Navigation templates

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Guideline Each page should have a navigation template (navbar) that directs readers/users to the other pages in the relevant group.
Add'l info A print version of the template should also be created so the navigation box does not show up in the PDF printout.
  • The What is a wiki? tutorial is an example of the use of a navigation template that connects pages in the tutorial together. If you click on the download pdf link (under the toolbox) the navigation box does not show up in the exported pdf document.
  • You could create a course navigation template
  • or one that navigates between all the projects by the same author(s).




Navigation templates are another way to create connections between projects and pages in the wiki. They also make movement between pages smoother, and can suggest new content to a reader. --Jesse Groppi 01:33, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Is this plausible? When would a navigation bar not be feasible/practical? --Jesse Groppi 01:33, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
The collection extension we use for generating pdf has the ability to specify print specific behaviours. For example Template:WET1_what_is_a_wiki will display the navigation template online while Template:WET1_what_is_a_wiki_print (which is empty) will be used for print versions. So for example if you click on the download pdf link (under the toolbox) for this page you will see that the navigation template is not rendered in the pdf version. --Wayne Mackintosh 06:07, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Is this true? I know that is how I created the PDF Print templates... Isn't this changing with the next version of the PediaPress which will come available when we complete out migration to the new hosting arrangement? -- Peter Rawsthorne 15:06, 24 July 2009 (UTC)