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When one of the following examples is placed inside a given template, it adds navbar navigational functionality:


The {{subst:PAGENAME}} will be substituted with the template's name when parsed by the servers. For example, {{navbar|Navbar/doc}} gives:


Font-size is 88% when used in a navbar, and 100% when nested in a navbox. In the navbar, the weight is "normal"; when nested in navbox, it takes on the outer setting. The middot is bold.


Required parameters

  • {{navbar|Template Name}} – the template name is required.

Optional parameters

Options Parameters Produces...
Basic {{navbar|Template Name}}
Different text {{navbar|Template Name|text=This template:}}
Without "This box:" text {{navbar|Template Name|plain=1}}
Short version {{navbar|Template Name|mini=1}}
With brackets {{navbar|Template Name|brackets=1}}
With a color option (span) {{navbar|Template Name|fontstyle=color:green}}
To float to the side (div) {{navbar|Template Name|style=float:right}}

Deprecated parameters

The miniv=1, viewplain=1, nodiv=1 and fontcolor= parameters have been deprecated. To implement the view-only version, use the {{v}} or {{view}} templates instead.


Navbar is contained within a <div>...</div> in order to accommodate a horizontal unnumbered list. This means it cannot be placed inside a <span>...</span> or other inline element, because the HTML Tidy extension will 'fix' situations where it finds block elements inside inline elements.


Positions on the right edge of the line, often used in non-collapsible navbox heading.
For use in conjunction with NavFrame divs, positions opposite of the [hide]/[show] feature.
For use in conjunction with collapsible tables, floats opposite of the [hide]/[show] feature.

See also

  • {{Ed}} – navbar style edit link
  • {{Ed right}} – navbar style edit link aligned to right of page
  • {{Edit}} – plain edit link
  • {{Edit section}} – edit link aligned to right of page
  • {{Navbar}} – with additional links
  • {{Vedit}} – edit with the Visual Editor
Navigation templates comparison
Collapsible Header color Image Groups Style (body)
{{Navbox}} collapsible navbox Left/right of body Yes Yes
{{Navbox with collapsible groups}} collapsible navbox Left/right of body and/or in each list Yes Yes
{{Navbox with columns}} collapsible navbox Left/right of columns No Yes
Collapsible attributes
Type CSS classes JavaScript Collapses when Custom
initial state
Collapsible tables collapsible Defined in Common.js 2 or more autocollapse on page Yes Yes


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

See the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Navbar

<templatedata> {

       "description": "When placed inside a given template, it adds navbar navigational functionality",
       "params": {
               "": {
                       "label": "Template Name",
                       "description": "The name of the template, so links work correctly",
                       "type": "string",
                       "default": "",
                       "required": true
               "text": {
                       "label": "Different text",
                       "description": "Allows custom text to replace the default 'this box'",
                       "type": "string",
                       "default": "This box",
                       "required": false
               "plain": {
                       "label": "Without 'This box:' text",
                       "description": "Removes 'This box'",
                       "type": "number",
                       "default": "0",
                       "required": false
               "mini": {
                       "label": "Short Version",
                       "description": "Shortens text to V T E",
                       "type": "number",
                       "default": "0",
                       "required": false
               "brackets": {
                       "label": "with brackets",
                       "description": "adds brackets before and after the links",
                       "type": "number",
                       "default": "0",
                       "required": false
               "fontstyle": {
                       "label": "Font color",
                       "description": "Allows you to change the color of the font (in the format color:green)",
                       "type": "string",
                       "default": "",
                       "required": false
               "style": {
                       "label": "To float to the side",
                       "description": "Allows the template to float to the side (format=float:right)",
                       "type": "string",
                       "default": "float:left",
                       "required": false

} </templatedata>