Summary & FAQs

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Tip: If you notice a page that you think may include a template that you might like to use, click on the top edit link then look below the Save page buttons for a list of the templates that have been used in that page. Clicking on a Template link will take you to the templates page. Often the template page will include some instructions on its Talk page on how to incorporate the template into your own content.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • List your questions here ....
  • I am working on marking up some existing self-instructional materials with the WikiEducator syntax. Every time I introduce a new term, I'd like to provide a definition, using the iDevices template for this. However, when the definition appears again in subsequent units, I'd like to link it either to the original page or to a Glossary, so that learners can refresh their memories. What is the best way of doing this? (submitted by Ed Du Vivier)

  • It appears there is a bug when one adds a bullet list immediately after the iDevice header Web Resources, the first item is not shown as a bullet but the syntax shows. If you add a line of plain text above the bullet list it displays OK. Example:

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Web Resources

  1. First bullet (this should display as a bullet but as you can see it shows the source/syntax instead)
  2. Second bullet

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Web Resources

This has an initial line of text here...

  1. First bullet - which now displays OK
  2. Second bullet

worked fine on my computer - Raj

  • Is there a standard naming convention for Templates. I noticed that some use Capital letters to start others lower case.
    Are the names case sensitive on some systems? Thanks, --Shane Nychy B.Sc. 21:32, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

There is a workgroup currently working on a style guide. The first letter of a template is case insensitive because the wiki automatically capitalises it so Template:objectives and Template:Objectives are the same. However, the remainder of the template name is case sensitive so Template:My_Template and Template:My_template are different templates. --Kruhly 22:21, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

my box captured the rest of the headings on my page. the curly brackets are present (closing), so I don't know what I've done wrong. Any help appreciated :O) Kelly

Hi - I have been having problems with my Activity Box Template inside my User Page worksheet [" Idioms Activities"] and I can't seem to add a film I have specially created from Xtranormal and a book specially created from Bookr into the templates. It keeps showing {{{{1}}}} even when I have added content. I have tried so many things but I am a bit stuck. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you! --Janet Bianchini 16:17, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi I had a similar problem with the web resources template which showed {{{{1}}}} even when I added content. It worked eventually when I deleted the last link in the list but I could not understand why this made a difference. ----Jane Brotchie 21:26, 1 October 2009 (UTC)