Page status indicators (also known as top icons or heading icons) are icons located outside of the normal page content which serve as a visual device to display information about the page's place within the wiki.
Their use is rather open-ended, allowing wikis to do things like indicating a page's place in the canon of the series, indicating relation to a game expansion, indicating if a page is considered a stub, indicating what type of content is covered, etc.
This is the wikitext formatting for adding page status indicators. Change the name (
foo) and file path (
[[File:Foo.svg|20px]]) to suit your wiki's needs.
<indicator name="foo"> [[File:Foo.svg|20px]] </indicator>
- Any wikitext can be added at the top, not just images. But images are more common for this.
- If you add an image caption, e.g
[[File:Foo.svg|20px|Caption here]], the caption becomes visible on hover.
- All indicators must have a unique name attribute. The order of appearance is determined alphabetically and case-sensitively.
- These indicators do not show up in the mobile skin.
The indicators are placed between the top categories and the page title, with a left justification to be in line with both of these elements. Anchoring them left gives room for 9+ standard sized indicators and logically flows with the eye's progress through the page heading elements.
Adding this code to a page will create a page status indicator.
<indicator name="example"> [[File:Site-logo.png|20px|Shows on hover|link=#Example]] [[#Example|Example indicator]] </indicator>
View the top left corner of the page to see the effect!
The CSS classes for page status indicators are
.mw-indicators for the entire row of indicators,
.mw-indicator for the indicators themselves, and
.mw-indicator-name for individual indicators, replacing "name" with their actual indicator name.
They may be customized via personal CSS or local CSS, in accordance with the Customization Policy.
- Help:Page status indicators - on MediaWiki.org for more information.