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Magic words are a set of predefined variables that Mediawiki uses.
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These are short instructions. For a more detailed version see [hhttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Variables Meta.Wikimedia].
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If this terse instruction set is unclear or inadequate, users are requested to fix it. Thanks.

Revision as of 14:00, May 22, 2006

Magic words are a set of predefined variables that Mediawiki uses.

Table of Contents

Word Explanation
__NOTOC__ Hides ToC on the current page.
__FORCETOC__ Forces the table of contents to appear.
__TOC__ Places a ToC here (overriding any __NOTOC__).


Time

Word Example Explanation
{{CURRENTDAY}} 18 Displays the current day in numeric form.
{{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Monday Displays the current day in named form.
{{CURRENTDOW}} 1 Ditto as number (0=Sunday, 1=Monday...).
{{CURRENTMONTH}} 10 The number 01 .. 12 of the current month.
{{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}} Oct [MW1.5+] Ditto abbreviated Jan .. Dec.
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} October Ditto in named form January .. December.
{{CURRENTTIME}} 17:45 The current time of day (00:00 .. 23:59).
{{CURRENTWEEK}} 42 Number of the current week (1-53) according to ISO 8601 with no leading zero.
{{CURRENTYEAR}} 2021 Returns the current year.

Page names, locations, and URLs

Word Example Explanation
{{PAGENAME}} Magic Words Returns the name of the current page, including all levels (Title/Subtitle/Sub-subtitle).
{{NAMESPACE}} Help Returns the name of the namespace the current page resides in.
{{SERVER}} https://wiki.esipfed.org Value of $wgServer

These are short instructions. For a more detailed version see [hhttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Variables Meta.Wikimedia].

If this terse instruction set is unclear or inadequate, users are requested to fix it. Thanks.