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Infoboxes are a place to store simple facts related to the article, and putting them in a small, compact table off to the side.

Core of the infobox

Our info box start off with 5 areas to be used, plus the ability to add more. For example:

{{InfoboxBegin 
| class = {{{cass|}}} Fruit 
| title = Fruits
| picture = {{{picture|}}}
| image_size = {{{picture_size}}}
| caption = {{{caption|}}} 
| colors = Wiki
| style= {{{style|}}}  
| Info1name = Colors
| Info1details = {{{colors|}}}
| Info2name = Taste 
| Info2details = {{{taste|}}}
| Info3name = Baked
| Info3details = {{{baked|}}}
| Info4name = Salted
| Info4details = {{{salted|}}}
| Info5name = [[related info]]
| Info5details = {{{related_info|}}}
}}
{{!-}}
{{!}} {{InfoboxEntry
| colors = Wiki
| InfoName = Pie?
| InfoDetails = {{{pie}}}
}}
<!-- {{InfoboxEntry}} -->
{{!-}}
{{!}} {{InfoboxEnd 
| name = WikiInfobox 
| colors = Wiki
}} {{tableend}}

comes out looking like:

Wiki: Fruits
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Details
Colors
Taste
Baked
Salted
related info
Pie? {{{pie}}}
 This box: view  talk  edit 

Each row in the table has 2 cells: Info#name and Info#details, where # is the row number. Template:InfoboxBegin has room for 5 rows, and Template:InfoboxEntry can dynamically add a row for each time it's used. Template:InfoboxBegin and Template:InfoboxEnd complete the box with all the needed info.

Parameters

when using a infobox within another template, like Template:Infobox vehicle , you can specify the name of each row to something related to related usage of the template. In our example above, We are expecting this particular infobox to be used on Fruit related pages; therefore we told the template we are inheriting that we want the 5 fields to be called: Colors, Taste, Baked, Salted and "related info".

Now, being we are using multiple layers of embedding templates, we want to make sure the end user's information is pass through our template and up to the core infobox template that actaully uses the infomation. This is where the parameters with a varible on the end come in handy. They look like | Info4details = {{{salted|}}} and if the end user specifies a value for "salted", we take it and pass it along as "Info4details". Neat, isn't it?

Lets take a look at another example.

CharacterInfobox template

at the time of this writing, CharacterInfobox looked like this:

{{InfoboxBegin 
| class = {{{cass|}}} Character color5 
| title = Characters
| picture = {{{picture|}}}
| image_size = {{{picture_size|}}}
| caption = {{{caption|}}} 
| colors = Character
| style= {{{style|}}}
| teams = {{{teams}}}
| Info1name = name
| Info1details = {{{name}}} {{#if:{{{jname|}}}|({{{jname|}}})}}
| Info2name = [[home planet]]
| Info2details = {{{home_planet|}}}
| Info3name = [[role]]
| Info3details = {{{role|}}}
| Info4name = [[premier game]]
| Info4details = {{{premier_game|}}}
| Info5name = [[affiliations (in-universe) |affiliations]]
| Info5details = {{{affiliations|}}}
}}
{{!-}}
{{!}} {{#if: {{{alias|}}} | 
{{InfoboxEntry
| colors = Character
| InfoName = Alais
| InfoDetails = {{{alias}}}
}}
| }}
{{!-}}
{{!}} {{InfoboxEntry
| colors = Character
| InfoName = Teams
| InfoDetails = {{{teams}}}
}}
{{!-}}
{{!}} {{InfoboxEnd 
| name = Infobox character 
| colors = Character
}}{{tableend}}<includeonly>[[Category:{{{name}}}| ]]</includeonly><noinclude>














{{doc}}{{auto-cat2|Infobox Usage Templates|Character Templates}}</noinclude>
and came out like this 
{{InfoboxBegin 
| class = {{{cass|}}} Character color5 
| title = Characters
| picture = {{{picture|}}}
| image_size = {{{picture_size|}}}
| caption = {{{caption|}}} 
| colors = Character
| style= {{{style|}}}
| teams = {{{teams}}}
| Info1name = name
| Info1details = {{{name}}} {{#if:{{{jname|}}}|({{{jname|}}})}}
| Info2name = [[home planet]]
| Info2details = {{{home_planet|}}}
| Info3name = [[role]]
| Info3details = {{{role|}}}
| Info4name = [[premier game]]
| Info4details = {{{premier_game|}}}
| Info5name = [[affiliations (in-universe) |affiliations]]
| Info5details = {{{affiliations|}}}
}}
{{!-}}
{{!}} {{#if: {{{alias|}}} | 
{{InfoboxEntry
| colors = Character
| InfoName = Alais
| InfoDetails = {{{alias}}}
}}
| }}
{{!-}}
{{!}} {{InfoboxEntry
| colors = Character
| InfoName = Teams
| InfoDetails = {{{teams}}}
}}
{{!-}}
{{!}} {{InfoboxEnd 
| name = Infobox character 
| colors = Character
}}{{tableend}}


Becuase of the way we set up parameters, a user of the characterinfobox only needs to place this in the article:

<pre>
{{Infobox character 
| picture = 
| caption = 
| name = 
| home_planet = 
| role = 
| premier_game = 
| affiliations = 
| teams = 
}}

Other info boxes

Main article: Lylat Wiki:Templates#Infobox templates


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