Template:Template-linking templates

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General-purpose formatting

Comparison of template-linking templates according to the styles of generated text and link produced
Text style ↓ {{Template:Template-linking templates}} options[note 1]
to achieve text style
Link style
Linked Unlinked Linked with subst Unlinked with subst Linked including braces Linked with alternative text
{{Template:Template-linking templates}} options[note 1]
to achieve link style
N/A DEFAULT nolink=yes subst=yes nolink=yes|subst=yes braceinside=yes alttext=Foo
2=Foo
normal DEFAULT {{tlg}}[note 1]
{{tl}}
{{Template:Template-linking templates}}[note 2]
{{Template:tlu}}[note 3]
Lua error in Module:Template_link_general at line 144: attempt to concatenate local 'titlePart' (a nil value).[note 2]
<template link>
{{subst:Template:Template-linking templates}}
{{subst:Template:tlsu}}[note 3]
Lua error in Module:Template_link_general at line 144: attempt to concatenate local 'titlePart' (a nil value).[note 2]
<template link>
{{Template:Template-linking templates}} {{tla}}
code code=yes {{tl2}}
{{Template:Template-linking templates}}
{{Template:tlxu}}[note 3]
{{tlc}}[note 2]
<template link>
Lua error in Module:Template_link_general at line 144: attempt to concatenate local 'titlePart' (a nil value).<template link>
{{subst:Template:Template-linking templates}} {{subst:tlsc}}[note 2]
<template link>
N/A
monospace plaincode=yes[note 4] N/A {{subst:tltss}}[note 5] N/A
kbd kbd=yes[note 5]
bold bold=yes {{Template:Template-linking templates}} N/A
bold+code bold=yes|code=yes {{Template:Template-linking templates}}
italic+code italic=yes|code=yes {{Template:Template-linking templates}}
  1. ^ a b c {{tlg}} is the most general template, allowing any combination of text style and/or link style options.
  2. ^ a b c d e Prevents wrapping of text by placing it inside ‎<span class="nowrap">...‎</span> tags.
  3. ^ a b c Allows links to templates in any namespace.
  4. ^ {{tlg|plaincode=yes}} uses ‎<code style="border:none; background-color:transparent;">...‎</code>.
  5. ^ a b Displays monospaced font using ‎<span style="font-family:monospace;">...‎</span>.

Other formatting templates

Templates producing specialised formatting effects for given templates, modules or parameters
Code example Effect Notes
{{tl2|Hatnote|lang=fr}} {{hatnote}} Supports linking to sister projects (e.g., fr:Hatnote)
{{tlu|User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} {{User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} Supports linking to any namespace
{{demo|<nowiki>{{Hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}</nowiki>}}
{{hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}

Some text
|| Shows code and example
{{xpd|Hatnote|Some hatnote text}} "{{hatnote|Some hatnote text}}" gives "
Some hatnote text
" [1] || Shows code, example and a link to expand the template code
{{tln|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote Produces a normal link to the template
{{elc|Template:Hatnote}}
{{elc|Template:Hatnote|Hatnote}}
[[Template:Hatnote]]
[[Template:Hatnote|Hatnote]]
Formats wikilink, with optional piped link text and blended suffix
{{ml|Example|hello}} {{#invoke:Example|hello}} Counterpart to {{tl}} for linking to Lua modules
{{mlx|Example|hello}} {{#invoke:Example|hello}} Counterpart to {{tlx}} for linking to Lua modules
{{para|title|<var>book title</var>}} |title=book title Formats template parameters for display, with or without values
{{sclx|LASTING}} [[WP:LASTING]] Takes a shortcut suffix in project namespace and displays it with brackets and the WP: alias in a ‎<code>...‎</code> tag.
{{tag|ref}}
{{xtag|templatedata}}
‎<ref>...‎</ref>
<templatedata>
Formats [X]HTML tags; can add content, choose opening, closing, or self-closing
{{dtl|Ping project}} {{d:Ping project}} Wikidata counterpart to {{tl}}
{{pf|if}}
{{pf|if|{{{1}}}|true|false}}
{{#if}}
{{#if:{{{1}}}|true|false}}
Parser function equivalent to {{tl}}
{{magic word|uc:}} {{uc:}} Magic word links

With utility links

Templates producing utility links for a given template (Hatnote used here as example)
Code example Effect
{{lt|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote(edit talk links history)
{{t links|Hatnote}} Hatnote (edit talk history links # /subpages /doc /doc edit /sbox /sbox diff /test)
{{tfd links|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk · history · transclusions · logs · subpages · delete)
{{tetl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
links talk edit
{{tsetl|Hatnote}} {{subst:Hatnote}}
 links talk edit
{{ti|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk⧼dot-separator⧽links⧼dot-separator⧽edit)
{{tic|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk links edit)
{{tim|Hatnote}} m:Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tlt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (talk)
{{ttl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (t/l)
{{twlh|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (links, talk)
Template documentation

Usage

Use this {{Template-linking templates}} on /doc pages for related templates.

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