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This template create links to "oldids"; that is, links to old versions of a wiki page. It then labels those old versions the current one, unless you've supplied both the name of the page and the oldid.

Every historical version of a page has a revision ID, which you can find from the links on the history of the page, or from the URL of the old revision. Given a page name and a revision IDs of it, you can construct a link to that particular version.

If you only have the revision ID and not the page name, consider using {{oldid2}}, which requires only the revision ID and can still construct a link.

Usage

{{oldid|page|oldid|label}}
[The first, bolded, "oldid" is the name of the template and should be inserted literally. The second "oldid" is the name of a parameter and should be replaced with the revision number.]

code result
{{oldid|Main Page|589841|Link to a 2003 version of the Main Page}} Link to a 2003 version of the Main Page
  • The label= parameter (parameter number 3) should be the link text description (optional).
{{oldid|Main Page|589841}} Old revision of Main Page
  • The oldid= parameter (parameter number 2) should be the known revision number.
{{oldid|Main Page}} Current version of Main Page (pretty useless)
  • The page= parameter (parameter number 1) should be the name of the page.
  • The oldid= parameter (parameter number 2) can be cur (or leave it empty) for the current version.

Alias

See also

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 Oldid

A template to link to old versions of a wiki page using the revision ID, which can be found in the history of the page.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Page title1

The page whose older revision will be linked to.

Default
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Pagerequired
Oldid2

If not specified, links to the current version. Every historical version of a page has a revision ID, which you can find from the history of the page, or from the URL of the old revision. This should be a long number, like "560214444" (without the quotes).

Default
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Numberoptional
Label3

If not specified, label of link will be "Old revision of [the name of the page]" (without the quotes). The label of the link that will be created.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Lineoptional