Template:Search box/sandbox

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This template creates a simple search box for a page's all subpages, like archives.


Simple {{search box}} creates a search box. The scope is all subpages of the tagged page, excluding that page itself.

{{search box
 |root= /


The target page. |root=User talk:Example/Archives will search all subpages of User talk:Example/Archives. The default is the current page name.
By default, the target page itself is excluded, by appending a slash "/" to the "root" parameter. If you want to include it, set noslash=yes.
search-break=yes will insert a break between the search bar and search button. The default is no.
can be used to change the width of the text field, in characters. The default is 22, which fits the search bar with the default box width. Note: this is a bare number with no units.
can be used to change the text on the search button. The default is "Search".


{{search box |root=Wikipedia:FAQ |search-button-label=Search the FAQ}}

Example 2:

{{search box
 |search-button-label=Search 84user's pages

Templates to search Wikipedia[edit]

Search links[edit]

Search link templates provide a wikilink to a run a prepared query on a search engine. The link produces a fresh, search-results page. It can be a query on Wikipedia or on an external search engine.

  • {{search link}} – Prepare a fulltext Wikipedia query.
Example: {{search link|tosa diary|pages with the phrase "tosa diary"}}
pages with the phrase "tosa diary".
Example: {{template usage|Convert|pattern= [^0-9]3\{{!}}-\{{!}}|prefix = 0}}
hastemplate:"Convert" insource:/\{[Cc]onvert\|[^}]*[^0-9]3\|-\|/ prefix::

Search boxes[edit]

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

Page title searches[edit]

  • {{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[edit]

See also