Template:Basic information/doc

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Usage

How to manage this template's initial visibility
To manage this template's visibility when it first appears, add the parameter:

|state=collapsed to show the template in its collapsed state, i.e. hidden apart from its titlebar – e.g. {{Basic information |state=collapsed}}
|state=expanded to show the template in its expanded state, i.e. fully visible – e.g. {{Basic information |state=expanded}}
|state=autocollapse to show the template in its collapsed state but only if there is another template of the same type on the page – e.g. {{Basic information |state=autocollapse}}

Unless set otherwise (see the |state= parameter in the template's code), the template's default state is autocollapse.

Purposes

Similar to the Template:Wikipedia help pages, but simplified. But all the links of that template should be able to be accessed if the links at the top of the navbox are accessed (i.e. Help Menu; Tutorials and introductions; The Missing Manual; Noticeboards; FAQs; Reference desk). In addition, some extra links from Category:Wikipedia basic information are included, as well as some other links. Also, the links are rearranged into different groups, which should be self-explanatory.

  • Help menu: the 13 links are not included, but the Help menu link is at the top of the navbox.
  • Tutorials and introductions: this is included at the top of the navbox. Most tutorials and introductions are included in the navbox, but they are included within the other groups, e.g. [[Help:Navigation|Navigation]] ([[Help:Introduction to navigating Wikipedia/1|Introduction]]), producing Navigation (Introduction).
  • The Missing Manual: the 25 links from the book are not included, but there is a link for the book contents at the top of the screen.
  • FAQs: the numerous FAQs (apart from the readers' one) are not included, but there is a link to the FAQ index at the top.
  • Noticeboards: most of the noticeboards are not listed, but there is a link at the top to a page, to a page with a navbox listing them all.
  • Reference desk: the reference desk subjects are not listed, but there is a link at the top of the navbox, to a page listing them all.

In addition:

See also