Template:Archive-box

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Archive


Usage[edit]

Include the archive box in the article by adding

{{Archive-box|[[/Archive]]}}

to where you want the archive box to appear. How you present a list of archive pages is up to you. You can separate them with commas, pipes (vertical lines: '|') or as lists. See #Examples below. Notes:

  • Make sure to add the forward slash '/' to the archive name to make it a subpage of the page where the archive box is placed.
  • If subpages are disabled in the namespace where the template is used, you may need to spell out the full archive path, such as:
{{Archive-box|[[{{NAMESPACE}}:{{PAGENAME}}/Archive|Archive name]]}}

If using the full page, it is suggested that you include the optional "|Archive name" shown above, using an appropriate name.

The box uses a style that makes it float to the right. This means that where it appears in the page it will be aligned to the right edge of the page (more accurately: the containing box, but that is an unnecessary detail) and all following content will flow around it.

Advanced usage options[edit]

The template contains multiple parameter variables that are intended to give the user additional customization and flexibility when using the template.

title

Alter the title of the box. Default is "Archive". Selecting none results in no title below the image.

alt-title

Alternate title location above the image. Default is no content.

header

Another alternate title, formatted in a header block. Default is not shown / no content.

header-color

Modify the header block color. Default is #ddd. No effect if no header text is specified.

width

Alter the width. Default is 16em.

font

Modify the font face. Default is none.

border-color

Modify the color of the border. Default is #aaa

background-color

Modify the color of the background. Default is #eee.

image

Choose which image you'd like as your archive icon. Default is File:Vista-file-manager.png. Selecting none results in no image.

image-size

Alter the size of the image. Default is 48px.

Examples[edit]

For actual examples of the use of this template, use the what links here link in the toolbox on the sidebar, near the top on the left side of this page (unless you are using an unconventional skin ... in which case you probably know what you are doing).

Wikitext Appearance
{{archive-box|
[[/Archive 1]],
[[/Archive 2|titled link]],
[[/December 2005 - January 2006]] and
[[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive-box|
[[/Archive 1]]<br />
[[/Archive 2|titled link]]<br />
[[/December 2005 - January 2006]]<br />
[[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive-box|
: [[/Archive 1]]
: [[/Archive 2|titled link]]
: [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
: [[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive-box|
* [[/Archive 1]]
* [[/Archive 2|titled link]]
* [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
* [[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive-box|
# [[/Archive 1]]
# [[/Archive 2|titled link]]
# [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
# [[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive-box
 |width=200px
 |border-color=red
 |image-size=75px
 |title=My talk archive
 |
* [[/Archive 1]]
* [[/Archive 2|titled link]]
* [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
* [[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive-box
 |background-color=white
 |image=none
 |title=Archive by subject
 |
* [[/Archive 1]]
* [[/Archive 2|titled link]]
* [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
* [[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive-box
 |title=none
 |alt-title=Resolved issues
 |
* [[/Archive 1]]
* [[/Archive 2|titled link]]
* [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
* [[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive-box
 |title=none
 |header=Older discussions
 |header-color=LightSteelBlue
 |background-color=AliceBlue
 |border-color=MidnightBlue
 |
* [[/Archive 1]]
* [[/Archive 2|titled link]]
* [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
* [[/Deletion discussion]]}}

See also[edit]

  • {{archived}} = a template for flagging that the page contents are an archive and should not be edited.