There are many templates in use in The Hardy Boys Wiki and these are only subset, representing some of the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

  • Category:Templates should list all templates in the wiki, categorized into the various subcategories.
  • The Template namespace always has all templates in the wiki, unsorted.

What are templates?

Wiki templates provide a means to insert the same content over and over in different (or the same) pages. This saves editors the hassle of duplicating the same text again and again, and also helps ensure consistency.

Templates are generally shown with the format required to use the template (i.e. {{stub}}). Clicking the template name takes you to the template's page, where you can see what it looks like and how it is used.

Detailed instructions on the usage of each template should exist either on the template page, or the template's talk page.

Article management templates

See also: Category:Article management templates

Multiple continuties


  • Use this when an in-universe refers to more then one continuity, and needs to be split into seperate articles for each continuty the subject of the article appears in.

Nominate an article for deletion


Out of universe


  • Add this to an article when it is writen from real world point of veiw, but should be from in-universe.

Disambiguation articles


  • If you have several articles that have similar or identical names, or similar contant matter, you may wish to create a "disambiguation" page at the main article name. For example Frank Hardy.
  • Using {{disambig}} marks an article as a disambiguation page by adding a banner to the article and categorizing it under Category:Disambiguations. Add links to the various articles under the banner.

{{disamlist|<<link>>|<<info>>|<<image name>>}}

  • Used to list the links in a disambiguation page. Has fields for link name, link information and image.



  • When a page has little information, then it is likely a stub. This template will include them in Category:Article stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.

Image copyright tags

See also Category:Image wiki templates

Book cover


  • Used for book cover images, this template gives information on what makes the image fair use.

Game cover


  • The same thing as the bookcover tag, but for video and board game covers.

Game screenshot

{{game screenshot}}

  • Use for images which are screenshots of video games.


  • Used for images of copyrighted and/or trademarked logos.

Public Domain


  • This tag is used for Public Domain images.

Category templates

See also Category:Category templates

General category template


  • This can be added to categories to add general categorising details. Use in cases where it may be useful to point out to users how to categorise, such as popular categories.

Template category template


  • This should be added to any template-related categories, to list template-specific categorising details (these are different to those of normal pages).


See also Category:Infobox templates

Infoboxes are used to collected interesting information about the article's subject, in a box like area, hence the name "infobox".

General wiki templates

See also Category:General wiki templates


{{clr}}, plus {{clrl}} and {{clrr}}

  • This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
  • You can use {{clr}} instead of the HTML tag that clears space below things like images, pictures and tables, so the following stuff doesn't begin until the bottom of the image, picture or table box.
  • You can also use {{clrl}} or {{clrr}} to clear only left or right floats.



  • Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template.

Incomplete list

{{incomplete list}}

  • Use at the begining of lists, which are incomplete.

Main article

{{main|<main article>}}

  • Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.

Right-aligned Table of Contents


  • This template floats the table of contents (toc) on the right. It should only be used when absolutely necessary, to keep consistent design.



T is for template


  • This template allows you to show example template code (with a link to the templates) without using the template itself. It is used extensively on this page.



  • A template to welcome new users with. Addtionally there is {{login}} for unregistared users.


{{wikipedia}}, {{wikipedia-deleted}}

  • Wikipedia-related templates. Use {{wikipedia}} for articles taken directly from Wikipedia, and {{wikipedia-deleted}} for articles deleted from Wikipedia.


As list of userboxes can be found at The Hardy Boys Wiki:Userboxes.

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