The MediaWiki software used to run Wikitravel offers the capability to automatically generate sophisticated HTML using templates. Templates are faster than typing manually, and keep common messages uniform across the site. New templates should be discussed before being created or modified.
The list below shows most of the templates that are currently available, alongside brief explanations of how and where to use them, or you can see a complete list of all pages in the Template namespace.
Indicates that a an article of the specified type is at usable status. This notice should be added to the bottom of the article just below the content.
This is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!
Draws attention to a failed star nomination for an article and the reasons why it wasn't awarded star status. This notice should be placed at the top of an article's discussion page.
This article has Star potential. It’s well written with great information. However, for Star status it needs both to be entirely complete and to perfectly match the Manual of style. If you see how it can be improved, please plunge forward or point it out on the talk page.
Indicates that a page is a disambiguation page. This notice should be added to the bottom of all disambiguation pages.
This article is a disambiguation page. If you arrived here by following a link from another page you can help by correcting it, so that it points to the appropriate disambiguated page.
Used on pages that would normally require disambiguation, but meet the "most famous" exception (such as Paris and Denmark). This notice should be added to the top of the article and will create a link to a disambiguation page.
This page has been nominated for deletion. After taking a look at the deletion policy, please weigh in with your opinion at Wikitravel:Votes for deletion. Please do not remove this notice as it must remain on the article until the nomination discussion is complete. If you are the author of this article, this nomination is not a critique of your work, but is instead a notice that the article title or subject may not meet Wikitravel's criteria, or that the content might belong in another Wikitravel article.
Indicates that an image has been recommended for deletion. This notice should be added to the image description on the article(s) where the image appears.
Used on pages that contain a copyright violations. This notice should be placed at the top of an article. Note that it is generally preferred to just remove copyrighted information and then leave a note on the talk page indicating where the content came from and why it was removed.
This page contains content which appears to be a copyright violation. The content in question appears to have been appropriated from: .
Please refer to our policies and guidelines for an explanation of what content can and cannot be used on this site.
If you are the author of the content in question, please let us know that it's OK for us to use your work by leaving a note on the talk page.
Indicates that an article does not meet the article criteria and that its content should be merged into the destination article. This notice should be placed at the top of an article.
Indicates that a page does not conform to the manual of style. This notice should be placed at the top of an article.
This article or section does not match our manual of style or needs other editing. Please plunge forward, give it your attention and help it improve! Suggested fixes: None specified. Please use the article's talk page to ask questions if you are not sure why this tag was added and whether it is safe to remove it.
Indicates that a page contains extensive touting and hyperbole. This notice should be placed at the top of an article.
Content on a huge city main page needs to be split off into districts. This notice should be placed at the top of the section that needs work.
Wikitravel:Template index is a huge city, so all individual listings should be moved to the appropriate district articles, and this section should contain a brief overview. Please help to move listings if you are familiar with this city.
Content on a region page needs to be moved to the respective city articles. This notice should be placed at the top of the section that needs work.
Wikitravel:Template index is a region article, so all individual listings should be moved to the appropriate city articles, and this section should contain a brief overview. Please help to move listings if you are familiar with this region.
Discussion on the Talk page is under way for defining new districts. This notice should be placed at the top of the city article that has a districts discussion taking place.
Discussion on defining district borders for Wikitravel:Template index is in progress. If you know the city pretty well, please share your opinion on the talk page.
Discussion on the Talk page is under way for defining new regions. This notice should be placed at the top of a regions article that has a regions discussion taking place.
Discussion on defining regions for Wikitravel:Template index is in progress. If you know the area pretty well, please share your opinion on the talk page.
Informational notices provide warnings and disclaimers about hazards or other vital pieces of information that travelers should be alerted to.
A disclaimer is a sparingly-used message, normally containing editorial content about policy decisions. A disclaimer should generally be discussed prior to being added to an article.
Here Tibet is used as a synonym for the Tibetan Autonomous Region (T.A.R.) of China not the historic Tibet in existance prior to the Chinese takeover. This is not a political statement. The strict restrictions on freedom of movement put on foreigners, sharply divides the T.A.R from ethnically Tibetan areas that form a geographic and cultural continuation of Tibet to the east of the T.A.R..
