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The template link template is a simple macro template used to display a template name as a link surrounded by braces, thus showing the template name as code rather than actually invoking it. Its primary use is in instruction and documentation where it is used to refer to a template by name without invoking it. Note that this template may be used under the name "tee-el" (tl) as well as "tee-one" (t1)— both function the same way and produce the same results (this is not true for all such visually confusing templates containing a possible 1/l mix-up: {{Tla}} and {{T1a}} are not interchangeable). A short example of its use is:

which generates


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TemplateData for Wp/nod/Tl

This template displays a template name as a link surrounded by braces, thus showing how the template name would be used in code. Its primary use is in instruction and documentation.

Template parameters

template name1

the template name without the namespace prefix “Template:”, which is added automatically


More complex variations are described below.


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Code Result Notes
{{Wp/nod/tl|Void}} {{Void}} Standard usage
{{Wp/nod/tls|Example}} {{subst:Example}} For templates that should be substituted
{{Wp/nod/tl2|X1}} {{X1}} This formats the link to show how it would look in code (i.e., monospace font)
{{Wp/nod/tl2|sister=M:|3x}} {{3x}} Same as above, for templates on another Wikimedia project (in this example, Meta)
{{Wp/nod/tl2|sister=wikibooks|lang=de:|WP}} {{WP}} For templates on another language project
{{Wp/nod/tl|1==)}} {{=)}} Use the format {{Wp/nod/tl|1=templatename}} if the template contains template coding characters such as {{=)}} or {{!}}

See also

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General-purpose formatting

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Comparison of template-linking templates according to the styles of generated text and link produced
Text style ↓ Template:Wp/nod/Template link expanded 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:Wp/nod/Template link expanded options[note 1]
to achieve link style
Template:Wp/nod/n/a Template:Wp/nod/n/a nolink=yes subst=yes nolink=yes|subst=yes braceinside=yes alttext=Foo
normal Template:Wp/nod/n/a

{{tlg}}[note 1]
{{tlp|1|2|...}}[note 2]
Template:Wp/nod/tlu[note 3]

{{tlf}}[note 2]
<template link>
Template:Wp/nod/tlsu[note 3]
{{tlsf}}[note 2]
<template link>
Template:Tn {{tla}}
code code=yes {{tl2}}
Template:Wp/nod/Template link expanded
Template:Wp/nod/tlxu[note 3]
Template:Wp/nod/tlc[note 2]
<template link>
{{tnull}}<template link>
Template:Wp/nod/tlxs Template:Wp/nod/tlsc[note 2]
<template link>
colspan="2" rowspan="3" Template:Wp/nod/n/a
monospace plaincode=yes[note 4] colspan="2" rowspan="2" Template:Wp/nod/n/a Template:Wp/nod/tltss[note 5] rowspan="2" Template:Wp/nod/n/a
kbd kbd=yes[note 5]
bold bold=yes Template:Wp/nod/tlb colspan="5" rowspan="3" Template:Wp/nod/n/a
bold+code bold=yes|code=yes Template:Wp/nod/tlxb
italic+code italic=yes|code=yes Template:Wp/nod/tlxi


Other formatting templates

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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)
{{demo|<nowiki>{{Hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}</nowiki>}} Template:Wp/nod/demo Shows code and example
{{tln|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/tln Produces a normal link to the template
Formats wikilink, with optional piped link text and blended suffix
{{ml|Example|hello}} Template:Wp/nod/ml Counterpart to {{tl}} for linking to Lua modules
{{mlx|Example|hello}} Template:Wp/nod/mlx Counterpart to {{tlx}} for linking to Lua modules
{{ml-lua|Module:Example|hello}} Template:Wp/nod/ml-lua Link to Lua modules and built-in libraries, showing Lua code.
{{para|title|<var>book title</var>}} |title=book title Formats template parameters for display, with or without values
{{sclx|LASTING}} Template:Sclx Takes a shortcut suffix in project namespace and displays it with brackets and the WP: alias in a <code>...</code> tag.
Formats [X]HTML tags; can add content, choose opening, closing, or self-closing
{{dtl|Ping project}} Template:Wp/nod/dtl Wikidata counterpart to {{tl}}
Parser function equivalent to {{tl}}
{{magic word|uc:}} Template:Wp/nod/magic word Magic word links
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Templates producing utility links for a given template (Hatnote used here as example)
Code example Effect
{{lt|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/lt
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/lts
{{t links|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/t links
{{tfd links|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/tfd links
{{tetl|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/tetl
{{tsetl|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/tsetl
{{ti|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/ti
{{tic|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/tic
{{tim|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/tim
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote Template:Wp/nod/smaller
{{tlt|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/tlt
{{ttl|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/ttl
{{twlh|Hatnote}} Template:Wp/nod/twlh

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