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<br> A '''navigation template''' or '''navbox''' is a grouping of links used in multiple related articles to facilitate navigation between those articles. They are created using the [[Help:Template|template]] feature. Editing of a navigation template is done in a central place, the template page.  
A '''navigation template''' or '''navbox''' is a grouping of links used in multiple related articles to facilitate navigation between those articles. They are created using the [[Help:Template|template]] feature. Editing of a navigation template is done in a central place, the template page.  
 
  
 
== How to use  ==
 
== How to use  ==
  
Examples of how to build a new navbox are given in the documentation provided with the [[Template:Navbox]]. Once created a navbox can be added to an article by typing the name of the navbox template within a pair of double curly brackets "<nowiki>{{</nowiki>" and "<nowiki>}}</nowiki>" for example typing {{tlx|Utah}} with add the [[Template:Utah]] to a page.
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Examples of how to build a navbox are given in the documentation provided with the [[Template:Navbox]]. Once created a navbox can be added to an article by typing the name of the navbox template within a pair of double curly brackets "<nowiki>{{</nowiki>" and "<nowiki>}}</nowiki>" for example typing {{tlx|Utah}} with add the [[Template:Utah]] to a page.  
  
 
== Advantages  ==
 
== Advantages  ==
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*Provide a consistent look and navigation system for related articles  
 
*Provide a consistent look and navigation system for related articles  
 
*Faster to navigate than a category  
 
*Faster to navigate than a category  
*Give immediate information about relationship with other articles  
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*Immediate information about relationship with other articles  
*For presenting a series of articles in a logical order
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*Presents a series of articles in a logical order
  
 
== Disadvantages  ==
 
== Disadvantages  ==
  
*Simple boxes can often be replaced with a category  
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*Simple boxes can be replaced with a category  
*Too much space is taken for information that is only superficially relevant
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*Alot of space is taken for information that is not relevant  
*Include the full list of links in every article, even though many of the links are often not useful in some of the articles.
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*Includes the full list of links in every article and many links are not useful  
*Due to size, the use of multiple templates may take up too much space on one article  
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*Multiple templates may take up too much space on one article  
*Occasionally does not give the reader enough clues as to which links are most relevant or important
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*Does not give the reader enough information which links are most relevant or important
  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Navboxes]] style guide
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Navboxes]] style guide
  
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A navigation template or navbox is a grouping of links used in multiple related articles to facilitate navigation between those articles. They are created using the template feature. Editing of a navigation template is done in a central place, the template page.

How to use

Examples of how to build a navbox are given in the documentation provided with the Template:Navbox. Once created a navbox can be added to an article by typing the name of the navbox template within a pair of double curly brackets "{{" and "}}" for example typing {{Utah}} with add the Template:Utah to a page.

Advantages

  • Provide a consistent look and navigation system for related articles
  • Faster to navigate than a category
  • Immediate information about relationship with other articles
  • Presents a series of articles in a logical order

Disadvantages

  • Simple boxes can be replaced with a category
  • Alot of space is taken for information that is not relevant
  • Includes the full list of links in every article and many links are not useful
  • Multiple templates may take up too much space on one article
  • Does not give the reader enough information which links are most relevant or important

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