Tech:Suggestion article template button on Edit screen

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Moved from en:Wikitravel:Feature requests by Evan

Having just started to contribute to WikiTravel over the past few months, I've got a suggestion for the site, and am guessing this is the place to make it. When adding / starting lots of pages, I find it's a real hassle to have to dig around WikiTravel for the appropriate article template to copy and paste from. Given the project is still in its relative infancy with lots of pages being started, this happens a lot. If I've got two minutes of credit left at a slow Internet cafe, I'd be much more inclined to quickly add the hostel I've just stayed at to the Sleep section of a blank city / town if I didn't have to dig around the site to find the article template, then copy and paste it first.

How about having a button at the top of the text box on the edit screen (next to the formatting buttons), that automatically inserts a skeleton big city / small city / region template whenever clicked? A bit of JavaScript should do the trick. Cheers. -- Allyak 12:19, Oct 1, 2004 (EDT)

Agreed, this would be very useful. An even more radical option would be have the template already as the default content when you create a new page, perhaps (if we want to get fancy) so that the user can select which template to apply. Jpatokal 01:04, 2 Oct 2004 (EDT)
As a very simple but effective solution to this problem until a button is made, we could simply add the following text to the Edit this Page copy. It'd reduce the number of clicks needed to get from the edit screen of a blank page to the article templates from 3 to 1:
If you're getting started on a blank page, copy paste one of these useful templates for countries, geographic regions, huge cities, big cities, small cities or city districts.
This should be easier to add, no? Allyak 12:45, Oct 6, 2004 (EDT)
I notice we currently have a link that opens up a help file in a new window-- could we also have the template pages open in a new window for reference? That way you wouldnt loose any info already added to the edit page. Majnoona 12:39, 22 Nov 2005 (EST)

I think this is already implemented, isn't it? --DenisYurkin 17:49, 25 November 2006 (EST)

Yep! – cacahuate talk 15:05, 23 October 2007 (EDT)