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XF 1.1 Linking to an account without the ID


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Sorry if this is in the wrong place, move it if you must :)


I am trying to create a mediawiki template to link to our forum users, but I can't figure out how to do this without the user ID's. Here is what I am trying to do:

<includeonly>'''<span class="plainlinks" style="white-space:nowrap;">[[File:lolgo.png|14px|link=http://forum.myforum.ch/members/{{{1}}}]] [http://forum.myforum.ch/members/{{{1}}}/ {{{2|{{{1}}}}}}]'''</span></includeonly><noinclude>
Indicates a link to an [[EDF]] post.
'''<nowiki>{{ EDF | username | description }}</nowiki>
# '''username'' - the number of the user
# '''description''' (''optional'') - replaces the user name with your text
<br />
'''''Note''''': remember to remove all whitespaces (except for the ones in description) and put everything in one long line, otherwise it might get broken.
produces:<br />
<br />
<nowiki>{{EDF|example2|Some random user}}</nowiki>
produces:<br />
{{EDF|example2|Some random user}}
Any way I can link just the user name without having to have the ID as well? I looked unsuccessfully for an addon to parse usernames in url like:

instead of

Any ideas? I was thinking maybe of including a search URL instead of a straight link to the userpage, but I couldn't figure it out.


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This is the important part, the rest is just usage explanation, I need a way to make that work without the user ID, or another way to link to a xenforo user without the ID. You would think it would query the db for a matching user on request but it doesn't :(