This template can be used in footnotes as an easy link to a page's entry at the Wayback Machine. This is especially important for fixing a dead link (a link whose target no longer exists). The Wayback Machine can "go back in time" and display a page at what it looked like during a particular time period. For example, at this URL we can see what Google looked like on January 17, 1999. Nostalgic, right?
This is for the URL of the page that is being referenced by the Wayback Machine - not the actual URL of the archive on the Wayback Machine. This template will automatically generate the full archive link using the URL you supply in this parameter.
date (optional but recommended)
The Internet Archive timestamp (YYYYMMDDhhmmss) for the date of the archived page that is to be displayed. If provided, the template will format the date and display it: Month-name, day-number, year. If omitted, the history of the referenced page will be listed instead. You must use the full 4 digits for the year, and 2 digits for month, day, hour minute and second. Use leading zeros if necessary, and use a 24 hour clock for the time.
To find the timestamp, go to the URL of the archived page. For example: