[MediaWiki-l] Timestamping template

Emanuele D'Arrigo manu3d at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 21:53:17 UTC 2016


I'm feeling a bit thick right now having tried a large(ish) number of
things and having probably missed the very simple solution.

I'm trying to create a Template:Timestamper so that including
{{Timestamper}} in a page generates a static timestamp, detailing when the
template was first added to the page.

I'm orbiting around the following content for Template:Timestamper:

<includeonly>{{ {{{|safesubst:}}}CURRENTTIMESTAMP }}</includeonly>

but the resulting timestamp remains dynamic: every time I reload the page
it changes to reflect current time. Instead, I'd like a frozen timestamp.

Normally I'd simply include {{subst:CURRENTTIMESTAMP}} directly in the page
but I'm trying to create a bigger template to simplify my users life: I'd
like it to automatically display when the template was first included in
the page and by whom, hence this simpler "timestamper" question.

I'm sure I'm missing an incredibly simple solution...



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