Okay - so you wanna make a userbox for your awesome usership, but you don't know how.

No problem, here is a guide on how to make your very own user box.

The Thinking ProcessEdit

Before you decide to start making your userbox, you're going to have some idea of what you want it to look like.

  1. A Picture - Make sure you know the name of the picture as well (e.g. Ariz10.jpg) It is important that you know whether it is a .jpg, .gif, or .png
  2. The Text - Obviously, you want your userbox to say something. Think of what you want. (e.g. This user ships Jaedaspeanut)
  3. The Colour Scheme - There are four places you can change colour. They are: the background, the border, the background of the picture, and the font colour.

The Making ProcessEdit

  1. First, make a new page and name it Template:NAMEOFYOURUSERBOX. (e.g. Template:Jaedaspeanut)
  2. It should open up in source mode. If it doesn't, change it to source mode.
  3. Copy and paste this this code onto your page.

{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="width:238px; background: NAMEOFCOLOR; border: 3px solid NAMEOFCOLOR"
| style="width:45px; height:45px; background: NAMEOFCOLOR; text-align:center; font-size:14pt;" |[[File:NAMEOFFILE|170px]]
| style="font-size:10pt; padding:4pt; line-height:1.25em;" |SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY

  • Replace the words NAMEOFCOLOR with the colour you want for that particular area. (e.g. yellow)
  • Replace the words NAMEOFFILE with your picture. (e.g. Ariz10.jpg)
  • Replace the words SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY with whatever text you want to put in your userbox. (e.g. This user ships Jaedaspeanut.)

To change the colour of the text: Around SAY WHAY YOU WANT TO SAY type this.

< span style=color:NAMEOFCOLOR > < /span>

Note: Not all colours will work. For a list of colours that will work, go here. (The # Key is Important in these codes.)

When you're happy with your work, click publish. You will be redirected to the page of your userbox.

  • If you don't like it, click edit and change it around.
  • If no picture shows up, you probably typed the name in wrong, or forgot to type it. Go back and edit it.

Using Your UserboxEdit

To post your userbox in a comment or on your user page, or on someone's talk page type the name of your userbox in between this { { } } but without spaces.


Ariz10 This user ships Jaedaspeanut.

Hopefully this helped you. But if you're still having problems, feel free to send me a message and I can help you or make a userbox for you if you have any requests.


Making Userboxes

Click on this picture for a step by step diagram.