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  • I have some new Templates and for each Template some typical example pages. Please feel free to modify. Istioploos 23:36, 30 March 2012 (BST)

Image galleries

Image galleries changed to restrict width to three photos only. --Athene of Lymington 10:35, 23 January 2013 (GMT)


List of icons amended to introduce new icon for harbours and different icons for marinas (full services and partial services only) and anchorages (overnight and day only). --Athene of Lymington 11:13, 23 January 2013 (GMT)

POI template

How is about adding some structure for POIs (and perhaps alike)?

Please have a look at Template:Poi, which is perhaps the simplest approach.

This would allow to (a) impose an unified styling to POIs, and ability to change it; (b) process these data by some scripting tools (for example to show POI on a map like it was done at Wikivoyage).

It appears to be difficult to make something more sophisticated (again like Template:Listing at Wikivoyage, which would require some extras). But even having a basic structure like Template:Poi it would be possible to transform the data later on into some other form. -- Vadp 14:05, 8 December 2014 (GMT)


What is a POI?

POI -- point of interest -- a map marker or a listing item usually with some geo-coded location (address and/or coordinates) -- Vadp 17:25, 14 December 2014 (GMT)

Page headings

In many articles a page title repeated 2-3 times: Sardinia, Italy, etc.

On top of that a phrase like: "An online cruising guide for yachts sailing to Italy.", does not add that much to its content.

My original thought was to assemble these heading, table of content and the Help:Embeddable_templates#Infobox into a single template, but perhaps that's an overkill.

Any ideas? --Vadp 19:42, 2 March 2015 (GMT)

A way of cloning from a page template

Actually there is a different way of creating a new page.

You start editing an empty page simply by putting a reference to an article template like this: {{subst:Template name}}

Then you save this edit. When you open this page for an edit again then instead of a text just typed in it will have the template's text copied in. --Vadp 19:43, 2 March 2015 (GMT)

See also User:Vadp/Template_Port for another, perhaps better, way for creating a new page from a template -- Vadp 17:52, 24 March 2015 (GMT)

Embeddable templates

I think it's a nicely worded paragraph at the top of the page. Well done! --Vadp 17:55, 24 March 2015 (GMT)

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