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{{Navigation/doc}} is a generic navigational template.

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{{Navigation
| name  = {{subst:PAGENAME}}
| title = 
| body  = 
}}

Parameters

Mandatory

name (or templateName)
The name of the template, which is needed for the "view · talk · edit" links to work properly on all of the pages where the template is used. You can enter {{subst:PAGENAME}} for this value as a shortcut.
title (or header)
Text that appears centered in the titlebar (the top bar). Usually this is the template's topic, i.e. a succinct description of the body contents.
body
The material contained by the template, usually a list or list of links. Use | to separate links. It is not possible to directly include a pipe ("|") in the contents as this symbol is used to separate parameters. &amp:#124; or {{!}} can be used in the body to produce a pipe symbol. Format is inline.

Optional

color 
Header color. Default is #efefef. Use of this parameter is discouraged. Where it is used, care and consensus are needed as multiple navigational templates on one page with different titlebar colors will probably look unpleasant.
cat (or category)
The category or categories to which a page sporting the template will become a member.


Example

Code

{{Navigation
| name  = {{subst:PAGENAME}}
| title = [[Countries of the world|Countries]] of [[Central Asia]]
| cat   = [[Category:Central Asian countries]]<noinclude>[[Category:Asian navigational boxes|{{PAGENAME}}]] [[Category:Continental navigation templates|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>
| body  =
[[Afghanistan]]{{·}}
[[Kazakhstan]]{{·}}
[[Kyrgyzstan]]{{·}}
[[Mongolia]]{{·}}
[[Russia]]{{·}}
[[Tajikistan]]{{·}}
[[Turkmenistan]]{{·}}
[[Uzbekistan]]
}}

Result

See also

Navigation template comparison
view  talk  edit
collapsible Header color Image Groups Style (body)
parameter/s
Example
{{Navigation}} NavFrame NavHead No No Yes {{OPEC}}
{{Navigation with image}} NavFrame NavHead Left/right of body No Yes {{HolmesNovels}}
{{Navigation with columns}} NavFrame NavHead No No Yes
{{Dynamic navigation box}} collapsible navbox No No Yes {{CSUHeads}}
{{Dynamic navigation box with image}} NavFrame NavHead Upper left No No {{SlovakPMs}}
{{Navbox generic}} collapsible navbox Right-hand side Yes Yes {{Dilbert}}
{{NavigationBox}} No navbox Right of title+body No No {{EPA}}
{{Commons:NavigationBox}} No #ccccff Right of title+body No No
{{Commons:Dynamic navigation box}} NavFrame #ccccff No No No
{{Commons:Dynamic navigation box with image}}  NavFrame #ccccff Upper left No No
The background color for the header or title is inherited from the class listed below. The templates have titlestyle parameters that can be used to override the default.
Collapsible attributes
Type CSS classes Collapses when Custom
initial state
Nesting Header
color
Font size
NavFrame div NavFrame, NavHead, NavContent 3+ of the same No Yes #ccccff 95%
Collapsible table collapsible, navbox 2+ of the same Yes Yes #ccccff 90%

For the technically minded, see Common.css and Common.js.

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