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It is possible to create an external searches of a topic using key words using a template.
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For example, this is something that would work for Google:
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<span style="border: 1px solid #CCD5DB;">[[Image:GoogleIcon.PNG]] [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q={{{1|Wiki}}}&btnG=Search&meta= {{{1|Google}}}]</span>
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It is possible to create an external searches of a topic using key words using a template.
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For example, this is something that would work for Google:  
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<pre>&lt;span style="border: 1px solid #CCD5DB;"&gt;[[Image:GoogleIcon.PNG]] [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&amp;safe=off&amp;q={{{1|Wiki}}}&amp;btnG=Search&amp;meta= {{{1|Google}}}]&lt;/span&gt;
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==Usage==
 
==Usage==
 
Allows to establish a link to a search query at the Google search engine:
 
Allows to establish a link to a search query at the Google search engine:
<div style="display:table; width:auto;"><pre>
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&lt;div style="display:table; width:auto;"&gt;&lt;pre&gt;
 
{{Google|Term1+Term2+Term3}}
 
{{Google|Term1+Term2+Term3}}
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[[Category:Template|Google]]
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The usage is very simple and easy to use. <nowiki>{{Google|firstTerm+Second+etc}}</nowiki>  
 
The usage is very simple and easy to use. <nowiki>{{Google|firstTerm+Second+etc}}</nowiki>  
  
It is also possible to do phrases by using %22Term1+Term2+etc%22
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It is also possible to do phrases by using&nbsp;%22Term1+Term2+etc%22  
  
*External searches are useful where an article requires certain keywords to make an effective search.
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*External searches are useful where an article requires certain keywords to make an effective search.  
 
*For the editor it allows making searches of web more quickly and painlessly.
 
*For the editor it allows making searches of web more quickly and painlessly.
  
Other applications of the template include searching Forums, for bug reports of the same type for software development wikis where the wiki and forum work together.
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Other applications of the template include searching Forums, for bug reports of the same type for software development wikis where the wiki and forum work together.  
  
Note: Wikipedia has an [[Help:Links#Interwiki_links|interwiki prefix]] with a similar effect, so you can link to google results with <nowiki>[[Google:firstTerm+Second+etc]]</nowiki>, although templates are still useful for linking other search engines.
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Note: Wikipedia has an [[Help:Links#Interwiki_links|interwiki prefix]] with a similar effect, so you can link to google results with <nowiki>[[Google:firstTerm+Second+etc]]</nowiki>, although templates are still useful for linking other search engines.  
  
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It is possible to create an external searches of a topic using key words using a template.

For example, this is something that would work for Google:

<span style="border: 1px solid #CCD5DB;">[[Image:GoogleIcon.PNG]] [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q={{{1|Wiki}}}&btnG=Search&meta= {{{1|Google}}}]</span>
<noinclude>
==Usage==
Allows to establish a link to a search query at the Google search engine:
<div style="display:table; width:auto;"><pre>
{{Google|Term1+Term2+Term3}}
</pre></div>
[[Category:Template|Google]]
</noinclude>

The usage is very simple and easy to use. {{Google|firstTerm+Second+etc}}

It is also possible to do phrases by using %22Term1+Term2+etc%22

  • External searches are useful where an article requires certain keywords to make an effective search.
  • For the editor it allows making searches of web more quickly and painlessly.

Other applications of the template include searching Forums, for bug reports of the same type for software development wikis where the wiki and forum work together.

Note: Wikipedia has an interwiki prefix with a similar effect, so you can link to google results with [[Google:firstTerm+Second+etc]], although templates are still useful for linking other search engines.

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