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Wikipedia-logo-en.png Animal
Wikipedia has an article on this subject.

Visit Animal for more in depth information

If you want to create a quick link to a Wikipedia article you can use the wikipedia template like this: {{Wikipedia|Animal}} which gives you the box on the right. Remember to replace Animal with the name of the article you want, and check that the article does exist on Wikipedia before you link to it.
Template:PGBook You can also link to a Project guttenberg Title by using: {{PGBook|Shakespeare's Sonnets|1041}} where Shakespeare's Sonnets is an arbitrary name, and 1041 is the etext number for the book you want.


{{Wikipedia/Disaster Management}} <nowiki> ==Tick Marks== If you want to use a tick mark or a cross you can use one of the following images: {| style="border: 1px solid black; text-align:center; border-collapse:collapse;" | style="border-right: 1px solid black; padding: 1ex" | [[Image:Correct.png]] | style="border-right: 1px solid black; padding: 1ex" | [[Image:Right.png]] | style="border-right: 1px solid black; padding: 1ex" | [[Image:Wrong.png]] |- | style="border-right: 1px solid black; padding: 1ex" | <nowiki>[[Image:Correct.png]] | style="border-right: 1px solid black; padding: 1ex" | [[Image:Right.png]] | style="border-right: 1px solid black; padding: 1ex" | [[Image:Wrong.png]] |}

e.g.: Multiple Choice Question:

When did Malta gain Independence?:

  • a. December 13, 1974
  • b. May 1, 2004
  • c. September 21, 1964 Correct.png
  • d. March 31, 1979

Previous and Next links

You can use the template Template:PrevNext to create arrows linking to pages. e.g. {{PrevNext|Quickstart guide/creating an account|Quickstart guide/basic editing}} creates the links below:



There are also the Template:Next and Template:Prev templates that are useful when you only need a link in 1 direction.


Work in Progress Boiler Plate

A Boiler Plate Template to indicate that a page in a work in progress is available. Include it using {{WIP}} and it looks like this:

Road Works.svg Work in progress, expect frequent changes. Help and feedback is welcome. See discussion page. Road Works.svg

This Boiler Plate will be improved over time, those who would like to help improve it can do so here Template:WIP


Easy Attribution Templates

To make it Easier for all to Respect the requirements of the attribution requirements of the Creative Commons licenses used on Wikieducator there are a few templates you can use when you obtain an image from the two most popular sources of such images. When an Image is obtained from WikiMedia's Commons you can use Template:Commons in the summary of the Image and Template:CA when you use that image on a page.

eg.  {{Commons|http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Red_cat.jpg|who=Sassospicco}} will yield this box:

Commons-logo-28x38.png
This image {{#if:Sassospicco|by Sassospicco }} is Free Content that has been taken from WikiMedia Commons.

Full licensing information is available at the WikiMedia Commons page for this image.


A photo of an Italian cat dreaming of mackerel
Commons-logo-28x38.png
This image is Free Content from WikiMedia Commons.

The description of the image to the right is obtained by:

[[Image:Red cat(feline).jpg|thumb|right|A photo of an Italian cat dreaming of mackerel{{CA}}]]



For Images from Flickr there is Template:FA.

ERROR: You must provide the url and author for this image. e.g. {{FA|author=name | url=http://flickr.com/../..}}}}}}

The Description of the image to the right is created with:

[[Image:Reflection_in_drop.jpg| thumb|right|200px|City reflection in a drop {{FA|author=tanakawho|
url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/540472927/}}]]

Please click on the template links to find out more on how to use these templates with examples.


Place Holder for an Image

We need an image, diagram or chart.
Specifications: Please help us find a photograph which conveys the concept of freedom

If you know you need an image in your content but cannot find a free one just yet you can use Template:Image needed as a place holder. This will attract attention to the more artistic of us to your need, who will hopefully be able to help. e.g.

{{Image_needed|align=right|size=100|Please help us find a photograph which conveys the concept of freedom}}