The Twilight Zone Wiki

There are many templates in use in The Twilight Zone Wiki and these are only subset, representing some of the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

  • Category:Templates should list all templates in the wiki, categorized into the various subcategories.
  • The Template namespace always has all templates in the wiki, unsorted.

What are templates?

Wiki templates provide a means to insert the same content over and over in different (or the same) pages. This saves editors the hassle of duplicating the same text again and again, and also helps ensure consistency.

Templates are generally shown with the format required to use the template (i.e. {{stub}}). Clicking the template name takes you to the template's page, where you can see what it looks like and how it is used.

Detailed instructions on the usage of each template should exist either on the template page, or the template's talk page.

Article management templates

Nominate an article for deletion


Disambiguation articles


  • If you have several articles that have similar or identical names, you may wish to create a "disambiguation" page at the main article name, with the articles taking an extra phrase in brackets afterwards. For example:
Narrator <-- disambiguation page, with links to:
Narrator (character)
Narrator (role)


  • Flags a confusing title for an article or section that needs to be disambiguated.



  • When a page has little or no useful information, then it is likely a stub. This template will include them in Category:Article stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.

Article stubs may also divided into these specific subcategories:

Category templates

General category template


  • This can be added to categories to add general categorising details. Use in cases where it may be useful to point out to users how to categorise, such as popular categories.

Template category template


  • This should be added to any template-related categories, to list template-specific categorising details (these are different to those of normal pages).

Category Link

{{categorylink|<category name>}} or {{cl}}

  • These templates allow you to show categories (with a link to the categories). {{cl|<category>}} is used at the bottom of this page.

General wiki templates



  • Use {{about}} at the top of articles to provide reference to other uses.


{{clr}}, plus {{clrl}} and {{clrr}}

  • This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
  • You can use {{clr}} instead of the HTML tag that clears space below things like images, pictures and tables, so the following stuff doesn't begin until the bottom of the image, picture or table box.
  • You can also use {{clrl}} or {{clrr}} to clear only left or right floats.

Column templates


  • Begins two column display with the first column.


  • Begins the second column.


  • Ends two column display.
For boxes instead, use these templates in the same manner
{{Box1 start}}
{{Box2 start}}
{{Boxes end}}



  • Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template.

Main article

{{main|<main article>}}

  • Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.



See Also

{{see also|<link>}}

  • Use this template to refer readers to related articles, up to 12 parameters.

Soft redirect


  • Use this template to redirect users to another article, differing from the #REDIRECT comaand by giving the user the choice of continuing or not.

T is for template

{{t|<template>}} or {{tl}}

  • These templates allow you to show example template code (with a link to the templates) without using the template itself. {{t|<template>}} is used extensively on this page.



  • A template to welcome new users with, customized for the wiki.
  • To welcome users that haven't logged-in yet, use {{welcomeIP}} instead.


Wikipedia-related templates.

{{w|<article name>}}

  • Use {{w}} as a shortcut to link to Wikipedia articles.


  • Use {{wikipedia}} to flag articles taken directly from Wikipedia.



{{wikt|<article name>}}

See also