For a general explanation of what templates are and how they are used, see Help:Templates.
This page lists the most commonly used templates on The Oddworld Wiki. To place a template on a page simply click on Insert > Template and search for the template you need. After adding the template you may be asked to fill out the template's parameters. For details on what parameters mean, see the corresponding template page. Any parameters that are left blank will not show up on the final page. Templates may also be added to a page via the source editor by typing the corresponding template code.
Navigation templates serve to improve navigation between different articles and should always be placed at the very top of a page, above any article management templates. The only exceptions to this are Main Article and See, which should be placed directly underneath relevant section headers.
Article management templates can be used when you notice something wrong with the article or a section of the article, and want to bring it to the attention of other editors or administrators. The templates add a notice about the issue and add the article to the corresponding maintenance category.
Generally these templates should be placed at the top of an article, directly underneath any navigational templates, with the exception of the stub and section templates. These should be placed at the end of the article and under a section header respectively.
May be added to articles that you feel should be deleted. Please note that adding this template functions as a 'nomination' and that others users will be allowed to voice their opinion about the nomination. If other users agree with the deletion, the page will be deleted by an administrator.
Infoboxes present a summary of information about a subject and are generally found in every article on the right hand side. Multiple infobox templates exist to cater to different types of articles. When adding an infobox make sure to use the type most appropriate to the article and fill it out as best you can. If essential information is missing from the template after you are done, you may add an article management template to call attention to this issue. Infoboxes should be inserted below any navigation and article management templates and before any of the page text.
Navboxes hold a collection of links to related pages for easy navigation and are collapsed by default. They should be added to the very end of an article, below the reference list. Multiple pre-made navboxes exist, so be sure to add the right one to an article. Multiple navboxes may be added to an article as long as each navbox is somehow related to the subject of the page. If a navbox is missing one or more links you may use the "e" (edit) link on the left side of the box to edit the template and add the relevant information. A number of new navboxes still need to be created. If you would like to help, please have a look at this forum thread.