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'''Magic words''' are strings of text that MediaWiki associates with a return value or function, such as time, site details, or page names. This page is about usage of standard magic words; for a technical reference, see {{mediawiki|Manual:Magic words}}.
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'''Magic words''' are strings of text that MediaWiki associates with a return value or function, such as time, site details, or page names. This page is about usage of standard magic words; for a technical reference, see {{Mediawiki|Manual:Magic words}}.
  
 
There are three general types of magic words:
 
There are three general types of magic words:
 
*'''[[#Behavior switches|Behavior switches]]''': these are uppercase words surrounded by double underscores, ''e.g.'' '''__FOO__'''
 
*'''[[#Behavior switches|Behavior switches]]''': these are uppercase words surrounded by double underscores, ''e.g.'' '''__FOO__'''
*'''[[#Variables|Variables]]''': these are uppercase words surrounded by double braces, ''e.g.'' '''<tt><tt><nowiki>{{FOO}}</nowiki></tt></tt>'''. As such, they look a lot like [[Help:Templates|templates]].
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*'''[[#Variables|Variables]]''': these are uppercase words surrounded by double braces, ''e.g.'' '''<code><nowiki>{{FOO}}</nowiki></code>'''. As such, they look a lot like [[Help:Templates|templates]].
*'''[[#Parser functions|Parser functions]]''': these take parameters and are either of the form '''<tt><tt><nowiki>{{foo:...}}</nowiki></tt></tt>''' or '''<tt><tt><nowiki>{{#foo:...}}</nowiki></tt></tt>'''. See also {{mediawiki|Help:Extension:ParserFunctions}}.
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*'''[[#Parser functions|Parser functions]]''': these take parameters and are either of the form '''<code><nowiki>{{foo:...}}</nowiki></code>''' or '''<code><nowiki>{{#foo:...}}</nowiki></code>'''. See also {{mediawiki|Help:Extension:ParserFunctions}}.
  
 
Page-dependent magic words will affect or return data about the ''current'' page (by default), even if the word is added through a transcluded template or included system message.
 
Page-dependent magic words will affect or return data about the ''current'' page (by default), even if the word is added through a transcluded template or included system message.
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A behavior switch controls the layout or behaviour of the page and can often be used to specify desired omissions and inclusions in the content.
 
A behavior switch controls the layout or behaviour of the page and can often be used to specify desired omissions and inclusions in the content.
  
{| {{prettytable}}
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|-
!{{Hl2}}| Word
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! {{Hl2}}| Word
!{{Hl2}}| Description
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! {{Hl2}}| Description
!{{Hl2}}| Versions
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! {{Hl2}}| Versions
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Table of contents'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Table of contents'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__NOTOC__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__NOTOC__</nowiki></code>
 
| Hides the table of contents (TOC).
 
| Hides the table of contents (TOC).
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|<nowiki>__FORCETOC__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__FORCETOC__</nowiki></code>
 
| Forces the table of content to appear at its normal position (above the first header).
 
| Forces the table of content to appear at its normal position (above the first header).
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__TOC__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__TOC__</nowiki></code>
| Places a table of contents at the word's current position (overriding <nowiki>__NOTOC__</nowiki>). If this is used multiple times, the table of contents will appear at the first word's position.
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| Places a table of contents at the word's current position (overriding <code><nowiki>__NOTOC__</nowiki></code>). If this is used multiple times, the table of contents will appear at the first word's position.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Editing'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Editing'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__NOEDITSECTION__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__NOEDITSECTION__</nowiki></code>
 
| Hides the section edit links beside headings.
 
| Hides the section edit links beside headings.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__NEWSECTIONLINK__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__NEWSECTIONLINK__</nowiki></code>
 
| Adds a link ([[MediaWiki:Addsection|"+" by default]]) beside the "edit" tab for adding a new section on a non-talk page (see {{mediawiki|m:Help:Section#Adding a section at the end|Adding a section to the end}}).
 
| Adds a link ([[MediaWiki:Addsection|"+" by default]]) beside the "edit" tab for adding a new section on a non-talk page (see {{mediawiki|m:Help:Section#Adding a section at the end|Adding a section to the end}}).
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__NONEWSECTIONLINK__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__NONEWSECTIONLINK__</nowiki></code>
 
| Removes the link beside the "edit" tab on pages in talk namespaces.
 
| Removes the link beside the "edit" tab on pages in talk namespaces.
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:47522|1.15+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:47522|1.15+}}
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Categories'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Categories'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__NOGALLERY__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__NOGALLERY__</nowiki></code>
 
| Used on a category page, replaces thumbnails in the category view with normal links.
 
| Used on a category page, replaces thumbnails in the category view with normal links.
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__HIDDENCAT__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__HIDDENCAT__</nowiki></code>
 
| Used on a category page, hides the category from the lists of categories in its members and parent categories (there is an option in the [[Help:Preferences|user preferences]] to show them).<!-- hiddencategory hiddencat hide category categories -->
 
| Used on a category page, hides the category from the lists of categories in its members and parent categories (there is an option in the [[Help:Preferences|user preferences]] to show them).<!-- hiddencategory hiddencat hide category categories -->
 
| 1.13+
 
| 1.13+
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Language conversion'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Language conversion'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__NOCONTENTCONVERT__</nowiki><br /><nowiki>__NOCC__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__NOCONTENTCONVERT__</nowiki></code> <br /> <code><nowiki>__NOCC__</nowiki></code>
 
| On wikis with language variants, don't perform any content language conversion (character and phase) in article display; for example, only show Chinese (zh) instead of variants like zh_cn, zh_tw, zh_sg, or zh_hk.
 
| On wikis with language variants, don't perform any content language conversion (character and phase) in article display; for example, only show Chinese (zh) instead of variants like zh_cn, zh_tw, zh_sg, or zh_hk.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__NOTITLECONVERT__</nowiki><br /><nowiki>__NOTC__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__NOTITLECONVERT__</nowiki></code> <br /> <code><nowiki>__NOTC__</nowiki></code>
 
| On wikis with language variants, don't perform language conversion on the title (all other content is converted).
 
| On wikis with language variants, don't perform language conversion on the title (all other content is converted).
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Other'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="3"| '''Other'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__START__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__START__</nowiki></code>
 
| No effect.
 
| No effect.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__END__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__END__</nowiki></code>
 
| Explicitly marks the end of the article, to prevent MediaWiki from removing trailing whitespace. Removed in {{mediawiki|rev:19213|19213}}.
 
| Explicitly marks the end of the article, to prevent MediaWiki from removing trailing whitespace. Removed in {{mediawiki|rev:19213|19213}}.
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| 1.1 - 1.8
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__INDEX__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__INDEX__</nowiki></code>
 
| Tell search engines to index the page (overrides {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgArticleRobotPolicies|$wgArticleRobotPolicies}}, but not robots.txt).
 
| Tell search engines to index the page (overrides {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgArticleRobotPolicies|$wgArticleRobotPolicies}}, but not robots.txt).
 
| 1.14+
 
| 1.14+
 
|-  
 
|-  
| <nowiki>__NOINDEX__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__NOINDEX__</nowiki></code>
 
| Tell search engines not to index the page (ie, do not list in search engines' results).
 
| Tell search engines not to index the page (ie, do not list in search engines' results).
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:37973|1.14+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:37973|1.14+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <nowiki>__STATICREDIRECT__</nowiki>
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| <code><nowiki>__STATICREDIRECT__</nowiki></code>
 
| On redirect pages, don't allow MediaWiki to automatically update the link when someone moves a page and checks "Update any redirects that point to the original title".
 
| On redirect pages, don't allow MediaWiki to automatically update the link when someone moves a page and checks "Update any redirects that point to the original title".
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:37928|1.13+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:37928|1.13+}}
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Variables return information about the current page, wiki, or date. Their syntax is similar to [[Help:Templates|templates]]. Variables marked as "<span style="background:#FED;">'''[expensive]'''</span>" are tracked by the software, and the number that can be included on a page is limited.
 
Variables return information about the current page, wiki, or date. Their syntax is similar to [[Help:Templates|templates]]. Variables marked as "<span style="background:#FED;">'''[expensive]'''</span>" are tracked by the software, and the number that can be included on a page is limited.
  
If a template name conflicts with a variable, the variable will be used (so to transclude the template [[{{ns:10}}:PAGENAME]] you would need to write <code><tt><nowiki>{{</nowiki>{{ns:10}}:PAGENAME<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt></code>). In some cases, adding parameters will force the parser to treat a variable as a template; for example, <code><tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTDAYNAME|x}}</nowiki></tt></code> transcludes [[{{ns:10}}:CURRENTDAYNAME]].
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If a template name conflicts with a variable, the variable will be used (so to transclude the template [[{{ns:10}}:PAGENAME]] you would need to write <code><nowiki>{{</nowiki>{{ns:10}}:PAGENAME<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>). In some cases, adding parameters will force the parser to invoke a template; for example, <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTDAYNAME|x}}</nowiki></code> transcludes [[{{ns:10}}:CURRENTDAYNAME]] ''not'' the variable.
  
{{admin tip|You can configure the number of expensive parser functions allowed on a page using the {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit|$wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit}} configuration setting.}}
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===Date and time===
 
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The following variables return the current date and time in UTC.
===Date & time===
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The following variables return the current date and time according to the user's timezone [[Special:Preferences|preferences]], defaulting to the UTC timezone.
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Due to MediaWiki and browser caching, these variables frequently show when the page was ''cached'' rather than the current time.
 
Due to MediaWiki and browser caching, these variables frequently show when the page was ''cached'' rather than the current time.
  
