Wikitext variables

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Introduction Examples Template Last Edit Footer Variable Description Namespace Page Revision Revision Dates Creation Creation Dates Modifiers Output Modifiers Scope Modifiers Javascript Variables User/Space Definition Variables URL Construction Variables

Introduction
Wikispaces Variables allow you to use dynamic content in your pages. That is, the content you create using variables is automatically updated to reflect some underlying information, like the number of pages in your space or the current date.\\ \\  Variables can be used anywhere in the Wikitext, and are replaced with their values when the page is displayed. Variables take the form {$VARIABLENAME} and can optionally be modified with a modifier in the form {$VARIABLENAME|MODIFIERNAME}.\\ \\  Variables are particularly useful when used with include page="..." and [templates to create customized default pages, common headers and footers, or other dynamic pages.\\ \\  Note: Since pages are sometimes cached after being created, some items, such as the number of pages in the space, may not be updated immediately.\\ \\ 
Examples
Template
This example is for a simple product review template header that inserts the product name based on the page name, the reviewer and date of the review. It can be saved as a template available for new pages.\\ 
 =Product Review=
 Item Name: {$page}
 Product Website: [url}
 Reviewed By: {$revisioneditor}
 Reviewed On: {$revisiondate}
Last Edit Footer
This is a snippet of wikitext that can be included in a footer at the bottom of the page to show information about the last revision of the page.\\ 
 ----
 This page has been edited {$pagerevisions} times. The last modification was made by
 [[user:{$revisioneditor}]] on {$revisiondate}
Variable Description

| ===== Namespace ===== ||| | Space name\\ | {$spacename}\\ | www\\ | | Space text\\ | {$spacetext}\\ | College of William and Mary Wiki\\ | | Space description\\ | {$spacedescription}\\ | \\ | | Page Count\\ | {$pagesinspace}\\ | 135\\ | | Servername (the hostname of the Wikispace)\\ | {$servername}\\ | www.wmwikis.net\\ | | Server (the url for the main page of the Wikispace)\\ | {$server}\\ | https://www.wmwikis.net\\ | | License\\ | {$licensename}\\ | Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License\\ | | License URL\\ | {$licenseurl}\\ | http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0\\ | | Member Count\\ | {$membersinspace}\\ | 2\\ | | Organizer Count\\ | {$organizersinspace}\\ | 1\\ | | ===== Page ===== ||| | Page Name\\ | {$page}\\ | About WMWikis\\ | | Revision count\\ | {$pagerevisions}\\ | 2\\ | | Full Page Name (alias for {$spacename}:{$page})\\ | {$fullpagename}\\ | www:About WMWikis\\ | | ===== Revision ===== ||| | Editor (Username of the user, or the IP address of the guest, who created this revision)\\ | {$revisioneditor}\\ | wmadmin\\ | | Comment\\ | {$revisioncomment}\\ | \\ | | Revision ID\\ | {$revisionid}\\ | 199832992\\ | | ===== Revision Dates ===== ||| | Date (In human readable format)\\ | {$revisiondate}\\ | Feb 8, 2011 11:46 am\\ | | Day\\ | {$revisionday}\\ | 8\\ | | Day (with leading zero)\\ | {$revisionday2}\\ | 08\\ | | Month\\ | {$revisionmonth}\\ | 2\\ | | Year\\ | {$revisionyear}\\ | 2011\\ | | Timestamp (In [ISO 8601 Format)\\ | {$revisiontimestamp}\\ | 2011-02-08T19:46:42+00:00\\ | | ===== Creation ===== ||| | Creator(Username of the user, or the IP address of the guest, who created this page)\\ | {$creator}\\ | wmadmin\\ | | Comment\\ | {$creationcomment}\\ | \\ | | Creation Page ID\\ | {$creationid}\\ | 42706373\\ | | ===== Creation Dates ===== ||| | Date (In human readable format)\\ | {$creationdate}\\ | Oct 20, 2008 6:54 am\\ | | Day\\ | {$creationday}\\ | 20\\ | | Day (with leading zero)\\ | {$creationday2}\\ | 20\\ | | Month\\ | {$creationmonth}\\ | 10\\ | | Year\\ | {$creationyear}\\ | 2008\\ | | Timestamp (In [ISO 8601 Format)\\ | {$creationtimestamp}\\ | 2008-10-20T13:54:36+00:00\\ | \\

Modifiers
Modifiers are used to change the value of the variable into a different format. Modifiers are separated from the variable name with the pipe (|) character, and can be combined together. For example, {$pagename|ignoreinclude|url}\\ \\ 

| ===== Output Modifiers ===== ||| | Url escaping\\ | |url (e.g. {$server|url} )\\ | https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wmwikis.net\\ | | ===== Scope Modifiers ===== ||| | Ignore Include (Gets the value for the variable at the actual page that the variable lives on, possibly an included file)\\ | |ignoreinclude (e.g. {$pagename|ignoreinclude} )\\ | wikitext variables\\ | \\

Javascript Variables
While editing Pages, it is possible to include Javascript inside an Embedded Object.\\  Several variables can be accessed from the client side to determine the current state of the application, as follows:\\ 

| ==== User/Space Definition Variables ==== | \\ | \\ | | wikispaces_isUserLoggedIn\\ | boolean\\ | set if user has entered valid login information\\ | | wikispaces_username\\ | string\\ | set to current user's login handle\\ | | wikispaces_spaceName\\ | string\\ | set to current Space that user is viewing\\ | | ==== URL Construction Variables ==== | \\ | \\ | | wikispaces_method\\ | string\\ | system - type of function being performed ( 'view', etc. )\\ | | wikispaces_object\\ | string\\ | system - type of object being viewed/modified ( 'message', etc. )\\ | | wikispaces_page\\ | string\\ | set to name of current wikipage\\ | | wikispaces_id\\ | string\\ | system - object identifier ( for messages )\\ | \\ This page last edited by - [https:www.wmwikis.net/user/pic/wmadmin-lg.jpg?16x16|wmadmin [wmadmin on Feb 8, 2011 11:46 am (2 total edits)