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Welcome Edit

Hi, welcome to Wikia Templates! Thanks for your edit to the Template development page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- Kirkburn@fandom (Talk) 18:50, 8 June 2010

Admin Edit

Still interested in being an admin here? It is true I'm not getting the time to really work on it. (@others wanting to be admins: I know Fandyllic pretty well from WoWWiki, no personal slights intended :) ) Kirkburn (talk) @fandom 15:41, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

Good work Edit

Your recent contributions look like a great example of inter-wiki cooperation. Keep it up! — Robin Patterson (Talk) 01:29, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I would try to add more content to w:c:help, but the process of getting help pages promoted from Draft to shared Help is very murky. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:33 PM PST 11 Aug 2010

Starter Edit

In response to your question, I must say I'm not aware of any formal way to add anything to Starter. There was a page on Central Wikia, but I don't know if it's still there. Most of what I have done on Starter was tinkering with existing pages.

If a template here gets consensus from several of our active contributors, I'll consider adding it to Starter, probably after having a look for discussion pages on Central.

Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:43, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

Templates Edit

I'm a bit curious about this wiki. Can you just submit a template if you think you've made something clever and think other wiki's might be able to use it? Also, templates are technicaly CC-BY-SA since it's text, right? Does this mean you need to attribute where you get templates in the first place? Duskey(talk) 13:13, August 27, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, and yes --  Roguebfl   talk    contribs    email   13:21, August 27, 2010 (UTC)
Technically, if you make a template, you could give it a different license than CC-BY-SA, but CC-BY-SA would apply (since Wikia wiks in general are covered) unless the wiki explicitly excluded itself or added another license (like GFDL).
Personally, I don't care if templates from Templates wiki are used on other Wikia wikis without direct attribution, but other users think it is important. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:02 AM PST 27 Aug 2010
From a legal standpoint, it is. Not specifying the source violates the license and potentially opens the reuser up to legal prosecution, though in this environment, anyone pursuing such legal action is more likely to be trolling for the hell of it than genuinely concerned about maintaining the terms of the license. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 04:51, August 30, 2010 (UTC)
The confusion starts though when people on various forums offer up templates from their wikis for copying, but disregard the licensing implications. It would be easier if Wikia could make a clear statement about sharing content between Wikia wikis. Almost no one is going to go to the effort of properly attributing content if there is no enforcement or clear guidelines. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 11:02 PM PST 29 Aug 2010
Special:Contact is thataway; I'd agree that a statement from Wikia would be the best thing. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 21:26, August 30, 2010 (UTC)
Please use Special:Contact, if you feel strongly about attribution for licensing purposes. As I said above, "Personally, I don't care if templates from Templates wiki are used on other Wikia wikis without direct attribution...". -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 6:05 PM PST 30 Aug 2010

Would something like the example at the bottom of The Sims Wiki - Template:Videogallery be a proper way of licensing the template? Duskey(talk) 02:41, September 5, 2010 (UTC)

That should work, but technically you're supposed to link to the template's history as you need to attribute the authors of the template, not just the wiki where it came from. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:31 AM PST 5 Sep 2010

3rd rock from the sun wikiEdit

Hi, i'm really bad at templates and stuff (actually i can "make" a userbox on swfanon if i edit one that already exists and copy and paste under a new name) so i was hoping you could possibly help set up infobox templates (and some other basic templates, please go to swfanon for inspiration if you need to) for 3rd Rock wiki which i am hoping to adopt. we currently have no infobox templates and i could never understand the tutorials on the help pages.... thanks in advance for your help--100px (Have something to say?) 15:46, September 17, 2010 (UTC)

I would suggest you look at other TV wikis and find infobox templates you like and link them here. I will help you move them to your wiki. I don't want to get in a cycle where I create an infobox you don't really know if you like and then try to figure out what you want. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:22 AM PST 17 Sep 2010
Can i just tell you what i want on it? if not can we use something like this? w:c:futurama:Template:Character (but put in a last appearance also instead of just a first.) Also can you please set up quote templates.--100px (Have something to say?) 17:45, September 17, 2010 (UTC)
You actually did what I asked, but you just didn't realize it. I can try to port the Futurama character template to your wiki, but with the change you requested. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:17 PM PST 17 Sep 2010
Done. See w:c:3rdrock:Template:Character and w:c:3rdrock:Template:Quote.
By the way, how come the wiki logo hasn't been updated? -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:29 PM PST 17 Sep 2010
I'm working on it, they are still re-revieing my request [1]. Thank you very much for the templates, would it be possible for you to do these two also? after that i think i can handle the rest: [2] and [3]. also with the infobox, can you please switch "voiced by" to "portrayed by" and put in a place where i can add a picture and the name (sorry if i'm getting annoying). thank you so much! 100px (Have something to say?) 02:57, September 19, 2010 (UTC)
I'll add the shower thinker one, but the red link one is pretty unnecessary. Let me help you setup some preload templates for new pages instead. Using a red link template is very misleading, because it makes someone think there might be useful content on a page, but it is really a stub and less so. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 10:09 PM PST 18 Sep 2010
Thanks, also with the infobox, can you please switch "voiced by" to "portrayed by" and put in a place where i can add a picture and the name (sorry if i'm getting annoying).PS i put on the logo. --100px (Have something to say?) 14:20, September 19, 2010 (UTC)

