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This template create links to "oldids"; that is, links to old versions of a wiki page.

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}}

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.

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See also

TemplateData

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
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Page title 1 The page whose older revision will be linked to. wiki-page-name empty required
Oldid 2 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). number empty optional
Label 3 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. line empty empty optional