I'm currently trying to edit the infobox for iTunes on Wikipedia.

I know how to edit every other section of the page, and know that there is a main "Edit this page" link near the top of the page as well. But how do you edit the content in the top-right box that list some of the summary of the page?

(for example, there is a "Stable Release" in that box but I can't find that text no matter which section I edit or even if I do an "edit this page")


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I want to edit the page in another language where the stable version still says 11.1.5:

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  • Are you referring to the infobox starting with the app icon and a picture of the app underneath that?
    – dsolimano
    Commented May 17, 2014 at 14:44
  • yes, screenshot will be added in next minute Commented May 17, 2014 at 14:46

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That's called the infobox. To edit that box, hit the main edit link at the top of the page. On the iTunes page, you'll see a section of code that starts like so:

{{Infobox software
| name               = iTunes
| logo               = [[File:ITunes 11 Logo.png|64px]]
| screenshot         = [[File:Itunes 11.png|300px]]
| caption            = iTunes 11 running on [[OS X Mountain Lion]]

In general, you can search for {{Infobox.

Updating this will update that box.

The software template includes other templates to retrieve, for example, the version number. I'd imagine so the same bit of information can be used in multiple places but maintained once. The iTunes version number is stored at this link. That behavior is governed by the frequently updated tag on the infobox, as described in the software infobox documentation.

For better or for worse, this version data seems to be language specific. So if, for example, you were updating Chinese Wikipedia, the appropriate link would be here, which is the same but at zh.wikipedia instead of en.wikipedia. The easier way to get there is to click on the [±] sign next to the version information.

  • for example, stable release is 11.2 but I can't find 11.2 any where in the edit box? -- I am doing the edit for another language) Commented May 17, 2014 at 14:56
  • please see updated question for how 11.1.5 still shows up in another language Commented May 17, 2014 at 14:59
  • Updated. Looks like the version info is stored per language. I guess that's useful for software that is translated into different languages but not always at the same time?
    – dsolimano
    Commented May 17, 2014 at 15:04
  • just out of curiosity, how do you know the page is in Chinese? Commented May 18, 2014 at 4:58
  • @動靜能量 zh is the ISO 639-1 code for Chinese.
    – svick
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 14:36

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