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I'm trying to make my Fanfiction template easy to use so that it is fast and good for users who can't do simple coding. The problem is the "date of creation" section. I can look into the page's history and find the time, but I need a magic word to make it easier, if there is one. The closest magic word I could find was one that only showed the most recent edit. MissingNo. here! Talk with me! 15:01, March 24, 2012 (UTC)

Would Template:Fanfictionsub work? It must be substituted by putting {{subst:Fanfictionsub|Whatever=Whatever|Whatever=Whatever...}} Thanks, Iggyvolz 15:22, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Or Add your Signature! Mr4Mr3Mr2 15:32, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Hmm... It's not working out like I wanted. It requires some coding knowledge, which can be a bit troublesome for beginners. MissingNo. here! Talk with me! 15:35, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
I think only DPL can automatically retrieve the date of creation, but you need to activate it on your wiki first. leviathan_89 16:33, 24 March, 2012 (UTC)
Sadly, the MediaWiki engine provides no easy way to get the creation date of a page. If you can get Semantic MediaWiki 1.7 or later installed on your wiki, you can get the creation date pretty easily, but that is a pretty large step. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 27 Mar 2012 1:10 PM Pacific