This template creates a page banner that you can include on portal pages, for example. You can see an example here in the Helpdesk on the page Community.

Importing the template[edit | edit source]

The import file is included in the archive file HW-banner.zip. Unpack the zip file first.

On the page Special:Import follow these steps:

  1. Select file and choose HW-banner.xml.
  2. Enter an Interwiki prefix. Since this field is required, simply add hw (for hallowelt).
  3. Keep the selection Import to default locations.
  4. Click Upload file...

The template is now available in your wiki.

Pages included in the import[edit | edit source]

The xml import creates the following files in your wiki:

  • Template:Banner
  • Template:Banner/styles.css

Creating a banner[edit | edit source]

  1. From the Visual Editor Insert > Template menu, add the template "Banner".
    Inserting the template through VisualEditor
    Inserting the template through VisualEditor
  2. Click on the inserted template to view the available parameters for formatting the look of the banner.
Available banner settings
Available banner settings
Important!The settings only take effect after you save the page if you have just inserted the banner template on your page.


All settings for the banner are optional. This means that a box can be generated without image, heading, or text.

Example settings[edit | edit source]

Banner settings
Element Value Description
1 Banner image QM:Flower_white.jpg Image name (with namespace prefix, if it exists, but without the File: prefix). The banner image is optional.
Image width 200 Number. The width will automatically be used as pixel-value. Default value: 200
Image alignment left, right Shows the imag to the left or right. Default value: left.
2 Heading Meine Überschrift Heading text
Heading size 1.6em Size can also be entered as 16px or any other css size value. Default value: 1.6em.
Heading color #444444 Color as hex value.
3 Text Das ist der Inhalt. Text of the box.
Text size 1.2em see Heading size
Text color #444444 see Heading color
4 Content padding 20px Distance of the title/text area to the box and the image. Default value:10px.
5 Padding of the container box 10px Padding of the box itself. Default value: 0.
6 Background color #efefef Color as hex value . Default value #efefef (a light grey)


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