Template:Table cell templates/doc

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The templates in this series are designed to be used in a table to make a cell with text in that cell, with an appropriately colored background. They are commonly used in comparison tables.

For example, {{yes}} makes a cell with a green background. The text in the cell is taken from the first parameter; {{yes|Sure}} would output "Sure" otherwise it defaults to "Yes". Most templates allow authors to override the default text in this way, some require text put after the template call and some also need a vertical bar in between: {{table cell template}} text or {{table cell template}} | text. This information, the colors and default texts are found in the table below.

If you want to use other attributes for the table cells, e.g. colspan or rowspan, they need to be put before the template call and there must be no vertical bar | in between them:

Yes No N/A
!{{Yes}} ||{{No}} ||rowspan=2 {{n/a}}
|colspan=2 {{Yes-No}}


Table cell templates
Class[1] Default syntax Preview (default) Customized syntax Preview (customized)
table-rh {{rh}} | Row header[2] Template:Rh | Row header {{rh|align=right}} | Row header Template:Rh | Row header
{{rh2}} | Row header[2] Template:Rh2 | Row header {{rh2|align=right}} | Row header Template:Rh2 | Row header
table-yes {{yes}} Yes {{yes|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Customized text
{{available}} Template:Available {{available|Unused}} Template:Available
{{contained}} Template:Contained
table-maybe {{maybe}} Maybe {{maybe|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Customized text
table-no {{no}} No {{no|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Customized text
{{bad}} Template:Bad {{bad|F}} Template:Bad
{{eliminated}} Template:Eliminated {{eliminated|Dropped out}} Template:Eliminated
{{active fire|12%}} Template:Active fire
{{lost}} Template:Lost {{lost|Missing}} Template:Lost
{{safe}} Template:Safe {{safe|Protected}} Template:Safe
table-active {{active}} Template:Active {{active|Lively}} Template:Active
table-siteactive {{site active}} Template:Site active {{site active|Up}} Template:Site active
{{coming soon}} Template:Coming soon {{coming soon|Second half of the year}} Template:Coming soon
table-siteinactive {{site inactive}} Template:Site inactive {{site inactive|Down}} Template:Site inactive
table-yes2 {{good}} Template:Good {{good|A}} Template:Good
{{yes2}} Template:Yes2 {{yes2|Text}} Template:Yes2
{{ya}} Yes {{ya|textTemplate:=Ya}} Ya
{{ya|Ya}} Ya {{ya|text|linkTemplate:=WP:ALT}} text
{{won}} Won {{won|textTemplate:=white|colorTemplate:=darkblue}} Won
{{won|placeTemplate:=1}} 1 {{won|placeTemplate:=Gold}} Gold
{{won|placeTemplate:=2}} 2 {{won|placeTemplate:=Silver}} Silver
{{won|placeTemplate:=3}} 3 {{won|placeTemplate:=Bronze}} Bronze
table-no2 {{no2}} Template:No2 {{no2|Text}} Template:No2
{{na}} Template:Na {{na|textTemplate:=Na}} Template:Na
{{na|Na}} Template:Na {{na|text|linkTemplate:=WP:ALT}} Template:Na
{{nom}} Nominated {{nom|5}} 5
{{sho}} Template:Sho {{sho|Proposed}} Template:Sho
{{longlisted}} Template:Longlisted {{longlisted|Rejected}} Template:Longlisted
{{TBA}} TBA {{TBA|To be announced}} To be announced
table-success {{success}} Template:Success {{success|Hit}} Template:Success
table-failure {{failure}} Template:Failure {{failure|Wrong orbit}} Template:Failure
table-partial {{partial}} Yes check lines.svg {{partial|Almost done}} Yes check lines.svg
{{MaybeCheck}} Template:MaybeCheck {{MaybeCheck|textTemplate:=Possibly}} Template:MaybeCheck
{{MaybeCheck|Possibly}} Template:MaybeCheck {{MaybeCheck|text|linkTemplate:=WP:ALT}} Template:MaybeCheck
{{partial success}} Template:Partial success {{partial success|Reached orbit and returned pictures}} Template:Partial success
{{partial failure}} Template:Partial failure {{partial failure|[[Cubesat]] not deployed}} Template:Partial failure
{{okay}} Template:Okay {{okay|C}} Template:Okay
{{Yes-No}} Yes/No {{Yes-No|Yes with an if; no with a but}} Yes with an if; no with a but
{{some}} Some {{some|Many}} Many
{{nonpartisan}} Template:Nonpartisan {{nonpartisan|Impartial}} Template:Nonpartisan
{{pending}} Pending {{pending|Awaiting}} Awaiting
{{unofficial}} Template:Unofficial {{unofficial|''De facto''}} Template:Unofficial
{{unofficial2}} Template:Unofficial2 {{unofficial2|''De facto''}} Template:Unofficial2
{{usually}} Template:Usually {{usually|Commonly}} Template:Usually
{{rarely}} Template:Rarely {{rarely|Seldom}} Template:Rarely
{{sometimes}} Template:Sometimes {{sometimes|Occasionally}} Template:Sometimes
table-any {{any}} Template:Any {{any|Anyone}} Template:Any
table-na {{n/a}} N/A {{n/a|Unavailable}} Unavailable
{{varies}} Template:Varies {{varies|Differs}} Template:Varies
{{sdash}} Template:Sdash {{sdash|[[File:Breezeicons-actions-22-filename-dash-amarok.svg|13px|link=|dash icon]]}} Template:Sdash
{{BLACK}} Template:BLACK {{BLACK|Banned}} Template:BLACK
{{non-album single}} Template:Non-album single {{non-album single|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Non-album single
{{unreleased}} Template:Unreleased {{unreleased|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Unreleased
table-unknown {{unknown}} Template:Unknown {{unknown|?}} Template:Unknown
{{dunno}} Template:Dunno {{dunno|Not sure}} Template:Dunno
table-automatic {{perhaps}} Template:Perhaps {{perhaps|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Perhaps
table-depends {{depends}} Template:Depends {{depends|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Depends
table-included {{included}} Template:Included {{included|Incorporated}} Template:Included
table-dropped {{dropped}} Template:Dropped {{dropped|Discontinued}} Template:Dropped
{{terminated}} Terminated {{terminated|Fired}} Fired
table-beta {{beta}} Template:Beta {{beta|Preview}} Template:Beta
table-experimental {{table-experimental}} Template:Table-experimental {{table-experimental|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Table-experimental
table-free {{free}} Template:Free {{free|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Free
table-proprietary {{proprietary}} Template:Proprietary {{proprietary|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Proprietary
table-nonfree {{nonfree}} Template:Nonfree {{nonfree|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Nonfree
table-needs {{needs}} Template:Needs {{needs|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Needs
table-nightly {{nightly}} Template:Nightly {{nightly|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Nightly
table-release-candidate {{release-candidate}} Template:Release-candidate {{release-candidate|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Release-candidate
table-draw {{draw}} Template:Draw {{draw|Text}} Template:Draw
table-planned {{planned}} Template:Planned {{planned|July 2018}} Template:Planned
table-scheduled {{scheduled}} Template:Scheduled {{scheduled|3 March 2017}} Template:Scheduled
incorrect {{incorrect}} Template:Incorrect {{incorrect|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Incorrect
noresult {{no result}} Template:No result {{no result|N.R.}} Template:No result
no class {{CMain}} Template:CMain {{CMain|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:CMain
{{CRecurring}} Template:CRecurring {{CRecurring|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:CRecurring
{{CGuest}} Template:CGuest {{CGuest|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:CGuest
{{CNone}} Does not appear {{CNone|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Customized text
{{nocontest}} Template:Nocontest {{nocontest}}Customized [[Plain text|text]] Template:NocontestCustomized text
{{not yet}} Template:Not yet {{not yet|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Not yet
{{optional}} Template:Optional {{optional|Customized [[Plain text|text]]}} Template:Optional


