|This is a documentation subpage for Template:Ci-author.
It contains usage information, categories, interlanguage links and other content that is not part of the original template page.
This template creates a link to the Author namespace from a page, based on the params supplied to it.
This template is preferable to a piped link, because it will allow for search bots to scan a catalog based on partial information.
- firstname - The firstnames (or initals) of the Author to be linked. (Mandatory)
- lastname - The lastname of the Author to be linked (Mandatory)
- years - The lifetime of the Author (used for disambiguation) (Optional)