Wiki:Magic Words  

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Magic Words look like template calls (surrounded by double curly braces) but most have no parameters and return a system variable value. Traditionally they are always typed in all-caps to make them easy to see in the template code, but they are actually case-insensitive.

URL Magic
Magic WordMeaningExample
{{PAGENAME}}Returns the title of the current wiki page, without any leading namespace:Magic Words
{{PAGENAMEE}}Returns the url-encoded title of the current wiki page, without any leading namespace:Magic_Words
{{PAGENAMENS}}Returns the title of the current wiki page, without any leading namespace: or following (suffix)Magic Words
{{NAMESPACE}}Returns the url-encoded namespace portion of the current wiki page title (without the colon)Wiki

About the following Magic Words:

  • If you are not a registered user or are not logged in, Time is given as UTC.
  • If you are logged in the timezone value in your profile is used to adjust the date/time to your local timezone.

Date/Time Magic
Magic WordMeaningExample
{{CURRENTTIME}}Returns the current time 01:24
{{CURRENTHOUR}}Returns the current hour 01
{{CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}Returns the current date and time201411290124
{{CURRENTTIMESTAMP2}}Returns the current date and time in a prettier formatSat Nov 29, 2014 1:24:03 AM
{{CURRENTDAY}}Returns the current day of the month29
{{CURRENTDOW}}Returns the current day of the weekSat
{{CURRENTDOWNAME}}Returns the name of the current day of the week Saturday
{{CURRENTDOY}}Returns the current day of the year333
{{CURRENTMONTH}}Returns the number of the current month (zero-padded to 2 characters)11
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}Returns the name of the current monthNovember
{{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}}Returns the abbreviated name of the current month Nov
{{CURRENTYEAR}}Returns the current year2014
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