Wikipedia:Series templates

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Series templates are boxes in the Template namespace which list articles which are related in one way or another.

An example of a Series template is the History of box, which lists articles for different periods or events of a country's history.

These boxes should be inserted in the articles that are listed in the box, and placed at the top of the article (if possible), and aligned to the right side of the page, like Template:History of China. It is also possible to create navigational boxes to fit at the bottom of the page, like Template:The Beatles.

If the name of the event or period listed in the box contains the name of the country or topic, or its adjective form, it is advisable to remove it or rephrase the visible link, ie.: [[Russian Revolution of 1905|Revolution of 1905]].

Further formatting detailsEdit

This part of the policy is particularly disputed. See Talk.

Proposed formatsEdit

The format for right-aligned boxes can be similar to the following proposed formats:

Format #1Edit

Similar to Wikipedia's sidebar (see Image:Wikibulletformat.png). Also similar to the format used in Britannica's encyclopedia software (see Image:Britbulletformat.png) and in BBC's news site (see Image:bbcbulletformat.png).

History of France
series


Format #2Edit

Similar to Apple's Software page [1].

History of France
series
Gaul
Franks
Middle Ages
Valois Dynasty
Bourbon Dynasty
French Revolution
First Empire
Restoration
Second Republic
Second Empire
Third Republic
World War II
Fourth Republic
Fifth Republic


Format #3Edit

History of France
series
Gaul
Franks
Middle Ages
Valois Dynasty
Bourbon Dynasty
French Revolution
First Empire
Restoration
Second Republic
Second Empire
Third Republic
World War II
Fourth Republic
Fifth Republic


Format #4Edit

Proposed by grendel|khan.

History of France
Gaul
Franks
Middle Ages
Valois Dynasty
Bourbon Dynasty
French Revolution
First Empire
Restoration
Second Republic
Second Empire
Third Republic
World War II
Fourth Republic
Fifth Republic



Templates suitable to make use of this policyEdit

The following templates can use this policy:

EuropeEdit

AfricaEdit

Asia & PacificEdit

North AmericaEdit

South AmericaEdit

History topicsEdit

Geologic timeEdit

(add please)

See alsoEdit