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Powderfinger discography
A spiral made up of a compass, clock and the Earth, with the word Wikipedia below.
Powderfinger performing live
Studio albums 6
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 1
Extended plays 4
Singles 22
B-sides 15
Video albums 3
Music videos 18
Soundtracks 5
Tribute and cover albums 2

{{Infobox artist discography}} is the standard infobox for discography articles, and is within the purview of WikiProject Albums. Please discuss major changes on the talk page before making them.

This template is designed for use in discography articles within Category:Discographies. It displays the number of studio albums, live albums, compilation albums, singles, video releases, EPs, etc., by an artist or group.


This template should be placed in an article at the top of the page, before the introduction.

Basic usage

{{Infobox artist discography
|Artist       = [[Powderfinger]]
|Image        = Example.png
|Caption      = Powderfinger performing live
|Alt          = A spiral made up of a compass,
 clock and the Earth, with the word Wikipedia below.
|Studio       = 6
|Live         = 2
|Compilation  = 1
|Video        = 3
|Music videos = 18
|Tribute      = 2
|EP           = 4
|Singles      = 22
|B-sides      = 15
|Soundtrack   = 5
Example: (see result on right)

If you find that some of the arrows don't link to the intended sections, see Modifying section links below.



{{Infobox artist discography
|Artist       = 
|Image        = 
|Caption      = 
|Alt          = 
|Studio       = 
|Live         = 
|Compilation  = 
|Video        = 
|Music videos = 
|Tribute      = 
|EP           = 
|Singles      = 
|B-sides      = 
|Soundtrack   = 


{{Infobox artist discography
|Artist          = 
|Image           = 
|Image size      = 
|Caption         = 
|Alt             = 

|Studio          = 
|Studio link     = 

|Live            = 
|Live link       = 

|Compilation     = 
|Comp link       = 

|Internet        = 
|Internet link   = 

|Video           = 
|Video link      = 

|Music videos    = 
|MV link         = 

|EP              = 
|EPs link        = 

|Singles         = 
|Singles link    = 

|B-sides         = 
|B link          = 

|Soundtrack      = 
|Soundtrack link = 

|Tribute         = 
|Trib link       = 

|Option          = 
|Option name     = 
|Option link     = 
|Option color    = 

|1Option         = 
|1Option name    = 
|1Option link    = 
|1Option color   = 

|2Option         = 
|2Option name    = 
|2Option link    = 
|2Option color   = 

|3Option         = 
|3Option name    = 
|3Option link    = 
|3Option color   =

|4Option         = 
|4Option name    = 
|4Option link    = 
|4Option color   =

|5Option         = 
|5Option name    = 
|5Option link    = 
|5Option color   = 


When using the template, it is not necessary to delete any fields that are not being used. Most fields are optional; if no data is supplied, the row will simply not appear once the page is saved.


The name of the group or artist ("the act") in plain text only. Logos and other graphics are to be avoided in this field in accordance with WP:ACCESS and WP:FAIR. Use an internal link or piped internal link to the main article about the artist. For help with internal links, see the Editing FAQ. This field is mandatory.


An image of the act, sufficiently clear for display at 200 pixels' width. Set to only the image name, e.g. Example.png, not Image:Example.png or [[Image:Example.png|200px|abc]]. Images used should ideally be free images; that is, not subject to copyright restrictions. If no free image is available it may be possible to use a non-free image under a claim of fair use, provided the image meets Wikipedia's non-free content criteria (for more information see WP:NFCC and WP:NFC).


Alt text for the image, as per WP:ALT. This is for describing the image to people who cannot see the image, and typically should not be the same as the caption.


Caption for the image to be displayed. Do not link years in the caption e.g. do not link [[2007]].

Types of releases

There are individual fields for the various types of releases (studio, live, compilation, video, music videos, tribute, EP, singles, b-sides, and soundtrack). In each field place the number of each type that the artist has released. Use only numeric values in these fields. For other types of releases, see "Advanced usage" below.

