Help:Using infoboxes

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MusicInfobox

MusicInfobox is the core of VWW release pages, used as both a means of quickly displaying release data and directing users through author discographies. To create and fully fill out this template for a page, keep in mind some basic knowledge of MediaWiki coding is necessary. In the case that a variable has more than one value (such as releases with different tags depending on the website, or an release that is added to a label at a later date), the data should be in a list from oldest to newest, on separate lines complete with line breaks (<br />) and blank lines in-between (except for the last two entries, meaning this is only needed in pages with three or more entries for a variable). Each value should have the type difference there is next to it in parenthesis (artist, label, website, etc.), which does not require translation markup unless is it a form of physical media.

  • Title - Used for the top header of the template, this should only be used in the case of page titles and release titles not matching, such as pages with specified dates or types or pages with full-width equivalents to unusable title characters.
  • Cover - Used to display the cover art of the release. To use this variable, this filename of the image can be placed in here (keep in mind it is case-sensitive and requires the file ending as well.
  • Artist - Used to display the artists involved in the release. The following format is used: [[:Category:Releases by Artist category{{#translation:}}|artist name version used in release]]. Artist categories typically include a list of an artist's alternate spellings, from newest to oldest, separated by /s (e.g. Television Experience/テレビ体験). Using the example seen just now, Y.2089's page displays テレビ体験 because that is the version of the name used on that release, while The City Never Ends displays Television Experience because the name is written as such.
    • In the case that the release is made by a certain artist under another name, the newest spelling of the primary identity should be written next to the alias in parenthesis (ex. テレビ体験 (HKE))
    • The following values can be inserted as plain text and do not require link or translation markup (unless extra data is added to the variable):
      • Various Artists (includes various artists, VARIOUS ARTISTS and V/A; links here)
      • Unknown Artist (links here)
  • ReleaseType - Used to display the release type based on the list here. The bolded vocabulary on that page are the only options for the variable, and can be inserted without link or translation markup.
  • Label - Used to display the record label(s) that have published the release. Like the Artist variable, the following format is used: [[:Category:Releases by Label category{{#translation:}}|most current label name]].
  • CatalogNumber - Used to display (unbelievably) the catalog number of the release. If the release is self-published, this variable does not require to be added.
    • The following values can be inserted as plain text and do not require translation markup (unless extra data is added to the variable):
      • None
  • Date - Used to display the release date of the release. As opposed to having to type out the link for every date, it is encouraged instead to use {{ReleaseDate}} containing the date in a y:m:d format. (ex. {{Translatable template|ReleaseDate|2015-1-18}})
    • The following values can be inserted as plain text and do not require link or translation markup (unless extra data is added to the variable):
      • Unknown
  • Length - Used to display the length of the release in total. An h:m:s format is used for this entry. (ex. 1:10:09 or 4:44)
    • Small discrepancies in time can be caused by differences in processing tracks or rounding units below seconds. If two websites have slight (~1-2 second) differences, either can be put down.
    • The following values can be inserted as plain text and do not require translation markup (unless extra data is added to the variable):
      • Unknown
  • Tracks - Used to display the number of tracks in a release. This does not need to be added to the template if it is a single.
    • The following values can be inserted as plain text and do not require translation markup (unless extra data is added to the variable):
      • Unknown
  • Price - Used to display the price of the release.
    • The following values can be inserted as plain text and do not require translation markup (unless extra data is added to the variable):
      • Streaming-only
      • Unknown
  • Tags - Used to display the tags of a release. Capitalization does not have to be modified from the original site, and each tag should be separated by a semicolon (;).
    • The following values can be inserted as plain text and do not require translation markup (unless extra data is added to the variable):
      • None
      • Unknown
  • Artist2/PrevRelease/NextRelease - Used to display the artist's works chronologically.
    • Artist2, like Artist, links only to the alias used on the release as opposed to both the alias and host artist. Additionally, the display name of the link should be the version of the alias used with the release (ex. Y.2089's Artist2 displays テレビ体験 as opposed to テレビ体験 (HKE)).
    • PrevRelease and NextRelease link to the next and previous releases of the alias/artist.
      • If this is the first release of the alias/artist, N/A can be written instead of a link.
      • If this is the latest release of the alias/artist, TBD can be written instead of a link.
      • If this is the final release of the alias/artist (i.e. no more releases planned), N/A (retired alias) can be written instead of a link.
    • For releases that have more than one artist, these values can be added for up to 4 individual artists, by using the same variables with B, C or D at the end (ex. Artist2B, Artist2C, Artist2D)

ArtistInfobox

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LabelInfobox

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