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This Help page (Help:Substitution or Help:Subst template or just Help:Subst) tries to describe how "subst" templates work. Except it does a really poor job. Go check out wikipedia:Help:Substitution, since that will probably be more helpful.
Subst-only templates[edit | edit source]
Some templates are really only designed to be used with the "
subst" keyword. These are also known as Subst-only templates
Most templates get included like this:
But a subst template gets included like this:
What happens is that the generated wiki text replaces the template.
That's not a great explanation. Search for "subst-only" and "Wikipedia" using your favorite search engine, and you'll probably find a better explanation.