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It provides a clickable link to edit a page, or a section of the page.

Usage

{{Edit
|1=
|2=
|section=
|editintro=
|preload=
|preloadtitle=
|tooltip=
}}
  • 1: the page to edit. If omitted, it will be the current page.
  • 2: the label text of the edit link. If omitted, it is "edit" by default.
  • section: the section to edit, in which 0 for the top (i.e. lead section), 1 for the first (sub-)section, and new for adding a new section.
  • editintro: the content of a page/template that will be transcluded above the edit box when you edit the page. Usually used to load template messages.
  • preload: the content of a page/template that will be preloaded into the text area of the edit form. It works only if the page to be edited does not exist.
  • preloadtitle: if making a new section (i.e. |section=new), the title to be preloaded into the title box of the edit form.
  • tooltip: the text to display when you hover over the link.

Notes:

  • All parameters are optional.
  • The parameter names must be in lowercase or they will fail.

Examples

Code Output Notes
{{edit}} edit Edit current page
{{edit| |edit template doc}} edit template doc
{{edit|2=edit template doc}} edit template doc
{{edit|friendship}} edit Edit the article friendship
{{edit|friendship|section=3}} edit Edit the third order of a (sub-)section of the article friendship, which is 1.2 Adolescence as of 10 Jan 2020
{{edit|Draft:Sandbox|editintro=Template:Disambig editintro}} edit Load {{Disambig editintro}} when you edit
{{edit|Template:Some new template|preload=Template:Documentation/preload}} edit Preload the whoole content of {{Documentation/preload}} when you create a new template
{{edit|Wikipedia talk:Sandbox|section=new||preloadtitle=Custom title of the new section}} [1] Create a new section of a custom title
{{edit|2=link with tooltip|tooltip=This is a tooltip}} edit Hover over the link to see the tooltip

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Edit

Displays a link to edit a page.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Page1

The page to edit

Default
The current page
Example
Example
Pagesuggested
Label2

The link label

Default
Edit
Example
Edit this page
Stringoptional
Sectionsection

The section to edit; 0 for the top section; new for a new section

Default
None (whole page gets edited)
Example
0
Stringoptional
Edit Introeditintro

Content that will be rendered above the edit box

Example
Template:Disambig editintro
Unknownoptional
Preloadpreload

Content to preload in the edit form when creating a new page or section

Unknownoptional
Preload titlepreloadtitle

If making a new section, preload text into the title box

Unknownoptional
Tooltiptooltip

Text to display on mouseover

Default
Page or section name
Stringoptional

Comparison

[] Compare different edit templates:
  • {{Ed}} – navbar style edit link
  • {{Ed right}} – navbar style edit link aligned to right of page
  • {{Edit}} – plain edit link
  • {{Edit section}} – edit link aligned to right of page
  • {{Edit sup}} – edit link with <sup> tags
  • {{Edit sub}} – edit link with <sub> tags
  • {{Vedit}} – edit with the Visual Editor

Templates with view, talk and edit links:

  • {{Navbar}} – navigation bar with configurable caption and view·talk·edit links
  • {{View}} - view·talk·edit links
  • {{VTE}} & {{V}} - v·t·e links (i.e. view·talk·edit links in short forms)

See also