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There are many, many templates in use in Wowpedia and these are only subset, hopefully representing the most commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

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. See Help:Template for further information on using and creating templates.

Templates are generally shown with the format required to use the template (i.e. {{Horde Icon}}). Clicking the template name takes you to the template's page, where you can see what it looks like and how it is used.

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Article management tags

See also: Category:Article management tags

Accuracy

  • {{accuracy}} displays a banner requesting a fact check

Questionmark-medium.png This section is flagged for a fact check!

Better name / Conjecture

  • {{bettername}} displays a banner flagging the article as probably needing a new name

Citations needed

Cleanup

{{Cleanup|<reasons>}}

Add to articles or sections that require editing attention. This will include them in Category:Articles to clean up.

Please try and add reasons - this will help editors to change what is wrong or add what is not there without having to ask the user who tagged the page.

Dead links

  • {{dead link}} can be placed inside references and after external links to indicate that the link is permanently non-functional. An optional argument can be used to pass the full url of an archived copy. If no url is passed, the page will be added to Category:Dead links. Before adding this template, consider searching for an archived copy of the linked page (such as through the Wayback Machine), or in the case of very unimportant external links, simply deleting them.

[dead link]

[dead link - archived copy]

Deletion templates

{{Delete}}, {{Speedydelete}}, {{Terminate}} etc. are used as part of the article deletion process. See delete, Terminate.

Disputed

GM Item

  • {{GM-item}} displays a banner noting this item is most likely for GMs only

Merge

{{Merge|<target article>}}

Add to articles that should be merged into one article. This will include them in Category:Merge candidates. Further elaboration on the articles' discussion pages would be helpful, such as suggesting which name both articles should be listed under.

Move

{{Move|<target article>}}

Add to articles that should be moved to another name (Category:Move candidates), in accordance with the Naming Policy. While many moves can be made immediately, if moving will be an involved process (as with a category) or there is debate as to what the article should be called, it is best to receive some feedback first.

Outdated

Icon-time.svg This section contains information that is out-of-date.

Removed

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft.

Split

{{Split}}

Add to articles that should have sections split off into separate articles. This will include them in Category:Split candidates. Be sure to clarify on the article's discussion page which sections you think should be moved to a new article, and why.

Stubs

When a page has little or no useful information, then it is a stub.

Stub.png Please add any available information to this section.

Talk pages

{{Talkheader|analysis=on}} (from {{Talkheader}})

This template can be added to an article's talk page where discussion about the issue in general is overwhelming editorial concerns regarding the article in particular. See Wowpedia:Talk page guidelines for more info.

Wikify

General wiki templates

See also: Category:General wiki templates

Icons

Note that all these icons appear to the left of the text left edge. Use them only in indented sections (e.g. after a ":").

"I" icon{{icon-information}}
Red exclamation mark icon{{icon-exclamation}}
Lightbulb icon{{icon-lightbulb}}
shortcut icon{{icon-shortcut}}

Category helpers

  • Use {{Server_US|<realm type>|<timezone>|<server>}} to easily categorize US servers. (timezone = Eastern, Central, Pacific, etc....) (server = article name minus Server:, helps alphabetize categories)
  • Use {{Server_EU|<realm type>|<language>|<server>}} to easily categorize EU servers. (language = English, French, German, etc....) (server = article name minus Server:, helps alphabetize categories)
  • Use {{Guild|<name>|<realm>|<loc>|<type>}} to easily categorize guilds.
  • Use {{correct2category|<article type>|<good-category>}} at the top of category pages that shouldn't be used to tell people what category they should be using.
  • Use {{bigcat}} at the bottom of very large (nearly or over 200 articles) categories:
  • Note that {{catredirect|destination category}} is no longer required as of the MediaWiki 1.7 upgrade. You can now use regular #redirect [[:Category:destination category]] redirects. Old/deprecated categories should never be redirected per the category policy.

