published order
chronological order

This template has now been replaced with a modular template, allowing greater flexibility of use. The new template is used as follows:

Blank template

This is an empty template containing all the modules available, more than one of each module can be used if necessary, and modules can be removed if unnecessary:

{{Timeline-published}}
{{Published order|
type= |
seriesformat= |
before= |
after= |}}

{{Author order|
author= |
before= |
after= |}}

{{Timeline-chronology}}
{{Pocket order|
prevpocket= |
nextpocket= |}}
{{MB order|
prevMB= |
nextMB= |}}
{{DC order|
prevDC= |
nextDC= |}}

{{Timeline-chronology+|type= |primary= |number= |}}
{{Chronology order|
date= |
prevdate= |
nextdate= |}}
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Sections

Published order

The published order section has two modules, the {{Published order}} for inputting where the story is placed in publication order between other works in the series, and {{Author order}} for inputting which stories the author wrote before and after the one on the page.

As default the published order template displays the previous and next options as "previous story" and "next story", using the type field this can be customised to the media for the page, either novel, novelization, comic, eBook, episode, book, audio or game.

The "seriesformat" section is used to input the series and format of the progression being shown, for instance you could input "Titan novels", for novels in the Titan series. The field is completely open so can be used for any suitable progression; any series of media, or listing the order of stories in an anthology.

Chronological order

There are three different chronological order boxes for the three different chronologies Memory Beta uses

Star Trek chronologies
DC Comics Timeline (1995) • Pocket Books Timeline (2006) • Memory Beta Chronology (on-going)

For each entry the title should be input, if the previous or next entry is to a certain chapter, these should be noted beneath (see example section below).

Multiple placements

Some stories take place in more than one period of time, in these instances the {{Timeline-chronology+}} should be added after the primary chronology section, followed by as many {{Chronology order}} boxes as necessary.

The bar has three sections which must be filled to describe the information shown, the "type" field is used to show whether the placements come from the Pocket Books timeline, Memory Beta chronology, or both. Its default is just Pocket, for just Memory Beta input "MB", and for both input "MBPocket".

The "primary field" identifies the date of primary enter listed in the chronology section above these additional entries, and the "number" field should be used to note how many additional time-frames the story takes place in.

The {{chronology order}}'s date section should be filled with the date, followed by the sections of the story it takes place in. When only chronology is being used, or both use the same placements, then the prev and next dates work as usual. If the Pocket and MB chronologies conflict, both can be listed, use the "prevdate" and "nextdate" fields to enter Pocket placements, and "prevMB" and "nextMB" fields to enter Memory Beta placements. These only need be used as necessary, so if both have the same previous story use only the "prevdate" field, while on the next side use both to describe the variation.

{{Chronology order|
date= |
prevdate= |
prevMB= |
nextdate= |
nextMB= |}}

Example

This is an example, for the novel Ghost Ship

{{Timeline-published}}
{{Published order|
type=novel|
seriesformat=''TNG'' numbered novels|
before=First in the series|
after=[[The Peacekeepers]]|}}

{{Author order|
author=[[Diane Carey]]|
before=[[Final Frontier]]|
after=[[Best Destiny]]|}}

{{Timeline-chronology}}
{{Pocket order|
prevpocket=[[Where No One Has Gone Before]]|
nextpocket=[[The Last Outpost]]|}}
{{MB order|
prevMB=[[Where No One Has Gone Before]]|
nextMB=[[The Last Outpost]]|}}
{{DC order|
prevDC=[[Heart of Glory]]|
nextDC=[[Survivors]]|}}

{{Timeline-chronology+|type=MBPocket|primary=[[2364]]|number=1|}}
{{Chronology order|
date=24 [[April]] [[1995]]{{bsmall|Chapter 1}}|
prevdate=[[The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2]]{{bsmall|Chapter 21}}|
nextdate=[[The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2]]{{bsmall|Chapter 22}}|}}
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Published Order
Previous novel:
First in the series
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
The Peacekeepers
Previous story:
Final Frontier
Stories by:
Diane Carey
Next story:
Best Destiny
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Where No One Has Gone Before
Pocket Books Timeline Next adventure:
The Last Outpost
Previous adventure:
Where No One Has Gone Before
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
The Last Outpost
Previous adventure:
Heart of Glory
DC Comics Timeline Next adventure:
Survivors
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2364.
The Pocket Books Timeline and Memory Beta Chronology place events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2
Chapter 21
24 April 1995
Chapter 1
Next adventure:
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2
Chapter 22


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