Help:Templates

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Using Templates

Summary

Templates are to improve wiki efficiency by allowing editors to write less on pages by transcluding these preset templates. For example, if you type {{Stub}} this shows on the page:

In a nutshell, templates save up space and create consistency.

Parameters

Some templates take parameters. For instance, Template:Asof takes a value from A1 to the current alpha version.
Example:

{{Asof|A16}} luciferium can heal scars.

Result:
As of Alpha 16 (December 20th, 2016), luciferium can heal scars.

Templates like Template:Impressive take special parameters. The way to use them is to type the pipe (|) symbol, followed by the parameter name, an equals (=) sign, and then the value.
Example:

{{Impressive
|title=Demo
}}

Result:

Creating a template

Basics

Parameters