This template is used for general brand and operator information. It creates a nice introduction to each brand/operator page, and passes that information across to any associated map or gallery pages, in the form of Template:Infobox dpl2.
The infobox carries all the key information about a brand or operator.
The name of the brand, the way it is written on their legal page.
If the brand name contains an ampersand (&), this currently causes issues when updating the heading, so set this to no.
The brand's main colour. Can be a HEX value (preferred), or a word.
By default, the heading colour is white. If you're changing the box colour to a light colour, you'll need to change this to a darker one. Can be a HEX value (preferred), or a word. It can be tempting to use this and the colour box to try to accurately recreate the company's logo, but firstly you should be aware that two colours is rarely enough to do that, and secondly our much bigger concern must be that not everybody's eye sight is very good.
|Location Jump Link|
Some long pages may want a link to jump straight to the locations and reviews.
The image, currently saved on this website, that you want to illustrate the brand. Exclude the word 'file'. Must be at least 300px wide and not too tall. Must clearly illustrate the brand's logo in a typical setting.
By default, the box will tell you how many photos are filed under this page name. If you want to search for other page names too, add them here. Either type one page name, or hack it to show more than one.
Either type how many service area-related branches this brand has, or enter 'auto', 'uk', 'msas' or 'uk-msas' to count them automatically according to that criteria.
The typical roadside opening hours, with disclaimer attached.
A list of brand names that are similar to this one.
|Often Accompanied By|
List the names of any brands that often accompany this one at a service area.
Other brands of interest that are a close relation of this one.
For brands: list the operators that use this brand.
For operators only: the name of this operator's parent company.
For operators only: the chief executive's name.
For operators who are based at one of their service stations: put the site name here.
|Head Office Address|
Intended for operators only: the full postal address for the head office, all on one line.
Intended for operators only: the head office reception phone number.
The year this brand was introduced to the roadside.
The year this brand was removed from the roadside.
For brands only: the names of other roadside brands that do a similar job.
The brands this brand has replaced on the roadside. Not every single example needs to be included.
The brands this brand has been replaced by on the roadside. Not every single example needs to be included.
For operators only: if there are one or two particular sites which get most of the attention, state them here.
For operators only: the code that will connect to the ratings database. Changing this will lose existing ratings. Creating new ratings is possible, but not recommended without root access.
The brand or operator's website. Do not provide the http:// https:// or, unless it's mandatory, the www.
If a second (or third or fourth) web link is needed, enter the full code for them all here, including the http://
The unique code for the brand's official Facebook page, intended really for operators but can be used for active brands too. Exclude the facebook.com/
The brand's Twitter handle. Intended for operators but can be used for active roadside brands too. Exclude the @
Whether the brand has been active on the roadside in the UK, Ireland or both. Changes which version of the website it gets listed on.