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There are many, many templates in use in WoWWiki 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 Edit

To edit this section, click here.
See also: Category:Article management tags

Accuracy Edit

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


Better name / Conjecture Edit

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


Citations needed Edit

Cleanup Edit

{{Cleanup|<reasons>}}


Add to articles or sections (or images or files) 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.

Alliance info needed Edit

{{Alliance update|<reasons>}}


This is a specific type of cleanup request similar to a stub notification, but specifically requesting Alliance-perspective info updates.

Horde info needed Edit

{{Horde update|<reasons>}}


This is a specific type of cleanup request similar to a stub notification, but specifically requesting Horde-perspective info updates.

Construction Edit


Deletion templates Edit

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




Disputed Edit


Generic Edit

  • {{Generic}} displays a banner noting this page or file has too generic a name and should be renamed.


Merge Edit

{{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 Edit

{{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 Edit

  • {{Outdated|<optional_reason>}} or the shorthand, {{ood}} (also usable on images)
  • {{Outdated-section|<optional_reason>}} for only specific sections. Keep the reason short, if you can.
Icon-time This section concerns content that is out-of-date.

Removed Edit



Split Edit

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 Edit

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

  • Stub for ability pages (includes spells): {{Stub/Ability}}

And several more:

Section stubs Edit

If you want to stub a section for filling in later, use {{sectionstub}} just below the section header.

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Note: This is a generic section stub. You can help expand it by clicking Sprite-monaco-pencil Edit to the right of the section title.

Talk pages Edit

{{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 WoWWiki:Talk page guidelines for more info.

Unused Edit

Use this on unused files (image, PDF, sound, video, etc.).


Wikify Edit

  • {{Wikify-section|<optional_reason>}} for only specific sections. Keep the reason short, if you can.
Icon-template This section concerns content that needs wikifying.


General wiki templates Edit

To edit this section, click here.
See also: Category:General wiki templates

Icons Edit

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

Icon-information-22x22{{icon-information}}
Icon-warning-22x22{{icon-exclamation}}
Icon-lightbulb{{icon-lightbulb}}
Icon-shortcut{{icon-shortcut}}

Category helpers Edit

  • 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 Edit

  • 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 Edit

  • {{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 Edit

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 Edit

  • 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 Edit

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

Tabs Edit

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

Template links Edit

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

  • Wikitext: Simple template (i.e. {{t|template}})
  • Output: Simple template (i.e. {{template}})

Make example template code for templates (un-italicized parameters) with a link to them:

  • Wikitext: Simple template with 1 parameter (i.e. <code>{{t2|template|param1}}</code>)
  • Output: Simple template with 1 parameter (i.e. {{template|param1}})

See also Edit

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 Edit

{{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

Key-presses Edit

The {{keypress}} template gives a nice 3D-looking keyboard key example.

Example:

{{keypress|A}} produces A

To illustrate keystroke combinations, just use extra parameters:

{{keypress|Alt|P}} produces Alt+P
{{keypress|Ctrl|Alt|Del}} produces Ctrl+Alt+Del

Other examples:

{{keypress|Shift}} produces ⇧ Shift
{{keypress|Enter}} produces ↵ Enter
{{keypress|Cmd}} produces ⌘ Cmd
{{keypress|Opt}} produces ⌥ Opt
{{keypress|Tab}} produces Tab ⇆
{{keypress|Backspace}} produces ← Backspace
{{keypress|Up}} produces
{{keypress|Down}} produces
{{keypress|Left}} produces
{{keypress|Right}} produces


Page actions Edit

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

Smileys Edit


World of Warcraft templates Edit

To edit this section, click here.
See also: Category:WoW utility templates

Abilities (spells) Edit

To display an ability with that has a page with a proper {{Infobox ability}}...

{{ability|<abilityname>|<displayname>}}

Usage: {{ability|Wrath|Wrath, the druid ability}}
Displays: [Wrath, the druid ability]

External links
{{elinks-spell|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-spell|8176}}

Displays:


Battle pet abilities Edit

Mists-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

New with Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria, battle pet abilities are specific to the turn-based Pet Battle System.

