Template:Ambox

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This is the {{Ambox}} or Article message box meta-template.

type

The type parameter defines the colour of the left bar, and the image that is used by default. The type is chosen not on aesthetics but is based on the type of issue that the template describes. The seven available types and their default images are shown below.

If no type parameter is given the template defaults to |type=notice.

See also

Other pages:

A message box meant for article pages.

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Template namename

Specifies the name of the template

Auto value
Unknownoptional
Small? (no/left/right)small

Specifies whether to use the small format or not

Auto value
no
Unknownsuggested
Type of issuetype

Specifies the default color and icon of this message box. Possible values are "speedy", "delete", "content", "style", "notice", "move", and "protection".

Auto value
notice
Unknownsuggested
Imageimage

Specifies an image to use instead of the default

Unknownsuggested
Image (small)smallimage

Use this when the "Small?" parameter is "left"

Unknownoptional
Image (right)imageright

no description

Unknownoptional
Image (small + right)smallimageright

Use this when the "Small?" parameter is "right"

Unknownoptional
Texttext

Specifies custom text to use instead of the "Issue" and "Fix" parameters.

Unknownsuggested
Text (small)smalltext

Use this when the "Small?" parameter is not "no"

Unknownoptional
Custom CSS classesclass

no description

Unknownoptional
CSS custom stylestyle

no description

Unknownoptional
CSS custom text styletextstyle

no description

Unknownoptional
Plain links? (yes/no)plainlinks

By default, in message boxes, external links have their arrow icon disabled by default. If this is set to "no", arrows will appear next to external links.

Unknownoptional
"This section..."sect

no description

Unknownoptional
Issueissue

This parameter is used to describe the issue with the article.

Unknownoptional
Fixfix

Specifies some text which describes what should be done to improve the article.

Unknownoptional
Talk page linktalk

no description

Unknownoptional
Datedate

no description

Unknownoptional
Misc. Infoinfo

no description

Unknownoptional
Removal notice? (yes/no)removalnotice

If "yes", a notice will be displayed after the date and the info text

Unknownoptional
Monthly cleanup category 1cat

Defines a monthly cleanup category.

Unknownoptional
Monthly cleanup category 2cat2

no description

Unknownoptional
Monthly cleanup category 3cat3

no description

Unknownoptional
Category for All 1all

Defines a category into which all articles should be placed.

Unknownoptional
Category for All 2all2

no description

Unknownoptional
Category for All 3all3

no description

Unknownoptional
Substsubst

Allows the meta-template to detect whether the template has been incorrectly substituted, and give an appropriate warning.

Example
<includeonly>{{subst:substcheck}}</includeonly>
Auto value
Unknownoptional