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Hi, I'm creating my own wiki and I need to know how to create infoboxes and all the templates I try to use don't work for me and I want to edit parts of them and it won't let me, so I was hoping some one could help me —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blakem15192 (talkcontribs)

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To answer the original question: Could you give an example of what you're trying to do? I've done some infoboxes before over at the Banjo-Kazooie Wiki, so I can help you out. You can post on my talk page if you want. Toomai Glittershine The Table Designer 21:16, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

The infobox i want to make is for my characters for my wiki, Super Stick Bros. and I want it to have obviously there name, a caption, some details like their age, homeworld and stuff but all the templates i've tried don't have the right info in them and i don't know how to change templates or create my own. Blakem15192 (talk) 23:21, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Okay then. The basic syntax of an infobox's construction is this:

{|class="infobox" style="float:right; width:250px" cellpadding="3"
|- 
! colspan="2" style="font-size:110%; text-align:center" | {{{name}}}
|-
{{#if:{{{image<includeonly>|</includeonly>}}} |
{{!}} colspan="2" style="text-align:center" {{!}}{{{image}}}{{#if:{{{caption|}}}|<br />{{{caption}}}}}
{{!}}-
}}
{{#if:{{{universe<includeonly>|</includeonly>}}} |
{{!}} {{!}}'''[[Universe]]'''
{{!}}{{{universe}}}
{{!}}-
}}
|}

If you want to made a simple infobox with no trimmings, this is a good start. The way it currently is, it'll produce this:

{{{name}}}
{{{image}}}
Universe {{{universe}}}

The names in the triple-curly brackets will be replaced with whatever's entered when the template is used. In this case, to use the template, you would type in this:

{{Template:Infobox Demo
|name=Demo
|image=[[Image:DemoImage.png]]
|universe=Smashic
}}

...and the infobox would put "Demo" instead of {{{name}}}, and so on.

Of course, you'll probably wan to add in other attributes. In that case, simply copy and paste the block that looks like this:

{{#if:{{{thing<includeonly>|</includeonly>}}} |
{{!}} {{!}}'''Thing'''
{{!}}{{{thing}}}
{{!}}-
}}

...and change the three "Thing"s into what you want the new attribute to be called. (Make sure each block like this comes before the final "|}". And capitalization is important; you should try to keep the capitalization as it is.)

In case you're wondering, the tons of braces and the "#if" tell the infobox that, if someone doesn't fill in a part of the infobox, it won't be displayed.

I hope all that helps. If it doesn't, then I could produce the infobox you want for you. I'd like you to try it yourself in a sandbox somewhere first, though. Twiddle with the numbers, try stuff out. It's hard to know what a infobox will look like "in use" unless you actually use it in another page, but in a new wiki I wouldn't think anyone would mind if they saw something under construction. Practice makes perfect as they say. Toomai Glittershine The Stats Guy 00:29, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank you so much, i think i understand it so i'll muck around with it and see how i go but if it isn't working it would be awesome if you helped. By the way do you have msn it would make this a little easier. Blakem15192 (talk) 00:46, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Here is what I've got so far http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/Blake How do I add colours to the infobox and how do I change the coding from and how do I add a caption underneath the picture.