Template:Dmbox
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This template is used on 429,000+ pages, or roughly 1% of all pages.
To avoid major disruption and server load, any changes should be tested in the template's /sandbox or /testcases subpages, or in your own user subpage. The tested changes can be added to this page in a single edit. Consider discussing changes on the talk page before implementing them.
This template uses TemplateStyles:
Message box
meta-templates
templatecontext
{{Ambox}}article
{{Cmbox}}category
{{Imbox}}image
{{Tmbox}}talk
{{Fmbox}}footer / header
{{Ombox}}other pages
{{Mbox}}auto-detect
{{Asbox}}article stub
{{Dmbox}}disambiguation
This is the {{Dmbox}} ([D]isambiguation footer [m]essage [box]) metatemplate.
It is used to build disambiguation and set index article message boxes, such as {{Disambiguation}} and {{Ship index}}.
This template works similarly to {{Ambox}} and mostly uses the same parameters. The main differences are that this box uses the disambiguation style and only has two "type" settings.
Usage
Simple usage example:
{{dmbox | text = Some text.}}
Some text.
{{dmbox | type = setindex | text = Some text.}}
Some text.

Complex example:
{{dmbox | type = setindex | image = [[File:Schooner.svg|30px|link=|alt=]] [[File:DAB list gray.svg|30px|alt=Disambiguation icon]] | textstyle=color: red; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; | text = The message body text. }}
The message body text.

Some other parameter combinations:
No type and no image given (default)
No type and image=none – No image is used and the text uses the whole message box area.
type = setindex
imageright = [[File:Schooner.svg|33px|link=|alt=]]
This article includes a list of ships with the same or similar names. If an internal link for a specific ship referred you to this page, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended ship article, if one exists.
Parameters
List of all parameters:
{{dmbox | type = disambig / setindex | image = none / [[File:Some image.svg|40px|link=|alt=]] | imageright = [[File:Some image.svg|40px|link=|alt=]] | style=CSS values | textstyle=CSS values | text = The message body text. | nocat = {{{nocat|}}} / true }}
|type=
If no |type= parameter is given the template defaults to type disambig.
disambig = Makes it so the {{disambig editintro}} is displayed when editing a page with this template on. (Means that this template internally sets the CSS id "disambigbox". The id is used by the javascript in MediaWiki:Common.js to determine if a page is a disambiguation page or not.) And adds Category:All disambiguation pages and Category:All article disambiguation pages.
setindex = Does not trigger the {{disambig editintro}} when editing a page. (Because this instead sets the CSS id "setindexbox".) And adds Category:All set index articles.
|nocat=
true = Stops this template from categorizing. Useful for tests and demonstrations. Dmbox templates should forward[when defined as?] |nocat=, so they too have the option to suppress categories. Thus, it is recommended that Dmbox templates always add something similar to this:
nocat = {{{nocat|}}}
|image=
[No parameter] = If no |image= parameter is given, the template uses the default |disambig= or |setindex= image, depending on the |type= parameter.
An image = Should be an image with usual wiki notation. 30px - 50px width are usually about right depending on the image height to width ratio. (Keep the width small; images in this template do not automatically shrink on mobile devices.) For example:
image = [[File:Schooner.svg|30px|link=|alt=]]
none = Means that no image is used.
|imageright=
No parameter = If no |imageright= parameter is given then no image is shown on the right side.
An image = Should be an image with usual wiki notation. 30px - 50px width are usually about right depending on the image height to width ratio. (Keep the width small; images in this template do not automatically shrink on mobile devices.) For example:
imageright = [[File:Nuvola apps bookcase.png|40px|alt=Books icon]]
Anything = Any other object that you want to show on the right side.
|style=
Optional CSS values used by the entire message box table. Without quotation marks " " but with the ending semicolons ;. For example:
style=margin-bottom: 0.2em;
|textstyle=
Optional CSS values used by the text cell. For example:
textstyle=text-align: center;
|text=
The message body text. This message box has italic text as default, thus no need to manually set that.
Technical details
If you need to use special characters in the text parameter then you need to escape them like this:
{{dmbox | text = <div> Equal sign = and a start and end brace { } work fine as they are. But here is a pipe {{!}} and two end braces <nowiki>}}</nowiki>. And now a pipe and end braces <nowiki>|}}</nowiki>. </div> }}
Equal sign = and a start and end brace { } work fine as they are. But here is a pipe | and two end braces }}. And now a pipe and end braces |}}.
For more technical details see the talk page. Since this template works almost exactly like {{ambox}}, {{tmbox}}, {{imbox}}, {{cmbox}} and {{ombox}} their talk pages and related pages might also contain more details.
See also
viewedit There are seven metatemplates in the Module:Message box family:
  • {{Ambox}}, for messageboxes on article pages.
  • {{Cmbox}}, for messageboxes on category pages.
  • {{Imbox}}, for messageboxes on file (image) pages.
  • {{Tmbox}}, for messageboxes on talk pages.
  • {{Fmbox}}, for header and footer messageboxes.
  • {{Ombox}}, for messageboxes on other types of page.
  • {{Mbox}}, for messageboxes that are used in different namespaces and change their presentation accordingly.
Closely related metatemplates:
  • {{Asbox}}, for messageboxes in article stubs.
  • {{Dmbox}}, for messageboxes on disambiguation or set-index pages.
  • {{Ivmbox}}, a simple full-width box with default ivory background intended to frame important messages or notices.
Other pages:
The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Dmbox/doc. (edit | history)
Editors can experiment in this template's sandbox (edit | diff) and testcases (edit) pages.
Add categories to the /doc subpage. Subpages of this template.
Last edited on 21 February 2021, at 01:38
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