Clear below break before starting

  • You can use {{clear}} instead of the HTML tag that clears space below things like images, pictures and tables, so stuff doesn't begin until the bottom of the image, picture or table box.
  • You can also use {{clear|<left>}} or {{clear|<right>}} to clear only left or right floats

Line spacing

  • {{spc}} adds a moderate space between two paragraphs, or between items in a bullet list. The spacing is about 75% of a regular line height.

Columns

To easily put content in columns, use {{col-begin}}, {{col-2}}/{{col-3}}/{{col-4}}/{{col-5}}/{{col-6}}/{{col-7}}, and {{col-end}}.

For example
{{col-begin}}
{{col-3}}
First column
{{col-3}}
Second
{{col-3}}
Third
{{col-end}}
Yields

First column

Second

Third

Disambiguation

  • Use {{disambig}}, if a page has a chance of being confused with a page of a similar name but different content, a disambiguation page may be in order. See that page for more info on creating one and linking to it.
  • However, sometimes a disabiguation page is not appropriate, but a short note at the top may still be necessary. {{for}} can be useful for this situation.
{{for|the original 40-man raid introduced in [[Patch 1.11]]|Naxxramas (original)}}
For the original 40-man raid introduced in Patch 1.11, see Naxxramas (original).

Tables of Contents

Though discouraged (see Wowpedia:Manual of Style), you can float the table of contents of a page to the right with {{tocright}}

Tabs

If you want to make a nice looking tab to clearly indicate what to click, like Discussion, you can use the following:

Template links

Make example template code for templates with a link to them:

  • Simple template (i.e. {{t|<template>}})

See also

Add references to other articles using {{seealso}}. For example, to add two references to a page, use {{seealso|Health regeneration|Mana regeneration}}:

See also: Health regenerationMana regeneration

For consistency, it's recommended that you add a section at the bottom titled "See also"

Example, Example/Begin, Example/End

{{Example|<small text>}} can be used for very small examples, but often you will want to pull in substantial pieces of other pages or templates, in which case you can use {{Example/Begin}} LOTS of text, probably multiline {{Example/End}}:

LOTS of text, probably multiline

Page actions

  • {{edit|<pagename>}} can be used to create a link for editing a page, e.g. {{edit|Wowpedia:Templates}} creates [edit].

Smileys

World of Warcraft templates

See also: Category:WoW utility templates

Money

Multiple ways to do money exist, but only a few are practical, and here they are:

  • 123g 45s 67c {{cost|<123>|<45>|<67>}}
  • 123g 67c {{cost|<123>|<67>}}
  • 25g 50s {{cost|<g=25>|<s=50>}}
  • 35s 10c {{cost|<s=35>|<c=10>}}
  • 10g 48s 32c{{cost|<g=10>|<s=48>|<c=32>}}

Currency

Similar to money, there are now many other types of currencies in WoW, where you exchange items as a currency for another item. For example:

  • 1 Alterac Valley Mark of Honor {{costitem|<1>|<Alterac Valley Mark of Honor>}}
  • 100 Epicurean's Award {{costitem|<100>|<Epicurean's Award>}}
  • 1 Breastplate of the Wayward Conqueror {{costitem|<1>|<Breastplate of the Wayward Conqueror>}}

Quests

There are two ways to link to quest articles. There is the normal way, because sometimes you just need to mention the quest, which makes use of the template {{quest}}, that automatically drops the "Quest:" from the name (used for cleaner code):

{{quest|Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You}} as opposed to [[Quest:Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You|Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You]]

The second way is more detailed, and is usually used in bulleted lists.

{{questlong|<faction>|<questlevel>|<questname>|<displayname>}}
Usage: {{questlong|Neutral|54|Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You}}
Displays: N [54] Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You

Footers

See also: Category:Navigation templates

These templates take one parameter "class" which should be replaced by the class name; "Mage", "Warrior" etc. This is used to create links back to class-specific pages.

