Template:Random box-header subpage

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The template functions similarly to {{random portal component}}, but is instead made part of the box header template for the portal. Thus all sections of the portal will be configured to randomly display content from the various Portal:Foo/Selected bar sub-pages. The negative side of this is that all sub-pages will be configured to use the same parameters, thus if there are more images than articles, it will not display the whole image set or it will show redlinks in place of content.

Usage[edit]

This template can be placed at a portal's ..box-header/ subpage in order to transclude a numbered subpage, e.g., of Template:Box-header, that is randomly selected between the "start"-numbered subpage and the "end"-numbered subpage as follows:

{{<..box-header>/<randomly selected number between "start" and "end">}}

The required set of parameters is as follows:

{{Random box-header subpage|1={{{1}}}|2={{{2}}}}}

This allows the box title and edit link to be passed on to the applicable box-header templates.

Optional parameters include the following:

{{Random box-header subpage|1={{{1}}}|2={{{2}}} 
  |page=<page name> 
  |start=<number>
  |end=<number> 
  |seed=<number> 
  |watch=<Y>
}}

Parameters[edit]

  • 1: (required as is) The box name as specified on the portal page.
  • 2: (required as is) The edit link as specified on the portal page.
  • page: (optional) The name of the page to be displayed (without the subpage number, e.g., Portal:Foo/box-header/). The default is Template:Box-header/.
  • start: (optional) The starting subpage number. Must be a positive integer. The default is 1.
  • end: (optional) The ending subpage number. Must be a positive integer. The default is 42.
  • seed: (optional) The default seed is 2 and can be set to any other integer value (used to generate distinct values on the same page). Prime numbers work best, such as 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97, 101, 103, 107, 109, and 113.
  • watch: (optional) Any value will call the use of Template:Box-header-watch. The default is Template:Box-header. Note. The called subpage must include the associated parameter, such as at Template:Box-header/1 and its related subpages.

Application examples[edit]

{{Random box-header subpage|1={{{1}}}|2={{{2}}}}}

{{Random box-header subpage|1={{{1}}}|2={{{2}}} 
  |page=Portal:Foo/box-header/ 
  |start=1 
  |end=3 
  |seed=2 
  |watch=Y
}}

See also[edit]

Main portal creation templates

  • {{Box portal skeleton}}—Used to create portal main pages.
  • {{Random portal component}}—Used on the portal main page to randomly display articles from the portal sub-pages.
  • {{Random portal component with nominate}}—Used on the portal main page to randomly display articles from the portal sub-pages, adding the option to nominate other Featured foo articles.
  • {{Random subpage}}—Used on the portal main page to randomly display articles from the portal sub-pages. This template is best used for creating randomly populated Did you know... sections on the portal main page that are intended to include multiple Did you know... facts.
  • {{Subpage}}—Used to output a box containing a link to subpage.
  • {{Numbered subpages}}—Used to create article links on portal sub-pages with 50 links.
    • {{Numbered subpages|max=25}}—As hereinbefore, but with 25 links.
    • {{Numbered subpages|max=75}}—As hereinbefore, but with 75 links.
    • {{Numbered subpages|max=100}}—As hereinbefore, but with 100 links.
  • {{Random box-header subpage}}—Used to transclude a numbered subpage.

Main portal page formatting templates

Templates that configure links

These templates are used to format the articles on the sub-pages

{{Selected X}}—Generic template for situations not listed hereafter.

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