Template:Purge/doc

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{{Purge}} produces a link that will clear the cache and rebuild page from the wikitext.

Purpose

For efficiency in service, MediaWiki caches pages. Depending on the exact sequence of actions editors follow, one may view an out-of-date version of a given page. This happens most often on heavily-edited pages and on pages which contain an transcluded templates.

{{Purge}} adds to any page a link that, when clicked, not only reloads the page, but clears the server cache, forcing the page to be completely rendered "from scratch". This is not a one-time solution; generally, editing a page is itself sufficient to purge cache. Rather, it is a measure taken in anticipation of the frequent need to purge.

Examples

Code Yields Result
{{Purge}} Octicons-sync.svgpurge Creates a purge link for the page it is used on. The generated link will be displayed in the language of the current page (determined by {{Langcode}}).
{{Purge|page = Main Page }} Octicons-sync.svgpurge Creates a purge link for Main Page. The generated link will be displayed in the language of the current page (determined by {{Langcode}}).
{{Purge|lang = de }} Octicons-sync.svgaktualisieren Creates a purge link for the page it is used on, which is actually in German.
{{Purge|page = DE:Main Page |lang = fr }} Octicons-sync.svgactualiser Creates a purge link for DE:Main Page, but display the link in French instead of the language of the current page.