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The collapse template is used for placing collapse boxes around discussions.


{{Collapse top}}

Place {{collapse top}} and {{collapse bottom}} around the text to be collapsed. If an entire section is being archived, remove the section header and add it as the first parameter of the template. This keeps the section header from showing in the TOC.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
header These parameters give the main title of collapsed box, which occurs on the same line as the show link and is always visible. Extended content optional
show warning text If this parameter evaluates to true (i.e. is not 0, false, or empty) it will display a default warning line under the main title which reads 'The following is an archived debate. Please do not modify it.' (except if parameter #2 is given). empty optional
custom warning text This is optional warning-line text. It will override the standard warning line above, and obviate the need for setting the 'warning' parameter. empty optional
expand If this parameter evaluates to true (i.e. is not 0, false, or empty) it will leave the material uncollapsed with the border and coloring. Default is to collapse the material. However, when previewing edits, content will always display as uncollapsed; this is often helpful, but also often confusing! empty optional
background Sets the background color of the collapsed material #CFC - a pleasant green optional
border width Sets the width of the border line on the collapsed material. 1px optional
border color Sets the border color. silver optional
padding Sets the padding on the collapsed material in the colored area. 8px optional
box width Sets the width of the overall template empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: all talk namespaces and noticeboards

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: no user group specified

See also


This template is not intended to be localized.



{{Collapse top|This is the title text}}
{{lorem ipsum}}
{{Collapse bottom}}

Changing background color

{{Collapse top|bg=#F0F2F5}} or {{cot|bg=#F0F2F5}}

Changing border color


Adding extra padding


Adding a warning line

{{cot|default warning|warning=1}}
{{cot|custom warning|this is a custom warning line}}

Archiving a section

==section header==

rewritten as

{{cot|section header}}