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I am having trouble with template:GoogleSearch. It will not allow me to insert the URL of a Google Search results page, which is why I created the template in the first place. I can do something like this:

I can also do something like:

But I am having difficulty with inserting a URL, such as It comes out as:

Logo sm Unfamiliar with the subject?
search results for:
Logo sm

Can somebody please help me? It shouldn't be doing this. What's the deal? Thanks in advance. PF4Eva, the King of Imagination talk Contributions 21:46, 17 April 2007 (UTC)


There's your problem (in bold). MediaWiki thinks that a parameter "" should be defined, rather than having that mess as parameter 2. You can fix the template to have {{{2}}} become {{{url}}} and just use url=(that mess) where you just have the URL.

Did that make sense? I hope it made sense. —Major Sir Hinoa prepare for troublemake it double? 22:47, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

No luck, sorry. Here's the latest revision.[1] As you can see, wither it didn't work or I didn't do it right to begin with. This is a very important template intended to save articles (such as Ace Frehley) from being marked as vanity, when in fact, Ace Frehley is a very notable person.

I think the problem is that your directions weren't written clearly enough for me to fully understand. It worked great in the preview, but when I saved the finished product, it became what it is now. Thanks for all your help. PF4Eva, the King of Imagination talk Contributions 21:14, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey, try with this code:

<div class="noprint" style="clear: right; border: solid #aaa 1px; margin: 0 0 1em 1em; font-size: 90%; background: #f9f9f9; width: 250px; padding: 4px; spacing: 0px; text-align: left; float: {{{1}}};">
<div style="float: left;"> [[Image:GoogleFFSmall.jpg|60px]]</div>
<div style="margin-left: 60px;">[[WTF|Unfamiliar]] with the subject?  Luckily, for you, the [[evil]] [[umpire|empire]] [[Google]] has plenty of [[search results]] for: <br><span class="plainlinks">[{{FULLPAGENAME}} {{PAGENAME}}]</span>.</div>

Basically, I've changed it a bit. It now takes the page name and when you click on the link it links to the search. Oh, and the syntax is:


Er, I hope that helps and I think that's what you wanted to do... If you want me to try an implement anything else... just say. —Braydie 21:27, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

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