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Release status: beta
Implementation Tag
Description Allows inserting <a> anchor tags into wikitext
Author(s) Ike Hecht (tosfostalk)
Latest version 0.2 (February 2018)
MediaWiki 1.29+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgAnchorNamespaces
Quarterly downloads 9 (Ranked 154th)
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The AnchorHandler extension allows inserting <a> anchor tags into wikitext. By default, it simply passes through the text within the <a>...</a> tags. It can be configured to actually parse and convert the anchor tags to working links in certain namespaces. This is especially helpful when importing raw HTML into a wiki.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called AnchorHandler in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'AnchorHandler' );
  • Configure as required.
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.



Tells the extension to actually convert the anchor tags to links in the specified namespaces. Example:

$egAnchorNamespaces = [ NS_MAIN ];
See this list of namespace constants.

See also[edit]

  • Extension:HTML Tags – Adds <htmltag></htmltag> tags, that can be used to display HTML tags within wiki pages that may otherwise be disallowed by the MediaWiki parser.