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This is a user link template for use internally on Wikipedia.


The username can be defined via a named or an unnamed parameter, i.e.

  • {{User|User=USERNAME}} or
  • {{User|USERNAME}}


In cases of usernames which contain = sign, the former syntax should be used, e.g.


  • User is a required parameter, e.g. |User=Jimbo Wales.
  • Project defines a Wikimedia sister project to be used instead of the English Wikipedia, the correct code for the interwiki link should be used, e.g. |Project=b.
  • Lang is the interlanguage code for a project to be used instead of the English Wikipedia, e.g. |Lang=es. This can be used in conjunction with the project parameter.
  • separator defines the symbol used to separate different links, e.g. |separator=pipe. The default is a dot.


Template:User/sandbox can be used for testing. Additional edit history for this template is contained there.


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.


This template is used to create a link to a user's user page (unless using {{Useranon}}), talk page, and contributions, and generates a special notification.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
User name 1user The user name that you want to create links to and notify. string empty empty required
Sister project project Used to link to a sister project instead of the English Wikipedia. Use the standard interwiki prefix. string empty empty optional
Other language project lang Used to link to another language project. If used with the "sister project" parameter, links to another language of a sister project. Otherwise links to another language Wikipedia. Use the standard language code. string empty empty optional
Separator separator Used to change the separator between the links. If unused, defaults to a dot. unknown empty empty optional

Userspace link templates

User information templates provide informational links for a user; they are similar to signatures, but often provide additional information, and may be used by other users. List:

Demo user is User:Example