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The template link template is a simple macro template used to display a template name as a link surrounded by braces, thus showing the template name as code rather than actually invoking it. Its primary use is in instruction and documentation where it is used to refer to a template by name without invoking it.

Note that this template may be used under the name "tee-el" (tl) as well as "tee-one" (t1)— both function the same way and produce the same results. This is not true for all such visually confusing templates containing a possible 1/l mix-up: and are not interchangeable.

{{Tla}} works exactly like {{tl}} with the addition of optionally displaying alternative label text (link label). {{tlg}} can include the use of parameters in the template (as {{{1}}}).

Examples

A short example of its use is:

{{tl|Example}}
which generates
{{Example}}

Other longer examples:

Code Result Notes
{{tl|Void}} {{Void}} Standard usage
{{tls|Example}} {{subst:Example}} For templates that should be substituted
{{tl2|X1}} {{X1}} This formats the link to show how it would look in code (i.e., monospace font)
{{tl2|sister=M:|3x}} {{3x}} Same as above, for templates on another Wikimedia project (in this example, Meta, using m:). See Interwiki codes.
{{tl2|sister=wikibooks|lang=de:|WP}} {{WP}} For templates on another language project
{{tl|1==)}} {{=)}} Use the format {{tl|1=templatename}} if the template contains template coding characters such as {{=)}} or {{!}}

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Tl

This template displays a template name as a link surrounded by braces, thus showing how the template name would be used in code. Its primary use is in instruction and documentation.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
template name1

positional parameter: the template name without the namespace prefix “Template:”, which is added automatically

Linerequired

See also

General-purpose formatting

Comparison of template-linking templates according to the styles of generated text and link produced
Text style ↓ {{tlg}} options[note 1]
to achieve text style
Link style
Linked Unlinked Linked with subst Linked including braces Linked with alternative text
{{tlg}} options[note 1]
to achieve link style
N/A DEFAULT 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>
{{subst:tls}}
{{subst:Template:tlsu}}[note 3]
{{tn}} {{tla}}
code code=yes {{tl2}}
{{tlx}}
{{Template:tlxu}}3[note 3]
{{tlc}}[note 2]
<template link>
{{tnull}}<template link>
{{subst:tlxs}} N/A
monospace plaincode=yes[note 4] N/A {{subst:tltss}}[note 5]
kbd kbd=yes[note 5]
bold bold=yes {{tlb}} N/A
bold+code bold=yes|code=yes {{tlxb}}
italic+code italic=yes|code=yes {{tlxi}}
  1. ^ a b c {{tlg}} is the most general template, allowing any combination of text style and/or link style options.
  2. ^ a b c Prevents wrapping of text by placing it inside <span class="nowrap">...</span> tags.
  3. ^ a b c Allows links to templates in any namespace.
  4. ^ {{tlg|plaincode=yes}} uses <code style="border:none; background-color:transparent;">...</code>.
  5. ^ a b 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}} {{hatnote}} Supports linking to sister projects (e.g., fr:Hatnote)
{{tlu|User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} {{User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} Supports linking to any namespace
{{demo|<nowiki>{{Hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}</nowiki>}}
{{hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}

Shows code and example
{{xpd|Hatnote|Some hatnote text}} "{{hatnote|Some hatnote text}}" gives "" [1] Shows code, example and a link to expand the template code
{{tln|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote Produces a normal link to the template
{{elc|Template:Hatnote}}
{{elc|Template:Hatnote|Hatnote}}
[[Template:Hatnote]]
[[Template:Hatnote|Hatnote]]
Formats wikilink, with optional piped link text and blended suffix
{{ml|Example|hello}} {{#invoke:Example|hello}} 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}} [[WP:LASTING]] 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>
<templatedata>
Formats [X]HTML tags; can add content, choose opening, closing, or self-closing
{{dtl|Ping project}} {{d:Ping project}} Wikidata counterpart to {{tl}}
{{pf|if}}
{{pf|if|{{{1}}}|true|false}}
{{#if}}
{{#if:{{{1}}}|true|false}}
Parser function equivalent to {{tl}}

With utility links

Templates producing utility links for a given template (Hatnote used here as example)
Code example Effect
{{lt|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote(edit talk links history)
{{t links|Hatnote}} Hatnote (edit talk history links # /subpages /doc /doc edit /sbox /sbox diff /test)
{{tfd links|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit · talk · history · links · transclusions · logs · subpages · delete)
{{tetl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
links talk edit
{{tsetl|Hatnote}} {{subst:Hatnote}}
 links talk edit
{{ti|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk · links · edit)
{{tic|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk links edit)
{{tim|Hatnote}} m:Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tlt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (talk)
{{ttl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (t/l)
{{twlh|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (links, talk)