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NOTE: THIS TEMPLATE IS DEPRECATED. Please use the {{w}} template, which fits in better with punctuation, e.g. it can go after a comma or period.

{{{1}}}DEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD.


Usage[edit]

Use this template to link text to Wikipedia, in a more elegant way than using the wikipedia: prefix.

It works in a similar way to a piped wikilink.

E.g.:

{{WP|Jock Brandis}} developed the {{WP|Malian peanut sheller}}.

creates:

Jock BrandisDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD. developed the Malian peanut shellerDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD..

Changing the display text[edit]

If the Wikipedia article title is Peter Newman (Australian) but you want it to display as Newman PDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD., then use the optional second parameter: {{WP|Peter Newman (Australian)|Newman P}} will display as Newman PDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD..

To format the word, e.g. have it show up in bold, you can do {{WP|Peter Newman (Australian)|'''{{WP|Peter Newman (Australian)'''}}, which will give Peter Newman (Australian)DEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD..

To link to an article in a Wikipedia other than english, use the two- or three-letter abbreviation used by Wikimedia to represent that language (found in the URL of that language's Wikipedia before .wikipedia.org) with a colon and no space before the first parameter: {{WP|fr:copyleft|copyleft}} gives copyleftDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD..

To put a period before the prefix, do {{WP|Peter Newman (Australian)|Peter Newman (Australian).}} and then do not use a period after the template: Peter Newman (Australian).DEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD. Template:WP p is deprecated in favor of using the optional second parameter in this template.

Bug(s)[edit]

  • Unlike normal wiki linking, you cannot add letters at the end of the word, e.g. to make it plural. E.g. normally [[Blog]]s creates Blogs, but {{WP|Blog}}s creates BlogDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD.s i.e. a mess. Use the optional second parameter if you want the word to display differently than in the link.

Unresolved questions[edit]

  • should we use <tt> (teletype text?) to subtly mark the link text (making it clear whether it's the last word that's linked, or the last 2 or more words)?
  • should we use <small> for the "WP"? E.g. "Jock Brandis (WP) developed..." If so, it seems a bit too small for some readers perhaps, and thus confusing; if left as normal size it's a little intrusive perhaps, but quite clear.