This template can be integrated into every wiki page from the editor toolbar (VisualEditor). The type of box (hint, tip, warning, etc.) can be specified as a parameter. This parameter sets the background color as well as the optional icon.

The symbol can be activated and deactivated.

Importing the template[edit | edit source]

The import file is included in the archive file Unpack the zip file first.

On the page Special:Import follow these steps:

  1. Select file and choose HW-messagebox.xml.
  2. Enter an Interwiki prefix. Since this field is required, simply add hw (for hallowelt).
  3. Keep the selection Import to default locations.
  4. Click Sie Upload file... .

The template is now available in your wiki and can be added to a page from the VisualEditor Insert>Template link. The standard background color of a box can be overwritten manually. For example, you can change the gray background of the neutral box to any color you want. A color table with hex values can be found here, for example: Since the text color is dark, you should choose a very light background color.

Visual editor dialog for the message box

Pages included in the import[edit | edit source]

The xml import creates the following files in your wiki:

  • Template:Messagebox
  • Template:Messagebox/styles.css

Alignment adjustments[edit | edit source]

By default, the box is displayed in full-width. This means that it is displayed below any image that is used directly before the box.

To change this behavior to keep the box within the text-flow you can make the following change in Template:Messagebox/styles.css:

For the css-selector .hw-messagebox, replace the declaration "clear:both" with "overflow:hidden".


.hw-messagebox {


.hw-messagebox {
overflow hidden;
Messagebox within text-flow
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