{| {{prettytable}}
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|-
!{{Hl2}}| Variable
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! {{Hl2}}| Variable
!{{Hl2}}| Output
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! {{Hl2}}| Output
!{{Hl2}}| Description
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! {{Hl2}}| Description
!{{Hl2}}| Versions
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! {{Hl2}}| Versions
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Year'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Year'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTYEAR}}
 
| {{CURRENTYEAR}}
 
| Year
 
| Year
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Month'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Month'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTMONTH}}</nowiki></tt>  
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTMONTH}}</nowiki></code>  
 
| {{CURRENTMONTH}}
 
| {{CURRENTMONTH}}
 
| Month (zero-padded number)
 
| Month (zero-padded number)
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}
 
| {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}
 
| Month (name)
 
| Month (name)
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}}
 
| {{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}}
| Month ([[w:genitive|genitive form]])
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| Month ([[wikipedia:genitive|genitive form]])
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}}
 
| {{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}}
 
| Month (abbreviation)
 
| Month (abbreviation)
 
| 1.5+
 
| 1.5+
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Day'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Day'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTDAY}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTDAY}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTDAY}}
 
| {{CURRENTDAY}}
 
| Day of the month (unpadded number)
 
| Day of the month (unpadded number)
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTDAY2}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTDAY2}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTDAY2}}
 
| {{CURRENTDAY2}}
 
| Day of the month (zero-padded number)
 
| Day of the month (zero-padded number)
 
| 1.6+
 
| 1.6+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTDOW}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTDOW}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTDOW}}
 
| {{CURRENTDOW}}
 
| Day of the week (unpadded number)
 
| Day of the week (unpadded number)
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTDAYNAME}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTDAYNAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTDAYNAME}}
 
| {{CURRENTDAYNAME}}
 
| Day of the week (name)
 
| Day of the week (name)
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Time'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Time'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTTIME}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTTIME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTTIME}}
 
| {{CURRENTTIME}}
 
| Time (24-hour HH:mm format)
 
| Time (24-hour HH:mm format)
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTHOUR}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTHOUR}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTHOUR}}
 
| {{CURRENTHOUR}}
 
| Hour (24-hour zero-padded number)
 
| Hour (24-hour zero-padded number)
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Other'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Other'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTWEEK}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTWEEK}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTWEEK}}
 
| {{CURRENTWEEK}}
 
| Week (number)
 
| Week (number)
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}
 
| {{CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}
 
| YYYYMMDDHHmmss timestamp
 
| YYYYMMDDHHmmss timestamp
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|}
 
|}
  
The following variables do the same as the above, but using the site's local timezone instead of user preferences and UTC:
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The following variables do the same as the above, but using the site's server config or $wgLocaltimezone.
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALYEAR}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALYEAR}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALMONTH}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALMONTH}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALMONTHNAME}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALMONTHNAME}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALMONTHNAMEGEN}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALMONTHNAMEGEN}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALMONTHABBREV}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALMONTHABBREV}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALDAY}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALDAY}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALDAY2}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALDAY2}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALDOW}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALDOW}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALDAYNAME}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALDAYNAME}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALTIME}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALTIME}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALHOUR}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALHOUR}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALWEEK}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALWEEK}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{LOCALTIMESTAMP}}</nowiki></tt>
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* <code><nowiki>{{LOCALTIMESTAMP}}</nowiki></code>
  
 
:''For more thorough time formatting, you may want to install [[Extension:ParserFunctions]] to use the [[Help:Extension:ParserFunctions#.23time|#time parser function]]''
 
:''For more thorough time formatting, you may want to install [[Extension:ParserFunctions]] to use the [[Help:Extension:ParserFunctions#.23time|#time parser function]]''
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{| {{prettytable}}
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
|-
 
|-
!{{Hl2}}| Variable
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! {{Hl2}}| Variable
!{{Hl2}}| Output
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! {{Hl2}}| Output
!{{Hl2}}| Description
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! {{Hl2}}| Description
!{{Hl2}}| Versions
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! {{Hl2}}| Versions
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Site'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Site'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{SITENAME}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{SITENAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{SITENAME}}
 
| {{SITENAME}}
 
| The wiki's site name ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgSitename|$wgSitename}}).
 
| The wiki's site name ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgSitename|$wgSitename}}).
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{SERVER}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{SERVER}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{SERVER}}
 
| {{SERVER}}
 
| domain URL ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgServer|$wgServer}})
 
| domain URL ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgServer|$wgServer}})
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{SERVERNAME}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{SERVERNAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{SERVERNAME}}
 
| {{SERVERNAME}}
| domain name ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgServerName|$wgServerName}})
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| domain name (No longer dependent on {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgServerName|$wgServerName}} as of version 1.17)
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{DIRMARK}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{DIRECTIONMARK}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{DIRMARK}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{DIRECTIONMARK}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{DIRMARK}}<br />{{DIRECTIONMARK}}
 
| {{DIRMARK}}<br />{{DIRECTIONMARK}}
 
| Outputs a unicode-directional mark that matches the wiki's default language's direction (<code>&amp;lrm;</code> on left-to-right wikis, <code>&amp;rlm;</code> on right-to-left wikis), useful in text with multi-directional text.
 
| Outputs a unicode-directional mark that matches the wiki's default language's direction (<code>&amp;lrm;</code> on left-to-right wikis, <code>&amp;rlm;</code> on right-to-left wikis), useful in text with multi-directional text.
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{SCRIPTPATH}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{SCRIPTPATH}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{SCRIPTPATH}}
 
| {{SCRIPTPATH}}
 
| relative script path ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgScriptPath|$wgScriptPath}})
 
| relative script path ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgScriptPath|$wgScriptPath}})
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{STYLEPATH}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{STYLEPATH}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{STYLEPATH}}
 
| {{STYLEPATH}}
 
| relative style path ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgStylePath|$wgStylePath}})
 
| relative style path ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgStylePath|$wgStylePath}})
 
| 1.16+
 
| 1.16+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CURRENTVERSION}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTVERSION}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CURRENTVERSION}}
 
| {{CURRENTVERSION}}
 
| The wiki's MediaWiki version.
 
| The wiki's MediaWiki version.
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{CONTENTLANGUAGE}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{CONTENTLANG}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{CONTENTLANGUAGE}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{CONTENTLANG}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{CONTENTLANGUAGE}}<br />{{CONTENTLANG}}
 
| {{CONTENTLANGUAGE}}<br />{{CONTENTLANG}}
 
| The wiki's default interface language ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgLanguageCode|$wgLanguageCode}})
 
| The wiki's default interface language ({{mediawiki|Manual:$wgLanguageCode|$wgLanguageCode}})
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Latest revision to current page'''
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! {{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Latest revision to current page'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{REVISIONID}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{REVISIONID}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{REVISIONID}}
 
| {{REVISIONID}}
 
| Unique revision ID
 
| Unique revision ID
 
| 1.5+
 
| 1.5+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{REVISIONDAY}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{REVISIONDAY}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{REVISIONDAY}}
 
| {{REVISIONDAY}}
 
| Day edit was made (unpadded number)
 
| Day edit was made (unpadded number)
 
| 1.8+
 
| 1.8+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{REVISIONDAY2}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{REVISIONDAY2}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{REVISIONDAY2}}
 
| {{REVISIONDAY2}}
 
| Day edit was made (zero-padded number)
 
| Day edit was made (zero-padded number)
 
| 1.8+
 
| 1.8+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{REVISIONMONTH}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{REVISIONMONTH}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{REVISIONMONTH}}
 
| {{REVISIONMONTH}}
| Month edit was made (unpadded number)
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| Month edit was made (zero-padded number as of {{mediawiki|rev:66200|1.17+}}, unpadded number in prior versions)
| 1.8+
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| 1.8+  
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{REVISIONYEAR}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{REVISIONYEAR}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{REVISIONYEAR}}
 
| {{REVISIONYEAR}}
 
| Year edit was made
 
| Year edit was made
 
| 1.8+
 
| 1.8+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}}
 
| {{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}}
 
| Timestamp as of time of edit
 
| Timestamp as of time of edit
 
| 1.8+
 
| 1.8+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{REVISIONUSER}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{REVISIONUSER}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{REVISIONUSER}}
 
| {{REVISIONUSER}}
| The username of the user who made the most recent edit to the page
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| The username of the user who made the most recent edit to the page, or the current user when previewing an edit
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:48149|1.15+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:48149|1.15+}}
 
|-style="background:#FED;"
 
|-style="background:#FED;"
| <tt><nowiki>{{PAGESIZE:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{PAGESIZE:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{PAGESIZE:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>|R}}</nowiki>
| {{PAGESIZE:Help:Magic_words}}
+
| {{PAGESIZE:Help:Magic_words}}<br />{{PAGESIZE:Help:Magic_words|R}}
| '''[expensive]''' Returns the byte size of the specified page.
+
| '''[expensive]''' Returns the byte size of the specified page. Use "<code><nowiki>|R</nowiki></code>" to get raw numbers.
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:33551|1.13+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:33551|1.13+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{PROTECTIONLEVEL:</nowiki>''action''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{PROTECTIONLEVEL:</nowiki>''action''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
| protection level
 
| protection level
 
| Outputs the protection level (e.g. 'autoconfirm', 'sysop') for a given action (e.g. 'edit', 'move') on the current page or an empty string if not protected.
 
| Outputs the protection level (e.g. 'autoconfirm', 'sysop') for a given action (e.g. 'edit', 'move') on the current page or an empty string if not protected.
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:45587|1.15+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:45587|1.15+}}
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Affects page content'''
+
! {{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Affects page content'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{DISPLAYTITLE:</nowiki>''title''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{DISPLAYTITLE:</nowiki>''title''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
|
 
|
 
| Format the current page's title header. The value must be equivalent to the default title: only capitalization changes and replacing spaces with underscores. It can be disabled or enabled by {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgAllowDisplayTitle|$wgAllowDisplayTitle}}; disabled by default before 1.10+, enabled by default thereafter.
 
| Format the current page's title header. The value must be equivalent to the default title: only capitalization changes and replacing spaces with underscores. It can be disabled or enabled by {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgAllowDisplayTitle|$wgAllowDisplayTitle}}; disabled by default before 1.10+, enabled by default thereafter.
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{DEFAULTSORT:</nowiki>''sortkey''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{DEFAULTSORTKEY:</nowiki>''sortkey''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{DEFAULTCATEGORYSORT:</nowiki>''sortkey''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{DEFAULTSORT:</nowiki>''sortkey''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{DEFAULTSORTKEY:</nowiki>''sortkey''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{DEFAULTCATEGORYSORT:</nowiki>''sortkey''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
|
 
|
| Used for categorizing pages, sets a default [[Help:Categories|category sort key]]. For example if you put <tt><nowiki>{{DEFAULTSORT:Smith, John}}</nowiki></tt> at the end of [[John Smith]], the page would be sorted under "S" by default in categories.
+
| Used for categorizing pages, sets a default [[Help:Categories|category sort key]]. For example if you put <code><nowiki>{{DEFAULTSORT:Smith, John}}</nowiki></code> at the end of [[John Smith]], the page would be sorted under "S" by default in categories.
 
