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Use this template to create a link to a list of all page names which begin with a given word or words.

Note: Use the template {{in title}} instead if you wish to create a link to a list of all page names which contain a given word or words.


  • {{Look from|NAME|NAMESPACE|TEXT}}

All three parameters are optional.

If no parameters are given, the name of the tagged page used.

If there is no second parameter, the main namespace is used.

The third parameter can be used for displaying another text than the default one


Case Code Result
no parameter {{Look from}} All pages beginning with "Template:Look from"
with a first parameter {{Look from|Alan}} All pages beginning with "Alan"
with a second parameter {{Look from|Alan|File}} All pages beginning with "File:Alan"
with a third parameter {{Look from|Alan||all the Alans}} all the Alans

Templates to search Wikipedia

Search links

A search link stores a query in a link that takes you to live search results for that stored search. They're found on user pages and talk pages. Use one to bring the full feature set of MediaWiki Search, or features of external search engines, to bear on users unfamiliar with their search parameters.

One type of search link is a wikilink with all the capabilities of Search (search box), and with standard wikilink syntax: [[Special:Search/query| label ]]. So this search link will (1) navigate: [[Special:search/Wales]] → Special:search/Wales or (2) search: [[Special:search/~Wales | search/~Wales ]]search/~Wales if you prefix a ~ tilde character.

All other search links are made from a template that will build a URL instead of wikilink. A URL can for example can call another search engines to search Wikipedia.

Search boxes

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

Page title searches

  • {{canned search}} – Link to automated search results for a given term
  • {{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

  • {{linksearch}} – Search for external links matching for a URL
  • {{dabsearch|term}} – External tool to find page titles containing a (term) in parentheses. Useful for Wikipedia:disambiguation study.
  • {{help desk searches}} – Navbox with list of links to google pages, specialized to search for example user pages, village pump, etc. Useful for the Wikipedia:Help desk task.
  • {{spamsearch}} – Searches user pages for common spams, e.g. "we service", "leading manufacturer" etc.

See also