WoW icons

See also: Category:WoW icon templates

Wow Armory icons

Article types

See also: Category:Article type templates

Templates for labeling Articles with an article type (such as 'Character', 'Location', 'User Interface', 'Quest', 'Guild', etc.) are available: see Wowpedia:Article types.

Miscellaneous

{{Testpatch|<See Patch 2.4.>}} produces:

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This article contains information based on the test realms and may change dramatically before the patch is finalised.
See Patch 2.4.

(If you've created a new page, use {{Stub/PTR}} instead)

{{Speculation}} produces:

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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

{{Silly}} produces:

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This is a silly article

This article is silly. Coming from a source other than the computer games, trading card game, novels, RPG, or manga, its content is not part of official Warcraft lore, but nevertheless has become part of the culture belonging to the World of Warcraft community.

{{Guild}} produces:

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This article is a guild information page for Templates of es

The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft history or occurrences which are accurate for all realms. The characters and events listed are of an independent nature and applied for roleplaying, fictional, speculative, or opinions from a limited playerbase only. Guild pages must comply with the guild page policy.

{{GOG}} produces:

Guilds.gif

This article is a a group of guilds information page

The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft history or occurrences which are accurate for all realms. The characters and events listed are of an independent nature and applied for roleplaying, fictional, speculative, or opinions from a limited playerbase only. Guild pages must comply with the guild page policy.

{{PC}} produces:

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This article is a player character biography page

The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft history or occurrences which are accurate for all realms. The characters and events listed are of an independent nature and applied for roleplaying, fictional, speculative, or opinions from a limited playerbase only.
Please make sure player character articles are named properly - see the player character articles policy.

{{Player}} produces:

General.gif

This article is a player information page

The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft history or occurrences which are accurate for all realms. The characters and events listed are of an independent nature and applied for roleplaying, fictional, speculative, or opinions from a limited playerbase only. Please make sure player character articles are in user namespaces - see the personal article policy.

{{Fanfic}} produces:

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This article is fan fiction

The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft lore or history. The characters and events listed are of an independent nature and are applied for roleplaying purposes only.

World of Warcraft

{{WoW}} produces:

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This article or section contains lore taken from the World of Warcraft MMO and its expansions, the manuals and related web material.

{{Wow-section}} produces:

WoW Icon 16x16.png This section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.

{{Wow-inline}} produces: WoW Icon 16x16.png


{{Bc-section}} (used for article sections relating to TBC)

TBC This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.

{{Bc-inline}} (used for minor articles/article sections relating to TBC) TBC


{{Wotlk-section}} (used for article sections relating to WotLK)

WotLK This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

{{Wotlk-inline}} (used for minor articles/article sections relating to WotLK) WotLK


{{Cataclysm-section}} (used for article sections relating to Cataclysm)

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

{{Cata-inline}} (used for minor articles/article sections relating to Cataclysm) Cataclysm

{{C-inline}} (used for minor info/navboxes relating to Cataclysm) Icon Cataclysm 18x18.gif


{{Mop-section}} (used for article sections relating to Mists of Pandaria)

MoP This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

{{Mop-inline}} (used for minor articles/article sections relating to Mists of Pandaria) MoP


{{Wod-section}} (used for article sections relating to Warlords of Draenor)

WoD This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

{{Wod-inline}} (used for minor articles/article sections relating to Warlords of Draenor) WoD

Warcraft RTS Games

{{RTS}} produces:

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This article or section contains lore taken from the Warcraft RTS games (Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, and Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos) or their expansions, but also possibly including lore from their manuals and official bonus maps.


{{Warcraft III}} produces:

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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

{{WC3-section}} produces:

WC3RoC logo 16x32.png This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III.

{{WC3-inline}} produces: WC3RoC logo 16x32.png
{{WC3FT-inline}} produces: WC3FT logo 16x28.png

{{Warcraft II}} produces:

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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

{{WC2-section}} produces:

WC2BnE logo 16x42.png This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft II.