| 1.10+
 
| 1.10+
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
===Statistics===
 
===Statistics===
Numbers returned by these variables normally contain separators (commas or spaces, depending on the local language), but can return raw numbers with the ":R" flag (for example, <code><tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}</nowiki></tt></code> &rarr; {{NUMBEROFPAGES}} and <code><tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFPAGES:R}}</nowiki></tt></code> &rarr; {{NUMBEROFPAGES:R}}). Use "|R" for magic words that require a parameter like PAGESINCATEGORY (for example <code><tt><nowiki>{{PAGESINCATEGORY:Help}}</nowiki></tt></code> and <code><tt><nowiki>{{PAGESINCATEGORY:Help|R}}</nowiki></tt></code>).
+
Numbers returned by these variables normally contain separators (commas or spaces, depending on the local language), but can return raw numbers with the ":R" flag (for example, <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}</nowiki></code> &rarr; {{NUMBEROFPAGES}} and <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFPAGES:R}}</nowiki></code> &rarr; {{NUMBEROFPAGES:R}}). Use "|R" for magic words that require a parameter like PAGESINCATEGORY (for example <code><nowiki>{{PAGESINCATEGORY:Help}}</nowiki></code> and <code><nowiki>{{PAGESINCATEGORY:Help|R}}</nowiki></code>). Also applicable to <code><nowiki>{{PAGESIZE:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code> above.
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
|-
 
|-
!{{Hl2}}| Variable
+
! {{Hl2}}| Variable
!{{Hl2}}| Output
+
! {{Hl2}}| Output
!{{Hl2}}| Description
+
! {{Hl2}}| Description
!{{Hl2}}| Versions
+
! {{Hl2}}| Versions
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Entire wiki'''
+
! {{Hl3}} colspan="4"| '''Entire wiki'''
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NUMBEROFPAGES}}
 
| {{NUMBEROFPAGES}}
 
| Number of wiki pages.
 
| Number of wiki pages.
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}
 
| {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}
 
| Number of pages in {{mediawiki|Manual:Using custom namespaces#Content namespaces|content namespaces}}.
 
| Number of pages in {{mediawiki|Manual:Using custom namespaces#Content namespaces|content namespaces}}.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFFILES}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFFILES}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NUMBEROFFILES}}
 
| {{NUMBEROFFILES}}
 
| Number of uploaded files.
 
| Number of uploaded files.
 
| 1.5+
 
| 1.5+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFEDITS}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFEDITS}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NUMBEROFEDITS}}
 
| {{NUMBEROFEDITS}}
 
| Number of page edits.
 
| Number of page edits.
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:21319|1.10+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:21319|1.10+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFVIEWS}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFVIEWS}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NUMBEROFVIEWS}}
 
| {{NUMBEROFVIEWS}}
 
| Number of page views. Usually useless on a wiki using [[Manual:Cache|caching]].
 
| Number of page views. Usually useless on a wiki using [[Manual:Cache|caching]].
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:42721|1.14+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:42721|1.14+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFUSERS}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFUSERS}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NUMBEROFUSERS}}
 
| {{NUMBEROFUSERS}}
 
| Number of registered users.
 
| Number of registered users.
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFADMINS}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFADMINS}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NUMBEROFADMINS}}
 
| {{NUMBEROFADMINS}}
 
| Number of users in the ''sysop'' {{mediawiki|Manual:User rights|group}}.
 
| Number of users in the ''sysop'' {{mediawiki|Manual:User rights|group}}.
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}}
 
| {{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}}
 
| Number of active users, based on the criteria used in [[Special:Statistics]].
 
| Number of active users, based on the criteria used in [[Special:Statistics]].
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:47392|1.15+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:47392|1.15+}}
 
|-style="background:#FED;"
 
|-style="background:#FED;"
| <tt><nowiki>{{PAGESINCATEGORY:</nowiki>''categoryname''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{PAGESINCAT:Help}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{PAGESINCATEGORY:</nowiki>''categoryname''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{PAGESINCAT:Help}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Help}}<br />{{PAGESINCAT:Help}}
 
| {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Help}}<br />{{PAGESINCAT:Help}}
| '''[expensive]''' Number of pages in the given [[Help:Categories|category]] (replace "Help" with the relevant category name).
+
| '''[expensive]''' Number of pages in the given [[Help:Categories|category]].
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:32932|1.13+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:32932|1.13+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBERINGROUP:</nowiki>''groupname''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{NUMINGROUP:</nowiki>''groupname''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NUMBERINGROUP:</nowiki>''groupname''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{NUMINGROUP:</nowiki>''groupname''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NUMBERINGROUP:bureaucrat}}<br />{{NUMINGROUP:bureaucrat}}<br /><small><nowiki>({{NUMBERINGROUP:bureaucrat}} used here)</nowiki></small>
 
| {{NUMBERINGROUP:bureaucrat}}<br />{{NUMINGROUP:bureaucrat}}<br /><small><nowiki>({{NUMBERINGROUP:bureaucrat}} used here)</nowiki></small>
 
| Number of users in a specific {{mediawiki|Manual:User rights|group}}.
 
| Number of users in a specific {{mediawiki|Manual:User rights|group}}.
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:40116|1.14+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:40116|1.14+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{PAGESINNS:</nowiki>''index''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{PAGESINNAMESPACE:</nowiki>''index''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{PAGESINNS:</nowiki>''index''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{PAGESINNAMESPACE:</nowiki>''index''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
| ''not enabled''
 
| ''not enabled''
| Number of pages in the given [[Help:Namespaces|namespace]] (replace ''index'' with the relevant [[Manual:Namespace|namespace index]]). For instance, <tt><nowiki>{{PAGESINNAMESPACE:</nowiki>''14''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt> will output the number of category pages. <tt><nowiki>{{PAGESINNS:0}}</nowiki></tt> differs from <tt><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}</nowiki></tt> in that the former includes redirects and disambiguation pages. Disabled by default, enable with {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgAllowSlowParserFunctions|$wgAllowSlowParserFunctions}}.  
+
| Number of pages in the given [[Help:Namespaces|namespace]] (replace ''index'' with the relevant [[Manual:Namespace|namespace index]]). For instance, <code><nowiki>{{PAGESINNAMESPACE:</nowiki>''14''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code> will output the number of category pages. <code><nowiki>{{PAGESINNS:0}}</nowiki></code> differs from <code><nowiki>{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}</nowiki></code> in that the former includes redirects and disambiguation pages. Disabled by default, enable with {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgAllowSlowParserFunctions|$wgAllowSlowParserFunctions}}.  
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|}
 
|}
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{| {{prettytable}}
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
|-
 
|-
!{{Hl2}}| Variable
+
! {{Hl2}}| Variable
!{{Hl2}}| Output
+
! {{Hl2}}| Output
!{{Hl2}}| Description
+
! {{Hl2}}| Description
!{{Hl2}}| Versions
+
! {{Hl2}}| Versions
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{FULLPAGENAME}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{FULLPAGENAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{FULLPAGENAME}}
 
| {{FULLPAGENAME}}
 
| Namespace and page title.
 
| Namespace and page title.
 
| 1.6+
 
| 1.6+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{PAGENAME}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{PAGENAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{PAGENAME}}
 
| {{PAGENAME}}
 
| Page title.
 
| Page title.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{BASEPAGENAME}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{BASEPAGENAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{BASEPAGENAME}}
 
| {{BASEPAGENAME}}
 
| Page title excluding the current [[Help:Subpages|subpage]] and namespace ("Title/foo" on "Title/foo/bar").
 
| Page title excluding the current [[Help:Subpages|subpage]] and namespace ("Title/foo" on "Title/foo/bar").
For more complex splitting, use <nowiki>{{</nowiki>[[Help:Extension:ParserFunctions#.23titleparts|#titleparts:]] <nowiki>}}</nowiki> from [[Help:Extension:ParserFunctions|ParserFunctions extension]].
+
For more complex splitting, use <code><nowiki>{{</nowiki>[[Help:Extension:ParserFunctions#.23titleparts|#titleparts:]]<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code> from [[Help:Extension:ParserFunctions|ParserFunctions extension]].
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{SUBPAGENAME}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{SUBPAGENAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{SUBPAGENAME}}
 
| {{SUBPAGENAME}}
 
| The [[Help:Subpages|subpage]] title ("foo" on "Title/foo").
 
| The [[Help:Subpages|subpage]] title ("foo" on "Title/foo").
 
| 1.6+
 
| 1.6+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{SUBJECTPAGENAME}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{SUBJECTPAGENAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{SUBJECTPAGENAME}}
 
| {{SUBJECTPAGENAME}}
 
| The namespace and title of the associated content page.
 
| The namespace and title of the associated content page.
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{TALKPAGENAME}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{TALKPAGENAME}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{TALKPAGENAME}}
 
| {{TALKPAGENAME}}
 
| The namespace and title of the associated talk page.
 
| The namespace and title of the associated talk page.
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|}
 
|}
  
The <tt><nowiki>{{BASEPAGENAME}}</nowiki></tt> and <tt><nowiki>{{SUBPAGENAME}}</nowiki></tt> magic words only work in namespaces that have subpages enabled.  See {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgNamespacesWithSubpages}} for information on enabling subpages.
+
The <code><nowiki>{{BASEPAGENAME}}</nowiki></code> and <code><nowiki>{{SUBPAGENAME}}</nowiki></code> magic words only work in namespaces that have subpages enabled.  See {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgNamespacesWithSubpages}} for information on enabling subpages.
  
