Help:Magic words

  • magic words (including parser functions, variables and behavior switches) are features of wiki markup that give instructions to wikipedia's underlying mediawiki software. for example, magic words can suppress or position the table of contents, disable indexing by external search engines, and produce output dynamically based on the current page or on user-defined conditional logic. some of these features are especially useful for templates.

    this page is a quick reference for magic words. for more information, refer to the main mediawiki documentation:

    • mw:help:magic words: all standard magic words, including the "standard" parser functions.
    • mw:help:extension:parserfunctions: additional parser functions, including conditional expressions.
  • general information
  • behavior switches
  • variables
  • parser functions
  • see also

Magic words (including parser functions, variables and behavior switches) are features of wiki markup that give instructions to Wikipedia's underlying MediaWiki software. For example, magic words can suppress or position the table of contents, disable indexing by external search engines, and produce output dynamically based on the current page or on user-defined conditional logic. Some of these features are especially useful for templates.

This page is a quick reference for magic words. For more information, refer to the main MediaWiki documentation:

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