Extension:Add Article to Category

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Add Article to Category

Release status: stable

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Implementation Page action
Description Adds an inputbox (for create new article) to each category page. The content of new page will contain "[[category:]]" automatically.
Author(s) Liang Chen (BiGreattalk)
Latest version 0.1.9 (2007-01-19)
MediaWiki 1.8 +
Database changes No
License No license specified
Download See the code section
Example kaoshi.wobuxihuan.org
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The Add Article to Category extension adds the ability to add an inputbox (for create new article) to each category page. The content of new page will contain "[[category:]]" automatically.

Installattion[edit | edit source]

  • Copy the code into a file and extract the files in a directory called ArticleToCategory in your extensions/ folder. If you're a developer and this extension is in a Git repository, then instead you should clone the repository.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once( "$IP/extensions/ArticleToCategory/ArticleToCategory.php" );
  • Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Code[edit | edit source]

A Liang Chen's Extension for MediaWiki
Add Article to Category
Release Date: 2007/01/19
Update Date: 2007/03/09 to 0.1.9, fix a bug in zip file which may cause problem in style.
Contact: anything@liang-chen.com
Demo: kaoshi.wobuxihuan.org
Download: http://www.liang-chen.com/myworld/content/view/36/70/

if( !defined( 'MEDIAWIKI' ) )

$wgExtensionCredits['other'][] = array(
    'name' => 'Add Article to Category',
    'description' => 'Proviedes an inputbox on each category page that allows to create a new page that is directly put into that category',
    'author' => 'Liang Chen',
     'url' => 'https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Add_Article_to_Category'
$wgHooks['EditFormPreloadText'][] = 'addcategory';
$wgHooks['CategoryPageView'][] = 'categorychange';
function addcategory(&$text)
        $cname = $_GET['category'];
        $wnew = $_GET['new'];
        global $wgContLang;

        if ($wnew==1)
                 $ns = $wgContLang->getFormattedNsText(NS_CATEGORY);
                 $text ="Add Your Content Here\r\n\r\n[[$ns:".$cname."]]";
        return true;

function categorychange($catpage)
        $boxtext  = "Create an Article in this category";
        $btext = "Submit";
        global $wgOut;
        global $wgScript;      
        $Action = htmlspecialchars( $wgScript );               
//$wgOut->addWikiText( "Test");
<!-- Add Article Extension Start - P by BiGreat-->
<script type="text/javascript">
function clearText(thefield){
if (thefield.defaultValue==thefield.value)
thefield.value = ""
function addText(thefield){
        if (thefield.value=="")
        thefield.value = thefield.defaultValue
<table border="0" align="right" width="423" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<td width="100%" align="right" bgcolor="">
<form name="createbox" action="{$Action}" method="get" class="createbox">
        <input type='hidden' name="action" value="edit">
        <input type='hidden' name="new" value="1">
        <input type='hidden' name="category" value="{$catpage->mTitle->getText()}">

        <input class="createboxInput" name="title" type="text" value="{$boxtext}" size="30" style="color:#666;" onfocus="clearText(this);" onblur="addText(this);"/>   
        <input type='submit' name="create" class="createboxButton" value="{$btext}"/>  
<!-- Add Article Extension End - P by BiGreat-->
        return true;

DEMO[edit | edit source]

Tweaks[edit | edit source]

If you want the option to not have the box on some pages, see Extension talk:Add Article to Category #Added functionality to exclude some categories

See also[edit | edit source]

Screenshots[edit | edit source]

Screenshot 1
Category Page
Screenshot 2
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