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This item style guide is a style guide used for the item pages. This is based on a Yew Grove thread about the order of infoboxes on item articles: Forum:InconsistencyScape: Stacking Infoboxes.

Writing style

Imperative form

Always use the imperative (command) form when possible. This allows the guide to use neither the first nor third person tenses.

You must now talk to Reldo to get the journal. He is located in the library in the north of Varrock Palace.

Talk to Reldo to obtain the journal. He is located in the library in the north of Varrock Palace.



The item infobox should also be added and filled with the appropriate values, after which a short paragraph introduces the item. This does not have to be very long. Only the item infobox and the introduction are required on an item article. Inclusion of images and/or what sections are used (see below for a full list of possible sections) depends on the kind of item and is thus optional.


Images should complement the article and occasionally should supplement the article (in the case of maps, etc). Images should be right-aligned. However, centre-alignment can be used for some images in the articles, such as maps or left-aligned when the right side is cluttered or when it is more fitting. The detailed image of the item at the starting section should also be left-aligned (see below). Images should be of the item or where it is obtained.

Order of sections

Use common sense when needed, but the default order is shown beneath (this does not include everything, but it is an indicator of how an item article could look like). This default was made to create more consistency between item articles as far as they weren't already consistent. Only infobox item and the article introduction are required, the rest is optional.

  1. Header templates (see RuneScape:Style guide/Wiki code#Orders for an example)
  2. {{Infobox Item}}
  3. Detailed image of the item (DII)
  4. Article introduction
  5. {{Infobox Bonuses}} (without header, except when recipe is above it)
  6. Miscellaneous sections like history
  7. {{Infobox recipe}} (put above bonuses if on pocket slot item or other similar items that don't have a lot of information in bonuses)
  8. {{Repair cost}}
  9. Transmutation
  10. {{Dropping monsters list}}
  11. {{Store locations list}}
  12. Comparison templates, e.g. {{Cape comparison}}
  13. {{Disassembly}} (always at the end)
  14. Gallery
  15. {{Succession}}
  16. Trivia
  17. References
  18. Navboxes
  19. Language links
  20. Categories