start out in an expanded state. A navbox with autocollapse will start out collapsed if there are two or more tables on the same page that use collapsible. For the technically minded, see MediaWiki:Common.js.
To specify different states for transcluding articles, set state to {{{state<includeonly>|autocollapse</includeonly>}}}. Then, in an article, set this parameter to a value described above. For example, {{templateName|state=}} will expand the template.

Layout of table[change | change source]

Table generated by {{Navbox generic}} without image, above and below parameters (borders added for illustration only):

Table generated by {{Navbox generic}} with image, above and below parameters (borders added for illustration only):

Example with code[change | change source]

{{Navbox generic
|name      = {{subst:PAGENAME}}
|state     = {{{state|uncollapsed}}}
|title     = Navigational templates
|bodystyle = width:50%;

|group1    = Physics
|list1     = [[Template:Cosmology|Cosmology]]{{·}} [[Template:General relativity|Relativity]]{{·}}
[[Template:String-theory|String theory]]

|group2    = Continents
|list2     = <div>
[[Template:Africafooter|Africa]]{{·}}
[[Template:Asiafooter|Asia]]{{·}}
[[Template:Europefooter|Europe]]
</div>

|list3     = [[Template:National parks of Argentina|Argentinian National Parks]]
}}

Additional examples[change | change source]

No image[change | change source]

With image[change | change source]

With image and styles[change | change source]

simple:Template:Navbox generic