Template:Archive box

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This template is used for creating a list of archive pages in the form of a box.

Usage[change]

Include the archive box in the article by adding

{{Archive box|[[/Archive]]}}

to where you want the archive box to appear. Make sure to add the forward slash '/' to the archive name to make it a subpage of the page where the archive box is placed. How you present a list of archive pages is up to you. You can separate them with commas, pipes (vertical lines: '|') or as lists. See #Examples below.

Placement[change]

The box uses a style that makes it float to the right. This means that where it appears in the page it will be aligned to the right edge of the page (more accurately: the containing box, but that is an unnecessary detail) and all following content will flow around it.

Automatic links[change]

If all the archives of a talk page are numbered (/Archive 1, /Archive 2 etc.), you can use the auto parameter to display links to them all automatically:

{{archive box|auto=yes}}

The list will update itself when new archives are added. If there are also named archives, you can add links to these as well. Warning: archives numbered past 100 will be ignored.

If there are less than 20 archive pages, and you prefer a larger two-column output, set the auto parameter to "long", all other parameter values will trigger the above format, so if you want longer and more visible links, try:

{{archive box|auto=long}}

Box width and image[change]

The box and image widths can be set by passing their widths as parameters:

{{Archive box|box-width=13em|image-width=35px|[[/Archive]]}}

The image can also be changed from the default, File:Replacement filing cabinet.svg, for example:

{{Archive box|image=[[File:Crystal Clear app file-manager.png]]}}

Examples[change]

For actual examples of the use of this template, use the what links here link in the toolbox on the sidebar, near the top on the left side of this page (unless you are using an unconventional skin ... in which case you probably know what you are doing).

Wikitext Appearance
{{archive box|
[[/Archive 1]],
[[/Archive 2]],
[[/December 2005 - January 2006]] and
[[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive box|
[[/Archive 1]]<br />
[[/Archive 2]]<br />
[[/December 2005 - January 2006]]<br />
[[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive box|
: [[/Archive 1]]
: [[/Archive 2]]
: [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
: [[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive box|
* [[/Archive 1]]
* [[/Archive 2]]
* [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
* [[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive box|
# [[/Archive 1]]
# [[/Archive 2]]
# [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
# [[/Deletion discussion]]}}
{{archive box|box-width=14em|image-width=20px|
* [[/Archive 1]]
* [[/Archive 2]]
* [[/December 2005 - January 2006]]
* [[/Deletion discussion]]}}

Other icons[change]

If you wish to use something other than the default icon, here is a gallery of available icons:

TemplateData[change]

This is the TemplateData documentation for the template used by the new VisualEditor.

Archive box

A template for listing the number of archives of a page.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Archive pages1

The list of archive pages.

Stringoptional
Box widthbox-width

The width of the box.

Default
238px
Stringoptional
Imageimage

The icon to use at the top of the box.

Stringoptional
Image widthimage-width

The width of the image at the top of the box.

Default
40px
Stringoptional
Autoauto

Whether or not to automatically link to archive pages (if they exist).

Stringoptional

See also[change]