To display a battle pet ability with that has a page with a proper {{Battlepetabilitybox}}...

{{battlepetability|<abilityname>|<displayname>}}

Usage: {{battlepetability|Alpha Strike|Alpha Strike, a flying ability}}
Displays: [Alpha Strike, a flying ability]

External links
{{elinks-petability|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-petability|504}}

Displays:


Follower abilities and traits Edit

Warlords-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.
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Note: This is a generic section stub. You can help expand it by clicking Sprite-monaco-pencil Edit to the right of the section title.

New with Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor, follower abilities and traits are specific to the garrison.


External links
{{elinks-followerability|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-followerability|119}}

Displays:


{{elinks-followertrait|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-followertrait|231}}

Displays:


Powers Edit

A power is just any kind of ability or spell used by an minion, mob, NPC, or Hunter pet. Otherwise it functions just like {{ability}} and requires the linked page to have {{Infobox ability}} used correctly on it.

{{power|<powername>|<displayname>}}

Usage: {{power|Axe Toss|Axe Toss, the Felguard ability}}
Displays: [Axe Toss, the Felguard ability]

Money Edit

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

  • 123Gold 45Silver 67Copper {{cost|<123>|<45>|<67>}}
  • 123Gold67Copper {{cost|<123>|<>|<67>}}
  • 25Gold 50Silver {{cost|<g=25>|<s=50>}}
  • 35Silver 10Copper {{cost|<s=35>|<c=10>}}
  • 10Gold 48Silver 32Copper{{cost|<g=10>|<s=48>|<c=32>}}

The {{cost}} template also supports many, many other non-money, non-coin currencies. See the template documentation for details.

Battle pets Edit

Mists-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

Most databases mix battle pets among the NPCs, but you can use this template for external links instead of {{Elinks-NPC}}.

External links
{{elinks-battlepet|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-battlepet|61325}}

Displays:


Battle pet family Edit

Display the battle pet family icon and optionally family name link.

{{battlepet type|<familyname>|<showfamilyname=>}}

Usage:

{{battlepet type|Aquatic}}
{{battlepet type|Aquatic|showfamilyname=}}

Displays:

Pet type aquatic
Pet type aquatic Aquatic
External links
{{elinks-battlepetfamily|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-battlepetfamily|8}}

Displays:


Class Edit

For showing the fancy class crest. Used mostly for class specific quest rewards or the like.

Currency Edit

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:

  • {{costitem|1|Alterac Valley Mark of Honor}}: 1 Inv jewelry necklace 21
  • {{costitem|100|Dalaran Cooking Award}}: 100 Inv misc ribbon 01
  • {{costitem|1|Breastplate of the Wayward Conqueror}}: 1 Inv chest chain 03

Events Edit

Some databases use a shared id for recurring in-game events like Hallow's End.

External links
{{elinks-event|<id>}} Pirate's Day

Usage: {{elinks-event|398}}

Displays:


Factions Edit

Some databases use a shared id for reputation factions.

External links
{{elinks-faction|<id>}} Darkmoon Faire

Usage: {{elinks-faction|909}}

Displays:

Battle.net faction external links Edit

Factions
{{Bnetwowfaction|<faction name>|<optional faction label>}}
Example: {{Bnetwowfaction|Darkmoon Faire}}
Output:

Garrisons Edit

Warlords-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

Items Edit

To create an item link within an article, use the {{item}} template, passing it the name of the item's page on WoWWiki. If desired, you can also ask {{item}} to add the item's icon to its output by adding |icon= to the tooltip code.

Example Result
{{item|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)}} [Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian]
{{item|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)|Warlock's Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian}} [Warlock's Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian]
{{item|Azuresong Mageblade|icon=}} Inv sword 39 [Azuresong Mageblade]
{{item|Heirloom with no page}} Heirloom with no page

Loot Edit

A bit more complicated to use (you have to supply the quality), the {{loot}} doesn't work the wiki engine as hard, still supplies tooltips, and works better for items without pages yet ({{item}} pulls quality info from the {{tooltip}} on the page).

