I've been filling in a lot of item stubs recently and have been using this item template as base. I just enhanced it some more and am trying to create a boilerplate version to use for all items. Not sure if this should be moved to Boilerplate:Item or not. Would appreciate any comments or suggestion. Please look at the page source as well as I added some comments in there. ClydeJr 08:24, 15 April 2006 (EDT)

I find it easiest just to copy the look straight from Thottbot. This boilerplate works very well with that. Pzychotix 14:24, 6 August 2006 (EDT)


Perhaps move the icon to the tooltip instead of the article itself? Would make it look more like the in-game equivalent. Jeoh 20:27, 24 October 2006 (EDT)

It's, uh, a bit late in the game for that :( Theoretically possible, but it would require someone with a bot or a *lot* of time on their hands. Besides - I don't recall situations where the icon is in the tooltip in WoW. Sorting the "Source" line breaking problem is simple, however. Just put {{clrl}} after the intro text, which should move it under the icon. I just added it to the Boilerplate. -- Kirkburn (talk) 21:49, 24 October 2006 (EDT)
Ah ok. It must be Auctioneer changing my tooltips, hehe. Jeoh 09:48, 25 October 2006 (EDT)
I agree, Jeoh. I like it better over with the stats. I have changed the icon at Necklace of Sanctuary for the sake of this discussion. See what you think about having it there instead. And regarding the "being to late," if we decide this is a better way, it will start with new articles and eventually spread to the articles already created. Plus, there doesn't seem to be that many item articles created yet (relatively speaking), and I have seen some users perform like bots!  :) WhiteBoy 17:04, 2 December 2006 (EST)
This would be done by bot eventually, but needs to be discussed first tbh. It's a real major change, and I doubt everyone agrees on it. I personally do like the icon as it is now. --Adys 17:06, 2 December 2006 (EST)
Yeah I do not like the icon in the tooltip as it is, I would much prefer it if the icon was as it is now, but if it were to be changed, I think the text and icon should be on the same line and the icon should be smaller, otherwise it looks too spread out. Something like the following. ~Bull3t (talk · contr · curr · wro · blog) // 22:19, 02 December 2006 (GMT)
Inv jewelry amulet 05 Template:Uncommon
Binds when picked up
+10 Fire Resistance
+10 Shadow Resistance
Sells for Template:Gsc to vendors
Item Level 60
What about keeping the tooltip as it us, just move the icon to the right? something like this --Pupapaya 13:53, 3 December 2006 (EST)
Yeah, that looks nice, a little like WowHead, but it doesn't fit right in WoWWiki. ~Bull3t (talk · contr · curr · wro · blog) // 07:55, 04 December 2006 (GMT)

When making changes

Try to put at least a minimal comment. I rolled back a change by Adys without any comment which essentially reverted one of my previous changes. --Fandyllic (talk) 1:56 PM PST 3 Oct 2006

Ah sorry, thought I precised it on Pupapaya's talk page but just checked and no. I mainly reverted them for the same reasons as stated above by Kirkburn, doing any real changes to the boilerplate without modifying templates means going through a LOT of changes (pretty sure there is at least 5 000 item pages). As for this addition, personally I don't think it is really needed, since we already have a =Source= section, which is basically the same.
I also removed the JPG part, I am trying to go through all the jpg icons into png one by one, and it is very helpful if people use straightly the png, and saves a lot of time :)
I will leave it as it is atm, I'd revert it but I'll wait for your call --Adys 17:11, 3 November 2006 (EST)

Transclusion template design

So I've been skimming around some of the new TBC items, and I'm finding that I really dislike how items are linked in the wiki pages. I have some ideas for some templates we could embed in a <includeonly> block, thus allowing pages to directly call an item page. For example, instead of just linking [[The Scarlet Key]] one could use {{:The Scarlet Key}} and get a color-coded WoW style link link like [The Scarlet Key]]]

Second idea, add a parameter to the call to make a "summary" view, much like a loot box entry. For example, {{:Darkbind Fingers|Summary}} would yield:

Inv gauntlets 15
Darkbind Fingers]]

BoP, Cloth, Hands, Level 57, iLevel 62

By adding these into item pages, we could make the links a lot nicer looking, and the vendor and mob drop lists look similar to a venor or loot window. I think it'd make the wiki look a lot nicer and more consistent with the in-game item views. --Tekkub 18:35, 9 November 2006 (EST)

Oh and I do understand that these changes wouldn't be applied as a whole to existing pages, I'm proposing it so that new (TBC) items get the new boilerplate design. Existing pages could be converted as the transclusions are needed to make a page that links it look better. --Tekkub 18:48, 9 November 2006 (EST)
The WoW-style link idea wouldn't be too hard to accomplish. There are already a couple templates intended to color links appropriately for what type of item they are. You simply need to add brackets to them, and you've got your WoW-style link. Those templates inlcude: Template:Lartifact, Template:Lcommon, Template:Legendary, Template:Lepic, Template:Llegendary, Template:Lpoor, Template:Lrare Template:Luncommon. In fact, I like the idea so much that I'll work that in myself. =c)
I would advise against using individual templates to display each item in the game, because that would create a huge duplicity of item articles and item templates that's just not necessary. I like your design, but it might be best to make a single graphical template with one argument -- the item name -- that somehow pulls in the item picture, maybe some statis if that's possible, and displays the appropriate information in a small box like the one you've set up. // Montagg (talk · contr) 19:59, 9 November 2006 (EST)
Ah, but I'm not talking about making seperate pages, I'm talking about embedding the info into the item page. The transclude accesses the same page, and the <noinclude> and <includeonly> blocks on those page make different info come thru the transcluded call instead of just showing what's on the normal page.
If you'd like to see, check out User:Tekkub/Beaststalker_Armor and User:Tekkub/Beaststalker's Bindings --Tekkub 20:31, 9 November 2006 (EST)
Ahh, I see. So, someone would link the item article as a template, which would only pull in your graphic. Clever. I like it. =c) I hope someone else does, too. // Montagg (talk · contr)
Kirkburn likes it, I'm toying with a TBC page to get an example going :) --Tekkub 21:11, 9 November 2006 (EST)

Can we make this a template?

Is there a way to create a template using this design? I know it would be more difficult because some items have more stats than others, hence more lines needed. Any wiki-savy people know? WhiteBoy 17:05, 2 December 2006 (EST)

It is better if it is not a template, just press  edit this page  on the boilerplate, copy all of the code and paste it into the new article. You could also just copy parts of it if you are editing, or just use it as a guide. ~Bull3t (talk · contr · curr · wro · blog) // 22:26, 02 December 2006 (GMT)
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