The following are URL-encoded equivalents:
+
The following are equivalents encoded for use in MediaWiki URLs (i.e. spaces replaced with underscores and some characters [[wikipedia:percent-encoding|percent-encoded]]):
* <tt><nowiki>{{FULLPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
* <code><nowiki>{{FULLPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{PAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
* <code><nowiki>{{PAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{BASEPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
* <code><nowiki>{{BASEPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{SUBPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
* <code><nowiki>{{SUBPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{SUBJECTPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
* <code><nowiki>{{SUBJECTPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{TALKPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
* <code><nowiki>{{TALKPAGENAMEE}}</nowiki></code>
  
 
As of {{mediawiki|rev:46662|1.15+}}, these can all take a parameter, allowing specification of the page to be operated on, instead of just the current page:
 
As of {{mediawiki|rev:46662|1.15+}}, these can all take a parameter, allowing specification of the page to be operated on, instead of just the current page:
* <tt><nowiki>{{PAGENAME:Template:Main Page}}</nowiki></tt> &rarr; '''{{PAGENAME:Template:Main Page}}'''
+
* <code><nowiki>{{PAGENAME:Template:Main Page}}</nowiki></code> &rarr; '''{{PAGENAME:Template:Main Page}}'''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
{{Warning|Page titles containing certain characters, such as single quotes (') or asterisks <code>*</code>, may produce unexpected results when handled with these magic words, e.g. <code><nowiki>{{PAGESINCATEGORY:{{PAGENAME}}}}</nowiki></code>. See bugs {{mediawiki|bugzilla:14779|14779}}, {{mediawiki|bugzilla:16474|16474}}.}}
  
 
===Namespaces===
 
===Namespaces===
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
|-
 
|-
!{{Hl2}}| Variable
+
! {{Hl2}}| Variable
!{{Hl2}}| Output
+
! {{Hl2}}| Output
!{{Hl2}}| Description
+
! {{Hl2}}| Description
!{{Hl2}}| Versions
+
! {{Hl2}}| Versions
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{NAMESPACE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{NAMESPACE}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{NAMESPACE}}
 
| {{NAMESPACE}}
 
| Name of the page's namespace
 
| Name of the page's namespace
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{SUBJECTSPACE}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{ARTICLESPACE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{SUBJECTSPACE}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{ARTICLESPACE}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{SUBJECTSPACE}}<br />{{ARTICLESPACE}}
 
| {{SUBJECTSPACE}}<br />{{ARTICLESPACE}}
 
| Name of the associated content namespace
 
| Name of the associated content namespace
 
| 1.7+
 
| 1.7+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{TALKSPACE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{TALKSPACE}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{TALKSPACE}}
 
| {{TALKSPACE}}
 
| Name of the associated talk namespace
 
| Name of the associated talk namespace
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|}
 
|}
  
The following are URL-encoded equivalents:
+
The following are equivalents encoded for use in MediaWiki URLs (spaces replaced with underscores and some characters percent-encoded):
* <tt><nowiki>{{NAMESPACEE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
* <code><nowiki>{{NAMESPACEE}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{SUBJECTSPACEE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
* <code><nowiki>{{SUBJECTSPACEE}}</nowiki></code>
* <tt><nowiki>{{TALKSPACEE}}</nowiki></tt>
+
* <code><nowiki>{{TALKSPACEE}}</nowiki></code>
  
 
As of {{mediawiki|rev:46630|1.15+}}, these can take a page name parameter and will return the namespace of the page name parameter, instead of the current page's:
 
As of {{mediawiki|rev:46630|1.15+}}, these can take a page name parameter and will return the namespace of the page name parameter, instead of the current page's:
* <tt><nowiki>{{NAMESPACE:Template:Main Page}}</nowiki></tt> &rarr; '''{{NAMESPACE:Template:Main Page}}'''
+
* <code><nowiki>{{NAMESPACE:Template:Main Page}}</nowiki></code> &rarr; '''{{NAMESPACE:Template:Main Page}}'''
* <tt><nowiki>{{SUBJECTSPACE:Template:Main Page}}</nowiki></tt> &rarr; '''{{SUBJECTSPACE:Template:Main Page}}'''
+
* <code><nowiki>{{SUBJECTSPACE:Template:Main Page}}</nowiki></code> &rarr; '''{{SUBJECTSPACE:Template:Main Page}}'''
* <tt><nowiki>{{TALKSPACE:Template:Main Page}}</nowiki></tt> &rarr; '''{{TALKSPACE:Template:Main Page}}'''
+
* <code><nowiki>{{TALKSPACE:Template:Main Page}}</nowiki></code> &rarr; '''{{TALKSPACE:Template:Main Page}}'''
  
 
==Parser functions==
 
==Parser functions==
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{| {{prettytable}}
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
|-
 
|-
!{{Hl2}}| Parser function
+
! {{Hl2}}| Parser function
!{{Hl2}}| Input → Output
+
! {{Hl2}}| Input → Output
!{{Hl2}}| Description
+
! {{Hl2}}| Description
!{{Hl2}}| Versions
+
! {{Hl2}}| Versions
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{localurl:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{localurl:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''query string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{localurl:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{localurl:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''query_string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <nowiki>{{localurl:MediaWiki}}</nowiki> → {{localurl:MediaWiki}}<br /><nowiki>{{localurl:MediaWiki|printable=yes}}</nowiki>  → {{localurl:MediaWiki|printable=yes}}
+
| <code><nowiki>{{localurl:MediaWiki}}</nowiki></code> → {{localurl:MediaWiki}}<br /><nowiki>{{localurl:MediaWiki|printable=yes}}</nowiki>  → {{localurl:MediaWiki|printable=yes}}
 
| The relative path to the title.  
 
| The relative path to the title.  
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{fullurl:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{fullurl:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''query_string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{fullurl:</nowiki>''interwiki:remote page name''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''query_string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{fullurl:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{fullurl:</nowiki>''page name''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''query_string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{fullurl:</nowiki>''interwiki:remote page name''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''query_string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <nowiki>{{fullurl:Category:Top level}}</nowiki> → {{fullurl:Category:Top level}}<br />
+
| <code><nowiki>{{fullurl:Category:Top level}}</nowiki></code> → {{fullurl:Category:Top level}}<br />
<nowiki>{{fullurl:Category:Top level|action=edit}}</nowiki> → {{fullurl:Category:Top level|action=edit}}
+
<code><nowiki>{{fullurl:Category:Top level|action=edit}}</nowiki></code> → {{fullurl:Category:Top level|action=edit}}
 
| The absolute path to the title. This will also resolve [[Manual:Interwiki|Interwiki]] prefixes.
 
| The absolute path to the title. This will also resolve [[Manual:Interwiki|Interwiki]] prefixes.
 
| 1.5+
 
| 1.5+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{filepath:</nowiki>''file name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{filepath:file name|nowiki}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{filepath:</nowiki>''file name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{filepath:</nowiki>''file name''<nowiki>|nowiki}}</nowiki></code>
| <nowiki>{{filepath:Wiki.png}}</nowiki> → {{filepath:Wiki.png}}<br /><nowiki>{{filepath:Wiki.png|nowiki}}</nowiki> → {{filepath:Wiki.png|nowiki}}
+
| <code><nowiki>{{filepath:Wiki.png}}</nowiki></code> → {{filepath:Wiki.png}}<br /><code><nowiki>{{filepath:Wiki.png|nowiki}}</nowiki></code> → {{filepath:Wiki.png|nowiki}}
 
| The absolute URL to a media file.
 
| The absolute URL to a media file.
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:25854|1.12+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:25854|1.12+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{urlencode:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{urlencode:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code> (or <code><nowiki>{{urlencode:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>|QUERY}}</nowiki></code>)<br /><code><nowiki>{{urlencode:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>|WIKI}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{urlencode:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>|PATH}}</nowiki></code>
| <nowiki>{{urlencode:x y z á é}}</nowiki> → {{urlencode:x y z á é}}
+
| <code><nowiki>{{urlencode:x y z á é}}</nowiki></code> (or <code><nowiki>{{urlencode:x y z á é|QUERY}})</nowiki></code> → {{urlencode:x y z á é}}<br /><code><nowiki>{{urlencode:x y z á é|WIKI}}</nowiki></code> → x_y_z_%C3%A1_%C3%A9<br /><code><nowiki>{{urlencode:x y z á é|PATH}}</nowiki></code> → x%20y%20z%20%C3%A1%20%C3%A9
 
| The input encoded for use in URLs.
 
| The input encoded for use in URLs.
| {{mediawiki|rev:14273|1.7+}}
+
| {{mediawiki|rev:14273|1.7+}} (or {{mediawiki|rev:64726|1.17+}})<br />{{mediawiki|rev:64726|1.17+}}<br />{{mediawiki|rev:64726|1.17+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{anchorencode:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{anchorencode:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <nowiki>{{anchorencode:x y z á é}}</nowiki> → {{anchorencode:x y z á é}}
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| <code><nowiki>{{anchorencode:x y z á é}}</nowiki></code> → {{anchorencode:x y z á é}}
 
| The input encoded for use in URL section anchors (after the '#' symbol in a URL).
 
| The input encoded for use in URL section anchors (after the '#' symbol in a URL).
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:16279|1.8+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:16279|1.8+}}
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===Namespaces===
 
===Namespaces===
<tt><nowiki>{{ns:}}</nowiki></tt> returns the localized name for the [[Help:Namespace|namespace]] with that index. <tt><nowiki>{{nse:}}</nowiki></tt> is the URL-encoded equivalent. It does the same, but it replaces spaces with underscores, making it usable in external links.
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<code><nowiki>{{ns:}}</nowiki></code> returns the localized name for the [[Help:Namespace|namespace]] with that index. <code><nowiki>{{nse:}}</nowiki></code> is the equivalent encoded for MediaWiki URLs. It does the same, but it replaces spaces with underscores, making it usable in external links.
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
! {{hl3}} colspan="2" width="50%" | Content namespaces
 
! {{hl3}} colspan="2" width="50%" | Content namespaces
! rowspan="11" |
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! rowspan="12" |
 
