Template:User link/doc

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Usage[edit source]

This template provides a way to link to a userpage and display just the username, like Template:Code. This may not save much typing for a short username like "Example", but it may be more useful with long usernames such as Template:Code. This template is commonly used to ping a user to a discussion (when not using something like {{reply to}}). However, please read the notifications section below, if you need to notify the user.

Example[edit source]

{{User link|Example}}Example

The template's second parameter, which is optional, takes the link's label; for example, a link to the long username used above can be shortened while viewing the text like this: {{User link|Guywhositsbehindphilip12|Guy}}Guy

Alternative[edit source]

The desired result can also be achieved using the pipe trick feature of the MediaWiki software. For example, the wikitext




Notifications[edit source]

As with other templates that create a link to a user page, the linked-to user may be notified under certain circumstances: it happens whenever the conditions described at Notifications are met. These conditions include the addition of one or more new lines of text, one (or more) of which contains the link, and one of which is signed in the same edit.

TemplateData[edit source]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for User link

Links to an editor's userpage and displays just their username

Template parameters


User being linked

Jimbo Wales

Text label for the link


Template:Userspace linking templates

Wikipedia logo

This template uses material from the Wikipedia template Template:User link/doc, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license (view authors).