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Help:DPL basic formatting

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Ordering your results

  • You can change the order of the entries in a dpl by adding the criteria: “|ordermethod = “. Possible orderings include:
CodeSort Category
|ordermethod = sizeSorts by pages size. (Need “|addpagesize = true” in the code)
|ordermethod = firstedit/lasteditSorts by the page creation or the last time the page was edited. (Need “|addeditdate = true” in the code)
|ordermethod = titleSorts by title, default sort.
|ordermethod = categoryaddSorts by the date that the page was added to the first category listed.
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  • You can change the order from ascending to descending using “|order= “ and either “ascending” or “descending”
  • These changes will all work on Ballotpedia. Regretfully the DPL code on Judgepedia is currently broken and all DPL’s require the code, “|ordermethod = firstedit/lastedit”[1]

Formatting your results

  • DPL’s naturally format as a bulleted list of entries and include only the name of the page.
  • You can use the “|format = “ criteria to override this and edit the information how you would like it to appear.
  • The code for the format line contains four important elements and each element is separated by a comma:
  • “|format = TEXT1,TEXT2,TEXT3,TEXT4”
  • TEXT1: Information and code that should appear in front of the entire DPL appears before the first comma in the code.
  • TEXT2: Information and code that should appear at the front of every individual page entry goes after the first comma but before the second.
  • TEXT3: Information and code that should appear at the end of every individual page entry goes after the second comma but before the third.
  • TEXT4: Finally information that goes at the end of the DPL goes after the third comma
  • Any wiki or HTML code can be added in these sections to edit the font, build a table with the information (HTML only) or change it from bulleted to numbered lists.
  • \n* = indicates that every entry will start on a new line with a bullet
  • \n# = indicates that every entry will start on a new line with a number
  • All punctuation MUST use html numbers which can be found here in column 3.[2]
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: including a format line requires you to tell the DPL where in the format you want the page title to appear. This can be done by using the code [[%PAGE%{{!}}%TITLE%]] for a linked title or %TITLE% for a nonlinked title.

More on editing format lines will come in Lesson 6.

Example

Example:  Formatted numbered list
Code:  
{{#dpl:
|category = Former federal judge
|notnamespace = Category
|ordermethod = firstedit
|format = <center>This is a list of former federal judges:<center><hr>,\n#Judge [[%PAGE%{{!}}%TITLE%]],is awesome., ,<br/>List completed!
|count = 10
}}
Description:  
Complex formatting with a numbered list.
Example:  

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 2.01 : Warning: No results.


References

You'll notice that the references did not carry through. That is because DPL's currently delete all references above them. You should be cautious where you place them on your page.