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Create starter packs for small wikis with basic templates & gadgets
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As discussed at Hackathon, we should create starter packs that can be imported into new / small wikis with everything they need to get started on templates & gadgets and have instruction guides.

We should probably cover infoboxes, basic templates (localised?) and popular gadgets.

I will do one for infoboxes later today.

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Infobox Example:


(Credit @K6ka via k6ka.miraheze.org and WikiProject TransWiki

To use this:
Import the above file via Special:Import
Navigate to Template:Infobox
Follow the instructions on the page

It's extremely self explanatory and has signifcantly reduced dependencies than Enwp's

We could also include some examples on how to create Infoboxes like Infobox Place on a guidance page, any idea where would be best in the toolkit to have it.

@RhinosF1 Sounds promising :) Anything we do here to make the process less complicated would bring a lot of value to the wikis! I can look more into this in a day or so and try to test this.

When you say "how to create Infoboxes like Infobox Place", what exactly you mean here? Do you mean something like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Designing_infoboxes or importing infoboxes to another wiki in the same way you are pointing above (with fewer dependencies)?

@RhinosF1 Sounds promising :) Anything we do here to make the process less complicated would bring a lot of value to the wikis! I can look more into this in a day or so and try to test this.

When you say "how to create Infoboxes like Infobox Place", what exactly you mean here? Do you mean something like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Designing_infoboxes or importing infoboxes to another wiki in the same way you are pointing above (with fewer dependencies)?

Something like Help:Desigining_infoboxes but a bit more simplified.

It would show an example wikitext for creating an infobox_* like infobox_place and then show what it would look like on a page. I can spin up a draft somewhere?

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Starter_kit#Popular_templates,_modules_and_guidelines links to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Starter_kit/Templates_and_Modules#Guidelines_for_templates which says "For writing, editing, and using templates, see Help:A quick guide to templates on English Wikipedia."
That last en.wp page does not link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Designing_infoboxes .

However, we are in en.wp territory here and the bigger question (problem?) is which content should be on mediawiki.org instead. :-/ #notmyhomewiki/NIH