Usage[edit | edit source]

Include the archive box in the article by adding


to where you want the archive box to appear. How you present a list of archive pages is up to you. You can separate them with commas, pipes (vertical lines: '|') or as lists. See examples below. Notes:

  • Make sure to add the forward slash '/' to the archive name to make it a subpage of the page where the archive box is placed.
  • If subpages are disabled in the namespace where the template is used, you may need to spell out the full archive path, such as:
{{Archive-box|[[{{NAMESPACE}}:{{PAGENAME}}/Archive|Archive name]]}}

If using the full page, it is suggested that you include the optional "|Archive name" shown above, using an appropriate name.

The box uses a style that makes it float to the right. This means that where it appears in the page it will be aligned to the right edge of the page (more accurately: the containing box, but that is an unnecessary detail) and all following content will flow around it.

Advanced usage options[edit | edit source]

The template contains parameter variables that are intended to give the user additional customization and flexibility when using the template.


Alter the title of the box. Default is "Archives". Selecting none results in "Archives" being used.

Examples[edit | edit source]

For actual examples of the use of this template, use the what links here link in the toolbox on the sidebar, near the top on the left side of this page (unless you are using an unconventional skin ... in which case you probably know what you are doing).

Wikitext Appearance
[[January 2004 - December 2004]]<br/>
[[January 2005 - December 2005]]<br/>
[[January 2006 - December 2006]]<br/>
[[January 2007 - December 2007]]<br/>

See also[edit | edit source]

  • {{archived}} = a template for flagging that the page contents are an archive and should not be edited.
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