{{Template:Template link expanded}}

Template documentation

This template, often abbreviated as {{tlx}}, is used to provide stylized links to templates without expanding the template itself.

Parameters

With the exception of alttext, the named parameters are toggles that are either omitted (default in most cases) or activated (by being assigned a value such as "on", "yes", "true", "include", etc.). They may be included in any order (see Examples below). Certain templates have the parameter "on" by default; see the main table for all alternate options.

Parameter Action Default active
brace Include braces as part of the template link {{tlw}}/{{tn}}
braceinside Include innermost braces as part of the template link
bold Renders the template link/name in bold {{tlb}}, {{tlxb}}
code Display output using HTML <code>...</code> tags (monospaced font) {{tlc}}, {{Template link general}}, etc.
italic Display any parameters accompanying the template link/name in italics {{tlxi}}
kbd Display output using HTML <kbd>...</kbd> tags (monospaced font)
nolink Don't render the template name as a link {{tlf}}, {{tlc}}, {{tnull}}
nowrap Prevent the insertion of line breaks (word wrap) in the output
nowrapname Prevent word wrapping in the output of template name/link (parameters will wrap if needed)
plaincode Uses <code style="border:none; background:transparent;">...</code> {{tltss}}
subst Include a subst: prefix before the template link/name {{tls}}, {{tlxs}}, etc
|alttext=[text] Use [text] as the label for the template link {{tla}}

Unnamed (Positional)

This template can take any number of unnamed parameters as parameters accompanying the template link (or name); see Examples below.

Examples

Note
On the source sister projects, en.wikipedia and Meta, X0, X1, X2, …, X9 are sandbox templates for experimentation on involved templates that need be in template space. An auto-cleansing software facility exists that might be used to duplicate the facility on other Sister projects.
Code Output Remarks
{{tlx|Termometro}} {{Termometro}} Termometro template does not exist. Be aware with linking to non-existing templates, although desired.
{{tlx|ok}} {{ok}} ok template does exist
{{tlx|convert|<nowiki>14|m|ftin|abbr=out|sp=us</nowiki>}} {{convert|14|m|ftin|abbr=out|sp=us}} Unlimited parameters as one <nowiki>...</nowiki> string
{{tlx|Abc}} {{Abc}}
{{tlx|abC}} {{abC}} template names are case-sensitive
{{tlx|abc}} {{abc}} first letter is case-insensitive though
{{tlx|abc|{{spaces}}tlx{{spaces}}}} {{abc| tlx }} Using {{spaces}} before and after {{{1}}} parameter.
{{tlx|x0}} {{x0}}
{{tlx|x0|code=on}} {{x0}} <code> style
{{tlx|x0|plaincode=on}} {{x0}} plaincode style
{{tlx|x0|kbd=on}} {{x0}} <kbd> style
{{tlx|x0|bold=on}} {{x0}} bold link/name
{{tlx|x1|one|italic=on}} {{x1|one}} parameter/s in italics
{{tlx|x0|nolink=on}} {{x0}}
{{tlx|x0|subst=on}} {{subst:x0}}
{{tlx|x0|brace=on}} {{x0}} all braces in link
{{tlx|x0|braceinside=on}} {{x0}} inside braces in link
{{tlx|x0|alttext=x0 link}} {{x0}}
{{tlx|x0|bold=on|code=on|brace=on}} {{x0}} No reason you can't combine multiple parameter settings
{{tlx|x1|one}} {{x1|one}}
{{tlx|x2|one|two}} {{x2|one|two}}
{{tlx|x2|bold=on|code=on|one|two}} {{x2|one|two}} Can combine named and anonymous parameters …
{{tlx|x2|one|two|bold=on|code=on}} {{x2|one|two}} … in any order …
{{tlx|x2|one|code=on|two|bold=on|three}} {{x2|one|two|three}} … even intermixed …
{{tlx|x2|one|code=on|two|bold=on|three|italic=on}} {{x2|one|two|three}} … with many different configurations.
{{tlx|x3|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10}} {{x3|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10}}
{{tlx}} tlx with no arguments, the current page name is substituted
{{tlx|x1|x=u}} {{x1}} = won't work
{{tlx|x1|x&#61;u}} {{x1|x=u}}
&#61; is okay
{{tlx|x1|x{{=}}u}} {{x1|x=u}}
{{=}} is okay (see template equal sign)
{{tlx|x1|x<nowiki>=</nowiki>u}} {{x1|x=u}}
sticky nowiki is okay
{{tlx|x2||two||}} {{x2|two}} empty parameters work too, even at the end
{{tlx|x2|3=two|2=one}} {{x2|one|two}}
right to left okay
Wrapping of long names (default)
Code Output
{{tlx|long template name that would wrap to new line|this is a long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}} {{long template name that would wrap to new line|this is a long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}}
Wrapping of long names (nowrap=on)
Code Output
{{tlx|nowrap=on|long template name that would wrap to new line|long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}} {{long template name that would wrap to new line|long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}}
Wrapping of long names (nowrapname=on)
Code Output
{{tlx|nowrapname=on|long template name that would wrap to new line|long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}} {{long template name that would wrap to new line|long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}}

