This guide will cover how to use and edit the more common Templates we use on this site. Templates are essentially ready made codes you simply place within a page and you fill in the needed information where needed.
If you're interested in working with or using Templates for the first time, then this guide might be the answer you are looking for.
Note: The Parameters given may not be in alphabetical or group order but they are within the parameters given by the Template.
2nd Note: This is not a guide to every Template we use on the wiki. If your Template is not on here, then it probably is rarely used or the guide for it hasn't been completed yet.
To add a Template
On the edit screen, in the bottom right corner of the screen (or wherever you have moved the menu), there's a scroll menu. Scroll down to the Templates section.
Here you can either choose from the 4 Templates listed or, if the template you want is not there, select "Add other templates"
If you've chosen "Add other Templates", then you will be taken to a search registry for the templates we currently have on the wiki. There are more listed Templates here for you to choose from. Select it and it will be placed in the page.
If you still can't find the correct template here, then in the search bar, simply type the name of the template and select it if it comes up.
Once you found your template, press "Insert" on the right of the search bar and it will placed.
There you go you added the template! (Note: It will add the template where the type cursor is so if you want to put the template somewhere specific, move the cursor to that spot)
Also, you'll know where you added the Template because it will look like a green puzzle piece while editing the page in the visual tab.
Editing the Parameters
When you first insert the template, you may be taken to the edit screen for that template. Here you can edit the various parameters for that Template, by adding the appropriate values and information to each Parameter listed.
Not all Templates however needs editing or Parameters. Navigation for example is already complete and does not have any fields that need to be inputted. If you want to see how it's coming along before publishing it, use "Preview" to see what the template looks like with the changes you made. If you like it, great! If not, then change where you don't like it.
If you make a mistake or you want to edit the parameters after leaving the screen, you can re-edit the template. To do so, hover over the template icon (Green puzzle piece, remember) on the page and a small box will pop up. Click "Edit" on the bottom of the pop-up to go back to the Edit screen. Simply do the instructions from before and publish when you're happy with your changes.
Note: Sometimes the box does pop around so it can be frustrating to select "Edit" when the thing is moving all over the place. Either be quick or scroll the menu up or down to see if it helps. Sometimes you'll be lucky and it decides to cooperate.
List of Templates
The following list is of the most common Templates we use on this Wiki.
This template is used on Card Pages to categorize the various attributes and stats on a card and present it in an easy to read and understandable format.
Here you would add which world the card is from. If the card is Generic, type Generic. If the card has no listed world e.g. Great Fiend, Yamigedo, then leave this blank
Place the card's name here. You don't actually need to input anything here as it automatically inputs the name from the Wiki Page.
If the card is a monster, place its Size number here. If it is not a monster, ignore this and leave it blank.
What type of card is it. If the card is a monster, place Monster here. If it is a spell, add Spell here. So on for Item, Impact and Flag.
Add a card's listed Power. If it does not have a listed Power (as in no red numbers on the side), leave this blank.
Add a card's listed Critical. If it does not have a listed Critical (as in no white numbers on the side), leave this blank.
Add a card's listed Defense. If it does not have a listed Defense (as in no blue numbers on the side), leave this blank.
There are 4 Attribute Parameters listed here. The numbers determine in what order the attributes are listed on a card.
Therefore, you would place Skull Warrior is Attribute1 and Darkness in Atrribute2. See? Simple!
If a card has only 1 Attribute listed, then place it in Attribute1 and leave the rest blank.
Add the card's illustrator.
Here you would add in what set(s) the card is from.
It should be typed out as: Set Code / Card Number (Rarity)
In the case a card comes from multiple sets, simply place the first set the card is from in the Set1 Parameter, the second it's from in Set2 and so on. If you're having problem figuring out what to type, the entire thing should be printed in the bottom left of any card.
Add in a card's Flavor text here. If it does not have a Flavor text, leave this blank.
Place any Call Cost listed on a card and/or any effects the card has here.
