Template:Plainlink

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This template produces links to external websites with reduced styling (eg: no arrow icon); making it useful in spacing-sensitive layouts.

Examples

http://google.com/

{{Plainlink|http://google.com/}}

Boogle

{{Plainlink|http://google.com/|Boogle}}

Using equals signs

Because of the nature of templates, using an equals sign in an URL will produce an erroneous link:

Unfiction thread

{{Plainlink|http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=36166|Unfiction thread}}


You can however Encode the equals-sign to pass it appropriately, or use a template to transclude the raw equals-sign. See the following examples in order of reliability:

Unfiction thread ("=" intact by transclusion)

{{Plainlink|http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t{{eq}}36166|Unfiction thread}}

Unfiction thread ("=" intact from ParserFunction)

{{Plainlink|http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t{{#urldecode:%3D}}36166|Unfiction thread}}

Unfiction thread ("=" interpreted by browser by way of HTML)

{{Plainlink|http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=36166|Unfiction thread}}

Unfiction thread ("=" decoded by browser behavior)

{{Plainlink|http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t%3D36166|Unfiction thread}}