Manual:Footer

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Add links to the footer[edit | edit source]

MediaWiki version: 1.17

As of 1.17 you can modify the list of links in the footer using the SkinTemplateOutputPageBeforeExec to modify the footerlinks arrays and setting new template keys for the values.

For example, putting this in your LocalSettings.php will add a new "Terms of Service" link after the disclaimer link.

$wgHooks['SkinTemplateOutputPageBeforeExec'][] = 'lfTOSLink';
function lfTOSLink( $sk, &$tpl ) {
	$tpl->set( 'termsofservice', $sk->footerLink( 'termsofservice', 'termsofservicepage' ) );
	$tpl->data['footerlinks']['places'][] = 'termsofservice';
	return true;
}

From there you can put "Terms of Service" in the page MediaWiki:Termsofservice on your wiki, for the link's text and in MediaWiki:Termsofservicepage define the title of the page that you want the Terms of Service link to point to. Note, if you do not create these pages on your wiki, then nothing will appear in the footer.

Remember it may take a while to update due to MediaWiki caches.


MediaWiki version: 1.16

Before Mediawiki 1.17, to add or remove items from the footer on your MediaWiki page, you must edit the individual skin.

For example: if you go in to MonoBook.php (located by default in the skins folder) you will find the following code:

$footerlinks = array(
	'lastmod', 'viewcount', 'numberofwatchingusers', 'credits', 'copyright',
	'privacy', 'about', 'disclaimer', 'tagline',
);

In the above you can simply add and remove items from the array that you wish to appear in your footer. This must be done for each skin. It may take a while to update due to MediaWiki caches.

Customizing the Built-in items[edit | edit source]

You can also customize the individual built-in items by modifying certain pages or parameters:

To remove the privacy, about and/or disclaimer links entirely, replace the link text with a single dash ("-").

Images[edit | edit source]

See $wgFooterIcons.

See also[edit | edit source]