This template is used to categorize the various cards that make up an entire deck and present it in an easy to read and understandable format.
|I'm an Example. FEAR ME!!!|
|Flag: Wavey Wavey|
These parameters are for your Monsters. Rather then list it all under Monster, they are divided by their Sizes so, for example, the Size 0 Parameters are you list any Size 0 monsters in a given deck. Same thing for the Size 1 Parameter except it's for Size 1 monsters and so on.
Spells / Items / Impacts
These Parameters are, respectively, for the Spells, Items and Impacts of the deck.
For your Buddy. Rather then state you're using 5 copies or so of a given card, you can place the name of your chosen Buddy here.
Color / Color2
These 2 parameters affects the outer box of your Decklist (The box shown when you have hidden/minimized it and where the name of the deck is placed).
Color affects the background color of the box, while Color2 affects what color the writing of the box will be
Color3 / Color4
These 2 parameters affects the inner boxes of your Decklist (The boxes revealed when you select "Show" i.e. the boxes for Monster, Spells, Items, Impacts etc.).
Color3 affects the background color of the boxes, while Color4 affects what color the writing of the box will be
This parameter is where you place the name or title of a deck. It will be shown in the Outer box. As stated before, Color and Color2 will affect this parameters in terms of how it looks.
Advice when using this Template
Linking to the card page
If you want to link to a card's page, then type out the card's name (Spelled correctly) and add [[ ]] to the ends of it. It will look like this (No spaces between the middle of each two [[ ]]);
Example: [ [ Demon Lord, Asmodai ] ] = Demon Lord, Asmodai
When you want to indicate how many of a card is in the deck, then do this "Card Name" x4, so that way people can know there are 4 copies of that card in the deck. Obviously 3 means 3 copies and so on etc.
|Gallery ● Tips ● Rulings ● Errata ● Trivia ● Character|
There are no editable Parameters for this Template.
The Navigation Template is used to link the sub-pages back to its main card page. From a main card page, it's sub-pages are divided into;
- Gallery (The various artworks for or related to that card)
- Tips (Any interesting combos or quirks about the card)
- Rulings (If there are any specific rulings for the card such as interactions, they are placed here)
- Errata (To showcase any mistakes there were on the first print of a card and the corrections made to it)
- Trivia (any pieces of information or interesting facts about the card)
- Character (If the card has a counterpart that appears in the anime)
For editors to card pages and sub-pages, this is the most important template for you, as it links and keeps track of the pages. Always place this first in as sub-page and never forget to include it,
The quote template is used mainly on various Character Pages to denote a particular piece of dialogue mentioned or said by that character or related to the given page.
|“||Templates are awesome!!!||”|
—InvictusKris, Somewhere in the Gobi Desert
This parameter affects what color the writing of the quote will be
This is where the actual quote is placed. If you know the entirety of the given line, place it word for word here.
Place the source of the quote here. If it was a person who said it, add that person's name. If it is an object or non-living source (say a plaque), then add the source while placing the appropriate description
Place when or where the source of this quote has given the quote. It can be an Episode, therefore place the episode title here, piece of advertisement etc.
Advice when using this Template
Linking to a page
If you want to link to a Wiki page, then type out one of the following within the parameter;
'Link to Buddyfight Wiki Page, Same Spelling'
First type out the Wiki Page name (Spelled correctly) and add [[ ]] to the ends of it. It will look like this (No spaces between the middle of each two [[ ]]);
Example: [[ Demon Lord, Asmodai]] = Demon Lord, Asmodai
'Link to Buddyfight Wiki Page, Different Spelling'
If you want to link to a Wiki page but don't want the linked word(s) to be the same as the Wiki Page name, then first type out the Wiki Page name. then type out what words you want to link and add a | between the two.
Note: | is not a lower-case l, it's a Vertical bar. It's should be above the \ symbol on your keyboard.
Example: [[Demon Lord, Asmodai|Who is Asmodai?]] = Who is Asmodai?