Template:Vertical header

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Regular column
Vertical value column
Thin gold column
Unsortable column
0
1
1 2
3
5
8 13
Regular column
Vertical value column
Thin gold column
Unsortable column

This is a template that helps create vertically-oriented column headers in tables. It even works for sortable columns.

Although this template was made with table headers in mind, it can work with regular cells as well.

If the header cells have other attributes, for example colspan or rowspan, there must be no vertical bar | between the attributes and the template call.

The template can be also referenced as {{vert header}} and {{verth}}.

Parameter list[edit]

  • 1 — The desired text; can contain wikilinks ([[]]). You can escape the equals sign either by using {{=}} or by explicitly mentioning the |1= parameter.
  • nb — Give any non-empty value in order to apply a {{nobold}} template to the text.
  • va — Vertical alignment (bottom, top, middle). Default is bottom.
  • stp — Give any non-empty value in order to apply a top padding to the cell (useful if the header is bottom-aligned; required for sortable columns).
  • mw — Manual width; override the default value, which was automatically generated based on the number of line breaks (you can use <br>, <BR /> or any other combination).
  • style — Additional styles for the <div/> containing the rotated text. May contain double quotes.
  • cellstyle — Additional styles for the entire cell. May contain double quotes. Use this instead of the cell's style attribute. Use background-color instead of background if you need it for the header of a sortable column.

Examples[edit]

  • ! {{vert header|Your text here}} — basic example
  • ! {{vert header|nb=1|stp=1|Your text here}} — produces an explicitly sortable, no-bold, sortable header
  • ! {{vert header|va=top|Your text here}} — produces an unsortable, top-aligned table header
  • ! colspan="2" {{vert header|cellstyle=background-color:gold|Your text here}} — produces an unsortable header spanning two columns, with a gold background; use no vertical bar after colspan

You can also use the ! {{verth|Your text here}} shorthand.

An example below (from Help:Sorting) with headers that span rows or columns (using rowspan and colspan). Note that there is no vertical bar | between rowspan=2 and {{vert header

name
data columns
another column
data
more data
cats 273 53 1
dogs 65 8,492 2
mice 1,649 548 3
{| class="wikitable sortable"
|-
! rowspan=2 {{vert header|stp=1|name}}
! colspan=2 {{vert header|data columns}}
! rowspan=2 {{vert header|stp=1|another column}}
|-
! {{vert header|stp=1|data}}
! {{vert header|stp=1|more data}}
|-
| cats
| 273
| 53
| 1
|-
| dogs
| 65
| 8,492
| 2
|-
| mice
| 1,649
| 548
| 3
|}

Compatibility[edit]

The following browsers have been tested on combinations of Debian 6.0, Mac OS X 10.8, Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 10. The earliest version known to work is highlighted in green. The latest tested configuration that did not work is highlighted in red.

Arora Chrome Dillo Edge Epiphany Firefox Iceape Iceweasel IE Konqueror Luakit Midori Opera Rekonq Safari SeaMonkey
Support 0.11
27 Sep 10
Support 9
4 Feb 11
Oppose 3.0.4
9 Apr 14
Support 38
2 Aug 16
Support 3.4.2
19 May 12
Support 43
15 Dec 15
Oppose 2.7.12
19 Jan 13
Support 38.6
11 Feb 16
Support 11
17 Oct 13
Support 4.14
20 Aug 14
Support 039e319
13 Sep 12
Support 0.4.3
6 Nov 14
Support 15
2 Jul 13
Support 1.1
27 Aug 12
Support 9.1
21 Mar 16
Support 2.46
22 Dec 16
Deb 6 Win 7 Ubu 15.04 Win 10 Deb 6 OS X 10.8 Deb 6 Deb 6 Win 10 Ubu 15.04 Ubu 15.04 Ubu 15.04 Win 2008 R2 Ubu 9.10 OS X 10.8 Ubu 15.04
Should theoretically work on the following browsers as well (please confirm):
Android
Browser
Chrome Edge Firefox Safari
3
22 Feb 11
8
2 Dec 10
20
29 Jul 15
41
22 Sep 15
5.1
20 Jul 11
Notes:
  • In Internet Explorer 5–10, the text goes from top to bottom instead of going from bottom to top.
  • Firefox support for vertical text and rotation began in version 25, but it was unstable until version 43, or possibly 41.