Template:User link

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Example

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UsageEdit

This template provides a way to link to a userpage and display just the username, like Example. This may not help much for a short username like "Example", but it can be more useful with long usernames such as Guywh0sitsbehindphilip12.

ExampleEdit

{{user link|Example}}

or the shortcut form

{{u|Example}}

gives

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:

{{u|Guywh0sitsbehindphilip12|Guy}}

which gives

Guy

AlternativeEdit

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

[[User:Example|]]

gives

Example

TemplateDataEdit

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

User link

No description.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Username1

no description

Userrequired
Custom label text2

no description

Default
{{{1}}}
Lineoptional

See alsoEdit