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MediaWiki knows some defined variables which can be used in texts. They are rendered differently depending on the time, the site and the page. Their syntax is similar to templates. If you want a page to show always the current time, you use {{CURRENTTIME}}. To distinguish variables from templates, most variables are completely capitalized.

These variables are very useful in creating templates that will be used on multiple pages.

Description You type: You get:
Date & Wiki Variables
Current month {{CURRENTMONTH}} 03
Current month {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} March
Genitive form
of current month name
Abbreviated month name {{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}} Mar
Day of the month {{CURRENTDAY}} 24
Day of the week {{CURRENTDOW}} 5
Day of the week {{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Friday
Year {{CURRENTYEAR}} 2017
current time {{CURRENTTIME}} 19:55
numbers of articles in this Wiki {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} 2,342
numbers of uploaded files {{NUMBEROFFILES}} 799
{{ns:-2}} or {{ns:Media}} Media
{{ns:-1}} or {{ns:Special}} Special
{{ns:1}} or {{ns:Talk}} Talk
{{ns:2}} or {{ns:User}} User
{{ns:3}} or {{ns:User_talk}} User talk
{{ns:4}} or {{ns:Project}} WikiLou
{{ns:5}} or {{ns:Project_talk}} WikiLou talk
{{ns:6}} or {{ns:Image}} File
{{ns:7}} or {{ns:Image_talk}} File talk
{{ns:8}} or {{ns:MediaWiki}} MediaWiki
{{ns:9}} or {{ns:MediaWiki_talk}} MediaWiki talk
{{ns:10}} or {{ns:Template}} Template
{{ns:11}} or {{ns:Template_talk}} Template talk
{{ns:12}} or {{ns:Help}} Help
{{ns:13}} or {{ns:Help_talk}} Help talk
{{ns:14}} or {{ns:Category}} Category
{{ns:15}} or {{ns:Category_talk}} Category talk
Server Specific
Sitename {{SITENAME}} WikiLou
Servername {{SERVERNAME}}
Server {{SERVER}}
Script path {{SCRIPTPATH}} /1.27.0
Local part of the URL
{{localurl:pagename}} /1.27.0/index.php?title=Pagename
{{localurl:pagename|query string}} /1.27.0/index.php?title=Pagename&query string
Page Related
Pagename {{PAGENAME}} Variables
(URL encoded)
{{PAGENAMEE}} Variables
Namespace {{NAMESPACE}} Help
Revision ID {{REVISIONID}} 10621

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