An infobox is a table designed to be added to the top of articles to consistently present a summary of some unifying aspect that the articles share and to improve navigation to other interrelated articles. Infobox templates contain facts and statistics that are common to related articles.
Infobox templates are like fact sheets, or sidebars, in magazine articles. They quickly summarize important points in an easy-to-read format. However, they are not "statistics" tables in that they are only supposed to summarize material from an article—the information should still be present in the main text, because it may not be possible for some readers to access the contents of the infobox or may not be the way the reader prefers to access the information.
Templates in use
- Template:Infobox Person – For use on summarizing information about competitors.
- Template:Infobox Competition – For use on summarizing information about competitions.
- Template:Infobox Obstacle – For use on summarizing information about an obstacle.
- Template:Infobox User – Functions similar to Template:Infobox Person; to be used on personal user pages.