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The permlink can be used as a single tag or a container tag to return the permanent URL of the article being displayed.

If used as a container tag, the HTML required to output a hyperlink is returned; if used as a single tag, only the URL itself is returned.


Tag will accept the following attributes (case-sensitive) as well as the global attributes :

Specifies Textpattern parameters that must be “inherited” by the article URL. For example, when used in a list article form on a category page index.php?c=somecat, <txp:permlink /> without context attribute will produce canonical .../title links, while <txp:permlink context /> produces .../title?c=somecat links. Useful jointly with link_to_next/prev tags in individual article forms when one needs to restrain navigation to the current article category (author, month, …).
Default: unset.
Specifies the article id, assigned at creation of the article, to link. Can be found on the Articles panel.
Default: unset (current article).
style="style rule"
Inline CSS style rule. It’s recommended that you assign CSS rules via the class attribute instead.
Default: unset.
HTML title attribute.
Default: unset.

Common global attributes

These attributes are shared by all tags - and plugins, provided they do not override the functionality.

Where value is an HTML element, specified without brackets (e.g. break="li") or some string to separate list items.
Default: br (see break cross-reference).
Used to group list items when separating by break. Possible values are lists of integers, like 2 (groups of 2 items) or 1,2 (alternate groups of 1 and 2 items).
Default: 1 (unset) (see breakby cross-reference).
class="class name"
HTML class to apply to the wrapper.
Values: Any valid string.
Default: unset.
The value to display if the tag’s output is blank.
Values: Any.
Default: unset.
escape="list, of, transforms"
The transforms to apply to the output. See tag escaping for details.
Values: html, js, json, url, float, integer, number, ordinal, spell, lower, upper, title, [r|l]trim, quote, tags, textile, _any tag_
Default: html.
evaluate="number list"
Alter the processing order of top-level tags inside a form/container. Tags are normally executed from top to bottom. If you wish to change this order, imagine Textpattern tags are numbered incrementally from 1 inside a container. To process tags 3 and 5 first, then 1, 2, and 4, specify evaluate="3, 5" in your container tag.
Values: Any comma-separated numbers corresponding with the numerical position of primary (top-level) tags inside the container.
Default: unset.
HTML id to apply to the wrapper.
Values: Any valid string.
Default: unset.
The label to display before the output.
Values: Any valid string.
Default: unset.
The tag (without angle brackets) to wrap the label.
Values: Any valid HTML tag, e.g. h3 or div.
Default: unset.
Switch parts.
Values: 0 (no) or 1 (yes).
Default: unset (0).
Replace the content stripped via the trim attribute.
Values: Any valid string.
Default: unset.
trim="string or regex"
Remove the matching patterns from the output.
Values: Any. Use /value/ to trigger regular expression matching, otherwise the value will be treated verbatim as a set of characters to trim.
Default: unset.
wrapform="form name"
The form to be used as wraptag. Handy if the wraptag pattern is too long, or is reused.
Values: Any defined form name.
Default: unset.
wraptag="tag or pattern"
The tag (without angle brackets) to wrap the output.
Values: HTML tag or a string containing <+> pattern that will be replaced by the output.
Default: unset.


Example 1: Single tag

<txp:permlink />

This would result in something like:

bc. https://example.com/index.php?id=2

Example 2: Container tag

    <txp:title />

This would result in the following:

<a rel="bookmark" href="https://example.com/index.php?id=2">Article title</a>

Other tags used: title.

<txp:permlink class="awesome-article">
    <txp:title />

By default <txp:permlink /> returns only a very basic link, which doesn’t allow for customising the link title, or adding a CSS class, etc. Using the tag in its single tag capacity opens up a lot more possibilities.

For example, to give the permanent link an HTML title attribute of the article’s title, and also apply a class to it:

<a class="awesome-article" href="<txp:permlink />">
    <txp:title />

Other tags used: title.


Version 4.7.2

context attribute added.

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