Test numberOfArticles

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Test resultsheader and number of pages

Show the number of articles in a certain category

This test shows how to put a DPL statement into a template (just for fun in this case) and how to return the number of articles instead of their names. We are going to use the resultsheader parameter which allows you to use a variable called %PAGES%.

Use a template which contains this code:

    |category        = {{{category}}}
    |resultsheader   = There are %PAGES% articles on [[:Category:{{{category}}}{{!}}{{{category}}}]] in this wiki.
    |noresultsheader = This wiki doesn´t contain any articles on ''{{{category}}}''.
    |mode            = userformat
Call the template:
{{DPL Count|category=Fictitious Country}}

There are 4 articles on Fictitious country in this wiki.

Another way to show multiple article counts

This time we use the headingmode and headingcount parameters. Note that we get a message for each category (except Villages as there are no articles in that category) .

  category=+Fictitious country|Countries|Cities|Villages

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 3.2.1: Warning: Skipping bad option 'H4' for parameter 'headingmode'.

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 3.2.1: Warning: No results.