Help:Magic words

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Editing overview

Starting a new page

  1. Page name

Referencing

  1. Links
  2. Piped links
  3. Interwiki linking
  4. Variables
  5. URLs
  6. Anchors

Formatting

  1. Formulas
  2. Lists
  3. Tables
  4. HTML in wikitext
  5. Image & File uploads
  6. Image page

Organizing

  1. Sections
  2. Templates
  3. Categories
  4. Redirects
  5. Namespaces
  6. Renaming (moving) a page

Fixing mistakes and vandalism

  1. Reverting edits
  2. Testing

Saving effort

  1. Editing shortcuts
  2. Editing toolbar
  3. Magic words

Communicating

  1. Edit summary
  2. Talk page
  3. Edit conflict
  4. Minor edit

Special characters

  1. Turkish characters
  2. Romanian characters

Extensions

  1. WikiHiero syntax — warning: lots of images! (for Egyptian hieroglyphs)
  2. EasyTimeline syntax

Frequently Asked Questions


This is an index of Magic words used in MediaWiki.

#redirect[edit]

Indicates a redirect

__NOTOC__[edit]

Hides the table of contents.

__FORCETOC__[edit]

Always show the table of contents.

__TOC__[edit]

Place the table of contents here. See also compact TOC

__NOEDITSECTION__[edit]

Hide the edit links.

__START__[edit]

__START__ does nothing, and it is considered a magic word only because it has an ID in MagicWord.php (MAG_START).

CURRENTMONTH[edit]

A variable.

04

CURRENTMONTHNAME[edit]

A variable.

April

CURRENTDAY[edit]

A variable.

17

CURRENTDAYNAME[edit]

A variable.

Thursday

CURRENTYEAR[edit]

A variable.

2014

CURRENTTIME[edit]

A variable.

13:00

NUMBEROFARTICLES[edit]

A variable.

23,375

CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN[edit]

A variable.

April

PAGENAME[edit]

A variable.

Magic words

PAGENAMEE[edit]

A variable.

Magic_words

NAMESPACE[edit]

A variable.

Help

MSG:[edit]

A template modifier. I.e. {{msg:stub}} shows

{{Stub}}


The use of msg has an effect when a template name clashes with a magic word. For example, if [[Template:CURRENTMONTHNAME]] contained "Test", then {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} would display "April" but {{msg:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} would display "Test".

SUBST:[edit]

A template modifier. Replaces the reference to the template (e.g. {{subst:template}}) with the content of the template.

This article is a stub. You can help Wikimedia by expanding it.

MSGNW:[edit]

A template modifier. Causes the template source to be pasted.

So {{msgnw:stub}} outputs:


<table class="metadata plainlinks stub" style="background: transparent;"><tr><td>[[Image:Wiki letter w.svg]]</td><td>''This [[Wikiquote:Stub|stub]]&nbsp;page needs quotations, links to [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]], or very brief additions of identifying source of information. See how you can [[Wikiquote:How to edit a page|'''help''']] Wikiquote [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|action=edit}} '''expand&nbsp;it'''].''</td></tr></table> <includeonly>{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|{{NS:0}}|[[Category:Wikiquote stubs]]}}</includeonly> <noinclude> [[Category:Stub Templates]] [[it:Template:Stub]] [[ru:Шаблон:Заготовка]] [[fi:Malline:Tynkä]] </noinclude>


__END__[edit]

Allows for trailing whitespace to be deliberately included in the page save.

thumbnail[edit]

An image modifier.

Mediawiki

right[edit]

An image modifier.

Mediawiki

left[edit]

An image modifier.

Mediawiki

none[edit]

An image modifier.

Mediawiki

$1px[edit]

An image modifier.

Mediawiki

center[edit]

An image modifier. Can also be spelled centre.

Mediawiki

framed[edit]

An image modifier. Can also be spelled enframed or frame.


Mediawiki

INT:[edit]

A special template. Used for UI messages.

mainpage:
Main Page

SITENAME[edit]

A variable.

Wikiquote

NS:[edit]

A special template. Gets the name of a given namespace number.

4:
Wikiquote

LOCALURL:[edit]

A special template. Gets the local URL of the given page.

{{localurl:Help:Magic words|section=0}}

results into

/w/index.php?title=Help:Magic_words&section=0

LOCALURLE:[edit]

A special template. Gets the local URL of the given page.

{{localurle:Help:Magic words|section=0}}

results into

/w/index.php?title=Help:Magic_words&section=0

SERVER[edit]

A variable. {{SERVER}} produces //en.wikiquote.org

GRAMMAR:[edit]

Useful for inflected languages to derive word forms. Usage: {{grammar:case|word}}, cases in which this could be used depend on the specific language.

E. g. in Czech language, {{grammar:1sg|Wikipedie}} outputs Wikipedie, while {{grammar:7sg|Wikipedie}} outputs Wikipedií.

__NOTITLECONVERT__[edit]

? Can also be spelled __NOTC__.

Same as below but Article Title only.

__NOCONTENTCONVERT__[edit]

? Can also be spelled __NOCC__.

Don't perform the content language(character & phase) conversion in article display.(eg, Chinese zh with zh_cn, zh_tw, zh_sg, zh_hk)

CURRENTWEEK[edit]

A variable.

16

CURRENTDOW[edit]

A variable.

4


Since v1.5[edit]

CURRENTMONTHABBREV[edit]

A variable, returns the abbreviation of the current month.

Apr

FULLURL:, FULLURLE:[edit]

Special templates, give the full URL of the given page.

//en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Page

REVISIONID[edit]

Gives you the article or diff database

1615274

SCRIPTPATH[edit]

Returns $wgScriptPath

/w

SERVERNAME[edit]

Returns $wgServerName

en.wikiquote.org

NUMBEROFFILES[edit]

Returns the number of uploaded files (rows in the image table).

1

Wikiquote-specific content[edit]

Edit this Wikiquote- and subject-specific template

Links to other help pages[edit]

Help contents - all pages in the Help namespace: Meta b: c: n: w: q: wikisource wiktionary


Reading: Overview | Go | Search | URL | Namespace | Page name | Section | Link | Backlinks | Piped link | Interwiki link | Redirect | Variable | Category
Tracking changes: Recent | (enhanced) | Related | Watching pages | Page history | Diff | User contributions | Edit summary | Minor edit
Logging in and preferences: Logging in | Preferences | User style
Editing: Overview | New page | Images/files | Image description page | Special characters | Formula | Table | EasyTimeline | Template intro | Renaming (moving) a page | Automatic conversion of wikitext | Talk page | Testing | rlc
Projects: Meta (master page) | Wikibooks | Wikicommons | Wikinews | Wikipedia | Wikiquote | Wikisource | Wiktionary
For other languages see Meta.