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Kathy Nativi
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Note: Appropedia has deprecated all infoboxes in favor of databoxes, which are more flexible and aimed at multiple types of content. Help:Databox will replace this page in the future.

An infobox is a template that facilitates the creation of synoptic templates (infoboxes) placed on the right of an item. Each row is used as a title for a subgroup of information or directly as a set of cells assigned to a field. These two functions cannot be performed at the same time: if a row is defined both as a title and as a field, it will be assigned to the title. The exclusive use of the value of a field allows you to insert boxes extended on two columns, such as images.

This is an example of an infobox

How to insert an infobox[edit | edit source]

You simply need to add the {{Infobox type}} template, replacing the word type by the infobox type that you want to show on the page: person, device, organization, or project. For a full list of infoboxes on Appropedia, see Category:Infobox_templates.

Types of infoboxes on Appropedia[edit | edit source]

Device[edit | edit source]

This infobox documents physical devices to aid its discoverability. It is based on the Open Know-How Standard. This format is lengthy to allow its portability, that is, exporting its metadata and allow other people to replicate it as they wish.

Organization[edit | edit source]

Serves to document organizations on Appropedia, for mapping purposes. Some Appropedians keep track of local citizen initiatives, businesses, nonprofits or other organizations in their area that support international development or sustainability.

Project[edit | edit source]

The project infobox can document project implementations such as constructions, workshops, local civic initiatives, data-based projects and others that are worth documenting.

Common fields[edit | edit source]

Title[edit | edit source]

The title of an infobox is shown above the table.

Caption[edit | edit source]

It is inserted in a smaller format immediately below the title. To be filled in with a lowercase initial except in the case of proper names.

Description[edit | edit source]

A general description of what the page is about.

Image[edit | edit source]

An image is placed after the title. It is centered by default.

See also[edit | edit source]

See Category:Infobox templates for a list of infoboxes used on Appropedia.