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Pages about [[Grand Theft Auto|GTA Games]] have infoboxes which contain the vital information and artwork of the game. These are all on subpages.
 
Pages about [[Grand Theft Auto|GTA Games]] have infoboxes which contain the vital information and artwork of the game. These are all on subpages.
   
For example, the [[GTA IV]] page has an infobox at sub-page [[Grand_Theft_Auto_IV/infobox|/infobox]], which contains the release dates, platform, developer, publisher, engine, protagonist, location and setting, and has a picture of the artwork.
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For example, the [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] page has an infobox at sub-page [[Grand_Theft_Auto_IV/infobox|/infobox]], which contains the release dates, platform, developer, publisher, engine, protagonist, location and setting, and has a picture of the artwork.
   
 
There is no standard infobox template for games, they are all individual tables. This is to allow maximum flexibility. Although tables are less easy to use, the small number of GTA games and the lack of edits required to these infoboxes allow tables to be more practical.
 
There is no standard infobox template for games, they are all individual tables. This is to allow maximum flexibility. Although tables are less easy to use, the small number of GTA games and the lack of edits required to these infoboxes allow tables to be more practical.
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==Subway Stations==
 
==Subway Stations==
Stations for the [[Liberty City Subway]] and [[Portland El]] (elevated line) in [[GTA III]] and [[GTA Liberty City Stories]] use {{Template|infobox LCS}}.
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Stations for the [[Liberty City Subway]] and [[Portland El]] (elevated line) in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] use {{Template|infobox LCS}}.
   
Stations on the [[Subway in GTA IV|Subway]] in [[GTA IV]] use {{Template|infobox LTA}}.
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Stations on the [[Subway in GTA IV|Subway]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] use {{Template|infobox LTA}}.
   
 
[[Category:Infoboxes]]
 
[[Category:Infoboxes]]

Latest revision as of 23:17, September 9, 2010

Grand Theft Auto IV
Iv boxart
DevelopersRockstar North
Rockstar Toronto (PC)
PublishersRockstar Games
Capcom (Japan)
Cyberfront (Japan PC)
Release datesPS3
Flag of the United States Flag of Canada 29 April 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the European Union 29 April 2008
Flag of Australia Flag of New Zealand 29 April 2008

Flag of Japan (bordered) 30 October 2008



Xbox 360
Flag of the United States Flag of Canada 29 April 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the European Union 29 April 2008
Flag of Australia Flag of New Zealand 29 April 2008
Flag of Japan (bordered) 30 October 2008



PC
Flag of the United States Flag of Canada 2 December 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the European Union 3 December 2008
Flag of Australia Flag of New Zealand 3 December 2008

Flag of Japan (bordered) 20 March 2009
PlatformPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PC
EngineRAGE
ProtagonistNiko Bellic
LocationLiberty City
Alderney State
Setting2008

Infoboxes are tables that contain a lot of concise information about a page. Generally they are placed in the top-right of an article, and often contain the main image for that article. Infoboxes often also add categories to the pages in which they are used.

Different infoboxes are used depending on the type of page, and some have templates. Where infoboxes are made from tables (rather than templates), they are placed on a sub-page to keep the main article free of clutter and easily-breakable markup.

Infobox templates are listed at Category:Infoboxes. Infobox templates should all be named in lower case.


GamesEdit

Pages about GTA Games have infoboxes which contain the vital information and artwork of the game. These are all on subpages.

For example, the GTA IV page has an infobox at sub-page /infobox, which contains the release dates, platform, developer, publisher, engine, protagonist, location and setting, and has a picture of the artwork.

There is no standard infobox template for games, they are all individual tables. This is to allow maximum flexibility. Although tables are less easy to use, the small number of GTA games and the lack of edits required to these infoboxes allow tables to be more practical.

VehiclesEdit

{{Infobox vehicles}}

CharactersEdit

{{infobox character}}

CitiesEdit

{{infobox city}}

MissionsEdit

{{infobox mission}}

MISSION
Keep Your Friends Close...
KeepYourFriendsClose...-GTAVC
The moment of truth...
Game: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
For: Tommy Vercetti
Location: Vercetti Estate
Target: Sonny Forelli and Lance Vance
Reward: $30000
Unlocks: Hunter Helicopter


GangsEdit

{{infobox gang}}

BusinessesEdit

{{infobox places}}

Subway StationsEdit

Stations for the Liberty City Subway and Portland El (elevated line) in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories use {{infobox LCS}}.

Stations on the Subway in GTA IV use {{infobox LTA}}.

Infobox-mlp

A sample infobox

Infoboxes are like fact sheets, or sidebars in magazine articles, designed to present a summary of the topic of the page. They present important points in an organized and quickly readable format. The sections of an infobox are usually the same from article to article to create consistency across the wikia. Infoboxes are made with templates.

Step by step

Wikias generally come with built-in infobox templates that can be customized to fit the style and content of the wikia and topic. Here's how to get started.

  • Open an article page for editing in visual mode.
  • In the right rail under the "Templates" section, choose the "Infobox" option. It will open a popup window for editing the content of your infobox.
  • The fields in the infobox may vary from wikia to wikia, but here are some generally standard options:
  • Title - the name at the top of your infobox. Generally also the title of the page. For example: Bob
  • Image - the name of the (previously uploaded) image you would like to appear in your infobox. For example: Flower.jpg
  • Imagewidth - the width (in pixels) of the image as you would like it to display. For example: 300px
  • Row 1 info - the content for the first row of information. For example: Human
  • Fill out the content to the best of your knowledge, and click "Preview" to see your work.
  • When you're ready to add the infobox, click "OK" on the infobox editor, and then "Publish" on your page.

Congratulations on adding your first infobox!

You can adjust the code that manages your infobox by editing the source of your infobox. If you're using the standard infobox template, this page will be at Template:Infobox on your wikia.

Advanced customization

Some communities create elaborate infoboxes with advanced custom CSS and template code work. All code is publicly available on Wikia, so you can simply look at their template files to see how they created it, and borrow ideas for your own infoboxes.

If you need help with technical details, you can ask for advice from other users who've edited infoboxes successfully before, or raise a question in our Community Forums.

Examples

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