See also

General-purpose formatting

Comparison of template-linking templates according to their style
Link style → Linked Unlinked Linked with subst Linked including braces Linked with alternative text
Text style ↓ {{tlg}} options1 DEFAULT nolink=yes subst=yes braceinside=yes alttext=Foo
2=Foo
normal DEFAULT {{tlg}}1
{{tl}}
{{tlp}}2
{{tlu}}3
{{tlf}}2 {{tls}}
{{tlsp}}
{{tlsu}}3
{{tn}} {{tla}}
code code=yes {{tl2}}
{{tlx}}
{{tlxu}}3
{{tlc}}2
{{tld}}2
{{tnull}}
{{tlxs}} N/A
monospace
kbd
plaincode=yes4
kbd=yes5
{{tltt}}5
{{tltt2}}5
N/A {{tltss}}6
bold bold=yes {{tlb}} N/A
bold+code bold=yes|code=yes {{tlxb}}
italic+code italic=yes|code=yes {{tlxi}}

Other formatting templates

Code example Effect Notes
{{tl2|Hatnote|lang=fr}} {{hatnote}} Supports linking to sister projects (e.g., fr:Hatnote)
{{tlu|User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} {{User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} Supports linking to any namespace
{{demo|<nowiki>{{Hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}</nowiki>}}
{{hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}

Some text
Shows code and example
{{xpd|Hatnote|Some hatnote text}} "{{hatnote|Some hatnote text}}" gives "
Some hatnote text
" [1]
Shows code, example and a link to expand the template code
{{tln|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote Produces a normal link to the template
{{elc|Template:Hatnote}}
{{elc|Template:Hatnote|Hatnote}}
[[Template:Hatnote]]
[[Template:Hatnote|Hatnote]]
Formats wikilink, with optional piped link text and blended suffix
{{ml|Example|hello}} Example#hellohttps://annex.fandom.com/wiki/Example#hello Counterpart to {{tl}} for linking to Lua modules
{{mlx|Example|hello}} {{#invoke:Example|hello}} Counterpart to {{tlx}} for linking to Lua modules
{{para|title|<var>book title</var>}} |title=book title Formats template parameters for display, with or without values
{{sclx|LASTING}} [[Wikipedia:WP:LASTING]] Takes a shortcut suffix in project namespace and displays it with brackets and the WP: alias in a <code>...</code> tag.
{{tag|ref}}
{{xtag|templatedata}}
<ref>...</ref>
<templatedata>
Formats [X]HTML tags; can add content, choose opening, closing, or self-closing
{{dtl|Ping project}} {{d:Ping project}} Wikidata counterpart to {{tl}}

With utility links

Code example Effect
{{lt|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote(edit talk links history)
{{t links|Hatnote}} Hatnote (edit talk history links # /subpages /doc /doc edit /sbox /sbox diff /test)
{{tfd links|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit · talk · history · links · transclusions · logs · subpages · delete)
{{tltt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
{{tetl|Hatnote}} {{ Hatnote }}
links talk view
{{tsetl|Hatnote}} {{subst:Hatnote}}
 links talk view
{{ti|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk · links · edit)
{{tic|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk links edit)
{{tim|Hatnote}} m:Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tlt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (talk)
{{ttl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (t/l)
{{twlh|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (links, talk)
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