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MediaWiki knows some defined variables which can be used in texts. They are rendered differently depending on the time, the site and the page. Their syntax is similar to templates. If you want a page to show always the current time, you use {{CURRENTTIME}}. To distinguish variables from templates, most variables are capitalized.

Description You type You get
Date & Wiki variables
Current month {{CURRENTMONTH}} 10
Current month {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} October
Genitive form
of current month name
Abbreviated month name {{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}} Oct
Day of the month {{CURRENTDAY}} 31
Day of the week {{CURRENTDOW}} 6
Day of the week {{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Saturday
Year {{CURRENTYEAR}} 2020
current time {{CURRENTTIME}} 08:13
numbers of articles in this Wiki {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} 455
numbers of uploaded files {{NUMBEROFFILES}} 181
{{ns:-2}} or {{ns:Media}} Media
{{ns:-1}} or {{ns:Special}} Special
{{ns:1}} or {{ns:Talk}} Talk
{{ns:2}} or {{ns:User}} User
{{ns:3}} or {{ns:User_talk}} User talk
{{ns:4}} or {{ns:Project}} BZFlagWiki
{{ns:5}} or {{ns:Project_talk}} BZFlagWiki talk
{{ns:6}} or {{ns:Image}} File
{{ns:7}} or {{ns:Image_talk}} File talk
{{ns:8}} or {{ns:MediaWiki}} MediaWiki
{{ns:9}} or {{ns:MediaWiki_talk}} MediaWiki talk
{{ns:10}} or {{ns:Template}} Template
{{ns:11}} or {{ns:Template_talk}} Template talk
{{ns:12}} or {{ns:Help}} Help
{{ns:13}} or {{ns:Help_talk}} Help talk
{{ns:14}} or {{ns:Category}} Category
{{ns:15}} or {{ns:Category_talk}} Category talk
Server specific
Sitename {{SITENAME}} BZFlagWiki
Servername {{SERVERNAME}}
Server {{SERVER}}
Script path {{SCRIPTPATH}}
Local part of the URL
{{localurl:pagename}} /Pagename
{{localurl:pagename|query string}} /index.php?title=Pagename&query string
Page related
Pagename {{PAGENAME}} Variables
(URL encoded)
{{PAGENAMEE}} Variables
Namespace {{NAMESPACE}} Help
Revision ID {{REVISIONID}} 72

External links

MetaWiki: Help:Variable