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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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It has been suggested that this resource or section be merged with Topic:Templates (Discuss).

This topic is about creating templates for MediaWiki, the software used to host Wikiversity, Wikipedia and a wide range of other projects and web sites. To learn to write your own templates for MediaWiki, there are a number of lessons we will offer here.

Planned Lessons

  • Using MediaWiki Variables - Help:Variable
    This lesson introduces variables and some example uses.
  • Using Template Parameters
    This lesson introduces parameters, passing parameters is an important part of any template. Examples in this lesson include navigation templates.
  • Using MediaWiki Conditional Functions - Help:ParserFunctions
    This lesson introduces ways to conditionally do things based on the value of a variable.
  • Using Template Substitution - Help:Substitution
    This lesson introduces what substitution is and shows examples in all its forms.

Links in italics are to relevant Meta-Wiki Help:Template pages


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