! {{hl3}} colspan="2" width=%50%" | Talk namespaces
 
! {{hl3}} colspan="2" width=%50%" | Talk namespaces
 
|-
 
|-
!{{Hl2}}| Usage
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! {{Hl2}}| Usage
!{{Hl2}}| Output
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! {{Hl2}}| Output
!{{Hl2}}| Usage
+
! {{Hl2}}| Usage
!{{Hl2}}| Output
+
! {{Hl2}}| Output
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:-2}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Media}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:-2}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Media}}</nowiki></code>
| {{ns:-2}}
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| {{ns:-2}} || ||
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:-1}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Special}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| {{ns:-1}}
+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:0}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:-1}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Special}}</nowiki></code>
| {{ns:0}}
+
| {{ns:-1}} || ||
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:1}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Talk}}</nowiki></tt>
+
|-
 +
| <code><nowiki>{{ns:0}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:}}</nowiki></code>
 +
| {{ns:}}
 +
| <code><nowiki>{{ns:1}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Talk}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:1}}
 
| {{ns:1}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:2}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:User}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:2}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:User}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:2}}
 
| {{ns:2}}
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:3}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:User talk}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:3}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:User talk}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:3}}
 
| {{ns:3}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:4}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Project}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:4}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Project}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:4}}
 
| {{ns:4}}
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:5}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Project talk}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:5}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Project talk}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:5}}
 
| {{ns:5}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:6}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:File}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Image}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:6}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:File}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Image}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:6}}
 
| {{ns:6}}
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:7}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:File talk}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Image talk}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:7}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:File talk}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Image talk}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:7}}
 
| {{ns:7}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:8}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:MediaWiki}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:8}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:MediaWiki}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:8}}
 
| {{ns:8}}
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:9}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:MediaWiki talk}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:9}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:MediaWiki talk}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:9}}
 
| {{ns:9}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:10}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Template}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:10}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Template}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:10}}
 
| {{ns:10}}
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:11}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Template talk}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:11}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Template talk}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:11}}
 
| {{ns:11}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:12}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Help}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:12}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Help}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:12}}
 
| {{ns:12}}
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:13}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Help talk}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:13}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Help talk}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:13}}
 
| {{ns:13}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:14}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Category}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:14}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Category}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:14}}
 
| {{ns:14}}
| <tt><nowiki>{{ns:15}}</nowiki></tt> or <tt><nowiki>{{ns:Category talk}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ns:15}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{ns:Category talk}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{ns:15}}
 
| {{ns:15}}
 
|}
 
|}
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<!--Well gosh, with the source of the examples hidden, who can tell what you are inputting without looking here in the source?-->
 
<!--Well gosh, with the source of the examples hidden, who can tell what you are inputting without looking here in the source?-->
 
{| {{prettytable}}
 
{| {{prettytable}}
!{{Hl2}}| Usage
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! {{Hl2}}| Usage
!{{Hl2}}| Input → Output
+
! {{Hl2}}| Input → Output
!{{Hl2}}| Description
+
! {{Hl2}}| Description
!{{Hl2}}| Version
+
! {{Hl2}}| Version
 
|-
 
|-
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{lc:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{lc:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <tt><nowiki>{{lc:DATA CENTER}}</nowiki></tt> → {{lc:DATA CENTER}}
+
| <code><nowiki>{{lc:DATA CENTER}}</nowiki></code> → {{lc:DATA CENTER}}
 
| The lowercase input.
 
| The lowercase input.
 
| 1.5+
 
| 1.5+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{lcfirst:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{lcfirst:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <tt><nowiki>{{lcfirst:DATA CENTER}}</nowiki></tt> → {{lcfirst:DATA CENTER}}
+
| <code><nowiki>{{lcfirst:DATA center}}</nowiki></code> → {{lcfirst:DATA center}}
 
| The input with the <u>very first</u> character lowercase.
 
| The input with the <u>very first</u> character lowercase.
 
| 1.5+
 
| 1.5+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{uc:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{uc:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <tt><nowiki>{{uc:text transform}}</nowiki></tt> → {{uc:text transform}}
+
| <code><nowiki>{{uc:text transform}}</nowiki></code> → {{uc:text transform}}
 
| The uppercase input.
 
| The uppercase input.
 
| 1.5+
 
| 1.5+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{ucfirst:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{ucfirst:</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <tt><nowiki>{{ucfirst:text transform}}</nowiki></tt> → {{ucfirst:text transform}}
+
| <code><nowiki>{{ucfirst:text TRANSFORM}}</nowiki></code> → {{ucfirst:text TRANSFORM}}
 
| The input with the <u>very first</u> character uppercase.
 
| The input with the <u>very first</u> character uppercase.
 
| 1.5+
 
| 1.5+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{formatnum:</nowiki>''unformatted&nbsp;num''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{formatnum:</nowiki>''formatted&nbsp;num''<nowiki>|R}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{formatnum:</nowiki>''unformatted&nbsp;num''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{formatnum:</nowiki>''formatted&nbsp;num''<nowiki>|R}}</nowiki></code>
| <tt><nowiki>{{formatnum:987654321.654321}}</nowiki></tt><br/> → {{formatnum:987654321.654321}}<br /> <tt><nowiki>{{formatnum:987,654,321.654321|R}}</nowiki></tt><br/> → {{formatnum:987,654,321.654321|R}}
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| <code><nowiki>{{formatnum:987654321.654321}}</nowiki></code><br/> → {{formatnum:987654321.654321}}<br /> <code><nowiki>{{formatnum:987,654,321.654321|R}}</nowiki></code><br/> → {{formatnum:987,654,321.654321|R}}
| The input with decimal and decimal group separators, and localized digit script, according to the wiki's default locale. The <tt><nowiki>|</nowiki>R</tt> parameter can be used to unformat a number, for use in mathematical situations.
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| The input with decimal and decimal group separators, and localized digit script, according to the wiki's default locale. The <code><nowiki>|</nowiki>R</code> parameter can be used to unformat a number, for use in mathematical situations.
 
| 1.7+<br />{{mediawiki|rev:32012|1.13+}}
 
| 1.7+<br />{{mediawiki|rev:32012|1.13+}}
 
|-
 
|-
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{{#formatdate:</nowiki>''date''{{!}}''format''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
{{#formatdate:</nowiki>''date''{{!}}''format''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
|  
 
|  
<tt><nowiki>{{#dateformat:25 deC 2009|ymd}}</nowiki></tt><br/>
+
<code><nowiki>{{#dateformat:25 deC 2009|ymd}}</nowiki></code><br/>
 
→ {{#dateformat:25 deC 2009|ymd}} (your pref),  2009 DeC 25 (default)<br/>
 
→ {{#dateformat:25 deC 2009|ymd}} (your pref),  2009 DeC 25 (default)<br/>
<tt><nowiki>{{#formatdate:dec 25,2009|dmy}}</nowiki></tt><br/>
+
<code><nowiki>{{#formatdate:dec 25,2009|dmy}}</nowiki></code><br/>
 
→ {{#formatdate:dec 25,2009|dmy}} (your pref), 25 Dec 2009 (default)<br/>
 
→ {{#formatdate:dec 25,2009|dmy}} (your pref), 25 Dec 2009 (default)<br/>
<tt><nowiki>{{#dateformat:2009-12-25|mdy}}</nowiki></tt><br/>
+
<code><nowiki>{{#dateformat:2009-12-25|mdy}}</nowiki></code><br/>
 
→ {{#dateformat:2009-12-25|mdy}} (your pref), December 25, 2009 (default)<br/>
 
→ {{#dateformat:2009-12-25|mdy}} (your pref), December 25, 2009 (default)<br/>
<tt><nowiki>{{#formatdate:2009 dec 25|ISO 8601}}</nowiki></tt><br/>
+
<code><nowiki>{{#formatdate:2009 dec 25|ISO 8601}}</nowiki></code><br/>
 
→ {{#formatdate:2009 dec 25|ISO 8601}} (your pref), 2009-12-25 (default)<br/>
 
→ {{#formatdate:2009 dec 25|ISO 8601}} (your pref), 2009-12-25 (default)<br/>
<tt><nowiki>{{#dateformat:25 decEmber|mdy}}</nowiki></tt><br/>
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<code><nowiki>{{#dateformat:25 decEmber|mdy}}</nowiki></code><br/>
 
→ {{#dateformat:25 decEmber|mdy}} (your pref), DecEmber 25 (default)<br/>
 
→ {{#dateformat:25 decEmber|mdy}} (your pref), DecEmber 25 (default)<br/>
  
  
 
Note: In the example above, "your pref" refers to your date preference on the current MediaWiki wiki only.
 
Note: In the example above, "your pref" refers to your date preference on the current MediaWiki wiki only.
| Formats an unlinked date based on user "Date format" preference, and adds metadata tagging it as a formatted date. For logged-out users and those who have not set a date format in their preferences, dates can be given a default: <tt>mdy</tt>, <tt>dmy</tt>, <tt>ymd</tt>, <tt>ISO&nbsp;8601</tt> (all case sensitive). If only the month and day are given, only <tt>mdy</tt> and <tt>dmy</tt> are valid. If a format is not specified or is invalid, the input format is used as a default. If the supplied date is not recognized as a valid date (specifically, if it contains any metadata such as from a nested use of these or a similar template), it is rendered unchanged, and no (additional) metadata is generated.<br/><small>{{warning}}Although the ISO 8601 standard requires that dates be in the Gregorian calendar, the ISO parameter in this function will still format dates that fall outside the usual Gregorian range (e.g. dates prior to 1583). Also, the magic word cannot properly convert between negative years (used with ISO 8601) and years BC or years BCE (used in general writing).</small>
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| Formats an unlinked date based on user "Date format" preference, and adds metadata tagging it as a formatted date. For logged-out users and those who have not set a date format in their preferences, dates can be given a default: <code>mdy</code>, <code>dmy</code>, <code>ymd</code>, <code>ISO&nbsp;8601</code> (all case sensitive). If only the month and day are given, only <code>mdy</code> and <code>dmy</code> are valid. If a format is not specified or is invalid, the input format is used as a default. If the supplied date is not recognized as a valid date (specifically, if it contains any metadata such as from a nested use of these or a similar template), it is rendered unchanged, and no (additional) metadata is generated.<br/><small>{{warning}}Although the ISO 8601 standard requires that dates be in the Gregorian calendar, the ISO parameter in this function will still format dates that fall outside the usual Gregorian range (e.g. dates prior to 1583). Also, the magic word cannot properly convert between negative years (used with ISO 8601) and years BC or years BCE (used in general writing).</small>
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:48249|1.15+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:48249|1.15+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|</nowiki>''stringlength''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|</nowiki>''strlen''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''char''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><tt><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|</nowiki>''strlen''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|</nowiki>''stringlength''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|</nowiki>''strlen''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''char''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|</nowiki>''strlen''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <tt><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|5}}</nowiki></tt> → {{padleft:xyz|5}}<br /> <tt><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|5|_}}</nowiki></tt> → {{padleft:xyz|5|_}} <tt><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|5|abc}}</nowiki></tt> → {{padleft:xyz|5|abc}}
+
| <code><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|5}}</nowiki></code> → {{padleft:xyz|5}}<br /> <code><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|5|_}}</nowiki></code> → {{padleft:xyz|5|_}} <code><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|5|abc}}</nowiki></code> → {{padleft:xyz|5|abc}} <code><nowiki>{{padleft:xyz|2}}</nowiki></code> → {{padleft:xyz|2}}<br /> <code><nowiki>{{padleft:|1|xyz}}</nowiki></code> → {{padleft:|1|xyz}} (first character of the string)<br />
| Inserts a string of padding characters (character chosen in third parameter; default '0') of a specified length (second parameter) next to a chosen base character or variable (first parameter). The final digits or characters in the base replace the final characters in the padding; i.e. <nowiki>{{padleft:44|3|0}}</nowiki> produces {{padleft:44|3}}.<br />'''{{mediawiki|bugzilla:16852|bug}} (fixed in {{mediawiki|rev:45734|r45734}}):''' multibyte characters are interpreted as two characters, which can skew width. These also cannot be used as padding characters.
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| Inserts a string of padding characters (character chosen in third parameter; default '0') of a specified length (second parameter) next to a chosen base character or variable (first parameter). The final digits or characters in the base replace the final characters in the padding; i.e. <code><nowiki>{{padleft:44|3|0}}</nowiki></code> produces {{padleft:44|3}}. The padding string may be truncated if its length does not evenly divide the required number of characters.<br />'''{{mediawiki|bugzilla:16852|bug}} (fixed in {{mediawiki|rev:45734|r45734}}):''' multibyte characters are interpreted as two characters, which can skew width. These also cannot be used as padding characters.
 
