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Release status:Extension status beta

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Tag
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Extension appends clickable index of tagged words in an article.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Josef Martiňák (Jossmarttalk)
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 0.4.0 (2012-10-16)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.17 - 1.22
Database changesTemplate:Extension#needs-updatephp No
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GPL
Download Template:WikimediaDownload/gerritonly
ExampleTemplate:Extension#example Here
<aindex></aindex>, <articleindex/>
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

Translate the ArticleIndex extension if it is available at translatewiki.net

Check usage and version matrix.

Extension appends clickable index of tagged words in an article.


  • Put the words you want to index to <aindex></aindex> tag.
  • Words in these tags are displayed instead of tag <articleindex/> in alphabet order.
  • Index is grouped by first letters.
  • Clicking the word highlights his occurrences and moves page to the first one.
  • Navigation buttons appears on mouseover on tagged words.
  • It's case insensitive.


The extension can be retrieved directly from Git [?]:

  • Browse code
  • Some extensions have tags for stable releases.
  • Each branch is associated with a past MediaWiki release. There is also a "master" branch containing the latest alpha version (might require an alpha version of MediaWiki).

Extract the snapshot and place it in the extensions/ArticleIndex/ directory of your MediaWiki installation.

If you are familiar with git and have shell access to your server, you can also obtain the extension as follows:

cd extensions/
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/extensions/ArticleIndex.git


  • Put extension into extensions folder.
  • Add the following to LocalSettings.php.
require_once( "$IP/extensions/ArticleIndex/ArticleIndex.php" );

Release notes[edit]

Changes in version 0.2[edit]

  • Code - spacey style
  • New function - clicking the word in index moves page to first occurance of the word

Changes in version 0.3[edit]

  • Added files ArticleIndex.i18n.php and ext.ArticleIndex.css.
  • Indexed words are now case insensitive, they are shown in index in lowercase with first letter capitalized
  • New style of highlighted words
  • New feature - navigation buttons shows on mouseover (previous, next, index)