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 06:55
{{CURRENTHOUR}}Returns the current hour 06
{{CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}Returns the current date and time201501290655
{{CURRENTTIMESTAMP2}}Returns the current date and time in a prettier formatThu Jan 29, 2015 6:55:21 PM
{{CURRENTDAY}}Returns the current day of the month29
{{CURRENTDOW}}Returns the current day of the weekThu
{{CURRENTDOWNAME}}Returns the name of the current day of the week Thursday
{{CURRENTDOY}}Returns the current day of the year29
{{CURRENTMONTH}}Returns the number of the current month (zero-padded to 2 characters)01
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}Returns the name of the current monthJanuary
{{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}}Returns the abbreviated name of the current month Jan
{{CURRENTYEAR}}Returns the current year2015
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