how do I get a standard wiki theme on my new wiki? Edit

Thank you for you offer to help.

I started a new wikia wiki and I was thinking it would look more like Wikipedia or at least have the search bar on the right side. but alas my wikia wiki looks like a blog page for anyone not logged in.

Any help would be usefull, plus if you know of any wikia articles that might help those would be good too.

here is the link to my wiki

--Antiedman 18:23, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

That would be the "new look" Wikia is forcing down our throats. You can set your personal skin to Monobook in your user preferences, but you cannot set your wiki's default skin to anything but some minor variation on the new look skin. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 22:27, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Adoption request Edit

Hey Fandyllic, I opened an adoption request for this wiki a few days ago (only because it was suggested by the staffer who responded to my Special:Contact message), and the staffer that responded requested that I ask if it was all right with you first; I don't suppose you'd mind? ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 09:07, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

I'm fine with your request. I'm not a bureaucrat after all, just a sysop.
Please try to notify Kirkburn, who is the resident bureaucrat, of your adoption request. I would leave a message at his Community talk page. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:47 AM PST 18 Nov 2010
All right, thanks. I'll drop a message on his talk page there. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 18:29, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

Hoping you get this message Edit

Amanda here i've got into the MediaWiki: Wiki.css and am ready to paste whatever i need to apply a background to the Hostel wiki.

Could you please respond with the instructions?

Amanda Young 09:03, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

I will respond to you on Community wiki. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:29 AM PST 1 Dec 2010

Link Templates > Edit

I've also created an template @ if you want to add it like the imdb template -- Chief 10:56, December 16, 2010 (UTC)

Navbox Edit

I can't find navbox for my wiki!Vovicht 08:06, February 11, 2011 (UTC)

Help infoboxEdit

Hi Fandyl, my infobox in two wiki Aveyond and Dash have a problem, please help, I can't use includeonly to hide it!!! When I add tag includeonly to these template, they are explode

<includeonly>{{my infobox}}</includeonly>

Please help

w:c:aveyondseries:template:infobox character

w:c:dash:template:infobox character

Please fix this problem for me, thanks

(Xiao Qiao)


I use includeonly in order to hide it but it have problem!!! Please hide it for me!! I don't know how

I have lock aveyond template, just register can edit it, please help me hiding it!!! To hidding, what <???></???> does we use???

(Xiao Qiao 11:20pm, China)

Thanks, I have learned a new thing, olyinclude then includeonly, oh great!!! Thanks Fandy

Another thing, do you see the countdown time in Twilight saga wiki BREAKING DAWN COUNTDOWN, how can I make it, I have follow this template and this's relating..... And I try, Can you show me how the time countdown??? 241 day 15 hours 41 minutes 10 second...... it count down each second, each minutes.... how??? I wonder!!!

Thanks (Xiao Qiao)

Main page editingEdit

Hi Fandyl, I still have a problem about white space in the main page of Vietnamese P&F wiki. Can you check for me!

Under Vòng quanh wiki (HeadingA), it has a white space. I don't know how to check.

(Xiao Qiao)

Help how to use forumheader template Edit

buttonlabel=Add a topic

I have create it to my wiki forum page w:c:vi.phineasandferb:forum:Phố Danville

But I try creating a new forum page in Forum:Phố Danville. I don't see any forumheader template in this page. Can you help me check.

And I need know how to add category to this page. I use
in Template:Forumheader but I don't know how does it work? I don't see any category in Forum page in Pho Danville.

