Template:Plain link/doc

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This template will allow you to create a local or interwiki link (such as a link to the history of a page) on a page without having the follow the link. This can be used, for example, when internal or interwiki links appear as external links. See Help:URL#URLs on_other Wikimedia projects for more information.


  • {{Plain link |url=//www.wikipedia.org}} gives [1]
  • {{Plain link |//www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia}} gives Wikipedia
  • {{Plain link |http://www.wikipedia.org | Wikipedia}} gives Wikipedia


Do not leave a space before the start of the URL, it confuses the [ URL ]</nowiki> parser.

If you leave the "scheme" (http: or https:) off the start of the URL parameter, the hyperlink will use the current page's protocol.

If your url or link title contains an equals sign = you must use named parameters:

  • {{ Plainlink | url=http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Equals_sign&oldid=282228764 | name="=" }} gives "="