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

Table of Contents[edit source]

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[edit source]

Word Example Explanation
{{CURRENTDAY}} 21 Displays the current day in numeric form.
{{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Saturday Displays the current day in named form.
{{CURRENTDOW}} 6 Ditto as number (0=Sunday, 1=Monday...).
{{CURRENTMONTH}} 05 The number 01 .. 12 of the current month.
{{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}} May [MW1.5+] Ditto abbreviated Jan .. Dec.
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} May Ditto in named form January .. December.
{{CURRENTTIME}} 02:19 The current time of day (00:00 .. 23:59).
{{CURRENTWEEK}} 20 Number of the current week (1-53) according to ISO 8601 with no leading zero.
{{CURRENTYEAR}} 2022 Returns the current year.

Page names, locations, and URLs[edit source]

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

More magic[edit source]

Word Explanation
__NOEDITSECTION__ Hides the edit links beside headings.
__END__ Allows for trailing whitespace to be included in the page save.

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