Example Result
{{loot|legendary|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)}} [Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)]
{{loot|legendary|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)|Warlock's Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian}} [Warlock's Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian]
{{loot|epic|Azuresong Mageblade}} [Azuresong Mageblade]
{{loot|heirloom|Heirloom with no page}} [Heirloom with no page]

External links
Items of all sorts
{{Elinks-item|<ID>}}
Example: {{Elinks-item|1388}}
Output: Crooked Staff

Glyph Edit

The {{glyph}} template is a derivative of {{loot}} that checks for "glyph of" and doesn't require a quality.

Example Result
{{glyph|Glyph of Unending Breath}} [Glyph of Unending Breath]
{{glyph|Not a glyph}} This doesn't appear to be a glyph

GM item Edit

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



Guilds Edit

This template will link to the Battle.net guild page at the official site.

External links
{{Elink-guild|<MyGuild>|<MyServer>|<US/EU>}}

Usage:

{{Elink-guild|MyGuild|MyServer|EU}}
{{Elink-guild|MyGuild|MyServer|US}}
{{Elink-guild|MyGuild|MyServer|EU}}

Displays:

Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: MyGuild @ MyServer (EU)
Icon-bnetwowus-22x22 Battle.net: MyGuild @ MyServer (US)
Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: MyGuild @ MyServer (EU)

Mobs and NPCs Edit

If you just want to link to a mob or NPC with a link that will show a tooltip on mouseover you can use one of two templates.

  • {{mob|<name>|<title>|<optional label>|<boss=>|<level=>}} - does not require a faction as a parameter, but |boss= (no value needed) will show the boss skull (Boss 15) before the mob link and |level= (no value needed) can be used to show the mob level (add a "+" after the level number to indicate Elite).
Example: {{mob|Hogger|Scourge of Low-level Alliance|boss=|level=11+}}
Output: Boss 15 [11+] Hogger <Scourge of Low-level Alliance>
  • {{NPC|<faction>|<name>|<title>|<optional label>|<boss=>|<level=>}} - requires faction as the first parameter. Also uses |level= (no value needed) can be used to show the mob level (add a "+" after the level number to indicate Elite).
Example: {{NPC|Horde|Baine Bloodhoof|High Chieftain|level=??+}}
Output: Official horde mini-icon [??+] Baine Bloodhoof <High Chieftain>

DB mob and NPC external links Edit

Mob or NPC
Example: {{Elinks-NPC|17876}}
Output: Thrall from Old Hillsbrad Foothills

Battle.net boss external links Edit

Instance bosses
{{Bnetwowboss|<Instance name>|<Boss name>|<optional boss label>}}
Example: {{Bnetwowboss|Scarlet Monastery|High Inquisitor Whitemane}}
Output:

Objects Edit

The tooltip only works for this type of link, if the object page has a {{tooltip}} template used on it like a regular item. An |id= should be added for objects that have no corresponding page, but links should have the |id= removed when the page exists.

Example Result
{{object|Tattered Chest}} [Tattered Chest]
{{object|Tattered Chest|s}} [Tattered Chests]
{{object|Tattered Chest|id=2844}} [Tattered Chest]ω τ ϖ
{{object|Imaginary Chest|id=2844}} [Imaginary Chest]ω τ ϖ
{{object|Imaginary Chest}} [Imaginary Chest]

External links
Objects
{{Elinks-object|<ID>}}
Example: {{Elinks-object|321}}
Output: Tear of Tilloa

Player characters Edit

This template will link to the Battle.net character page at the official site.