| 1.8+
 
| 1.8+
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|</nowiki>''stringlength''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|</nowiki>''strlen''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''char''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><tt><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|</nowiki>''strlen''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|</nowiki>''stringlength''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|</nowiki>''strlen''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''char''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|</nowiki>''strlen''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''string''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <tt><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|5}}</nowiki></tt> → {{padright:xyz|5}}<br /> <tt><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|5|_}}</nowiki></tt> → {{padright:xyz|5|_}} <tt><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|5|abc}}</nowiki></tt> → {{padright:xyz|5|abc}}
+
| <code><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|5}}</nowiki></code> → {{padright:xyz|5}}<br />
 +
<code><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|5|_}}</nowiki></code> → {{padright:xyz|5|_}}
 +
<code><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|5|abc}}</nowiki></code> → {{padright:xyz|5|abc}}
 +
<code><nowiki>{{padright:xyz|2}}</nowiki></code> → {{padright:xyz|2}}<br />
 +
<code><nowiki>{{padright:|1|xyz}</nowiki></code> → {{padright:|1|xyz}}<br />
 
| Identical to padleft, but adds padding characters to the right side.
 
| Identical to padleft, but adds padding characters to the right side.
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{plural:2|</nowiki>''is''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''are''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{plural:2|</nowiki>''is''<nowiki>|</nowiki>''are''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
| <tt><nowiki>{{plural:1|is|are}}</nowiki></tt> → {{plural:1|is|are}}<br /> <tt><nowiki>{{plural:2|is|are}}</nowiki></tt> → {{plural:2|is|are}}
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| <code><nowiki>{{plural:1|is|are}}</nowiki></code> → {{plural:1|is|are}}<br /> <code><nowiki>{{plural:2|is|are}}</nowiki></code> → {{plural:2|is|are}}
 
| Outputs the correct given pluralization form (parameters except first) depending on the count (first parameter). Plural transformations are used for languages like Russian based on "count mod 10".
 
| Outputs the correct given pluralization form (parameters except first) depending on the count (first parameter). Plural transformations are used for languages like Russian based on "count mod 10".
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{grammar:N|</nowiki>''noun''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{grammar:N|</nowiki>''noun''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
|  
 
|  
 
| Outputs the correct inflected form of the given word described by the inflection code after the colon (language-dependent).  Grammar transformations are used for inflected languages like Polish.  See also {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgGrammarForms}}.
 
| Outputs the correct inflected form of the given word described by the inflection code after the colon (language-dependent).  Grammar transformations are used for inflected languages like Polish.  See also {{mediawiki|Manual:$wgGrammarForms}}.
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===Miscellaneous===
 
===Miscellaneous===
 
{| {{prettytable|class="plainlinks"}}
 
{| {{prettytable|class="plainlinks"}}
!{{Hl2}}| Usage
+
! {{Hl2}}| Usage
!{{Hl2}}| Output
+
! {{Hl2}}| Output
!{{Hl2}}| Description
+
! {{Hl2}}| Description
!{{Hl2}}| Version
+
! {{Hl2}}| Version
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{int:</nowiki>''message name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{int:</nowiki>''message name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki>
| <tt><nowiki>{{int:</nowiki>edit<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt> &rarr; '''{{int:edit}}''' <br /><small>''(depends on user language, try: [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|uselang=fr}}#Miscellaneous fr] &bull;[{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|uselang=ja}}#Miscellaneous ja])''</small>
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| <code><nowiki>{{int:</nowiki>edit<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code> &rarr; '''{{int:edit}}''' <br /><small>''(depends on user language, try: [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|uselang=fr}}#Miscellaneous fr] &bull;[{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|uselang=ja}}#Miscellaneous ja])''</small>
 
| Internationalizes (translates) the given '''int'''erface (MediaWiki namespace) message into the user language. ''Note that this can damage/confuse cache consistency, see [[bugzilla:14404|bug 14404]].''
 
| Internationalizes (translates) the given '''int'''erface (MediaWiki namespace) message into the user language. ''Note that this can damage/confuse cache consistency, see [[bugzilla:14404|bug 14404]].''
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{#language:</nowiki>''language code''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{#language:ar}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{#language:th}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{#language:</nowiki>''language code''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{#language:ar}}</nowiki></code><br /><code><nowiki>{{#language:th}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{#language:language code}}<br />{{#language:ar}}<br />{{#language:th}}
 
| {{#language:language code}}<br />{{#language:ar}}<br />{{#language:th}}
 
| The native name for the given language code, in accordance with [[w:ISO 639|ISO 639]].
 
| The native name for the given language code, in accordance with [[w:ISO 639|ISO 639]].
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:14490|1.7+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:14490|1.7+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{#special:</nowiki>''special page name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki><br /><nowiki>{{#special:userlogin}}</nowiki></tt>
+
| <code><nowiki>{{#special:</nowiki>''special page name''<nowiki>}}</nowiki><br /><nowiki>{{#special:userlogin}}</nowiki></code>
 
| {{#special:special page name}}<br />{{#special:userlogin}}
 
| {{#special:special page name}}<br />{{#special:userlogin}}
 
| The localized name for the given canonical Special: page.
 
| The localized name for the given canonical Special: page.
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:17321|1.9+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:17321|1.9+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{#tag:</nowiki>''tagname''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt><br /><tt><nowiki>{{#tag:</nowiki>''tagname''<br><nowiki>|</nowiki>''tag content''<br><nowiki>|</nowiki>''parameter=value''<br /><nowiki>|</nowiki>''parameter2=value''<br /><nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{#tag:</nowiki>''tagname''<br><nowiki>|</nowiki>''content''<br><nowiki>|</nowiki>''parameter1=value1''<br /><nowiki>|</nowiki>''parameter2=value2''<br /><nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
| ''(depends on parser tag)''
 
| ''(depends on parser tag)''
| Alias for XML-style parser or extension tags, but parsing wiki code. Attribute values can be passed as parameter values ('<code><nowiki><tagname attribute="value"></nowiki></code>' &rarr; '<code><tt><nowiki>{{#tag:tagname|attribute=value}}</nowiki></tt></code>'), and inner content as an unnamed parameter ('<code><nowiki><tagname>content</tagname></nowiki></code>' &rarr; '<code><tt><nowiki>{{#tag:tagname|content}}</nowiki></tt></code>').
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| Alias for XML-style parser or extension tags, but parsing wiki code. Inner content can be passed as first parameter, and attributes as subsequent ones:
  
'''Warning''' : '<code><tt><nowiki>{{#tag:tagname|attribute1=value1|attribute2=value2}}</nowiki></tt></code>' will be interpreted like '<code><nowiki><tagname attribute2="value2">attribute1=value1</tagname></nowiki></code>'. You must write '<code><tt><nowiki>{{#tag:tagname||attribute1=value1|attribute2=value2}}</nowiki></tt></code>' to pass an empty content.
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<code><</code>''tagname'' ''attribute1''="''value1''" ''attribute2''="''value2''"<code>></code> ''content'' <code></</code>''tagname'' <code>></code> &rarr; <code><nowiki>{{#tag:</nowiki></code>''tagname''<code><nowiki>|</nowiki></code>''content''<code><nowiki>|</nowiki></code>''attribute1''=''value1''<code><nowiki>|</nowiki></code>''attribute2''=''value2''<code><nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
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'''Warning''' : You must write <code><nowiki>{{#tag:</nowiki></code>''tagname''<code><nowiki>||</nowiki></code>''attribute1''=''value1''<code><nowiki>|</nowiki></code>''attribute2''=''value2''<code><nowiki>}}</nowiki></code> to pass an empty content.
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:29482|1.12+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:29482|1.12+}}
 
|-
 
|-
| <tt><nowiki>{{gender:</nowiki>''username''<br /><nowiki>|</nowiki>''return text if user is male''<br /><nowiki>|</nowiki>''return text if user is female''<br /><nowiki>|</nowiki>''return text if user hasn't defined their gender''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
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| <code><nowiki>{{gender:</nowiki>''username''<br /><nowiki>|</nowiki>''return text if user is male''<br /><nowiki>|</nowiki>''return text if user is female''<br /><nowiki>|</nowiki>''return text if user hasn't defined their gender''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code>
 
| ''(depends on the named user's gender)''
 
| ''(depends on the named user's gender)''
 
| A switch for the gender set in [[Special:Preferences]]
 
| A switch for the gender set in [[Special:Preferences]]
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:46247|1.15+}}
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:46247|1.15+}}
|-
 
| <tt><nowiki>{{groupconvert:</nowiki>''groupname''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></tt>
 
| ''(only works on wikis with language variants)''
 
| Allow to enable group conversion rules which defined on '''<nowiki>[[</nowiki>MediaWiki:Groupconversiontable-''groupname''/''variantcode''<nowiki>]]</nowiki>'''.
 
| {{mediawiki|rev:48984|1.15+}}
 
 
|}
 
|}
  

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Magic words are strings of text that MediaWiki associates with a return value or function, such as time, site details, or page names. This page is about usage of standard magic words; for a technical reference, see Manual:Magic words.

