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MediaWiki knows some defined variables which can be used in texts. They are rendered differently depending on the time, the site and the page. Their syntax is similar to templates. If you want a page to show always the current time, you use {{CURRENTTIME}}. To distinguish variables from templates, most variables are capitalized.

Description You type You get
Date & Wiki variables
Current month {{CURRENTMONTH}} 12
Current month {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} December
Genitive form
of current month name
Abbreviated month name {{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}} Dec
Day of the month {{CURRENTDAY}} 19
Day of the week {{CURRENTDOW}} 3
Day of the week {{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Wednesday
Year {{CURRENTYEAR}} 2018
current time {{CURRENTTIME}} 10:39
number of pages in this Wiki (total) {{NUMBEROFPAGES}} 2,378
numbers of articles in this Wiki {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} 376
numbers of uploaded files {{NUMBEROFFILES}} 1,556
{{ns:-2}} or {{ns:Media}} Media
{{ns:-1}} or {{ns:Special}} Special
{{ns:1}} or {{ns:Talk}} Talk
{{ns:2}} or {{ns:User}} User
{{ns:3}} or {{ns:User_talk}} User talk
{{ns:4}} or {{ns:Project}} Navipedia
{{ns:5}} or {{ns:Project_talk}} Navipedia talk
{{ns:6}} or {{ns:Image}} File
{{ns:7}} or {{ns:Image_talk}} File talk
{{ns:8}} or {{ns:MediaWiki}} MediaWiki
{{ns:9}} or {{ns:MediaWiki_talk}} MediaWiki talk
{{ns:10}} or {{ns:Template}} Template
{{ns:11}} or {{ns:Template_talk}} Template talk
{{ns:12}} or {{ns:Help}} Help
{{ns:13}} or {{ns:Help_talk}} Help talk
{{ns:14}} or {{ns:Category}} Category
{{ns:15}} or {{ns:Category_talk}} Category talk
Server specific
Sitename {{SITENAME}} Navipedia
Servername {{SERVERNAME}} gssc.esa.int
Server {{SERVER}} https://gssc.esa.int
Script path {{SCRIPTPATH}} /navipedia
Local part of the URL
{{localurl:pagename}} /navipedia/index.php/Pagename
{{localurl:pagename|query string}} /navipedia/index.php?title=Pagename&query string
Page related
Pagename {{PAGENAME}} Variables
(URL encoded)
{{PAGENAMEE}} Variables
Namespace {{NAMESPACE}} Help
Revision ID {{REVISIONID}} 316