External links
{{Elink-PC|<MyChar>|<MyServer>|<US/EU>|<faction=a or h>|<>|<showrealm=>}}

Usage:

{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|EU}}
{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|US}}
{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|EU|faction=h}}
{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|US|showrealm=}}
{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|EU}}

Displays:

Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: MyChar
Icon-bnetwowus-22x22 Battle.net: MyChar
Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: Official horde mini-icon MyChar
Icon-bnetwowus-22x22 Battle.net: MyChar @ MyServer (US)
Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: MyChar

Quests Edit

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: Neutral 15 [54] Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You

External links
{{elinks-quest|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-quest|7504}}

Displays:


Quest change Edit

If you see a small part of a quest article, a section of a quest article, or a small part or section of an article involved with a quest that you want to mark as significantly changed you can use the following templates (inline and section).

{{Questch-inline}}
Displays: Quest Avail 16x16Icon-move-22x22

{{Questch-section}}

Displays:
Quest Avail 16x16Icon-move-22x22 Note: These quests are no longer associated with this particular mob/NPC/item.

Level cap money calc Edit

Calculates how XP for quests will be converted to money for level capped chars.

Usage: {{MaxXPCoin|<XP>|<Quest_level>|<Max_level>|<Optional_one_line_boolean>}}

{{MaxXPCoin|14930|99|100}}
Displays:
14,930 XP
or 1Gold25Silver57Copper at Level 100

{{MaxXPCoin|14930|99|100|*}}
Displays:
14,930 XP or 1Gold25Silver57Copper at Level 100

Footers Edit

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.

Instances and zones Edit

External links to Battle.net Edit

Instances
Example: {{Bnetwowinstance|Temple of AhnQiraj|Temple of Ahn'Qiraj}}
Output:


Zones

Battle.net doesn't have pages for zones in the regular Game Guide, so these links will just search battle.net for the zone name.

  • {{Bnetwowzone|<Zone name or page>|<Zone name>|<expansion=>}}
Example: {{Bnetwowzone|KunLai Summit|Kun-Lai Summit}}
Output:

However, if you specify the expansion for Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria zones, the link will point to the zone specific page.

Example: {{Bnetwowzone|The Jade Forest}}
Output:

Realms and servers Edit

Internal links
Example:
{{Realmlink|Eonar|US}}
{{Realmlink|Defias Brotherhood|EU}}
Output:
Eonar US
Defias Brotherhood EU

Specializations Edit

  • {{Spec|<Class>|<Specialization>}}
    {{Spec|Priest|Discipline}}Discipline

Simple specialization link templates:

IconSmall Druid Druid IconSmall Hunter Hunter IconSmall Mage Mage
{{Balance}}   →   Balance {{BeastMastery}}   →   Beast Mastery {{Arcane}}   →   Arcane
{{Feral}}   →   Feral {{Marksmanship}}   →   Marksmanship {{Fire}}   →   Fire
{{Guardian}}   →   Guardian {{Survival}}   →   Survival {{FrostMage}}   →   Frost
{{RestoDruid}}   →   Restoration
IconSmall Paladin Paladin IconSmall Priest Priest IconSmall Rogue Rogue
{{HolyPaladin}}   →   Holy {{Discipline}}   →   Discipline {{Assassination}}   →   Assassination
{{ProtPaladin}}   →   Protection {{HolyPriest}}   →   Holy {{CombatRogue}}   →   Combat
{{Retribution}}   →   Retribution {{Shadow}}   →   Shadow {{Subtlety}}   →   Subtlety
IconSmall Shaman Shaman IconSmall Warlock Warlock IconSmall Warrior Warrior
{{Elemental}}   →   Elemental {{Affliction}}   →   Affliction {{Arms}}   →   Arms
{{Enhancement}}   →   Enhancement {{Demonology}}   →   Demonology {{Fury}}   →   Fury
{{RestoShaman}}   →   Restoration {{Destruction}}   →   Destruction {{ProtWarrior}}   →   Protection
IconSmall Deathknight Death Knight IconSmall Monk Monk
{{Blood}}   →   Blood {{Brewmaster}}   →   Brewmaster
{{FrostDK}}   →   Frost {{Mistweaver}}   →   Mistweaver
{{Unholy}}   →   Unholy {{Windwalker}}   →   Windwalker


Talents Edit

NOTE: The notion of talent trees was replaced by specializations in Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm.