There are three general types of magic words:

Page-dependent magic words will affect or return data about the current page (by default), even if the word is added through a transcluded template or included system message.

Behavior switches

A behavior switch controls the layout or behaviour of the page and can often be used to specify desired omissions and inclusions in the content.

Word Description Versions
Table of contents
__NOTOC__ Hides the table of contents (TOC).
__FORCETOC__ Forces the table of content to appear at its normal position (above the first header).
__TOC__ Places a table of contents at the word's current position (overriding __NOTOC__). If this is used multiple times, the table of contents will appear at the first word's position.
Editing
__NOEDITSECTION__ Hides the section edit links beside headings.
__NEWSECTIONLINK__ Adds a link ("+" by default) beside the "edit" tab for adding a new section on a non-talk page (see Adding a section to the end). 1.7+
__NONEWSECTIONLINK__ Removes the link beside the "edit" tab on pages in talk namespaces. 1.15+
Categories
__NOGALLERY__ Used on a category page, replaces thumbnails in the category view with normal links. 1.7+
__HIDDENCAT__ Used on a category page, hides the category from the lists of categories in its members and parent categories (there is an option in the user preferences to show them). 1.13+
Language conversion
__NOCONTENTCONVERT__
__NOCC__
On wikis with language variants, don't perform any content language conversion (character and phase) in article display; for example, only show Chinese (zh) instead of variants like zh_cn, zh_tw, zh_sg, or zh_hk.
__NOTITLECONVERT__
__NOTC__
On wikis with language variants, don't perform language conversion on the title (all other content is converted).
Other
__START__ No effect.
__END__ Explicitly marks the end of the article, to prevent MediaWiki from removing trailing whitespace. Removed in 19213. 1.1 - 1.8
__INDEX__ Tell search engines to index the page (overrides $wgArticleRobotPolicies, but not robots.txt). 1.14+
__NOINDEX__ Tell search engines not to index the page (ie, do not list in search engines' results). 1.14+
__STATICREDIRECT__ On redirect pages, don't allow MediaWiki to automatically update the link when someone moves a page and checks "Update any redirects that point to the original title". 1.13+

Variables

Variables return information about the current page, wiki, or date. Their syntax is similar to templates. Variables marked as "[expensive]" are tracked by the software, and the number that can be included on a page is limited.

If a template name conflicts with a variable, the variable will be used (so to transclude the template Template:PAGENAME you would need to write {{Template:PAGENAME}}). In some cases, adding parameters will force the parser to invoke a template; for example, {{CURRENTDAYNAME|x}} transcludes Template:CURRENTDAYNAME not the variable.

Date and time

The following variables return the current date and time in UTC.

Due to MediaWiki and browser caching, these variables frequently show when the page was cached rather than the current time.

Variable Output Description Versions
Year
{{CURRENTYEAR}} 2014 Year
Month
{{CURRENTMONTH}} 12 Month (zero-padded number)
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} December Month (name)
{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}} December Month (genitive form)
{{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}} Dec Month (abbreviation) 1.5+
Day
{{CURRENTDAY}} 19 Day of the month (unpadded number)
{{CURRENTDAY2}} 19 Day of the month (zero-padded number) 1.6+
{{CURRENTDOW}} 5 Day of the week (unpadded number)
{{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Friday Day of the week (name)
Time
{{CURRENTTIME}} 15:24 Time (24-hour HH:mm format)
{{CURRENTHOUR}} 15 Hour (24-hour zero-padded number)
Other
{{CURRENTWEEK}} 51 Week (number)
{{CURRENTTIMESTAMP}} 20141219152407 YYYYMMDDHHmmss timestamp 1.7+

The following variables do the same as the above, but using the site's server config or $wgLocaltimezone.

  • {{LOCALYEAR}}
  • {{LOCALMONTH}}
  • {{LOCALMONTHNAME}}
  • {{LOCALMONTHNAMEGEN}}
  • {{LOCALMONTHABBREV}}
  • {{LOCALDAY}}
  • {{LOCALDAY2}}
  • {{LOCALDOW}}
  • {{LOCALDAYNAME}}
  • {{LOCALTIME}}
  • {{LOCALHOUR}}
  • {{LOCALWEEK}}
  • {{LOCALTIMESTAMP}}
For more thorough time formatting, you may want to install Extension:ParserFunctions to use the #time parser function

Technical metadata

Revision variables return data about the latest edit to the current page, even if viewing an older version of the page.

Variable Output Description Versions
Site
{{SITENAME}} eLinux.org The wiki's site name ($wgSitename).
{{SERVER}} http://elinux.org domain URL ($wgServer)
{{SERVERNAME}} elinux.org domain name (No longer dependent on $wgServerName as of version 1.17)
{{DIRMARK}}
{{DIRECTIONMARK}}

Outputs a unicode-directional mark that matches the wiki's default language's direction (&lrm; on left-to-right wikis, &rlm; on right-to-left wikis), useful in text with multi-directional text. 1.7+
{{SCRIPTPATH}} relative script path ($wgScriptPath)
{{STYLEPATH}} /skins relative style path ($wgStylePath) 1.16+
{{CURRENTVERSION}} 1.25alpha (87e6b29) The wiki's MediaWiki version. 1.7+
{{CONTENTLANGUAGE}}
{{CONTENTLANG}}
en
en
The wiki's default interface language ($wgLanguageCode) 1.7+
Latest revision to current page
{{REVISIONID}} 31723 Unique revision ID 1.5+
{{REVISIONDAY}} 21 Day edit was made (unpadded number) 1.8+
{{REVISIONDAY2}} 21 Day edit was made (zero-padded number) 1.8+
{{REVISIONMONTH}} 01 Month edit was made (zero-padded number as of 1.17+, unpadded number in prior versions) 1.8+
{{REVISIONYEAR}} 2011 Year edit was made 1.8+
{{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}} 20110121011248 Timestamp as of time of edit 1.8+
{{REVISIONUSER}} Wmat The username of the user who made the most recent edit to the page, or the current user when previewing an edit 1.15+
{{PAGESIZE:page name}}
{{PAGESIZE:page name|R}}
35,238
35238
[expensive] Returns the byte size of the specified page. Use "<code>|R" to get raw numbers. 1.13+
{{PROTECTIONLEVEL:action}} protection level Outputs the protection level (e.g. 'autoconfirm', 'sysop') for a given action (e.g. 'edit', 'move') on the current page or an empty string if not protected. 1.15+
Affects page content
{{DISPLAYTITLE:title}} Format the current page's title header. The value must be equivalent to the default title: only capitalization changes and replacing spaces with underscores. It can be disabled or enabled by $wgAllowDisplayTitle; disabled by default before 1.10+, enabled by default thereafter. 1.7+
{{DEFAULTSORT:sortkey}}
{{DEFAULTSORTKEY:sortkey}}
{{DEFAULTCATEGORYSORT:sortkey}}
Used for categorizing pages, sets a default category sort key. For example if you put {{DEFAULTSORT:Smith, John}} at the end of John Smith, the page would be sorted under "S" by default in categories. 1.10+

Statistics

Numbers returned by these variables normally contain separators (commas or spaces, depending on the local language), but can return raw numbers with the ":R" flag (for example, {{NUMBEROFPAGES}} → 18,628 and {{NUMBEROFPAGES:R}} → 18628). Use "|R" for magic words that require a parameter like PAGESINCATEGORY (for example {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Help}} and {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Help|R}}). Also applicable to {{PAGESIZE:page name}} above.

Variable Output Description Versions
Entire wiki
{{NUMBEROFPAGES}} 18,628 Number of wiki pages. 1.7+
{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} 2,508 Number of pages in content namespaces.
{{NUMBEROFFILES}} 5,374 Number of uploaded files. 1.5+
{{NUMBEROFEDITS}} 79,421 Number of page edits. 1.10+
{{NUMBEROFVIEWS}} Template:NUMBEROFVIEWS Number of page views. Usually useless on a wiki using caching. 1.14+
{{NUMBEROFUSERS}} 7,090 Number of registered users. 1.7+
{{NUMBEROFADMINS}} 4 Number of users in the sysop group. 1.7+
{{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}} 98 Number of active users, based on the criteria used in Special:Statistics. 1.15+
{{PAGESINCATEGORY:categoryname}}
{{PAGESINCAT:Help}}
61
61
[expensive] Number of pages in the given category. 1.13+
{{NUMBERINGROUP:groupname}}
{{NUMINGROUP:groupname}}
4
4
({{NUMBERINGROUP:bureaucrat}} used here)
Number of users in a specific group. 1.14+
{{PAGESINNS:index}}
{{PAGESINNAMESPACE:index}}
not enabled Number of pages in the given namespace (replace index with the relevant namespace index). For instance, {{PAGESINNAMESPACE:14}} will output the number of category pages. {{PAGESINNS:0}} differs from {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} in that the former includes redirects and disambiguation pages. Disabled by default, enable with $wgAllowSlowParserFunctions. 1.7+

Page names

Variable Output Description Versions
{{FULLPAGENAME}} Help:Magic words Namespace and page title. 1.6+
{{PAGENAME}} Magic words Page title.
{{BASEPAGENAME}} Magic words Page title excluding the current subpage and namespace ("Title/foo" on "Title/foo/bar").

For more complex splitting, use {{#titleparts:}} from ParserFunctions extension.

1.7+
{{SUBPAGENAME}} Magic words The subpage title ("foo" on "Title/foo"). 1.6+
{{SUBJECTPAGENAME}} Help:Magic words The namespace and title of the associated content page. 1.7+
{{TALKPAGENAME}} Help talk:Magic words The namespace and title of the associated talk page. 1.7+

The {{BASEPAGENAME}} and {{SUBPAGENAME}} magic words only work in namespaces that have subpages enabled. See Manual:$wgNamespacesWithSubpages for information on enabling subpages.

