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This set of main page <tags/> allows for easier main page design and is the recommended method of creating layouts for main pages.

Using the following tags, you can create a main page that will work with the Wikia ad and will be compatible with any future changes Wikia may need to make to the main page layouts.

<mainpage-leftcolumn-start />

content in the left column

<mainpage-endcolumn />

<mainpage-rightcolumn-start />

content in the right column

<mainpage-endcolumn />

How to use the tags

Main page tags editor
An example of how main page tags might look in the editor

The "leftcolumn" tag starts the fluid width left column, and comes first:

<mainpage-leftcolumn-start />

The left column is ended by:

<mainpage-endcolumn />


Next, the following starts a 300px wide right column:

<mainpage-rightcolumn-start />

The right column is ended by:

<mainpage-endcolumn />


After the end of the rightcolumn tag you can place anything you wish, and make them 100% page width. (Please note this is recommended against, especially on shorter pages.) However, you will need to add the following to ensure it appears below the columns:

<br style="clear:both;"/>

Examples

Main page example layout
A screen shot of the demo wiki's main page.

This demo wiki's main page is set up to display this article and some placeholder content, to illustrate how the tags can be used:

http://main-page-demo.wikia.com

The source code used to create that demo wiki's main page can be found at Help:Main_page_column_tags/source.

Main page tags in action on other wikis

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