WoW icons Edit

See also: Category:WoW icon templates
Garrison

Wow Armory icons Edit

  • {{SpecIcon|<Spec Name>|<Class Name>}} can be used to display spec icons
  • Realm RoundIcon Realm RoundIcon
  • Item and other icons: {{WowIcon|<in-game icon name>|<size=optional 1-5>|<width=optional px>}}
    • {{WowIcon|inv potion 49}}
      Inv potion 49
    • {{WowIcon|inv potion 49|size=1}} up to size=5
      Inv potion 49 Inv potion 49 Inv potion 49 Inv potion 49 Inv potion 49
    • {{WowIcon|spell holy auramastery|width=22px}}
      Spell holy auramastery

Zones Edit

To display a subzones navigation box for a zone...

{{zonename}}

Usage: {{Durotar}}

Displays:
External links
{{elinks-zone|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-zone|14}}

Displays:

NOTE: The template above can be used for subzones by supplying the subzone id as the id, but Wowhead/Thottbot don't really support subzones anymore and WoWDB seems to have some, but reports them as "This zone is not available in game." Predecessor to WoWDB, DB.MMO-Champion.com is obsolete and only supported subzones from Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm and earlier.

Subzones Edit

Unfortunately most databases have been inconsistent and spotty with their support of subzones by id, but MMO4EVER seems to do a good job up through Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm subzones, but you have to supply the zone id also which is a bit extra work.

External links
{{elinks-mmo4ever-subzone|<zone id>|<subzone id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-mmo4ever-subzone|5785|6204}}

Displays:


Article types Edit

To edit this section, click here.
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 WoWWiki:Article types.

Reproduced official sources Edit

Put this at the top of the article or story section for lore reproduced from in-game books:

{{In-game book}}

Gives:
Inv misc book 09 In-Game Book Icon-warning Do not add to, edit, or remove any of the story, unless the official source changes.


Put this at the top of the article or story section for lore reproduced from other official sources (like an official site):

{{Official source}}

Gives:
Blizz Official source Icon-warning Do not add to, edit, or remove any of the story, unless the official source changes.


Miscellaneous Edit

{{Testpatch|See [[Patch 2.4]].}} produces:

Testrealm

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:

Questionmark-medium
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:

Silly-small

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:

Guilds

This article is a guild information page for Templates .

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

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:

General

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

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:

Roleplaying

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, places, and events listed are of an independent nature and are applied for roleplaying purposes only.

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World of Warcraft Edit

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Burning Crusade Edit

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Warcraft RTS Games Edit

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Blizzard text colors Edit

  • Use {{text|<blizz>|<text>}} or class="blizztext" for coloring official Blizzard 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 links (in posts, announcements, press releases etc.).
    Wikicode example: <span class="blizztext">Visit the official community site:</span> [http://http://us.battle.net/wow/en/ <b class="blizzlink">http://us.battle.net/wow/en/</b>]
    i.e. Visit the official community site: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/

Patch notes and hotfixes Edit

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Quality Colors Edit

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.

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

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  • the first argument is the quality of a given item
  • the second argument is the name of a given item's article

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{{Quality|<Heirloom>|<heirloom>}}heirloom
{{Quality|<Artifact>|<artifact>}}artifact
{{Quality|<Legendary>|<legendary>}}legendary
{{Quality|<Epic>|<epic>}}epic
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Non-quality colors using Quality template
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Simple color replacement templates deprecated using styling in MediaWiki:Common.css:

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{{reputation|hated}}hated

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Colored text Edit

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For example (2 params): {{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.

...or (3 params): {{Text|whisper|An Unknown Voice|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.

User-related templates Edit

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IconLarge Dwarf MaleIconLarge Dwarf Female This user plays as a dwarf.

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