The following are equivalents encoded for use in MediaWiki URLs (i.e. spaces replaced with underscores and some characters percent-encoded):

  • {{FULLPAGENAMEE}}
  • {{PAGENAMEE}}
  • {{BASEPAGENAMEE}}
  • {{SUBPAGENAMEE}}
  • {{SUBJECTPAGENAMEE}}
  • {{TALKPAGENAMEE}}

As of 1.15+, these can all take a parameter, allowing specification of the page to be operated on, instead of just the current page:

  • {{PAGENAME:Template:Main Page}}Main Page


Warning Warning: Page titles containing certain characters, such as single quotes (') or asterisks *, may produce unexpected results when handled with these magic words, e.g. {{PAGESINCATEGORY:{{PAGENAME}}}}. See bugs 14779, 16474.

Namespaces

Variable Output Description Versions
{{NAMESPACE}} Help Name of the page's namespace
{{SUBJECTSPACE}}
{{ARTICLESPACE}}
Help
Help
Name of the associated content namespace 1.7+
{{TALKSPACE}} Help talk Name of the associated talk namespace 1.7+

The following are equivalents encoded for use in MediaWiki URLs (spaces replaced with underscores and some characters percent-encoded):

  • {{NAMESPACEE}}
  • {{SUBJECTSPACEE}}
  • {{TALKSPACEE}}

As of 1.15+, these can take a page name parameter and will return the namespace of the page name parameter, instead of the current page's:

  • {{NAMESPACE:Template:Main Page}}Template
  • {{SUBJECTSPACE:Template:Main Page}}Template
  • {{TALKSPACE:Template:Main Page}}Template talk

Parser functions

Parser functions are very similar to variables, but take one or more parameters (technically, any magic word that takes a parameter is a parser function), and the name is sometimes prefixed with a hash to distinguish them from templates.

This page only describes parser functions that are integral to the MediaWiki software. Other parser functions may be added by MediaWiki extensions such as the ParserFunctions extension. For those see Help:Extension:ParserFunctions.

URL data

Parser function Input → Output Description Versions
{{localurl:page name}}
{{localurl:page name|query_string}}
{{localurl:MediaWiki}} → /MediaWiki
{{localurl:MediaWiki|printable=yes}} → /index.php?title=MediaWiki&printable=yes
The relative path to the title.
{{fullurl:page name}}
{{fullurl:page name|query_string}}
{{fullurl:interwiki:remote page name|query_string}}
{{fullurl:Category:Top level}}http://elinux.org/Category:Top_level

{{fullurl:Category:Top level|action=edit}}http://elinux.org/index.php?title=Category:Top_level&action=edit

The absolute path to the title. This will also resolve Interwiki prefixes. 1.5+
{{filepath:file name}}
{{filepath:file name|nowiki}}
{{filepath:Wiki.png}}http://elinux.org/images/b/bc/Wiki.png
{{filepath:Wiki.png|nowiki}} → http://elinux.org/images/b/bc/Wiki.png
The absolute URL to a media file. 1.12+
{{urlencode:string}} (or {{urlencode:string|QUERY}})
{{urlencode:string|WIKI}}
{{urlencode:string|PATH}}
{{urlencode:x y z á é}} (or {{urlencode:x y z á é|QUERY}}) → x+y+z+%C3%A1+%C3%A9
{{urlencode:x y z á é|WIKI}} → x_y_z_%C3%A1_%C3%A9
{{urlencode:x y z á é|PATH}} → x%20y%20z%20%C3%A1%20%C3%A9
The input encoded for use in URLs. 1.7+ (or 1.17+)
1.17+
1.17+
{{anchorencode:string}} {{anchorencode:x y z á é}} → x_y_z_.C3.A1_.C3.A9 The input encoded for use in URL section anchors (after the '#' symbol in a URL). 1.8+

Namespaces

{{ns:}} returns the localized name for the namespace with that index. {{nse:}} is the equivalent encoded for MediaWiki URLs. It does the same, but it replaces spaces with underscores, making it usable in external links.

Content namespaces Talk namespaces
Usage Output Usage Output
{{ns:-2}} or {{ns:Media}} Media
{{ns:-1}} or {{ns:Special}} Special
{{ns:0}} or {{ns:}} {{ns:1}} or {{ns:Talk}} Talk
{{ns:2}} or {{ns:User}} User {{ns:3}} or {{ns:User talk}} User talk
{{ns:4}} or {{ns:Project}} eLinux.org {{ns:5}} or {{ns:Project talk}} eLinux.org talk
{{ns:6}} or {{ns:File}} or {{ns:Image}} File {{ns:7}} or {{ns:File talk}} or {{ns:Image talk}} File talk
{{ns:8}} or {{ns:MediaWiki}} MediaWiki {{ns:9}} or {{ns:MediaWiki talk}} MediaWiki talk
{{ns:10}} or {{ns:Template}} Template {{ns:11}} or {{ns:Template talk}} Template talk
{{ns:12}} or {{ns:Help}} Help {{ns:13}} or {{ns:Help talk}} Help talk
{{ns:14}} or {{ns:Category}} Category {{ns:15}} or {{ns:Category talk}} Category talk

Formatting

Usage Input → Output Description Version
{{lc:string}} {{lc:DATA CENTER}} → data center The lowercase input. 1.5+
{{lcfirst:string}} {{lcfirst:DATA center}} → dATA center The input with the very first character lowercase. 1.5+
{{uc:string}} {{uc:text transform}} → TEXT TRANSFORM The uppercase input. 1.5+
{{ucfirst:string}} {{ucfirst:text TRANSFORM}} → Text TRANSFORM The input with the very first character uppercase. 1.5+
{{formatnum:unformatted num}}
{{formatnum:formatted num|R}}
{{formatnum:987654321.654321}}
→ 987,654,321.654321
{{formatnum:987,654,321.654321|R}}
→ 987654321.654321
The input with decimal and decimal group separators, and localized digit script, according to the wiki's default locale. The |R parameter can be used to unformat a number, for use in mathematical situations. 1.7+
1.13+

{{#dateformat:date}} {{#formatdate:date}} {{#dateformat:date|format}} {{#formatdate:date|format}}

{{#dateformat:25 deC 2009|ymd}}
2009 DeC 25 (your pref), 2009 DeC 25 (default)
{{#formatdate:dec 25,2009|dmy}}
25 Dec 2009 (your pref), 25 Dec 2009 (default)
{{#dateformat:2009-12-25|mdy}}
December 25, 2009 (your pref), December 25, 2009 (default)
{{#formatdate:2009 dec 25|ISO 8601}}
2009-12-25 (your pref), 2009-12-25 (default)
{{#dateformat:25 decEmber|mdy}}
DecEmber 25 (your pref), DecEmber 25 (default)


Note: In the example above, "your pref" refers to your date preference on the current MediaWiki wiki only.

Formats an unlinked date based on user "Date format" preference, and adds metadata tagging it as a formatted date. For logged-out users and those who have not set a date format in their preferences, dates can be given a default: mdy, dmy, ymd, ISO 8601 (all case sensitive). If only the month and day are given, only mdy and dmy are valid. If a format is not specified or is invalid, the input format is used as a default. If the supplied date is not recognized as a valid date (specifically, if it contains any metadata such as from a nested use of these or a similar template), it is rendered unchanged, and no (additional) metadata is generated.
Warning Warning: Although the ISO 8601 standard requires that dates be in the Gregorian calendar, the ISO parameter in this function will still format dates that fall outside the usual Gregorian range (e.g. dates prior to 1583). Also, the magic word cannot properly convert between negative years (used with ISO 8601) and years BC or years BCE (used in general writing).
1.15+
{{padleft:xyz|stringlength}}
{{padleft:xyz|strlen|char}}
{{padleft:xyz|strlen|string}}
{{padleft:xyz|5}} → 00xyz
{{padleft:xyz|5|_}} → __xyz {{padleft:xyz|5|abc}} → abxyz {{padleft:xyz|2}} → xyz
{{padleft:|1|xyz}} → x (first character of the string)
Inserts a string of padding characters (character chosen in third parameter; default '0') of a specified length (second parameter) next to a chosen base character or variable (first parameter). The final digits or characters in the base replace the final characters in the padding; i.e. {{padleft:44|3|0}} produces 044. The padding string may be truncated if its length does not evenly divide the required number of characters.
bug (fixed in r45734): multibyte characters are interpreted as two characters, which can skew width. These also cannot be used as padding characters.
1.8+
{{padright:xyz|stringlength}}
{{padright:xyz|strlen|char}}
{{padright:xyz|strlen|string}}
{{padright:xyz|5}} → xyz00

{{padright:xyz|5|_}} → xyz__ {{padright:xyz|5|abc}} → xyzab {{padright:xyz|2}} → xyz
{{padright:|1|xyz} → x

Identical to padleft, but adds padding characters to the right side.
{{plural:2|is|are}} {{plural:1|is|are}} → is
{{plural:2|is|are}} → are
Outputs the correct given pluralization form (parameters except first) depending on the count (first parameter). Plural transformations are used for languages like Russian based on "count mod 10".
{{grammar:N|noun}} Outputs the correct inflected form of the given word described by the inflection code after the colon (language-dependent). Grammar transformations are used for inflected languages like Polish. See also Manual:$wgGrammarForms. 1.7+

Miscellaneous

Usage Output Description Version
{{int:message name}} <code>{{int:edit}} → Edit
(depends on user language, try: frja)
Internationalizes (translates) the given interface (MediaWiki namespace) message into the user language. Note that this can damage/confuse cache consistency, see bug 14404.
{{#language:language code}}
{{#language:ar}}
{{#language:th}}
language code
العربية
ไทย
The native name for the given language code, in accordance with ISO 639. 1.7+
{{#special:special page name}}
{{#special:userlogin}}
Special:Special page name
Special:UserLogin
The localized name for the given canonical Special: page. 1.9+
{{#tag:tagname
|content
|parameter1=value1
|parameter2=value2
}}
(depends on parser tag) Alias for XML-style parser or extension tags, but parsing wiki code. Inner content can be passed as first parameter, and attributes as subsequent ones:

<tagname attribute1="value1" attribute2="value2"> content </tagname >{{#tag:tagname|content|attribute1=value1|attribute2=value2}}

Warning : You must write {{#tag:tagname||attribute1=value1|attribute2=value2}} to pass an empty content.

1.12+
{{gender:username
|return text if user is male
|return text if user is female
|return text if user hasn't defined their gender}}
(depends on the named user's gender) A switch for the gender set in Special:Preferences 1.15+
Language: English