Template:Template link null

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This template, often abbreviated as {{tnull}}, is used to provide stylized formatting to template displays without actually using the template itself.

Parameters[change source]

With the exception of alttext, the named parameters are toggles that are either omitted (default in most cases) or activated (by being assigned a value such as "on", "yes", "true", "include", etc.). They may be included in any order (see Examples below). Certain templates have the parameter "on" by default; see the main table for all alternate options.

Parameter Action Use with
{{example}}
Default active
brace Include braces as part of the template link {{example}} {{tlw}}/{{tn}}
braceinside Include innermost braces as part of the template link {{example}}
bold Renders the template link/name in bold {{example}} {{tlb}}, {{tlxb}}
code Display output using HTML <code>...</code> tags (monospaced font) {{example}} {{tlc}}, {{Template link expanded}}, etc.
italic Display any parameters accompanying the template link/name in italics {{example|param}} {{tlxi}}
kbd Display output using HTML <kbd>...</kbd> tags (monospaced font) {{example}}
nolink Don't render the template name as a link {{example}} {{tlf}}, {{tlc}}, {{tnull}}
nowrap Prevent the insertion of line breaks (word wrap) in the output {{example}}
nowrapname Prevent word wrapping in the output of template name/link (parameters will wrap if needed) {{example}}
plaincode Uses <code style="border:none; background:transparent;">...</code> {{example}} {{tltss}}
subst Include a subst: prefix before the template link/name {{subst:example}} {{tls}}, {{tlxs}}, etc
|alttext=[text] Use [text] as the label for the template link {{Other}} {{tla}}

Unnamed (Positional)[change source]

This template can take any number of unnamed parameters as parameters accompanying the template link (or name); see Examples below.

Examples[change source]

Code Output Remarks
{{tnull|Banner}} {{Banner}} Banner template does not exist. Be aware with linking to non-existing templates, although desired.
{{tnull|ok}} {{ok}} ok template does exist
{{tnull|convert|<nowiki>14|m|ftin|abbr=out|sp=us</nowiki>}} {{convert|14|m|ftin|abbr=out|sp=us}} Unlimited parameters as one <nowiki>...</nowiki> string
{{tnull|Abc}} {{Abc}}
{{tnull|abC}} {{abC}} template names are case-sensitive
{{tnull|abc}} {{abc}} first letter is case-insensitive though
{{tnull|abc|{{spaces}}tnull{{spaces}}}} {{abc| tnull }} Using {{spaces}} before and after {{{1}}} parameter.
{{tnull|x0}} {{x0}}
{{tnull|x0|code=on}} {{x0}} <code> style
{{tnull|x0|plaincode=on}} {{x0}} plaincode style
{{tnull|x0|kbd=on}} {{x0}} <kbd> style
{{tnull|x0|bold=on}} {{x0}} bold link/name
{{tnull|x1|one|italic=on}} {{x1|one}} parameter/s in italics
{{tnull|x0|nolink=on}} {{x0}}
{{tnull|x0|subst=on}} {{x0}}
{{tnull|x0|brace=on}} x0 all braces in link
{{tnull|x0|braceinside=on}} x0 inside braces in link
{{tnull|x0|alttext=x0 link}} {{x0}}
{{tnull|x0|bold=on|code=on|brace=on}} x0 No reason you can't combine multiple parameter settings
{{tnull|x1|one}} {{x1|one}}
{{tnull|x2|one|two}} {{x2|one|two}}
{{tnull|x2|bold=on|code=on|one|two}} {{x2|one|two}} Can combine named and anonymous parameters …
{{tnull|x2|one|two|bold=on|code=on}} {{x2|one|two}} … in any order …
{{tnull|x2|one|code=on|two|bold=on|three}} {{x2|one|two|three}} … even intermixed …
{{tnull|x2|one|code=on|two|bold=on|three|italic=on}} {{x2|one|two|three}} … with many different configurations.
{{tnull|x3|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10}} {{x3|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10}}
{{tnull}} tnull with no arguments, the current page name is substituted
{{tnull|x1|x=u}} {{x1}} = won't work
{{tnull|x1|x&#61;u}} {{x1|x=u}}
&#61; is okay
{{tnull|x1|x{{=}}u}} {{x1|x=u}}
{{=}} is okay (see template equal sign)
{{tnull|x1|x<nowiki>=</nowiki>u}} {{x1|x=u}}
sticky nowiki is okay
{{tnull|x2||two||}} {{x2||two}} empty parameters work too, even at the end
{{tnull|x2|3=two|2=one}} {{x2|one|two}}
right to left okay
Wrapping of long names (default)
Code Output
{{tnull|long template name that would wrap to new line|this is a long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}} {{long template name that would wrap to new line|this is a long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}}
Wrapping of long names (nowrap=on)
Code Output
{{tnull|nowrap=on|long template name that would wrap to new line|long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}} {{long template name that would wrap to new line|long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}}
Wrapping of long names (nowrapname=on)
Code Output
{{tnull|nowrapname=on|long template name that would wrap to new line|long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}} {{long template name that would wrap to new line|long value for the 1st parameter that would wrap}}

Related pages[change source]

General-purpose formatting[change source]

Comparison of template-linking templates according to their style
Link style → Linked Unlinked Linked with subst Linked including braces Linked with alternative text
Text style ↓ {{tlg}} options1 DEFAULT nolink=yes subst=yes braceinside=yes alttext=Foo
2=Foo
normal DEFAULT {{tlg}}1
{{tl}}
{{tlp}}2
{{tlu}}3
{{tlf}}2 {{tls}}
{{tlsp}}
{{tlsu}}3
{{tn}} {{tla}}
code code=yes {{tl2}}
{{tlx}}
{{tlxu}}3
{{tlc}}2
{{tld}}2
{{tnull}}
{{tlxs}} N/A
monospace
kbd
plaincode=yes4
kbd=yes5
{{tltt}}5
{{tltt2}}5
N/A {{tltss}}6
bold bold=yes {{tlb}} N/A
bold+code bold=yes|code=yes {{tlxb}}
italic+code italic=yes|code=yes {{tlxi}}

Other formatting templates[change source]

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[change source]

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)
{{tltt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
{{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)