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The Collapse template is used for placing collapse boxes around short discussions and bits of discussions (concluded polls, long code samples, etc.). For entire discussion threads, use {{Collapse top}} and {{Collapse bottom}} instead.

This template should only be used in accordance with the Wikipedia:refactoring guideline; it should never be used to end a discussion over the objections of other editors, except in cases of unambiguous disruptive editing.


Note: {{Collapse}} needs to be substed in order for the time stamp functionality to work properly.

{{Collapse|1=Discussion text to be put into box.|2=Optional custom heading}}

It is definitely safest to use the named |1= and |2= parameters, because otherwise any "=" character will break the template.

The bg parameter

The bg parameter is Optional. It changes the background color. use Web color values (e.g. #F0F2F5).


{{Collapse|1=Discussion text to be put into box.|bg=#F0F2F5}} creates:

The padding parameter

The padding parameter adjusts the amount of cell padding (defaults to 8px):

{{Collapse|1=Discussion text to be put into box.|padding=20px}} creates the following (expand the box to see the border padding effect):

Around header text

When used with a section of text, include the section header in the collapsed portion of text. For example, given:

Replace with:

The expand parameter

Simply add |expand=yes to have the box show up in expanded form with a "hide" link, instead of collapsed form with a "show" link. Note: |expand=no does not work; to disable the feature, you have to remove the entire |expand parameter and value.

When content includes tables

This template frequently breaks when used around content that consists of or includes wikitables. Such content can be made collapsible by using the {{collapse top}} and {{collapse bottom}} templates instead of {{collapse}}.

See also