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Opening a single subsection

Add |name to show (uncollapse) any of the subsections, by default.

Abbreviated section names are building, civility, notability, and humour.

  • {{Wikipedia essays|building}}
  • {{Wikipedia essays|civility}}
  • {{Wikipedia essays|notability}}
  • {{Wikipedia essays|humour}}

For example, {{Wikipedia essays|notability}} will produce:

Opening multiple subsections

To show multiple, or all of, the subsections at once, use staten, e.g.:

  • {{Wikipedia essays|state=expanded|state1=collapsed|state2=collapsed|state3=expanded|state4=collapsed|state5=collapsed}}

Parameter state controls the entire template; state1 controls the building essays; state2 controls the civility essays; state3 controls the notability essays; state4 controls the humour essays; state5 controls the 'About essays' section. These can be set to expanded or collapsed. The above example will produce this:


This template combines the content of the 4 separate templates into one location, for easier watchlisting / updating / organizing / non-duplication / discovery:

It was initially suggested and developed at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Essays § Navbox separation or cohesion.

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