[Mediawiki-l] "What links here" - stop expanding templates

Randall Hopper viznut at charter.net
Tue Jan 8 12:57:58 UTC 2008

How do I stop "What links here" from expanding templates?

For instance:

      Page A -> Template:T -> Page B

When I do a "What links here" for Page B, it says Page A references it.  It
doesn't.  Template T does.  

Where this blows up in our wiki is we use templates to provide topical
indices (links to many pages on a specific topic), which we reference at
the bottom of pages.  When you do a "What links here" on a page mentioned
in one of those templates, you get a bazillion pages, nearly all of which
don't refer to this page directly, so tracing back-links becomes totally

We're back on MediaWiki 1.9.3, but I'm prepared to upgrade if needed to
solve this.



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