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Templates are an effective way to present a precise body of information across many wiki entries. A change to the content of an original template page will result in corresponding changes across all of the entries onto which the template has been inserted. This allows for the efficient conveyance of a message throughout the corresponding pages. Contributors will likely not need to create new templates, but several templates have been created for the use of contributors.


Placing a template using either the RichTextEditor is done by clicking the appropriate Template icon in the toolbar:


Unlike using the RichTextEditor to create internal links throughout the wiki, the Template tool does not allow for the searching existing templates. Instead the Contributor must be aware of the template prior to its insertion. Upon selecting this icon, the Contributor must enter the title of the template enclosed by double braces — {{ }} — in the generated field:


Clicking OK will embed the template in the previously selected position as designated by the cursor.


Placing a template is very similar to internal linking when using the WikiTextEditor. Just as above, a template is embedded by enclosing the title of the template in double braces — {{ }} — within an entry in the desired location:

Example: {{Example}}

Essential Templates

There are the essential templates that will be most useful to Contributors when developing pages.


Copyright: the Copyright template— © UNB Archives & Special Collections, 2014 —should appear at the bottom of every entry in this wiki and should be placed at the bottom of every entry created by a ContributorThis is intended to declare ownership and protect the information contained in the wiki pages.

At the bottom of every entry created, insert: {{Copyright}}

Under Development

UnderDevelopment: the UnderDevelopment template declares to readers that an entry, though initiated, has not yet been completed. As information for the entry is still being collected and refined, the contents of the page cannot yet be considered Authoritative.

At the top of every entry created that meet this criteria, insert: {{UnderDevelopment}}

This entry is currently under development. Please do not consider the entry authoritative until it has been completed.


Stubs: the Stub template declares to the reader that, while an entry is not yet completed, the information that it contains is correct and authoritative. This is meant to indicate that the included sections of the entry have been completed, but that the entry still needs to be developed further.

At the top of every entry created that meet this criteria, insert: {{Stubs}}

This article is a stub. The content provided is authoritative, but the entry still needs more work before it can be considered complete.


Every image embedded within the History at a Glance wiki exists as a hardcopy in the UNB Archives & Special Collections. These images have been formatted to fit conveniently into the wiki entries/pages, and each image uploaded to the wiki is assigned its own independent page (accessable by clicking the displayed image). On each Image Page a template has been embedded, declaring to the user that a higher quality version of that image can be readily delivered upon contacting the UNB Archives & Special Collections staff.

For this image in higher resolution, please contact the UNB Archives & Special Collections at archives@unb.ca.

--MarkMcCumber (talk) 18 June 2014 (ADT)