Template:Asbox

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This is the Asbox ([A]rticle [s]tub [box]) metatemplate. It is the standard template used for creating new or updating existing article stub box templates. It supports virtually all stub template styles.

Usage

{{Asbox| image = | subject = | qualifier = | category = | name = }}

image

Filename only and no prefix, e.g. "Image.png" (without quotemarks). Image will be sized at 40x30px.

subject

Placed before the word "article" in the template (e.g. "biographical", producing "This biographical article is (...)").

qualifier

Placed after the word "article" (e.g. "about a musician", producing "(...) article about a musician is (...)").

category

Name only of category to which pages where this template used are added (e.g. "History stubs").

name

Full name of the stub template itself (used for internal reference).

This simple usage should suffice for most stub templates. Additional parameters are described below for advanced use.

Full syntax

{{Asbox| image = Ambox style.png| pix = | subject = | article = | qualifier = | category = | tempsort = | category1 = | tempsort1 = | note = | name = {{subst:FULLPAGENAME}}}}

Parameters

icon or image

If the image is called with an icon template, icon is set to the full syntax of the template; that's the name of the template, plus any arguments (separated with | ), including the {{ and }} around it. Icon can also be used to provide the full image markup (include the opening and closing square brackets), if special image settings such as "border" are to be used. If the image is called explicitly image is the name of the image :- pix will likely be required as well, the default value for pix is 40x30.

imagealt may be used to override the default alt text which is set to "Stub icon".

pix

The size of the image in pixels (no need to append px). Only required if image is used and this image requires a size different from the default maximum of 40x30 pixels. (Note that in the interests of standardising the formats of stub messages, images of size 40x30 are much preferred.)

subject and qualifier

This subject article qualifier is a stub ...

Examples:

  • This geography article about a place in Rohan is a stub ...
  • This elementary physics article is a stub ...
  • This article about Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer is a stub ...

Other parameters

ParameterDescription
categoryThe stub category the articles should go in.
tempsortIf exists the stub template [?] (and any other templates) will be put in its own category sorted as " " (space) followed by tempsort, otherwise it will be sorted with the value of " " (space) followed by the template name.
category1An optional second stub category the articles should go in.
tempsort1If exists the stub template [?] (and any other templates) will be put in its own category sorted as " " (space) followed by tempsort1, otherwise it will be sorted with the value of " " (space) followed by the template name.
category#New (Jan 2015): Since the release of Asbox's module, this template now supports an unlimited number of categories. Just replace '#' with a number, e.g. |category2=Normal stubs, |category99=Over-categorized stubs, etc. Traditionally, category2 was the max, so please only use more than 3 if the additional categories are unique, i.e. not sub or parent categories of the others.
tempsort#New (Jan 2015): Similar to the category params, you can have any number of tempsort params.
noteIf exists the value [?] will be added, as a "small" note, to the stub template.
nameThe full page name of the template itself.
demoHas no effect in article space. Prevents category output. Set to anything to enable. (Even 'no' or 'false' will enable it!)
New (Jan 2015): If demo is set, it will show pseudo-categories. If |demo=art then the pseudo-cats shown will only be those visible in article space (i.e. no error/hidden cats). Set |demo=doc to preview the documentation page as well (and all cats). See: Template:Asbox/testcases

Examples

Using image

Based on {{Østfold-geo-stub}}:Template:Demo

Using icon and category1

Using icon allows more flexibility in some circumstances than image and pix, since it can be used with templates. Based on {{Wales-footy-bio-stub}}:Template:Demo

WhatLinksHere

The page here should have a complete list of all templates using this template. This list can be compared with existing list of stub templates to identify new stub templates created out of process. The last entries will also be the most recently created items.

Navbar

This template contains...

{{navbar |{{{name}}} |mini=yes |style=position:absolute;right:15px;font-size:smaller;display:none;}}

...which allows the specification (with CSS) of the three stub-template links provided (see [1]). A side effect is that a non-existing talk page of the stub template may appear on Special:WantedPages.

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Asbox

Standard template used for creating new or updating existing article stub box templates.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Stub categorycategory

The category into which this stub template puts pages.

    Page namerequired
    Subjectsubject

    The subject of the stub template's category.

      Unknownsuggested
      Qualifierqualifier

      The sub-subject of the stub template's category.

        Unknownoptional
        Icon imageimage

        Image to use as an icon in the template.

          Filesuggested
          Icon at textimagealt

          Alt text for the icon, especially for screen readers.

            Default
            Stub icon
          Unknownsuggested
          Icon sizepix

          Size at which to display the icon.

            Unknownoptional
            Iconicon

            Icon to show in the template.

              Unknownsuggested
              Page namearticle

              Different term instead of 'article' to use in the template.

                Unknownoptional
                Notenote

                A small note about the stub shown underneath the main text.

                  Unknownoptional
                  Template namename

                  The name of the template.

                    Unknownoptional
                    Secondary stub categorycategory1

                    A secondary category into which this stub template puts pages.

                      Page nameoptional
                      Tertiary stub categorycategory#

                      A tertiary category into which this stub template puts pages.

                        Page nameoptional
                        Stub category sort prefixtempsort

                        If set to a value other than 'no', a prefix for sorting pages in the category.

                          Unknownoptional
                          Tertiary stub category sort prefixtempsort#

                          If set to a value other than 'no', a prefix for sorting pages in the tertiary category.

                            Unknownoptional

                            See also

                            There are seven meta-templates in the Module:Message box family:

                            • {{ambox}} – For article message boxes.
                            • {{cmbox}} – For category message boxes.
                            • {{imbox}} – For file (image) page message boxes.
                            • {{fmbox}} – For header and footer message boxes.
                            • {{mbox}} – Has namespace detection, for message boxes that are used on several types of pages and thus need to change style depending on what page they are used on.
                            • {{ombox}} – For other pages message boxes.
                            • {{tmbox}} – For talk page message boxes.

                            Closely related meta-templates:

                            • {{asbox}} – For article stub message boxes.
                            • {{dmbox}} – For disambiguation and set index message boxes.
                            • {{ivmbox}} – A simplistic, full-width box intended to surround important messages or notices, with an ivory background by default.

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