I have asked the central forum but don't receive any thing useful to check. Please help, Fandyl

(Xiao Qiao)

Oh, Fandyl, now I'm very exciting when had found the key to correct, thank for you idea: Template:Forumheader/Watercooler. I just make a template name Template:Diễn đàn but don't know make its kids: Template:Diễn đàn/Phố Danville. Now I have done it. Thanks for show me about this. I have learned a new thing, Templates have kids too, Tem:.../kid, it's so cool. Thank you again.

About logo request, I have send to the logo wiki the aveyond and alpha kimori wiki, please see them.

Xiao Qiao, 10:00am Beijing China time.

Fandyllic, help me about YouTube video Edit

Hi Fandyl, please check for me this template, I make it by myself and now I can't use it! Please help Template:Youtube in Supa Strikas wiki.

About infobox character, please help about this thing, each time I make a character, I must use this in infobox character <youtube width=215 height=170>video code</youtube>.

This is so not good, and have been problem with template editor at WYSIWYG mode. When you edit Infobox at WYSIWYG mode, the <youtube width=215 height=170>video code</youtube> will change to youtube width=215 height=170video code</youtube>, this will make an error and there is no video in infobox after editing! I must correct again and again and again when new user come to the wiki and edit the infobox at WYSIWYG mode, they don't want to vandal but the happening just happen. I must correct by myself.

I think I should re edit my infobox that let me just fill the code to the parameter video, not need <youtube width=215 height=170> </youtube> but when I add this to my infobox, the video does not show at the articles.

Please help me about it! Thanks!

••• Xiao Qiao leave a message 04:43, June 2, 2011 (UTC)

User status and Era Edit

Hi Fandyl, I have contact about youtube at WYSIWYG and Timothy Quievryn said this will be fixed for a while. Can you help this, can you help make a template for wikia that can show user status? On or Off. Please help!

Could you help this, help for Phineas and Ferb wiki community and affiliated wikis? We have a template name w:c:phineasandferb:template:era! It is used for showing icons to pages! But now in some wiki can't control them. Please test and see it in PnF wiki and PnF vi wiki!

••• Xiao Qiao leave a message 01:00, June 8, 2011 (UTC)

Template:USERNAME Edit

I'm very confused on how to get the Template:USERNAME to work. On many different wikis, it works:

Even this wiki has it working. Template:USERNAME

On this wiki(It's old and nowadays I use it to practice). It doesn't work:.

How do I get it to display the visitor's name? Early thanks for helping. ಠ_ಠ WaterDude™ 05:47, October 18, 2011 (UTC)
This one seems to be doing fine without it. And how do I use MediaWiki? It's confusing as heck. I've been using it and it doesn't seem to work. :/ ಠ_ಠ WaterDude™ 19:55, October 18, 2011 (UTC)
Kay, I'll try it out when I'm not busy. I'll post an update when I get to it. Thanks ಠ_ಠ WaterDude™ 21:24, October 18, 2011 (UTC)

Help Edit

can you please help me put the username thing in my wiki? here is a link Here


Toadette Yoshi! Talk to me 20:54, November 1, 2011 (UTC)

I really don't exactly get that, do you thing you could do it for my wiki? I will make you a admin for that purpose.

Toadette Yoshi! Talk to me 21:47, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

ok your a sysop for now.

Toadette Yoshi! Talk to me 22:16, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

ok thanks. Toadette Yoshi! Talk to me 22:37, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

How do I use it? Toadette Yoshi! Talk to me 22:39, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

Episode Guide Edit

Hello Fandyllic, I need your help with the template Infobox episode on Shaun the Sheep Wiki, you may look at this example page, in the section Episode guide of the infobox, how can I keep ← Previous ← and → Next → on 1 line? The Episode guide bases at Infobox episode/guide. Thanks!

•♪•♪•♪• Xiao Qiao (☎ leave a message ) 06:26, November 3, 2011 (UTC)

I guess I don't understand what you want. It looks fine to me, but I made a change that will at least align the text at the bottom of the template. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 10 Nov 2011 10:18 AM Pacific
Oh, adding valign="top", thank you for help, the Episode Guide section is okay now •♪•♪•♪• Xiao Qiao (☎ leave a message ) 11:41, November 11, 2011 (UTC)

Change the shapes of the talkbox Edit

If we use thos command:

