User talk:Steve

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hi back

Code for a Summary Infobox

In order to create a summary box for your biography, copy the code in the box below then paste it at the beginning of the biography you are creating. Fill in the blanks with the corresponding information for that person. Blanks with no information following the = sign will not show up in your summary box.

{{Infobox summary|abovestyle = background:#B0C4DE
|above =  
|image = 
|label1 = Born: |data1 =   
|label2 = Died: |data2 =  
|label3 = Father: |data3 =  
|label4 = Mother: |data4 = 
|label5 = Siblings: |data5 = 
|label6 = Spouse: |data6 =  
|label7 = Married: |data7 = 
|label8 = Children: |data8 = 
|label9 = Spouse: |data9 =  
|label10 = Married: |data10 = 
|label11 = Children: |data11 = 
|label12 = Spouse: |data12 =  
|label13 = Married: |data13 = 
|label14 = Children: |data14 = 

File uploads and infoboxes

Steve, file uploads should now be enabled. I've created a Sandbox page to start playing around with the infobox. I've never used the advanced template syntax, so it may take me a bit of time to figure out how it works. I'll let you know if I'm able to get it working. Cheers! — Joey (talk·edits) 13:49, 3 February 2007 (MST)

Where did the infobox code originally come from?

Since I'm not sure I entirely understand the wiki advanced template syntax, can you point me to the exact place the infobox code came from? Oh, and on the subject of communicating this way, it's fine that you posted your reply on my talk page, but it can be easier to keep conversations in one place so they're easier to follow. Check out my hrwiki talk page to see some examples of talk page conversations. Indenting is achieved by prefacing a line with one or more colons. — Joey (talk·edits) 14:09, 3 February 2007 (MST)


I couldn't find the exact template that I used in the middle of the night last night: it was an example somewhere. A template that is similar is on:

However, I just found a good one with less gunky code that we might modify:

By the way.

I copied your and modified your Privacy Policy and Disclaimers pages. Is that OK? I will remove it, if you would like.--Steve

I fixed it. It turns out the advanced template syntax requires an extension called ParserFunctions in order to work properly. I installed the extension and added some style and—voilà!—the infobox looks perfect. As for the pages you copied, that's fine. I know we've copied enough stuff from Wikipedia over the years, plus our stuff is all Creative Commons licensed so it's free to use elsewhere. — Joey (talk·edits) 15:08, 3 February 2007 (MST)
Thank you for all your help today Joey! I'm really excited to get this thing up and running! Two other questions: *How do I add my signature to these entries, and, *remind me how to upload pics. I remember that I need to add a page for the picture, but I'm not sure how to do that...Thanx again -- Steve
Steve, you can add just your signature with three tildes (~~~), or your signature with a timestamp with four tildes (~~~~). Incidentally, five tildes (~~~~~) will add just a timestamp. The software gives you a default signature (a simple link to your user page), but you can customize your sig to a certain degree from your preferences page. The signature is called "nickname" on that screen, and you can use that setting to add links (such as the talk and contribs links I have in my sig). As for file uploads, yes, uploading a file does create a new page. The "upload file" option in the toolbox on the left sidebar is the link you're looking for. Cheers! — Joey (talk·edits) 21:54, 3 February 2007 (MST)


Sorry I had to hang up on you just now when you tried to call me. I'm on the other line at work. Is there anything I can help you with online, or should I just call you back? Edit: Got your message. Tried to call you back but my phone is acting funny. Yeah, I'd say it's okay to have the same link in the sidebar and in the body of the text. There's nothing wrong with linking a name everywhere it's found in a document, though Wikipedia and the HRWiki have style guides that recommend linking to something only on the first occurrence in an article. I'd consider the infobox a separate thing, though, and I don't see anything wrong with having the same link in the article text and in the infobox. For an example, check out the University of Utah page on Wikipedia. They link to Salt Lake City, Utah, both in the first paragraph of text and in the infobox. — Joey (talk·edits) 16:36, 6 February 2007 (MST)

Thanks for your help and great examples!Steve 17:09, 6 February 2007 (MST)


Stephen was good seeing you again at BYU yesterday. Was looking for you today (Friday). Did not see you. Please call me 372-1927 Ray Madsen

Family trees etc

Steve, thanks for your response on my talk page.

I looked at your family tree examples. Even Wikipedia has more chart-like trees than those, so maybe you should hunt their templates down and copy them (with the standard acknowledgment, of course). But you could be doing your contributors a service by mentioning that they can duplicate much of their material on Familypedia and get some advantages, such as automatic updating of data on other pages (including family trees), automatic insertion of child boxes from one parent copied to the other parent's page, and links to genealogy-specific "place" pages. And not a frightful amount of advertising - little more than on RootsWeb, for example.

Best wishes - Robin Patterson 18:59, 15 October 2010 (MDT)