Template:User link

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[[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]]

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Usage[edit]

This template provides a way to link to a userpage and display just the username, like ​[[User:Example|Example]]​. This may not help much for a short username like "Example", but it can be more useful with long usernames such as ​[[User:Guywh0sitsbehindphilip12|Guywhositsbehindphilip12]]​.

Example[edit]

{{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|Guywhositsbehindphilip12|Guy}}

which gives

Guy

Alternative[edit]

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

[[User:Example|]]

gives

Example

See also[edit]

No description.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
user name1

no description

Useroptional
user name different from text2

no description

Unknownoptional