{{WC2-inline}} produces: WC2BnE logo 16x42.png


{{Warcraft I}} produces:

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This article contains lore or information taken from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and/or its manual.

{{WC1-section}} produces:

WCOnH logo 16x48.png This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft I.

{{WC1-inline}} produces: WCOnH logo 16x48.png

Publications

{{Novel}} produces:

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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft novels or short stories.

{{Novel-section}} produces:

WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.

{{Novel-inline}} produces: WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png


{{Graphic novel}} produces:

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This article or section contains lore taken from the Warcraft manga or comics.

{{Comic-section}} produces:

WoW-comic-logo-16x68.png This section concerns content exclusive to the World of Warcraft comics.

{{Comic-inline}} produces: WoW-comic-logo-16x68.png
{{Manga-section}} produces:

WoW-manga-logo.png This section concerns content exclusive to the World of Warcraft manga.

{{Manga-inline}} produces: WoW-manga-logo.png


{{RPG}} produces:

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This article includes content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG and is considered non-canon.

{{RPG-section}} produces:

The RPG Icon 16x36.png This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG and is considered non-canon.

{{RPG-inline}} produces: The RPG Icon 16x36.png


{{TCGlore}} produces:

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This article or section contains lore taken from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game and expansion sets.

{{TCG}} produces:

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This article or section contains information relating to gameplay taken from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game.

{{Tcg-section}} produces:

TCGlore.jpg This section contains lore or items taken from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game and expansion sets.

{{Tcg-inline}} produces: TCGlore.jpg

Blizzard

Forum links

Blizzard text colors

  • Use {{text|<blizz>|<text>}} or class="blizztext" for coloring official Blizzard Entertainment text
    Wikicode example: {{t|text|blizz|All your CC trinkets will be nerfed against level 60 in 2.0.3, but that's how it was supposed to work.}}
    Wikicode example: <span class="blizztext">All your CC trinkets will be nerfed against level 60 in 2.0.3, but that's how it was supposed to work.</span>
    i.e. All your CC trinkets will be nerfed against level 60 in 2.0.3, but that's how it was supposed to work.
  • For those using Monaco skin, use class="blizzlink" for coloring official Blizzard Entertainment links (in posts, announcements, press releases etc.).
    Wikicode example: <span class="blizztext">Visit the official community site:</span> [http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/ <b class="blizzlink">http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/</b>]
    i.e. Visit the official community site: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/

Patch notes and hotfixes

  • Use {{Patch|<note>|<comment>}} to add patch note information to an article
    Wikicode example: {{{{patch 3.1.0|note=Exorcism: Now can be used on any target and has a 100% chance to be a critical strike when used on Undead and Demons.|comment=This is to ensure that paladins do not see a drop in their dps when progressing from [[Naxxramas]] (which is full of undead) to [[Ulduar]] and beyond (not as much undead). Due to this change, [[Glyph of Exorcism]] was changed to 20% bonus damage.}}
    i.e. WotLK Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Exorcism: Now can be used on any target and has a 100% chance to be a critical strike when used on Undead and Demons.
This is to ensure that paladins do not see a drop in their dps when progressing from Naxxramas (which is full of undead) to Ulduar and beyond (not as much undead). Due to this change,  [Glyph of Exorcism] was changed to 20% bonus damage.
  • Use {{Hotfix|<date>|<bluenote>|<link>}} to add hotfix information to an article
    Wikicode example: {{Hotfix|date=2009-05-19|bluenote=Some of the trash mob packs have been removed in the areas leading to [[Ignis the Furnace Master]] and [[Freya]].|link=http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=16474158165&sid=1}}
    i.e. Hotfix (2009-05-19): "Some of the trash mob packs have been removed in the areas leading to Ignis the Furnace Master and Freya."

