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Requests for Templates

Please list the wikipedia template desired, an example of its use, and the requesting author (sign posts with ~~~~).



Spencer Bliven 16:16, 17 November 2011 (PST)

Works for orange, but other colors need to be transcluded. Spencer Bliven 16:16, 17 November 2011 (PST)
Using {{raw:wp:Divbox/style/orange}} to x-wiki transclude from en-wp is a quick way of populating these style pages, but ties us to the corresponding Wikipedia page - as well as calling the external site every time the this page is called. We could use {{subst:raw:wp:Divbox/style/orange}} to write the values here, which would be cheaper on calls and allow us to set our own parameters if we wanted to tweak the en-wp ones. I'll set up a few of the style pages without substituting and see what the preference is. --RexxS 11:32, 28 March 2013 (PDT)

File Format Request

Not sure if this is a template, but wikipedia supports ogg format video (ogv) and we have some for our paper we were hoping to use in this wiki. Is this possible? Wikipedia's Creation and usage of media files Luis Zaman 20:00, 10 April 2012 (EST)

I should also note that these videos are larger than 2mb. --Zamanlui 17:20, 10 April 2012 (PDT)

This seems to be supported with the OggHandler extension. I'll try to get it installed soon, but it has some dependencies that have to be properly configured. In the meantime, I've enabled ogg, ogv, and oga uploads. Go ahead and include video in your pages. It will be broken for now but should start working soon. --Spencer Bliven 17:24, 10 April 2012 (PDT)
Great! Thank you! --Zamanlui 17:38, 10 April 2012 (PDT)
I installed OggHandler. Both uploading ogv files and including them from commons work for me now. --Spencer Bliven 11:48, 11 April 2012 (PDT)


We wanted to use Timeline-event template, for example:

{{raw:wp:Timeline-event|date={{Start date|2015|}}|event=Current year}}

However, it generates the fetch error. The PDB template that is referenced on this page also does not work any more (also fetch error).

Swasik (talk) 05:23, 14 July 2015 (PDT)