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This template adds a formatted MediaWiki parser or extension tag that links to the help or extension page. This template is similar to {{tag}}, but it links the tag and defaults to open.

Parser and extension tags

For a machine-generated list, see Special:Version#mw-version-parser-extensiontags. It may include tags not documented here.

Parser tags
<gallery>, <includeonly>, <noinclude>, <nowiki>, <onlyinclude>, <pre>
Extension tags
<categorytree>, <charinsert>, <chem> (alias <ce>), <graph>, <hiero>, <imagemap>, <indicator>, <inputbox>, <mapframe>, <maplink>, <math>, <math chem>, <poem>, <ref>, <references>, <score>, <section>, <syntaxhighlight> (alias <source>), <templatedata>, <templatestyles>, <timeline>


  • first parameter (mandatory): the name of the HTML tag
  • second parameter: what type of tag to display:
    • p or pair: display a matched pair of open-and-close tags
      • To suppress the ellipsis which appears between the tags, add an empty |content= parameter
    • o or open (default): display only the opening tag of an open-and-close pair
    • c or close: display only the closing tag of an open-and-close pair
    • s or single: display a single tag
  • content= the text content of the tags
  • params= any parameters to be included in the opening tag


Markup Renders as



<nowiki />

Markup → Renders as:
{{xtag | syntaxhighlight | p | params= enclose="div" lang="text"}}
<syntaxhighlight enclose="div" lang="text">...</ syntaxhighlight >

See also

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
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.
Formats [X]HTML tags; can add content, choose opening, closing, or self-closing
{{dtl|Ping project}} {{d:Ping project}} Wikidata counterpart to {{tl}}
Parser function equivalent to {{tl}}
{{magic word|uc:}} {{uc:}} Magic word links