Template:Subject bar

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This navigational template offers a variant to several floating box templates that link to books(?), portals, and Wikipedia's sister projects but also typically cause formatting issues because of their size and alignment.

It is intended to be placed at the end of an article, after the references, external links, navboxes, authority control template, and before any categories.

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Usage

No single parameter is required, however, at least one book, portal, or sister project should be utilized with the use of this template. Since Wikipedia articles typically are in the domain of one or more WikiProjects, and since WikiProjects often have a portal, almost every article should list at least one portal. None of the parameters should be capitalized.

Parameters

When copying all parameters in either the vertical or horizontal layouts, delete those which are not needed. If no links are needed for a particular type, such as the historical "books", that part of the template will not appear on the page.

Parameter meanings (quick list). Alphabetical order: b: Wikibooks. commons: WikiMedia Commons. d: Wikidata. n: Wikinews. q: Wikiquote. s: Wikisource. species: Wikispecies. v: Wikiversity. voy: Wikivoyage. wikt: Wiktionary.

All parameters, horizontal. Parameters in order they show up in subject bar.
{{subject bar|commons = y|commons-search = |species = y|species-search = |voy = y|voy-search = |n = y|n-search = |wikt = y|wikt-search = |b = y|b-search = |q = y|q-search = |s = y|s-search = |v = y|v-search = |d = y|d-search = |spoken = |portal = }}
All parameters, horizontal. In alphabetical order. Except for portal and spoken. Those 2 are often removed.
{{subject bar|b = |b-search = |commons = |commons-search = |d = |d-search = |n = |n-searc h =|q = |q-search = |s = |s-search = |species = |species-search = |v = |v-search = |voy = |voy-search = |wikt = |wikt-search = |portal = |spoken = }}
All parameters, vertical. In alphabetical order. Except for portal and spoken. Those 2 are often removed.
{{subject bar
 |b              = 
 |b-search       = 
 |commons        = 
 |commons-search = 
 |d              = 
 |d-search       = 
 |n              = 
 |n-search       = 
 |q              = 
 |q-search       = 
 |s              = 
 |s-search       = 
 |species        = 
 |species-search = 
 |v              = 
 |v-search       = 
 |voy            = 
 |voy-search     = 
 |wikt           = 
 |wikt-search    =  
 |portal         = 
 |spoken         = 
}}

Parameters explained

Other parameters

book
Use book1 up to book10 to link to a book
portal
Use portal1 up to portal10 to link to a portal
spoken
To provide a link to the spoken Wikipedia, provide the name of the sound file, omitting the File: prefix

Examples

Example. Simplest.

All set to "y". In order of use. Portal and spoken removed. Try this first. It will use the article name for all the sister links. Test them all, and adjust as necessary by adding other search terms. Quotes can be placed around search terms to require search results to include the complete phrase.

Markup
{{subject bar|commons = y|commons-search = |species = y|species-search = |voy = y|voy-search = |n = y|n-search = |wikt = y|wikt-search = |b = y|b-search = |q = y|q-search = |s = y|s-search = |v = y|v-search = |d = y|d-search = }}




Example page: Lemur

Markup
{{Subject bar|commons = y|commons-search = Category:Lemuriformes|species = y|species-search = Lemuriformes|book = Lemurs|portal1 = Primates|portal2 = Madagascar}}
Result




Example page: Ring-tailed lemur

Markup
{{Subject bar|portal1 = Primates|portal2 = Madagascar|commons = y|commons-search = Category:Lemur catta |species = y|species-search = Lemur catta|n = y|n-search = Ring-tailed lemur|wikt=y|wikt-search = Lemur|b = y|b-search = Ring-tailed lemur|q = y|q-search = Ring-tailed lemur|s = y|s-search = Ring-tailed lemur|v = y|v-search = Ring-tailed lemur|voy = y|voy-search = Madagascar}}
Result

Portal bar. Separate bar for "See also" sections

{{Portal bar}} may be better since portals are internal links, and can go in the "See also" section if there is one. Portal bars are narrower too, and so they use less space. An example:

See also