Quality Colors

The following templates change the color of the links. In case there is such a concern, note that each link, when moused over, has the underline in the typical link color. For instance, if a link does not exist, the underline is red; if it does exist, the underline is blue.

NOTE: Color for Artifact items used to be red and is currently undecided by Blizzard as there are no items of this type in-game yet, however GetItemQualityColor API function currently returns 0.90196..., 0.8, 0.50196..., "|cffe6cc80" (shown in that color) for quality=6 (Artifact), which gives some idea. Legendary items are said to have "(Color Undecided)" according to Item Basics at www.wow-europe.com, but have been seen in-game.

For simple quality links for use in other templates, use the following format:

  • the template name indicates the item has a quality
  • the first argument is the quality of a given item
  • the second argument is the name of a given item's article
Example Result
{{Quality|<Heirloom>|<heirloom>}} heirloom
{{Quality|<Artifact>|<artifact>}} artifact
{{Quality|<Legendary>|<legendary>}} legendary
{{Quality|<Epic>|<epic>}} epic
{{Quality|<Rare>|<rare>}} rare
{{Quality|<Uncommon>|<uncommon>}} uncommon
{{Quality|<Common>|<common>}} common
{{Quality|<Poor>|<poor>}} poor

Simple color replacement templates deprecated using styling in MediaWiki:Common.css:

Class Color Code
qc-heirloom Heirloom <span class="qc-heirloom">Heirloom</span>
qc-artifact Artifact <span class="qc-artifact">Artifact</span>
qc-legendary Legendary <span class="qc-legendary">Legendary</span>
qc-epic Epic <span class="qc-epic">Epic</span>
qc-rare Rare <span class="qc-rare">Rare</span>
qc-uncommon Uncommon <span class="qc-uncommon">Uncommon</span>
qc-common Common <span class="qc-common">Common</span>
qc-poor Poor <span class="qc-poor">Poor</span>

Reputation colors

The {{reputation|<rep level>|<link page>|<alt text>}} template changes the color of text based on the reputation selected.

Example Result
{{reputation|exalted}} exalted
{{reputation|revered}} revered
{{reputation|honored}} honored
{{reputation|friendly}} friendly
{{reputation|neutral}} neutral
{{reputation|unfriendly}} unfriendly
{{reputation|hostile}} hostile
{{reputation|hated}} hated

You can also color custom text as well. For example: {{reputation|hated|very hated}} results in very hated.

Colored text

You can also easily color inline text with {{text}}. This template comes preloaded with some common colors - "emote", "say", "yell", "whisper", and "blizz" but many other colors can be supplied as well.

For example: {{Text|whisper|An Unknown Voice whispers: Tell yourself again that these are not truly your friends.}} results in

An Unknown Voice whispers: Tell yourself again that these are not truly your friends.

Item Links

To create an item link within an article, use the {{item}} template, passing it the name of the item's page on Wowpedia. If desired, you can also do a plain linking to also show the icon. To make a plain ability link, type : after the [[.

Example Result
{{item|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)}} [Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian]
[[Azuresong Mageblade]]  [Azuresong Mageblade]
[[:Azuresong Mageblade]] Azuresong Mageblade

Ability Links

To create an ability link within an article, use the {{ability}} template, passing it the name of the ability's page on Wowpedia and desired text to show. If desired, you can also do a plain linking to also show the icon. To make a plain ability link, type : after the [[.

Example Result
{{ability|Shadowmeld}} [Shadowmeld]
[[Frostfire Bolt]] [Frostfire Bolt]

User-related templates

See List of user templates or Category:User templates.


Inv misc book 07.png This user has a strong interest in articles on lore.
Mining This user plays as a Miner / Blacksmith. Blacksmithing
Ui-charactercreate-classes shaman.png This user plays as a Shaman.
IconLarge Dwarf Male.gifIconLarge Dwarf Female.gif This user plays as a dwarf.

See also