Template:Search archives

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A box for searching the subpages, basically excluding the tagged page itself from the scope.

Basic usage: {{search archives}}. For example, if you put it at Wikipedia talk:Talk pages, it will search the subpages of Wikipedia talk:Talk pages, excluding that page.

If you want to search different page's subpages, specify it as the parameter root like this:
{{search archives|prefix=Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation}}.

Use the parameter prefix instead of root to include the page itself to the search scope. (But if you pass prefix=HTML, it will search not only HTML, but also all pages beginning with "HTML", such as HTML element etc.)

Other parameters:

  • searchbuttonlabel: The button label.
  • search-width: The search box width. Defaults to 30.
Example: {{search archives|searchbuttonlabel=Search Wikipedia|search-width=80}}

Templates to search Wikipedia[edit]

Fulltext search links[edit]

Search boxes[edit]

Search boxes are made by <inputbox> tags. See mw:Extension:InputBox.

Page title searches[edit]

  • {{in title}}: Search for pages whose name contains given words.
  • {{look from}}: Search for pages whose name begins with a given word.

For searches with exact matches, exact in upper and lower cases, or in punctuation marks, see Help:Searching#grep.

Other Wikipedia editor helper[edit]

See also