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Final Fantasy Wiki:Templates

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There are many templates on Final Fantasy Wiki; these are only a subset, representing some of the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

  • A complete list of templates can be found in Category:Templates, divided into its various subcategories.
  • The Template namespace (found from Special:AllPages) always has all templates in the wiki, sorted alphanumerically.

What are templates?[edit]

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.

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

Detailed instructions on the usage of each template should exist on the template page itself (inside "noinclude" tags).

Article management templates[edit]

Nominate an article for deletion[edit]


Disambiguation articles[edit]


  • If you have several articles that have similar or identical names, you may wish to create a "disambiguation" page at the main article name, with the articles taking an extra phrase in brackets afterwards. For example:
[[Final Fantasy]] <-- disambiguation page, with links to:
[[Final Fantasy (series)]]
[[Final Fantasy (franchise)]]
  • Using {{disambig}} marks an article as a disambiguation page by adding a banner to the article and categorizing it under Category:Disambiguation pages. Add links to the various articles under the banner.
  • For more information, see Disambiguation.



  • When a page has little or no useful information, then it is likely a stub. This template will include them in Category:Stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.

Color templates[edit]

  • Each Final Fantasy game has two color templates, allowing the layouts to be consistent for each game. One template pertains to the corresponding dark color, and the other for the light color. For example, {{FF2darkcolor}} pertains to the Final Fantasy II's dark color while {{FF2color}} pertains to its light color. Each color template must be the same color as in a game's navigation template.

Formatting templates[edit]


{{about|<current article focus>|<other article description>|<link>}}

  • Use at the top of articles as a simple "This article is about x, for y see z" template.



  • This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
  • You can use {{br}} instead of the HTML tag that clears space below things like images, pictures and tables, so the following stuff doesn't begin until the bottom of the image, picture or table box.
  • You can also use {{br|left}} or {{br|right}} to clear only left or right floats.

Main article[edit]

{{main|<main article>}}

  • Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.

Right-aligned Table of Contents[edit]


  • This template floats the table of contents (toc) on the right. It should only be used when absolutely necessary, to keep consistent design.



T is for template[edit]


  • This template allows you to show example template code (with a link to the templates) without using the template itself. It is used extensively on this page.


{{welcomeIP}} and {{welcome}}

  • The first is to welcome new non-vandalistic contributors who are "anonymous", identified only by their IP number; it encourages them to register.
  • The second template is for welcoming new registered users. Should be customized for the wiki, indicating the pages we most want newcomers to visit.
  • The above two templates are very suitable for having "subst:" prefixed, because they can be edited with additions or deletions appropriate to the apparent strengths of the person being welcomed; e.g. if the contributor has already demonstrated good wiki editing skills you could delete references to pages about "how to edit".


{{another wiki}}, {{wikipedia}}

  • Wikipedia-related templates. Use {{wikipedia}} for articles taken directly from Wikipedia, or {{another wiki}} if the text has been copied from another wiki

Navigation templates[edit]

  • These are templates that help readers navigate the wiki. Most of them should be placed at the bottom of an article, except for {{bestiarynav}}, a bestiary navigation template.