This is a policy page for Don't Starve Wiki.
Codex Umbra
It contains widely accepted standards that editors should normally follow. Any significant changes must require community consensus. You can make a discussion in forum.
Glommer Dear editors, please free to add new templates on this page.

Glommer See also: Help:Templates

For a list of all local templates, please visit Category:Templates.

Wiki templates provide a means to insert the same content over and over in different (or the same) pages. This saves editors the hassle of duplicating the same text again and again, and also helps ensure consistency.

Templates are generally shown with the format required to use the template (e.g. {{stub}}). Clicking the template name takes you to the template's page, where you can see what it looks like and how it is used.

There are many templates in Don't Starve game Wiki. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

Gears Instructions on creating a template:
Add the following codes at the bottom of the template.

Where you may find more templates

  • Wikia Templates
  • Wikipedia; may be copied with the proper acknowledgment, but some need tweaking to work properly on Wikia, so use a Wikia one if possible.



Every month, admins will select several new or modified templates and share on the forum. The thread contains some simple demonstrations on how to maximise the utility of templates. It is a good guide for users who are not familiar with templates and html codes.

Please read the latest edition of Templates! (June 2016) here.

Some common templates

For articles

  • {{Clarify}} - clarify unclear words.
    • {{Verify}} - verify its accuracy and validity.
  • {{Col-2}} - 2 columns.
  • {{Disambig}} - disambiguation page.
  • {{Delete|<with reason>}} - request for article deletion and discussion.
    • {{Speedydelete|<with reason>}} - request for article deletion due to vandalism.
  • {{Hide}} - provide a collapse table.
  • {{Incomplete}} - incomplete article, can add reason on it.
  • {{Main}} - main article of the section.
  • {{Merge}} - request article merge.
  • {{Notoc}} - replacing magic word NOTOC.
  • {{Outdated}} - outdated article needs update.
  • {{Progress}} - feature under progress, changes may happen and warn users about that.
  • {{See also}} - see also
  • {{Stub}} - article too short.
  • {{Tocright}} - content box placed on right hand side instead.
  • {{Upcoming}} - upcoming in-game feature.
    • {{Removed}} - removed in-game feature.

For userpage and message wall

  • {{Blocked}} - blocked user.
  • {{Button}} - a simple button.
  • {{CPbox}} - a new type of box for design or information.
  • {{Font|types of font}} - use of different fonts.
  • {{Inactive}} - inactive user.
  • {{Notice}} - simple notice template.
  • {{Prevandal}} - mild or 1st warning to vandal.
  • {{Progress bar}} - progress bar for personal task on wiki.
  • {{Tldr}} - not just tldr.
  • {{User sandbox}} - sandbox sign.
  • {{User sandbox/Tools}} - provide view/edit/history/purge button on the page.
  • {{Vandal}} - serious or 2nd warning to vandal.
  • {{Wikibreak}} - taking a wikibreak.

For discussion

Syntax Examples
{{Agree}}Symbol support vote.png Support
Symbol strong support vote.png Strongly support
Symbol weak support vote.png Weakly support
{{Disagree}}Symbol oppose vote.png Oppose
Symbol strong oppose vote.png Strongly oppose
Symbol weak oppose vote.png Weakly oppose
{{Neutral}}Symbol neutral vote.png Neutral
{{Comment}}Symbol comment vote.png Comment
Yes check vote.png Done
Yes check vote.png Resolved
Yes check vote.png Reviewed
{{Not done}}X mark vote.png Not done
Symbol request vote.png Question
Symbol request vote.png Request
{{Confirmed}}Symbol confirmed vote.png Confirmed
{{Wtf}}Symbol wtf vote WTF?

For images

Syntax Examples
{{Pic|24|PickSlashAxe|Pick/Axe}} PickSlashAxe
{{Pic32|PickSlashAxe}} PickSlashAxe