Common code to most if not all the templates in this series:

Template:Table cell templates

Code specific to this template:

Template:Table cell templates

To make a new table cell template you can use:

{{subst:Table cell templates|text= default text |bg= background color |class= a class name without prefix |align= standard horizontal alignment}}

You should leave out the align parameter and often the class parameter is unnecessary, too.

Add the new template to the table in the common documentation afterwards. Please consider reusing one of the other templates and please choose the color sensibly.

If you find a table cell template that does not take a parameter and you want to be able to change the text in the cell, do not duplicate the template! Instead, edit the template and change the text to a default parameter substitution. For example, if a template's text is Dropped, change that to {{{1|Dropped}}}.

style="background: #abcdef; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="automatic table-automatic"| text


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for Table cell templates

<templatedata>{ "description": "One of several templates for styling individual table cells with standard contents and colors.", "params": { "1": {

 "label": "text",
 "description": "text to be displayed instead of the default, if this doesn’t work put the text after the template, possibly with a vertical bar | in between",
 "type": "string/line",
 "default": "(template dependent)",
 "required": false

}, "align": {

 "label": "horizontal align",
 "description": "text alignment inside the cell, either ‘left’, ‘right’, ‘center’ or ‘justified’",
 "default": "center",
 "inherits": "1" 

}, "style": {

 "label": "style",
 "description": "a semicolon separated list of additional CSS rules to be applied to the table cell",
 "default": "",
 "inherits": "1" 

}, "color": {

 "label": "background color",
 "description": "a valid CSS color value or name to override the standard the cell background, only available with some templates",
 "inherits": "1" 

} }}</templatedata>

See also

  • {{change}}: Calculates, displays and color-codes changes between two values
  • {{BSD-lic}}: Specialized redirect for {{free}}
  • {{GPL-lic}}: Specialized redirect for {{free}}
  • {{LGPL-lic}}: Specialized redirect for {{free}}


  1. The HTML class of table cell templates may be referenced in a user stylesheet to change appearance.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Does not take a parameter; the content should be placed after the template call, separated by a pipe (|) character.