Template:Template-linking templates

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General-purpose formatting

Comparison of template-linking templates according to the styles of generated text and link produced
Text style ↓ Template:Template link expanded options[note 1]
to achieve text style
Link style
Linked Unlinked Linked with subst Unlinked with subst Linked including braces Linked with alternative text
Template:Template link expanded options[note 1]
to achieve link style
N/A DEFAULT nolink= yes subst= yes nolink=yes|subst=yes braceinside= yes alttext= Foo
2= Foo
normal DEFAULT {{tlg}}[note 1]
{{tl}}
{{tlp|1|2|...}}[note 2]
Template:Tlu[note 3]
{{tlf}}[note 2]
<template link>
Template:Tls
Template:Tlsu[note 3]
{{tlsf}}[note 2]
<template link>
Template:Tn {{tla}}
code code= yes Template:Tl2
Template:Template link expanded
Template:Tlxu[note 3]
{{tlc}}[note 2]
<template link>
{{tnull}}<template link>
Template:Tlxs Template:Tlsc[note 2]
<template link>
N/A
monospace plaincode= yes[note 4] N/A Template:Tltss[note 5] N/A
kbd kbd= yes[note 5]
bold bold= yes Template:Tlb N/A
bold+code bold=yes|code=yes Template:Tlxb
italic+code italic=yes|code=yes Template:Tlxi
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 {{tlg}} is the most general template, allowing any combination of text style and/or link style options.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Prevents wrapping of text by placing it inside <span class="nowrap">...</span> tags.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Allows links to templates in any namespace.
  4. {{tlg|plaincode= yes}} uses <code style="border:none; background-color:transparent;">...</code>.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Displays monospaced font using <span style="font-family:monospace;">...</span>.

Other formatting templates

Templates producing specialised formatting effects for given templates, modules or parameters
Code example Effect Notes
{{tl2|Hatnote|lang=fr}} Template:Tl2 Supports linking to sister projects (e.g., fr:Hatnote)
{{demo|<nowiki>{{Hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}</nowiki>}}
{{hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}

Shows code and example
{{tln|Hatnote}} Template:Tln Produces a normal link to the template
{{elc|Template:Hatnote}}
{{elc|Template:Hatnote|Hatnote}}
Template:Elc
Template:Elc
Formats wikilink, with optional piped link text and blended suffix
{{ml|Example|hello}} Template:Ml 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}} Template:Sclx 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>
Template:Xtag
Formats [X]HTML tags; can add content, choose opening, closing, or self-closing
{{dtl|Ping project}} Template:Dtl Wikidata counterpart to {{tl}}
{{pf|if}}
{{pf|if|{{{1}}}|true|false}}
Template:Pf
Template:Pf
Parser function equivalent to {{tl}}
{{magic word|uc:}} {{uc:}} Magic word links

With utility links

Templates producing utility links for a given template (Hatnote used here as example)
Code example Effect
{{lt|Hatnote}} Template:Lt
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Lts
{{t links|Hatnote}} Template:T links
{{tfd links|Hatnote}} Template:Tfd links
{{tetl|Hatnote}} Template:Tetl
{{tsetl|Hatnote}} Template:Tsetl
{{ti|Hatnote}} Template:Ti
{{tic|Hatnote}} Template:Tic
{{tim|Hatnote}} Template:Tim
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Tiw
{{tlt|Hatnote}} Template:Tlt
{{ttl|Hatnote}} Template:Ttl
{{twlh|Hatnote}} Template:Twlh