Template:User link

shortcut: {{u}}
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Example

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Usage[edit]

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.

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|Guywh0sitsbehindphilip12|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

TemplateData[edit]

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

User link

No description.

[Edit template data]

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Username1

no description

Userrequired
Custom label text2

no description

Default
{{{1}}}
Lineoptional

See also[edit]