Advanced usage

Image size

The image is set to be 250px wide by default. If this needs to be adjusted, use the |Image size= parameter, which should be less than 250px. To set the image to its automatic size, set it to auto.

Modifying section links

If the discography doesn't use the titles as used in this template, you may modify the destination links (which appear as the diagonal arrow in the template) by using the following parameters to link from the infobox to the appropriate section. Unless your section is named exactly as used in this infobox, it will not map to the correct part of the page or will only link to the top of the discography page.

Parameter Default section link Parameter to alter link
Studio Studio albums Studio link
Live Live albums Live link
Compilation Compilation albums Compilation link
Internet Internet albums Internet link
Video Video albums Video link
Music videos Music videos MV link
EP Extended plays EPs link
Singles Singles Singles link
B-sides B-sides B link
Soundtrack Soundtracks Soundtrack link
Tribute Tributes Trib link
Option (blank) (blank)
References References Ref link

Optional sections

Please note to use these functions sparingly.

As not all musical artists are the same, some will have the need to have different sections linked in their discography, such as a collaboration section, unreleased songs or others. In order to list these options, there are four parameters instead of just two. The first two parameters, |Option= and |Option name= are mandatory if you wish to use this portion of the template. Note, the standard colour is a mid grey (see the Customised link parameter table below); however, the example on the right employs the color selection parameter, |Option color= converting the color to "turquoise". The |Option link= parameter is optional, and when unused, it uses the same information from |Option name=. However, with long titles, it may not be preferable to use the full title (as in the example, it is "Side projects", but links to "Side projects and collaborations"). You may add up to five (5) optional fields. It is advised to only use these in sequence. The basic option only requires the input as shown below. To use a second option simply add "1" in front of ALL of the parameters for the second time, "2" in front of the third, and "3" in front of the last optional parameter.

{{Infobox artist discography
|Option       = Mandatory
|Option name  = Mandatory
|Option link  = Optional
|Option color = Optional
Parameter purpose:
For the number of instances the option occurs
For the name or type of the Option, such as "Collaborations"
For the link to the list of instances
The color you wish to add to the background of the section in the infobox.
Fall Out Boy discography
A spiral made up of a compass, clock and the Earth, with the word Wikipedia below.
Fall Out Boy, 2007
Studio albums 5
Internet albums 7
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 2
Extended plays 5
Singles 27
B-sides 15
Video albums 7
Music videos 12
Soundtracks 1
Tribute and cover albums 1
Side projects 5
Demos 3
Mash-ups 2
Sample contributions 11
Example: (see result on right)
{{Infobox artist discography
|Artist          = [[Fall Out Boy]]
|Image           = Example.png
|Image size      = 150px
|Caption         = Fall Out Boy, 2007
|Alt             = A spiral made up of a compass,
 clock and the Earth, with the word Wikipedia below,

|Studio          = 5
|Studio link     = Albums
|Live            = 2
|Live link       = Albums
|Compilation     = 2
|Comp link       = Albums
|Internet        = 7
|Internet link   = Internet releases
|Video           = 7
|Video link      = Music videos
|Music videos    = 12
|MV link         = Videography
|EP              = 5
|EP link         = 
|Singles         = 27
|Singles link    = 
|B-sides         = 15
|B link          = B-sides and other releases
|Soundtrack      = 1
|Soundtrack link = 
|Tribute         = 1
|Trib link       = Other appearances

|Option          = 5
|Option name     = Side projects
|Option link     = Side projects and collaborations
|Option color    = turquoise

|1Option         = 3
|1Option name    = Demos
|1Option link    = Demos
|1Option color   = 

|2Option         = 2
|2Option name    = Mash-ups
|2Option link    = Mash-ups
|2Option color   = limegreen

|3Option         = 11
|3Option name    = Sample contributions
|3Option link    = Samples
|3Option color   = orange

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