An inputbox allows you to put a box on any page, which has a text field for users to fill and a customizable button for launching the action.
There are three types: the article creation box, the search box, and the comment box. The default width for all boxes is 50 characters.
How do I add an article creation box to a page?
An article creation box places a box on the page that lets the user create a new page by entering the page title. A new page will be opened at the title the user types in. Page creation is handled by the InputBox extension, or by the CreateBox extension. CreateBox takes mostly the same arguments as InputBox when used with action=create. Both check if a page already exists and display an error message if it does.
This box adds a section to an existing page -- this can be helpful in adding a new discussion to a talk page, or new items to a news page.
The text typed in the box is the page where to start a new section header. If you use as type commenttitle instead of comment, the text typed in the box becomes the new section header, and is also used as the edit summary for the addition. In this case, you additionally need to define a pagename with the page parameter.
If you want to use a standard article template, you can specify this in the form.
For comment and create boxes, the text of the page under pagename will be preloaded (see below) into the blank editbox when a new page is created.
Example: By specifying "preload=Template:New_page", the content of "Template:New page" will be loaded into the edit box for the new article.
For comment and create boxes, the text of the page under pagename will be added, as instructions, before the submission form for new pages. It is displayed instead of the text of MediaWiki:Newarticletext
Example: By specifying "editintro=Template:Welcome", the content of Template:Welcome will be shown above the article.