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The TMS Wiki has several messages, notices, and warnings that are used on a large number of pages. In order to manage these messages, the wiki uses templates. A template is a TMS Wiki page created to be included in other pages. Templates usually contain repetitive material that might need to show up on any number of articles or pages. They are commonly used for boilerplate messages, standard warnings or notices, infoboxes, navigational boxes and similar purposes.

The most common method of inclusion is called transclusion, where the wikitext of the target page contains a reference to the template, using the {{Template name}} syntax.

For an in depth review and how to use templates read Wikipedia's page.

General Use

Most templates are pages in the Template namespace, which means that they have titles in the form "Template:XXX". It is possible, however, to transclude and substitute from any namespace and so some template pages are placed in other namespaces, such as the User namespace. Templates can contain any desired wikitext, including calls to other templates.

TMS Wiki Templates

As mentioned previously, templates are used to transfer text from one page onto another page. This allows editors to make a change to one page instead of going through a large number of pages to make the same change on each one. The most common usage of templates on the wiki is in messages. The wiki uses quite a few templates, but the most common are: