See a list of common Templates and their use, Click on the template names for further documentation. You can find a list of Templates in:

Also see Editing Resources for other Editing Resources available.


Msgbox Templates

There are 6 types (colors) of boxes of messages:

notice: Information readers/editors should be aware of
style: Problems not with the content, but how it is formatted/presented
content: Problems with the content of an article, i.e., what the article actually says
delete: Deletion
move: Merge, split...
protected: Page is locked against edits

Notice type (blue)

To Do
This article or section needs expanding.
  • You can find more information on what exactly needs doing in the discussion for this article.
  • Use the Manual of Style for a correct edition.
  • Remember to remove this template once the article has been expanded.
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This article concerns a current event. Some of its content may therefore be outdated. The article should be given a higher than usual amount of attention while the event remains current.

Style type (yellow)

This article needs a cleanup. It has grown over time and is now hard to read. You can improve it by rewriting parts of it or by giving the article a new structure.
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This article is being translated from English to English
Title of original article: en/Title
Percentage: 0%
  • Please help improve it by helping in drafting.
  • Use the Manual of Style for a correct edition.
  • Remember to remove this template once the article has been correctly translated.

Content type (orange)

Please note that the information on this page is not yet complete, as it is still under construction.
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Out of Date
This article or section is outdated. Some of its content may no longer be accurate due to changes in the latest release. Please update this article.

Delete type (red)

{{en/Delete|Reason | User name}}
This article has been requested for deletion.

Reason: Not Suppled

Requester: Not Supplied

Move type (purple)

{{en/Merge|Page name}}

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with en/Page name.
{{en/Mergeto|Page name}}

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into en/Page name.
{{en/Mergefrom|Page name}}


It has been suggested that en/Page name be merged into this article or section.
It has been suggested that this page be split into multiple pages.


Protection type (gray)

This article is for historical purposes only, and as a result is protected against further edits.

Specific Templates


Please do not use external image hosting services such as Imageshack or even your own webspace. Also, do not post extremely large pictures, which may break the advanced layouts used. You can help by uploading any externally linked images you find.

Feature Suggestions
If you have suggestions for new features, post them to the forum, where developers and other players will voice their opinions on your idea. Only post them under Requested features if you have first started a forum thread, and definitely don't create a separate page unless it's under your user page.

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This work has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder. This applies worldwide.

ottd versions

Tags Result

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Under Development
This feature is currently under development, and is not currently available in a stable build of OpenTTD nor the nightly build.
{{en/Feature|your Version}}

Feature availability
Nightly Builds
The features mentioned in this section are currently only available in non-production releases such as nightly builds, betas or release candidates. TEXT


Tags Result
{{en/Progress bar|50}}
50% completed


{{en/Archive/Old 32bpp/Progress bar 32bpp tracker|category}}
59% completed


{{en/Other languages|...}}}


What to type What it produces
{{en/Forum|Caption | Forum/Topic/Post}} Link to TT-Forums forum/topic/post. See examples.
{{en/User|User name}}

User name
{{en/Check|Type | Color | Size}}

/File/en/Yes check Green.png or /File/en/No check Red.png or /File/en/No check Black.png etc...
{{en/Emoticon|Code | Size}}

/File/en/Face-Smiley-120px.png or /File/en/Face-Wink-120px.png or /File/en/Face-Bad-120px.png etc...


See Navigation for list of current navigational templates.


Request Additional templates

Please use the discussion page for requests.