[[User:{{{name}}}|{{{name}}}]] - {{{sig}}}:
[[User Talk:{{{name}}}|TALK]] - {{{time}}}

we'll have rounded rectangular talkbox. If I want to have round
Oval bubble
or cloud
Cloud bubble
talkbox shape like that, what should I do? Can you help me with the command? —Preceding unsigned comment added by RoseXinh (talkcontribs) 21:30, November 13, 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
I can't help you. For one thing, your "rounded rectangular talkbox" isn't really using CSS rounded corners which would be a better way to do it anyway.
The only possible way to use an oval or cloud bubble would be to somehow restrict the text to fit in the non-rectangular shape, which I don't know how to do. So sorry, I can't help you. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 13 Nov 2011 10:47 PM Pacific


Now that you mention it yes, I've promptly jumped into the deep end without my floaties. The goal is to get Wikipedia Navbox with Collapsible Groups on the wikia. It's a massacre D: VainaVainamoinenGossipGold 00:30, January 24, 2012 (UTC)

That suggestion is indeed very much preferable to what I was doing but I still have the main issue I'm working on. I can't seem to solve this problem for another wikia wiki I'm on. I'm trying to create collapsible anything, not just tables. It should be possible on ANY wiki given that the paragraph setup of every user talk page creates a contents box with a hide/show button on it. The trick is figuring out how to get this functionality elsewhere and just plugging in the straight HTML code definately isn't working. Perhaps this is just another Seward's folly waiting to happen but it sounds so easy in my head!VainaVainamoinenGossipGold 04:55, January 24, 2012 (UTC) VainaVainamoinenGossipGold 17:31, January 24, 2012 (UTC)


Hiya, i'm Zoey95 from the L4D page. I'm currently contributing to the Dead Space wikia and I need to learn how to place images (the latest one I uploaded) and place them in the Parameters section. Please could you leave a note for me on how to do this. Thank you :) Zoey95 20:21, March 2, 2012 (UTC)

Hi Zoey, could you link to an example page on the L4D Wikia where you'd like to place an image, and say exactly how you want to add it? I'm afraid "in the Parameters section" isn't really that clear. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:04, March 5, 2012 (UTC)
While I agree with Dinoguy1000 that "in the Parameters section" isn't that clear, I can give you some examples. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 4 Mar 2012 9:09 PM Pacific
See Example of putting an uploaded image in an infobox template section of your talk page at Dead Space wiki. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 4 Mar 2012 9:29 PM Pacific

Hi there! I'm trying to russify your WikiaEdit

I want to ask you to make for my Graphic trademark in that style in which yours' is. If you can do this - I need this text: "Шаблоны Wikia".

Sincerely yours Zeliboba727 July 17, 2012
I'll see what I can do... it is sort of designed around the particular letters. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 17 Jul 2012 8:02 AM Pacific
Wasn't too hard. See w:c:ru.templates:Обсуждение_участника:Zeliboba727. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 17 Jul 2012 10:23 AM Pacific
Thanks a lot! You can delete this section if you want don't waste your page space.
Sincerely yours Zeliboba727 July 18, 2012

Portalportrait Template HelpEdit

I have been searching for a template like this that contains an image, and two text boxes on each end (top & bottom). I would like to use this for the wiki I represent, the Survivor Fanon wiki. We create fan fiction seasons of the CBS show, Survivor. I would like to use this to represent each season with the season's logo as the image, the top representing the season title, and the bottom representing the author. I have toyed with the coding and can't seem to get it to work, because the image never fits the way I would like it to. I was wondering if you could be of assistance. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you get back to me soon.

To see what I mean, click here to go to my user page on my wiki, where I have left an example for you on the bottom.

Donosaurus rex (talk) 19:55, August 15, 2012 (UTC)

See w:c:survivorfanon:Thread:6351. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 15 Aug 2012 4:12 PM Pacific


Hi again! Now I have questions about template:t - can you explain me how it works? What does each part of code? Why there "style" and "prefix" within?

I've just read that #ifeq must be used with 2 strings and 2 values, but where's here string and where's value? :-)
And also this part of that template:
{{#if:{{{2|}}}||<span style="color:gray;">''<{{{2}}}>''</span>}}

#ifmust be used this way:

{{#if: test string | value if test string is not empty | value if test string is empty (or only white space) }}

I really can't understand where's here what) maybe I so stupid... Help me please

Zeliboba727 (talk) 12:10, August 30, 2012 (UTC)

P.S. If you can - tell me please where can I read all about parser functions, html, css and all what uses here in wiki projects. No matter english or russian versions.

