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This is used to create custom table of contents templates such as {{list TOC}}. It replaces and suppresses the ToC that the wiki software would automatically generate.

Usage

Please note that this is solely for ease of maintaining existing templates. Please do not use this to write new templates: instead, browse through Category:Wikipedia table of contents templates and use an existing template. This code is one of the final pieces in cleaning up years of redundant and overlapping code in this area.

Parameters (optional)

title
The title to use for this ToC element. The default is Contents.
align
Sets the CSS float and clear properties, which forces this float underneath the side specified with this attribute. So, align=right will place the element after all the right floating elements before it. Options are left, right, center, or none (default).
clear
Overrides the default CSS clear property set by the align parameter, which is not typically needed. Options are left, right, both, or none. The defaults are left when |align=left, right when |align=right, none when |align=center, and left when |align=none. Use |clear=none to allow other floating elements to float next to the table of contents, and |clear=both to force the table of contents to have nothing next to it.
primary
Set this to false if this ToC is not used as the primary ToC of a page. This makes sure that the title of this ToC does not show up in the primary ToC. A side effect of this is the disappearing of the show/hide toggle.

TemplateData

This is used to create custom table of contents templates. It replaces and suppresses the ToC that the wiki software would automatically generate.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Status
Title title

The title to use for this ToC element. The default is Contents.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Align align

Sets the CSS float and clear properties, which forces this float underneath the side specified with this attribute. So, "right" will place the element after all the right floating elements before it. Options are left, right, center, or none (default).

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Clear clear

Overrides the default CSS clear property set by the align parameter, which is not typically needed. Options are left, right, both, or none. The defaults are left when align=left, right when align=right, none when align=center, and left when align=none. Use "none" to allow other floating elements to float next to the table of contents, and "both" to force the table of contents to have nothing next to it.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Primary primary

Set this to "false" if this ToC is not used as the primary ToC of a page. This makes sure that the title of this ToC does not show up in the primary ToC. A side effect of this is the disappearing of the show/hide toggle.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional

See also