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{{ Font color }} is how you insert colorized text, such as red, orange, green, blue and indigo, and many others. You can specify its background color at the same time.

{{ Font color }} is also how you can color wikilinks to something other than blue for when you need to work within background colors. Normally [[ wikilink ]]wikilink, but here we use a {{ font color }} with Template:Para to create a black wikilink →    wikilink    You can make any text link to any page using the Template:Para parameter.

This template will use Wikipedia:HTML5 recommendations, inserting the span tags Template:Tag and Template:Tag, so the page increases its readability and usability in both the wikitext and the rendered page.


Template:Tlf has a one-color and a two-color form:

{{font color | color | text }}
{{font color | text color | background color | text }}.

Either form has a |link= option, for colorizing (otherwise blue or red) wikilink text.


You can also name the other fields.

{{font color | fg=color | text=text }}
{{font color | fg=text color | bg=background color | text=text }}

You can name |fg= or |bg=, which is nice, but... if you name either of them, you must also name |text=, which is a compromise. (See Help:Template for why.)

Spacing is of no concern.

.{{font color|tan|green|text with four words}}..text with four words.
. {{font color|tan|green|text with four words}} .. text with four words .
. {{ font color | tan | green | text with four words }} .. text with four words .


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Markup Renders as
{{ font color | green | green text }} green text
{{ font color | blue | do not style text as a link }} do not style text as a link
{{ font colorTemplate:Bigyellow | default text in yellow background }} default text in yellow background
{{ font colorTemplate:Bigbg=yellow | text = default text in yellow background }} default text in yellow background
{{ font color | white | black | white with black background }} white with black background
{{ font color | #ffffff | #000000 | white with black background }} ([[hexadecimal colors]]) white with black background (hexadecimal colors)
Markup Renders as
{{ font color | white | blue | Wikipedia:Example | link = yes }} Wikipedia:Example
{{ font color | white | blue | Wikipedia:Example | link = Wikipedia:Sandbox }} Wikipedia:Example
{{ font color | text = Wikipedia:Example | link = Wikipedia:Sandbox | bg = blue | fg = white }} Wikipedia:Example

The Template:Para parameter is a good way to colorize wikilinks, and it is about as much typing as the pipe trick.

Although a wikilink accepts a font color (or other template or markup):

Template:BigWikipedia:ExampleTemplate:Big{{font color|white|blue|the Wikipedia:Example page}}Template:Big
the Wikipedia:Example page (a font-colored link),

a font color does not accept a wikilink, it creates wikilinks itself with Template:Para.

For actual mainspace template usage, here are search links for

See also