Zeliboba727 (talk) 13:33, August 30, 2012 (UTC)

See Help:Extension:ParserFunctions. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 30 Aug 2012 10:13 AM Pacific
Wikia also uses StringFunctions. If you still have questions after reading these pages, please ask! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:19, August 30, 2012 (UTC)

Image in InfoboxEdit

Hi, I'm having trouble putting an image into an infobox because I'm not sure how to do it. Please help. —Preceding unsigned comment added by LS11sVaultBoy (talkcontribs) 08:49, January 2, 2013‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

See your talk page. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 2 Jan 2013 9:01 AM Pacific

Grid template Edit

I copied grid template from but it doesn't seem to be working. It is on Template:grid.

Flashrocket (talk) 14:13, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry wrong wiki :P

Flashrocket (talk) 14:16, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Edited template by mistake Edit

Thanks! I am making the MMO Wikia for the company i work for.

I edited a template page by mistake =\ But it's fixed now :D

Thanks anyway! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hlrocha (talkcontribs) 06:34, March 18, 2013‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Fanfic Items? Edit

Was wondering if there is a specific template to follow and initial formatting line to use up at the top to designate a fanfic item! Wasn't sure what tags to use at the top or just to leave it under general fanfic!

Kyndraennflightsong (talk) 13:23, June 7, 2013 (UTC)

SWTOR Character Edit

250px Hey, Fandyllic. A long time ago, you made great logos for my wikis, which all have gotten pretty successful. I am doing one last Wiki endeavor, and its called SWTOR Character, where you can make articles about your character from the MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Anyways, its pretty new and it needs a logo so it can be featured on things. It would be awesome if you could make a logo for this wiki. This file is the logo, its already PNG. If you don't mind, could you please make a logo for it? It just has to say "Character Wiki" under it. Thank you so much. --Evanf 16:27, February 20, 2015 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do... my photoshop is currently out of commission, so it may take me longer. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 20 Feb 2015 12:40 PM Pacific

Var extensionEdit

I assume you're head admin of the wiki. Do you mind asking wikia staff to install the variables extension on this wiki? That way the protection templates will work. StealingTime! (talk) 22:59, June 10, 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia templates Edit

I am importing all wikipedia templates and modules as a reference.


H4ck3rm1k3 (talk) 12:14, January 30, 2016 (UTC)

Quotes TemplateEdit

Can you help me create a quotes template for Anime Boys —Preceding unsigned comment added by MiraZoldyck568 (talkcontribs) 20:07, February 14, 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Portal and Slider Help Edit

Hello! My name is Drake and I come from the One Piece wiki. We are in the midst of redesigning the main page, but we are having trouble trying to implement a slider similar to this Most of our users don't know code and our best coder who happens to be a VSTF is also kind of stump. We have what we want to put on the slider planned out for the most part, but creating the slider itself is tricky because it's not a mere cut and paste, it's complex css and requires portals and certain templates I believe? Any chance you could help us out or refer to someone who can? My sig is kind of broken atm, so you can message me here Roranoa Drake II (talk) 14:57, July 24, 2016 (UTC)

Re: Portal and Slider Help Edit

Aha. I have already made numerous attempts at contacting Tierrie the past few months with no response from him. Are there any similar or not as complicated sliders you could recommend or help out with? Anything that's not the standard carousel would be fine Roranoa Drake II (talk) 17:09, July 24, 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. I really appreciate it Roranoa Drake II (talk) 17:00, July 25, 2016 (UTC)

That's great! In the mean time, I will show the portal page you linked me to the other members of my wiki. Thanks Roranoa Drake II (talk)

Navbox HelpEdit

The navboxes on my wiki are showing up with the header of {{{Header}}}, and the links/lists are replaced with {{{Body}}}.

I think the problem is with the formatting of the navboxes, because I'm using the latest base templates from this wiki.

Do you know how to fix this?

Affected NavboxesEdit


Santademon (talk) 10:17, August 3, 2016 (UTC)

See User_talk:Santademon#Navbox_problems. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 3 Aug 2016 7:55 AM Pacific

That change has nothing to do with the problem. I'll even copy/paste a navbox here to prove it.


See? Santademon (talk) 01:40, August 4, 2016 (UTC)

But, when I replace it with the regular navbox, it still doesn't work. I've done so above so you can see for yourself. Santademon (talk) 02:54, August 4, 2016 (UTC)

Slider Update Edit

I got in touch with Tierrie this week. Thanks again for your help :D Roranoa Drake II (talk)

Another Update Edit

That's fine. Any chance you would like to help out as well or know anyone who could assist? We've already begun work on a test wiki Roranoa Drake II (talk) 17:52, August 13, 2016 (UTC)

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