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Really confused with infoboxes!


I’m new and I want to create an infobox like wikipedia’s in my wiki.

Unfortunately things are really obscure, and there are no youtube videos for newbies.

I’m trying to follow this article

I did copy wikipedia’s CSS into my wiki and I exported wikipedias Template:Infobox (with additional templates included) and imported it to mine, and this is all I get

Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong or point me to an easy to understand guide to successfully create detailed infoboxes?

MediaWiki 1.34.0
PHP 7.3.11-0ubuntu0.19.10.2 (apache2handler)
MySQL 8.0.19-0ubuntu0.19.10.3
ICU 63.2
Lua 5.1.5

English Wikipedia infoboxes are really complicated and not really a newbie thing. You could try one of the infobox-generating extensions like PortableInfobox or Capiunto.

I agree with tgr.

But also, probably you are missing $wgUseInstantCommons=true; setting. Make sure you also have scribunto installed

Thank you for your replies.