A template is a page that is created on the wiki, and then whenever someone uses said template, the information on the template page is transfixed onto wherever the template is placed. This is what a template looks like {{Template}}. Then parameters are placed after the template name with a "pipe", that looks like this {{Template|parameter}}.

A parameter would only be used if the template page has parameters. Parameters are very versatile, as are templates themselves. Templates are only designed for use on the wiki they are created, they're different on trollpasta (though many are probably the same) and spinpasta. Here's a list of some of the more useful templates (on this wiki).


This template shows the name of whatever template name you place as the parameter, displayed in the brackets for when the template itself is important. A link to the template page also results. Example: {{t|sort}} results in: {{sort}}.


This is for sorting stories which start with the word "The", "A", or "An". It is important these stories are categorized under the second word of the title in the genre listing. So, start with the second word, and move the first word to the end after a comma. Example: The Grifter would be sorted under "Grifter", like this: {{sort|Grifter, The}}. It goes at the bottom of the page, and is invisible while in reading mode.


Type a username as the parameter, and you'll get the name of the user, with a link to their profile. Example: {{ul|SoPretentious}} results in: SoPretentious.

{{Nav-bottom | prev=title of prequel | next=title of sequel}}

This template puts an organically designed navigation to the story before and after whatever page it's placed on. Note that the title of the stories don't need to be brackets, just the name of the story that follows and precedes.

{{prequel to | title of prequel}}, {{sequel to | title of sequel}}

These template fill out a note that can be placed at the top of a story indicating this story is part of series.

{{AN | note text goes here}}

Produces the format necessary for an author's note at the top of a story.


If you're not the author and you're trying to put a note at the top of a story.

{{M4R | reason for admin review}}

Placed at the top of the page, this template is for stories that have issues and need to be reviewed by an administrator. Reasons like, "punctuation, wording, spacing, storyline, and spelling issues, etc." are the parameter. The categories should be removed and placed after <!-- and before --> at the bottom of the page.

{{delete | reason for deletion}}

Same as M4R, but for stories that are spam/missing spaces after punctuation/every word is capititalized/random capitalization/advertising/etc.

{{By | Name of author}}

Add the author credit to a story. Only for stories where the author tried to sign the story without using this template.

{{By-user | Name of user}}

Add the author credit (if the author is a user).

Some Other Useful Formatting Tips

Placing an asterisk (*) at the beggining of a line will produce a bullet point. Placing a colon (:) at the beginning of a line will indent (actually, like half of an indent), two colons will indent further and so on. Headers can be placed by two equal signs (==) on each side (==) when at the beginning of a line (although one equal sign on each side is a differently styled header, and three equals, and so on until seven, which is annoyingly tiny). A number sign (#) at the beginning of a line will insert numbers and a indent, with numbers following underneath.

The default editor setting is "wikia's new visual editor", this should be switched to "source editor" under the editing tab in your preferences.

<blockquote> Text of indented paragraph goes here

Second paragraph is indented.</bockquote> produces:

Text of indented paragraph goes here.

Second paragraph is indented.

<poem> Text of poem goes here. </poem> produces:

Each line appears directly below,
the following line,
as a poem should appear.

Stanzas look like this,
Just like they should.

Developer's Wiki

Here's the link to the developer's wiki. There's a great bunch of codes there that you can add to your w:Special:Mypage/global.js, it's actually really simple, there's instructions on each page. The best ones I know of are AjaxDiff, BotoneraPopups, PowerPageMaker, WHAM, Ajax Recent Changes, Last Edited, Find and Replace and StandardEditSummary.

I'll add on to this as I think of stuff. I'm sure there's a lot more, but I'm drawing a blank right now.