Used for non-life-threatening warnings that could affect a traveler's possessions, finances, or health, and other notices that need presentation in an attention-grabbing format. It should be used sparingly—only if normal prose is insufficient for some reason.
You can use the parameter "boldtext=" to change the word "NOTE" to something else.
NOTE: To avoid the unsavory, corrupt, and thoroughly untrustworthy booking services based in Kolkata, it is best to get a place to stay on arrival without advance reservation.
Used to call out information that is vital to a traveler's safety, such as recent damage from a natural disaster, political instability, or some other serious condition. Warning boxes should be sparingly used and placed either at the top of an article or within the article section that is related to the warning.
WARNING:The effects of Hurricane Katrina severely damaged parts of New Orleans at the end of August, 2005, and it expected to take many months for the city to return to normality. As of Spring 2006, most services in the main travel centers (French Quarter, Central Business District, Garden District, and Faubourg Marigny) are back to normal; however, be prepared for contingencies if you're traveling outside the city center.
Information about visa restrictions.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen block passports containing stamps or visas from Israel. If you intend to visit any of these nations, ask immigration to stamp a blank page, rather than your passport, when entering. Note that those countries will also search for Jordanian/Egyptian exit stamps from land borders with Israel and will likewise prohibit your entry if they find one.
These are temporary templates for use on articles where large and significant events will be hosted. These templates should be deleted and removed from here once the event has passed.
| image1=image name (do not include "Image:")
| imagesize1=pixel size for icon (optional, defaults to 22px)
| directionl1=direction (should be N, NW, W, or SW)
| majorl1=[[Next major city or junction]]
| minorl1=[[Next minor city]] (optional)
| directionr1=opposite direction (should be S, SE, E, or NE)
| majorr1=[[Next major city or junction]]
| minorr1=[[Next minor city]] (optional)
Used to add routes through the city. For more than one route, add a space and then the "image" through "minorr1" lines before the closing brackets and replace "1" with "2", "3",etc. See Wikitravel:Routebox navigation for more detailed instructions.
Used to create the quick reference box for country pages (and should not be used anywhere else). All arguments to the command are optional. For the image argument, please make sure the width is exactly 250px (the width of the quickbar) and that the "noframe" option is specified.
Singapore dollar (SGD)
total: 692.7 sq km water: 10 sq km land: 682.7 sq km
4,425,720 (July 2005 est.)
English (official), Chinese (official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official)
All images, files, etc on Wikitravel must be published according to our copyleft. When uploading a file it is imperative that you select a compatible license:
the default license for Wikitravel before 2010
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document according to the terms in Creative Commons License, Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0. The full text of this license may be found here: CC by-sa 1.0
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document according to the terms in Creative Commons License, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0. The full text of this license may be found here: CC by-sa 2.0
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document according to the terms in Creative Commons License, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5. The full text of this license may be found here: CC by-sa 2.5
the default license for Wikitravel from 2010
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document according to the terms in Creative Commons License, Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. The full text of this license may be found here: CC by-sa 3.0
licenses the image under all current and future versions of cc-by-sa
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Wikitravel has a number of article templates that can be used to format articles. The following substitution texts can be used to quickly insert the article template into newly created articles. When the article is saved the shortcut is replaced with the text. This is a one-off substitution and can only be undone by deleting the inserted text - use with care.
Article status: star (must be guide or above). Time to feature: June-September would be best Nominated by: LtPowers 10:56, 8 September 2011 (EDT) Comment: This is one of my absolute favorite places because they have sideways fish that look like blended wing body airplanes.
The island paradise of Nusa Lembongan is a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of much of Bali. Neither hawkers nor traffic mar the magnificent scenery; this is a fine place to just put your feet up and relax. Main activities include surfing, diving and snorkeling in the vivid aqua blue waters. (more...)
The following special templates are used by Wikitravel Press to control the appearance of printed text. They have no impact on the appearance of website and can be safely ignored.